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Welcome to Fountain Cafe in Port Townsend

April 20, 2016 by bluegullinn

Fountain Cafe 360-385-1364
920 Washington St., Port Townsend
SUNDAY-THURSDAY
Lunch 11:00am–3pm Dinner 5pm–9pm
FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Lunch 11:00am–3pm Dinner 5pm–9:30pm

Welcome to Fountain Cafe in Port Townsend. Nicholas Yates, experienced restauranteur and owner of the Fountain Cafe in Port Townsend, welcomes you and your party to experience fine food in a quiet cafe.

Fountain Cafe is a casual and intimate cafe in downtown Port Townsend. Only a block off Water Street, this popular eatery is located in the entertainment zone around Haller Fountain, a historic landmark famous for its statuesque, nude maiden and her attending sprites.

The cafe located in the Mary Webster Building invites you to drop on a whim for a quirky lunch and call ahead for reservations to gather with friends for delightful dinners. Fountain Cafe is a friendly place, where you will feel at home, as if you were dining with family and friends around your own basement bar.

You may be served by Nick, the owner of Fountain Cafe, for by one of his friendly waiters and waitresses who want your dining experience to be one you will cherish and share with friends.

Fountain Cafe Neighborhood

Fountain Cafe (left) is a few steps up from Haller Fountain (right)

Fountain Cafe is located on Washington Street in an entertaining neighborhood surrounding the Haller Statue and Fountain at the base of the Taylor Street stairs one block from Water Street. The Rose Theatre is just around the corner on Tyler Street. Nearby are an antique mall, the Wandering Wardrobe clothing store, bookstore, Bergstrom’s vintage autos and an eclectic selection of other restaurants.

FOUNTAIN CAFE
360-385-1364
920 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368HOURS
Sunday – Thursday
Lunch 11:00am –  3pm
Dinner 5pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday
Lunch 11:00am – 3pm
Dinner 5pm – 9:30pm

Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu is server from 11 AM to 3 PM

~Fountain Café~

Lunch Menu

Starters
Roasted Garlic with melted Brie- salsa fresca and garlic crostini.   $10.5
Fresh Local Mussels and Clams-
Steamed in a light Organic Pesto~ Chardonnay broth with leeks, tomato, and fresh herbs. Served with locally baked Organic baguette.            $14.5
Crab and Shrimp stuffed mushrooms -Baked and topped with a fresh citrus hollandaise                                                                                                                $14.
Soups and Salads
All served with Organic Locally baked Baguette and herb butter
Our famous Clam Chowder~ Bowl $7. / Cup $4.
Daily Soup~ Bowl $6.5/ Cup $3.5

Insalate MistaOur ‘house salad’ 
Organic greens and garnishes with choice of house made dressings: Creamy Gorgonzola, Fresh Herb Vinaigrette, Sweet Honey-Dijon, or Lemon Tahini  $6.
Warm Salad- Copious Organic greens with sautéed potato, prosciutto, and assorted veggies tossed in a warm vinaigrette and topped with parmesan and pine nuts                                              $16.5
Chicken Curry Salad- Spicy chicken salad made with coconut, almonds, and celery a yellow curry sauce served on a bed of organic field greens with fresh tomato wedges
$12.5            
Apple and Gorgonzola Salad- Fresh green apple, red onion, and ginger sautéed in Sherry and tossed with organic spinach, toasted walnuts and Gorgonzola    $13.
*Add Prosciutto $3.
Kale Caesar- Fresh chopped kale tossed with our own zesty dressing of anchovy, garlic, caper and olive oil. Topped with parmesan and lemon        Small 7./ Large 14.                                 
*Add NW smoked Salmon $4. 
Niño’s (12 and under only)
Minnie Marinara~Creamy Fettuccine~Buttery Noodles~Pesto Penne~ $7.
*All come topped with parmesan cheese unless otherwise requested
Sandwiches
Served with a cup of fresh daily soup, Clam Chowder, or salad

