often ask what we would do if we just had a couple of days
to explore the Port Townsend area.
Where would we eat? What sites would we see? What adventures
would we take?
While we might be tempted to cozy in to our cabins
and never leave, here are some of our favorites...
NOTE DUE TO COVID-19 AND POTENTIAL RESTRICTIONS MAKE SURE
TO REACH OUT BEFORE VISITING ANY OF THE BELOW FOR UPDATED
SERVICES AND HOURS.
of today, Jefferson County and Washington State require
face coverings in indoor public spaces and businesses. In
addition, as of September 4th Jefferson County will require
proof of vaccination for patrons entering indoor restaurants
and bars (with the exception of children younger than 12,
who are ineligible for vaccination).
are several options for outdoor dining and many options
for take-out, curbside and delivery in Port Townsend.
excellent place to start is the Port Townsend Chamber of
You can find lists of restaurants, parks, shops, galleries,
adventure ideas, an event calendar and much more.
[www.ptguide.com] or [www.enjoypt.com]
We also provide a guest information book upon your arrival
in your cabin.
This is a long list...jump
to the different sections here if you don't want to scroll:
Where would we eat?
would we go to enjoy all the local wine, cider and beer?
Where do we go for local goodies
and specialty foods?
do we go to get pampered?
What would we do in and around Port
What would we do with kids?
Where would we go for an all-day
WHERE WOULD WE EAT AND DRINK? (In
order of how we would eat our way through the day...)
Away Delivery • 360-385-AWAY (2929)
You are on VACATION! You don't want to cook but you also don't
want to leave the best view in town to go out for a meal, right?
Meet Wright Away Delivery! They work with a number of wonderful
restaurants in town and will deliver meals to your door typically
between 4pm and 7-8pm (except closed on Tuesdays). We are officially
in Zone 3 but they offer a discounted delivery of $17 ($5 off)
for Chevy Chase guests. Make your order online or by phone directly
with Wright Away - they have a wonderful website with participating
restaurant menus. Then just sit back with a glass of wine and
enjoy your view...
d’Amore Bakery • 360-385-1199
617 Tyler Street (just off Lawrence Street)
The best artisan bread and pastries in Port Townsend, baked
fresh daily. Don’t miss the cheese sticks!
Coffee • 360-379-5383
431 Water Street, Port Townsend (in the Maritime Center)
A truly amazing cup of coffee, delicious rotating drip options
and high quality espresso drinks. They also serve local pastries.
Moose Café • 360-385-7339
311 Haines Pl (in Boat Haven)
Satisfying, hearty breakfasts await you at this local favorite.
Excellent corned beef hash and eggs benedict.
Reach Café • 360-732-4200
8972 Beaver Valley Road, Chimacum (just past the four-way intersection
We love the food and people at Farm's Reach! They source quality
ingredients for their delicious and hearty breakfasts, lunches
and amazing desserts. Their cinnamon are famous and we are often
unable to resist the bacon maple bar.
Sprit Cafe • 360-385-5275
218 Polk Street
Delicious, home-made, affordable, fresh fare. Lots of seasonal
and organic ingredients in a very cozy spot.They make an excellent
burger with amazing haystack fried onions...and you can get
a fresh squeezed juice to balance it all out. Lunch and Dinner,
Spruce Goose Café • 360-385-3185
310 Airport Road, Port Townsend
A “fly-in” café at the PT airstrip - fun
to sit and watch the little planes come and go over a tasty
meal. Great local flavor, hearty breakfasts, fair prices and
friendly service. Open daily for breakfast, call about dinner.
Asian Noodle • 360-385-7622
225 Taylor Street, Port Townsend
This is one of our favorite casual lunch and dinner spots in
town. Tasty noodle soups, stir-fries, sushi, and salads. Try
the shoyu ramen to warm up on a chilly day, and be sure to get
a side of gyoza. Lunch and dinner. Closed Sun/Mon.