Turkey Reuben- Fresh in-house roasted turkey, sauerkraut, Gruyere, & creole sauce on grilled sweet Russian rye   $13.
Caprese- Fresh mozzarella layered with roma tomato, & fresh basil on grilled herb focaccia with balsamic and aioli    $11.
Brie Melt- with Organic basil pesto, slow-roasted tomatoes, and cracked black pepper on artisan bread  $11.5   *Add Turkey for $3.
Tapenade Chicken Sandwich- Chicken breast, olive pesto, spinach, and garlic aioli on grilled artisan bread   $12.
Vegan Black Bean Burger- Made from scratch with Latin flair and served with our house made tomatillo salsa, lettuce, tomato, and red onion on an organic polka bun   $14.25   *Add Gruyere for $1.
Wild Boar ‘Sloppy Joe’- Ground and seasoned to perfection, topped with diced red and green onion on Organic Italian bun with spinach and stone ground aioli  $15.
Mushroom Melt- Roasted chicken breast, caramelized mushrooms and onions, spinach and melted French Brie on grilled Organic sourdough   $14.5
Ham & Cheese- Italian Prosciutto, Gruyere, mozzarella, thinly sliced tomato, and Truffle-aioli on grilled sourdough  $14.5
Green Garden- Grilled Chicken breast, melted mozzarella, artichoke hearts, spinach, green onion, basil pesto & aioli on herbed focaccia   $14.25
Wild Coho Salmon Burger- Served on an Italian bun with organic lettuces, tomato, red onion and house Creole sauce   $15.
Lamb Burger*- with mint pesto, feta, organic spinach and sliced tomatoes on a polka bun   $15.5  
 
Pastas
Served with locally baked organic baguette

Garlic Prawn stuffed Ravioli- Tossed with fresh diced tomatoes and leeks in a delicate saffron cream sauce $16.
Roasted Walnut & Gorgonzola Penne in a rich cream sauce with spinach, and slow roasted tomatoes $15.5
Scotch Fettuccine- Northwest smoked Salmon with garlic and leeks, in a cream sauce with a hint of  Scotch  $15.5
Almond Chicken- A Whole breast rolled in thinly sliced almonds and baked, topped with a chipotle-honey drizzle and served over a bed of fresh organic spinach and risotto $15.5
  • *A 20% gratuity may be added to parties of 5 or more
  • * Consuming raw or undercooked foods may cause illness
FOUNTAIN CAFE
360-385-1364
920 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
HOURS
Sunday – Thursday
Lunch 11:00am –  3pm
Dinner 5pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday
Lunch 11:00am – 3pm
Dinner 5pm – 9:30pm