1025 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend (Sweet Laurette's old
A new restaurant that just opened in September 2017 and we
are all so excited! Well respected Seattle restauranteurs
have transformed the old Sweet Laurette's spot into a fine
dining destination restaurant. Finistére serves dinner
and brunch along with a multi-course chef's tasting menu.
They feature the bounty of the Olympic Peninsula like shellfish,
cider and much more from the local farms.
Pie • 360-385-1306
215 Tyler Street, Port Townsend
Pizza, salads, delicious soups and pie in a cozy downtown
location. Lunch and dinner. Closed Sun/Mon.
Japanese Cuisine • 360-379-4000
1208 Water Street, Port Townsend
Delicious sushi, noodles and other pan-asian specialties. The
tatami room available for groups of six or larger by reservation.
Even if you don't care for sushi, but are looking a lovely lunch
or dinner spot, you are sure to find something to suit your
palate on their extensive menu. Lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday/Monday.
Café • 360-385-1364
920 Washington Street, Port Townsend
A local favorite for a romantic dinner or nice lunch. Intimate
space, small and changing menu, delicious food. Open daily for
lunch and dinner.
Bistro & Wine Bar • 360-385-5225
824 Washington Street Port Townsend
Shareable Mediterranean inspired menu at a good little restaurant
next to Haller Fountain. The adjacent bar serves nice cocktails,
has great "bites" and is open late. Lunch and Dinner.
Ristorante • 360-379-1900 (CURRENTLY CLOSED)
1020 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend
Tasty Italian foopd in a cozy little Uptown restaurant. Excellent
pizzas available to go. Live music on weekends, reservations
recommended. Open from 5pm, closed Sun/Mon.
Silverwater Café • 360-385-6448
237 Taylor Street, Port Townsend
A classy joint with a nice ambience and tasty food, though a
bit on the spendier side. It is a great option for a special
dinner out, and they have an upstairs cocktail bar with a late-night
menu. Open daily for lunch, dinner and cocktails.
Pizza • 360-385-6629
951 Water Street, Port Townsend
The best pizza in town - they don't deliver out to Chevy, but
it is worth the drive in to PT if you are craving pizza. Slices
and whole pies available to go with a small sit-down dining
area upstairs. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
at the Guardhouse • 360-344-4400
200 Battery Way, Port Townsend
Located inside of Fort Worden State Park, Taps is a nice spot
to enjoy a pub atmosphere featuring artisanal small plates and
regional craft brews, ciders, wines and spirits.
Ice Cream • 360-385-1156
627 Water Street, Port Townsend
Excellent house-made ice cream with seasonal flavors (and old
favorites). Even if you’re stuffed, stop by for a scoop.
They charge by the weight, so you can have as much or as little
as you want. Named one of the seven best ice cream parlors in
the country by travelchannel.com. Open daily, 10am until 10pm.
Pourhouse • 360-379-5586
2231 Washington Street, Port Townsend
A craft beer taproom and bottleshop with 12 (frequently) rotating
taps, a well curated wine list, and 200+ bottled beers to drink
there or take to go. Their epic outdoor beer garden is right
on the water, is dog-friendly, and is often bustling with live
music and petanque matches. If you like beer, cider or wine,
don’t miss this gem! They don't serve food, but you can
bring your own food (take-out or picnic) or have something delivered.
Open daily at noon. (21+)
Cellar Door • 360-385-6959
940 Water Street, Port Townsend (look for a staircase leading
down off Tyler Street with very discreet signage)
A hip underground bar offering beer, wine and fancy cocktails.
Dark and cozy with a speak-easy feel. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
823 Water Street, Port Townsend (above Tickled Pink)
Great views from the upstairs deck. A favorite local hangout
– grab a burger and shoot some pool. Live music on weekends.
Open daily for lunch and dinner and a late-night bar scene.