Dinner Menu

Welcome to the Fountain Café 
We cook using only the best and freshest ingredients and are committed to supporting small & locally owned businesses. We use wild Local Seafood, Organically grown greens, herbs, and vegetables (when available). This is why after more than 30 years we continue to win awards and have been featured in many guild books, newspapers, and magazines across the country. We love food and strive to add a creative, original flair to all of our preparations. Enjoy your meal and thank you for coming! 
Parties of 5 or more may be charged a %20 gratuity.
Appetizers
Roasted Garlic with melted Brie, salsa fresca, and grilled local baguette $10.5
Crab and Shrimp stuffed mushrooms baked and topped with a fresh citrus hollandaise sauce $14
Oysters Guadalupe Local pan-fried oysters over a bed of organic greens with zest and chipotle-cocktail sauce $15 
Mediterranean fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil served with balsamic reduction, extra virgin olive oil, olive tapenade, and grilled crostini $11.5
Buffalo Frogs Legs Delicious freshwater legs (6) fried & tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce, served over spinach with matchstick carrots & a crumbled gorgonzola dipping sauce $14.5
Local Mussels and Clams steamed in an organic (nut free) basil pesto & Chardonnay broth with leeks, tomato, and fresh herbs $15
Wild Coho Salmon Cakes served with Creole sauce and a petite salad $15.
Garlic Prawns Tiger prawns (6) sautéed with garlic and fresh herbs in lemon butter over a bed of Organic spinach $10.5
Lamb Trio of sliders (1) Fresh Mint Pesto & Feta (2) Cranberry-Orange chutney (3) Creole and fresh cilantro $14.5
Salads
Insalate Mista Our ‘side’ salad of Organic greens dressed with fresh garnishes and your choice of: Creamy Gorgonzola, Fresh Herb Vinaigrette, Sweet Honey Dijon or Lemon Tahini dressing $7
Kale Caesar Fresh chopped Organic Kale tossed with our own dressing made of fresh garlic, anchovy, caper, and olive oil. Topped with parmesan and lemon Large $14/ Small $7                           *Add Chicken breast, Prawns (4), or NW Smoked Salmon $5
Entrée Salad Abundant veggies and Organic field greens tossed is a fresh herb vinaigrette with your choice of Gorgonzola, Feta, or Parmesan cheese $16
Classic Warm Salad Copious Organic greens tossed in warm balsamic vinaigrette with potatoes, veggies, mushrooms, and prosciutto. Topped with parmesan, pine nuts, and fresh garnishes $16.5
Duck Breast Salad Seared and thinly sliced natural duck breast served over a bed of Organic Greens tossed in fresh cider-poppy seed vinaigrette, Chèvre, candied nuts, and seasonal fruit $21
~Ninos~
Mini Marinara-Creamy Fettuccine-Buttery Noodles-Pesto Penne
$7. Each (all come topped with parmesan cheese)
*We are a small and at times very busy Café, please be considerate of those who may be waiting for your table, be conscious of your child’s noise level, and refrain from using cell phones as a courtesy to your fellow diners. Thank You
Entrees served with locally baked Organic baguette
Seafood and Shellfish
Angel Prawns Large tiger prawns, local shiitake mushrooms and fresh vegetables in a spicy fresh ginger-sesame-lime broth over angel hair pasta $18
Scotch Fettuccine Smoked Northwest Salmon, leeks, green onion and fresh garlic in a cream sauce with a hint of Scotch $17.5
Oysters Dorado Fresh local oysters in a garlic-chardonnay sauce with mushrooms & eggplant over linguine topped with roasted pinenuts $16.5
Puttanesca Prawns, capers, olives, eggplant, artichokes, and linguine tossed with anchovy in our zesty marinara and topped with parmesan cheese $17.5
Chipotle Prawns Black tiger prawns with fresh snap peas, tomato, and matchstick carrots in a smoky chipotle cream sauce over fettuccine $18
Paella Saffron risotto with chicken, prawns, bell peppers, spicy Italian sausage, Marrowstone Island mussels & clams $26
Cioppino Local oysters, prawns, Marrowstone Island mussels & clams, fresh fish, leeks, capers, and herbs in a savory tomato-saffron broth $26
Great Pastas
Add chicken, spicy sausage or prosciutto to any dish for $5 
ground wild boar $6 
Roasted Walnut and Gorgonzola Penne in a rich cream sauce with fresh spinach and slow roasted tomatoes $15.5
The Greek Our feta sauce with artichoke hearts, sweet bell peppers, Greek olives, & capers on penne pasta $16.5
Aio e Oio Cloves of roasted garlic, freshly chopped garlic, and fresh tomatoes tossed in garlic olive oil with penne, fresh basil and parmesan cheese $15
Capellini Amore Chicken breast, tomatoes, capers, kalamata olives, fresh basil, and angel hair pasta in a light broth topped with parmesan cheese $16.5
Prosciutto OR Chicken & Linguine with garlic, spinach, and wild mushrooms in a parmesan cream sauce topped with toasted pinenuts $17.5
More Entrées
Wild Mushroom Risotto Italian Arborio rice with locally grown wild mushrooms, roasted garlic, slow roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs, a touch of sherry, parmesan cheese and pinenuts $16.5
Moroccan Chicken with an apricot-olive butter sauce alongside saffron risotto over a bed of fresh julienned baby spinach, with parmesan cheese to finish $21
Vegan Black Bean Cakes From scratch with housemade tomatillo salsa, served alongside a small organic green salad and sautéed fresh vegetables $16.5
Baked Gorgonzola Chicken A whole chicken breast with gorgonzola and apricots in a rich sherry cream sauce. Served with chef’s choice of sides $20.
Rack of Lamb Oregon’s Anderson Ranches gives us a wonderful organic, natural grass-fed cut, which we pan-roast to perfection and serve with a fresh mint-pesto and apricot demi-glaze alongside chef’s choice of sides $36
Chicken Marsala A whole chicken breast baked with mushrooms and cranberries in a sweet marsala cream reduction with chef’s choice of sides $20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                *Consuming raw or undercooked foods may cause illness
 
FOUNTAIN CAFE
360-385-1364
920 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
HOURS
Sunday – Thursday
Lunch 11:00am –  3pm
Dinner 5pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday
Lunch 11:00am – 3pm
Dinner 5pm – 9:30pm