WHERE DO WE WE GO TO ENJOY
ALL OF THE LOCAL CIDER, WINE AND BEER?
Organic Hard Cider • 360-379-8915
220 Pocket Lane, Port Townsend
Alpenfire makes their cider from their own vast orchard of French
and English cider variety trees and was the first organic cidery
in Washington State, certified in 2005. Their tasting room is
open seasonally, Friday through Sunday, noon - 5:00pm.
Wine & Cider • 360-732-4084
1893 South Jacob Miller Road, Port Townsend
Eaglemount makes their hard ciders from heirloom apples and
delicious wines from premium grapes from small Eastern Washington
vineyards.They are now located at the Palindrome, a beautiful
iconoc estate at the edge of Port Townsend. The tasting room
is open Friday through Sunday, noon - 5:00pm.
Winery • 360-385-6899
1984 Hastings Avenue West, Port Townsend
Fairwinds Winery relies on some of the best growers in the Yakima
Valley to provide top quality fruit which is hand picked, transported
to the winery, and then fermented in small, highly monitored
lots and made into award winning wines. The tasting room is
open daily from noon - 5:00pm (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
and Friday through Sunday, noon - 5:00pm (September through
Farm & Cidery • 360-732-4337
124 Center Road Road, Chimacum*
(about 10 minutes from Chevy Chase)
This is lovely tasting room space with a pavilion and a large
field filled with lawn games and orchards to wander through.
They have rotating food trucks and a lively entertainment calendar
in the summer. This is one of our absolute favorite spots to
visit in the area.Open Daily.
Winery • 509-386-1324
274 Otto Street, Suite S, Port Townsend
Lullaby is a winery producing a very limited quantity of wines
from selected vineyards in Walla Walla and other great areas
in Eastern Washington. The tasting room is open Saturday and
Sunday from noon - 5:00pm.
Vineyards • 360-385-9608
423 Meade Road, Norland,WA
Visit Marrowstone Vineyards and experience a winery surrounded
by flowers, a gorgeous setting on a hill overlooking Puget Sound,
Whidbey Island, and the Cascade Mountains, and a tasting room
and upstairs gallery featuring local art. Open Wednesday through
Sunday, noon - 5:00pm.
Townsend Brewing Company • 360-385-9967
330 C 10th Street, Port Townsend (in Boat Haven)
Tasting room and beer-garden is a favorite local hangout. Excellent
beer (brewed by Joanna’s husband!) and peanuts. Open daily,
noon to 7ish. They often have live music outdoors in the beer
garden in the summer. Open later on weekends. (21+)
Townsend Vineyards • 360-344-2129
2640 West Sims Way, Port Townsend (winery and tasting room)
215 Taylor Street, Port Townsend (downtown tasting room).
A new winery that supports sustainable, low intervention wine
making and offers two unique tasting room experiences. Delicious
wines in two lovely spaces. Open Sun-Thurs, noon-5pm; Friday,
noon-8pm; Saturday, noon-6pm.
Brewing • 360-344-2129
2457 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend
The newest addition to the PT Brewing Scene! Propolis crafts
seasonally based herbal ales inspired by the farmnhouse tradition
of Belgium and France. Their intimate and lovely tasting room
with indoor and outdoor seating is open Friday through Sunday,
2pm - 9am.
Cellars • 360-379-6416
274 Otto Street, Port Townsend
Established in 1998, Sorenson Cellars is a small family winery
dedicated to the limited production of premium wines at affordable
Open noon-5pm daily (summer months) and Fri-Sun (March-Nov.)
DO WE GO TO FIND LOCAL GOODIES & SPECIALTY FOODS?
Townsend Farmer’s Market (April– Dec)
Uptown, on the corner of Tyler & Lawrence streets
Saturdays from 9:30am-2:00pm (April– Dec)
Wednesdays from 3:30pm-6:30pm (mid-June - Sept)
This is one of the best Farmer’s Markets around - named
the "2011 WA State Market of the Year!" Be sure to
stop by for live music, local produce, eggs, meat, cheese, baked
goods, and various local artists. It is the perfect spot to
wander, graze and soak in the local flavor or do some serious
shopping. We love our Farmer's Market!
Food Co-op • 360-385-2883
414 Kearny (just off Sims way past Chase bank)
Our Food Coop has a wonderful selection of local produce and
baked-goods, an excellent bulk section, and a good deli. It
is open to everyone, but if you belong to another food co-op
be sure to show your card for the discount.
Chimacum Corner Farmstand • 360-732-0107
9122 Rhody Drive, Chimacum
This sweet little farmstand is a rural grocery featuring food
grown or produced in the fertile valleys of the Olympic Peninsula.
It is the perfect spot to pick up some tasty local provisions
to enjoy while staying in the cabins. The Chimacum Farmer's
Market happens Sundays from 10-2 (May - Oct) in their parking
lot as well.
Townsend Creamery • 360-379-0895
338 Sherman Street (off Sims Way), Port Townsend
A delicious artisan creamery and local treasure, selling their
own award-winning cheeses along with a good selection of other
cheeses, charcuterie, crackers, chocolates and condiments. You
can also watch the cheesemaking process while visiting. Their
cheese is also available at the PT Food Co-op and the Farmer’s
Market. Open Wednesday - Friday, 11:00am - 6pm; Saturday 10:00am
- 5:00pm; Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Wine Seller • 360-385-7673
1010 Water Street, Port Townsend
"The small town wine shop with the big city selection."
Experience personal, friendly, knowledgeable service and competitive
prices in a very user-friendly atmosphere. Joe Euro has been
operating his shop since 1982 and is a beloved wine connoisseur
in the Port Townsend community. He shares his vast wine knowledge
without any wine snobbery, and can recommend the perfect $9
bottle or the best $90 bottle, depending on your budget. Open
daily, 10:30am - 7:30pm.
DO WE GO TO GET PAMPERED?
On The Sound • 360-385-4100
242 Monroe Street, Port Townsend
Soak on the Sound features private and community salt water
soaking tubs, Finnish steam sauna, therapeutic massage, and
specialty retail. Reservations for soaking tubs and advanced
appointments for massage are strongly recommended. Open Tuesday
through Sunday, 11am to 5 pm. (closed Monday).
Natural Skin Care • 360-821-1718
244 Monroe Street, Port Townsend
Glow offers skin care and body exfoliation for health and beauty,
as well as pampering and therapeutic massages for both men and
women. Open by appointment.
of Grace Pure Skin Care • 360-385-9294
633 Water Street, Port Townsend
Truly pamper yourself with an unbelievable facial treatment
focused on comfort, relaxation and rejuvination. Julie is a
true local treasure who creates a customized and memorable experience.
Open every day but Sunday, by appointment.
WOULD WE DO IN AND AROUND PORT TOWNSEND?
Rose Theatre • 360-385-1089
235 Taylor Street, Port Townsend
If you are in the mood to catch a flick, the Rose is one of
the Northwest’s great little movie theatres. It has
delicious popcorn with a plethora of topping options and always
has a couple of great shows playing.
Wheel-in Motor Theatre • 360-385-0859
210 Theatre Road, Port Townsend
Operating since 1953 and one of only five drive-in movie theatres
left in Washington State, the Wheel-in Motor Theatre is a fun
throw-back experience for the whole family. Movies show after
dusk and often include a family friendly option. Call or visit
their website for movie times.
Larry Scott Memorial Trail
This is a wonderful, well-groomed trail that travels eight miles
from the waterfront in Port Townsend to the southern trailhead
which is just down the road past Chevy Chase. It is perfect
for walking, jogging, dog exercising and biking. Eventually
it will connect with the Olympic Discovery Trail and will go
all the way to Neah Bay! Parking areas in Boat Haven (Port Townsend),
Cape George Road (midpoint) or at the intersection of South
Discovery Road and Milo Curry road (just up the road from Chevy
Worden State Park
Fort Worden State Park overflows with places of interest to
visit, study and explore. The gun batteries, or “bunkers,”
were the heart and purpose of the fort and fill the hillside
above the main fort grounds. The park also has over two miles
of shoreline on Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Point Wilson is the dividing line between these two bodies of
water, and gives the park two distinct beaches.
Flagler State Park
Located eight miles northeast of Hadlock on the northern tip
of Marrowstone Island. Fort Flagler State Park is a 784-acre
marine camping park surrounded on three sides by 19,100 feet
of saltwater shoreline. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking
Puget Sound, with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains.
Many historic buildings remain at this 19th-century-established
9884 Rhody Drive (Hwy 19), Chimacum, WA
A great new addition to our county park system with event pavilions,
walking paths, a stone labyrinth maze, basketball courts, picnic
and grill area, playground, BMX track, disc golf and athletic
Bay Golf Club • 360-385-0704 (across the
street from Chevy Chase)
7401 Cape George Road, Port Townsend
The Discovery Bay Golf Club is the Pacific Northwest’s
oldest public course. The course boasts commanding views of
Discovery Bay, Mount Baker and the Olympics. Play this 18-hole,
6,753 yard, par 72 course year round. Full facilities, including
a driving range, putting green, club and cart rentals.
Jackson and Blaine Streets off of Monroe Street in Port Townsend
This idyllic 5+ acre park, located on the hillside overlooking
Admiralty Inlet, has a commanding view of the Cascade Mountains.
It is a perfect spot for an afternoon picnic, a stroll through
the gardens, or adventure on the swing set. The park boasts
beautiful flower gardens, a tropical water garden, picnic areas
and shelter, and play equipment. There is also access to the
park's beach and extensive tidelands. Adjacent to the park is
an informal, fenced off-leash dog park.
223 Battery Way (in Fort Worden), Port Townsend
Centrum is a gathering place for artists and creative thinkers
from around the world, students of all ages and backgrounds,
and audiences seeking extraordinary cultural enrichment. Centrum
hosts a wealth of workshops, festivals, concerts, readings,
lectures and conferences. Centrum events are held in the 1200-seat
McCurdy Pavilion--a renovated WWI-era balloon hangar, in the
300-seat Joseph F. Wheeler Theater, and in various venues in
downtown Port Townsend.
WOULD WE DO WITH KIDS?
Townsend Marine Science Center •
532 Battery Way, Port Townsend (in Fort Worden State Park)
The Marine Exhibit off the pier has touch pools and aquariams
where kids can explore and learn about the diverse fish and
invertebrates living below the surface in Port Townsend Bay
and Admirality Inlet. A small but sweet space that is a hit
with kids and adults alike. There is also a revolving Natural
History Exhibit across the street. Hours vary according to season,
we recommend checking their website for details.
Townsend Aero Museum • 360-379-5244
Jefferson County International Airport: 105 Airport Road,
This is a fabulous little surprise of a museum tucked in at
our airport. Kids and adults alike will be captivated by the
amazing collection of antique and classic aircraft, many of
which are still regularly flown (which is very cool when you
see how old some of these planes are!). Open Wed-Sun from
9am-4pm. $10 adults/$6 kids.
Townsend Public Library • 360-385-3180
1220 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend
A sweet local library with a nice kids section and fun storytimes
for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
parks and beaches!
There are so many sweet little parks in and around Port Townsend.
Many are listed above, but you can find the full listing HERE.
We love the playgrounds at Chetzemoka (there are two, seek out
the giant tire swing!), and in Uptown outside the Rec Center
off Lawrence Street. There also a small but sweet park and grassy
area right downtown by the Maritime Center - the perfect place
for little ones to run off energy after a scoop at Elevated
Ice Cream. Fort Worden is amazing for exploring - bring flashlights
and go deep into the bunkers. If you want a change of scene
from our lovely little beach on Discovery Bay, our favorites
Beach and the beaches at Fort Worden.
WOULD WE GO FOR AN ALL-DAY ADVENTURE?
The longest natural sand spit in the United States, the Dungeness
Spit extends 5 miles out into the Straight of Juan de Fuca.
It is located just north of Sequim. The Dungeness National Wildlife
Refuge, a key staging area for over 200 species of birds, encompasses
the spit. Occasionally marine mammals, including Orca whales,
are seen here. Sometimes harbor seals haul out and pup on the
protected beach. The 631-acre refuge is open daily from dawn
to dusk with access limited by foot or horseback only. Pets
are not allowed.
Townsend Hike or Snowshoe
Adventure (trailhead access from Quilcene)
One of the most hiked summits in the Olympics with easy access,
a long hiking season, and unparalleled views of the Puget Sound
and eastern half of the Olympics. This is a moderately challenging
hike with large elevation gain. Spectacular wildflowers in the
Spring, snoeshoeing in the winter, and sweeping views year-round
(on a clear day) make this an excellent choice for a close-by
Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail
Discover the Olympic Peninsula through a new looking glass -
the Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail! The Trail is diverse,
and takes a wide variety of transportation modes, including
paved/wheelchair accessible pathways, Forest Service Roads,
a Scenic Byway and forested trails. Pick and choose the waterfalls
to visit based on your time and interest in adventure. Chevy
Chase Beach Cabin is a good launching point for quite a few
of the 24 waterfalls on the list.
Ridge and Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessible and popular entry
to they Olympics. It is 5,230 feet above sea level and provides
spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of
Juan de Fuca. On a clear day you can see Victoria. There are
great hiking opportunities for all, from level paved paths to
steeper and more strenuous trails, and you're likely to run
into many deer and other wild animals along the way. Even if
you're not a hiker, it's worth the drive up here for the views
from the lodge. From the snow-capped peaks to the wooded valleys
and fields of wildflowers, there is beauty all around. Winter
snow play, cross-country, and downhill skiing are also popular
here, though winter storms with winds that can exceed 100 mph
make keeping the area open for winter recreation a challenge.
Call (360) 565-3131 for road status. Dogs are not allowed on
Sound Express Whale Watching Tours
The PS Express offers half and full-day whale-watching excursions
May through September. The daylong cruise offers orca watching
with an onboard naturalist, and a tour of the San Juan Islands
with a visit to Friday Harbor for lunch. The half-day cruise
speeds out to find the whales and zips you back again.
Reserve • 206.842.7631 (call or check
website for hours)
7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Bloedel Reserve is a 150 acre forest garden on Bainbridge
Island. Whether you are a first-time visitor, or know the
grounds like the back of your hand, a walk through Bloedel
Reserve doesn’t disappoint. The New York Times called
it “one of this country’s most original and ambitious
gardens.” Bloedel’s twelve distinct gardens range
from a bird marsh teeming with life, to a velvety-soft moss
garden, to an award-winning Japanese garden and guest house.
It’s an ever-changing landscape, and each visit brings
surprises as you witness nature unfolding right before your
eyes. It is worth the one-hour drive, and there are lots other
adventures and good
eating to explore on Bainbridge Island.
The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria boasts many beautiful
historic buildings and some of the most fascinating museums
in Western Canada. Victoria enjoys some of the country's most
exhilarating scenery: there is an ocean or mountain vista around
every corner. You can walk on the ferry from Port Angeles (an
hour away) and spend a full day eating delicious food, enjoying
the many parks, historic buildings and museums, visiting the
beautiful gardens, and then come back from the big city in the
evening to your cozy cabin at Chevy Chase. The Black
Ball Ferry Line/MV Coho leaves a few times a day, though
their schedule is variable between the seasons. Don't forget