Desserts

Warm Gingerbread
WE COOL THIS ON OUR COUNTER EVERYDAY BEFORE HEATING IT SLIGHTLY AND SERVING IT WITH LOT’S OF VANILLA CUSTARD AND WHIPPED CREAM
*Even better with a glass of Royal Oporto ’77 Cholheita $16
Chocolate Torte
A DECADENT FLOURLESS TORTE THAT WILL MELT IN YOUR MOUTH, TOPPED WITH A DRIZZLE OF FRESH RASPBERRY PUREE AND WHIPPED CREAM
*Even better with a glass of Warre’s ‘King’s Tawny’ $11
Key Lime Cream Pie
AN INDIVIDUAL PIE WITH A LADY FINGER CRUMBLE CRUST AND FRESH LIME ZEST
*Even better with a glass of Terra Blanca Reserve Chenin Blanc $9
Bailey’s Irish Crème Brulée 
VANILLA FLAN BAKED WITH A TWIST OF OUR FAVORITE IRISH CREAM, TOPPED WITH A CAP OF CARAMELIZED RAW SUGAR WE HAND-FIRE TO ORDER
*Even better with a glass of Evenus Zinfandel ruby port $9.5
Tiramisu
A TRUE ITALIAN VERSION NICK FOUND IN ITALY, WITH ESPRESSO AND RUM DRENCHED LADY FINGERS LAYERED WITH WHIPPED MASCARPONE AND DARK CHOCOLATE
*Even better with a glass of Barnard Griffin ‘Syrah’ port $8.5
$7.5 EACH
Bread Pudding
LOCAL ORGANIC BREAD WITH BRANDY SOAKED CHERRIES, BAKED TO PERFECTION, THEN TOPPED WITH CINNAMON-VANILLA CUSTARD AND WHIPPED CREAM 
*Even better with a glass of El Maestro Sherry $10 
 
 
~Ports Etc…~
 
ROYAL OPORTO ‘TAWNY’ OR ‘RUBY’ $7.5
 
BARNARD GRIFFIN ‘SYRAH’ PORT $8.5
 
EVENUS ‘ZINFANDAL’ PORT $9.5 
 
WARRE’S ’KING’S TAWNY’ $11
 
ROYAL OPORTO 10 YR TAWNY $12

 

 

 

WARRE’S HERITAGE RUBY PORT $13
 
ROYAL OPORTO ‘1977 CHOLHEITA’ $16
 
TERRA BLANCA ‘RESERVE’ CHENIN BLANC $9
 
EL MAESTRO SIERRA MEDIUM SWEET SHERRY $10

Fountain Cafe Historic Building

Fountain Cafe is located in the Mary Webster historical building at 920 Washington Street, just a few steps up from Haller Fountain and a short walk from Water Street. Mary Webster building is dated 1889 atop the street facade. Its mint green color is distinctive among the nearby buildings. Its front door is recessed in a small alcove above three steps accessed from the slopping sidewalk, which leads down to the nearby Haller Fountain. The simple green building is to Port Townsend’s Victorian homes as a Quaker gathering place is to a church cathedral. Without the lavish filigree of the uptown homes, the simple lines of the Mary Webster building reflects the simpler life of the downtown architecture.
FOUNTAIN CAFE
360-385-1364
920 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
HOURS
Sunday – Thursday
Lunch 11:00am –  3pm
Dinner 5pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday
Lunch 11:00am – 3pm
Dinner 5pm – 9:30pm

LANZA’S RISTORANTE

April 13, 2016 by bluegullinn

Our favorite place to dine in Port Townsend

Located in Historic Uptown

LANZA’S RISTORANTE
1020 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, WA

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Lanza’s Ristorante is located in UPTOWN  Port Townsend, WA.  We have been here for 30 years!
We are open Tuesdays – Saturdays. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.  We open at 5:00 pm.
Our phone # is 360-379-1900.  Please call after 3 to make your reservation.  We do not take reservations left on our answering machine.
We hope to see you soon!
Steve and Lori

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LANZA’S RISTORANTE

Menu – April 2016

Antipasti
Tomato Salad & Baguettes
Roma Tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh garlic and olive oil on top of toasted baguettes
$8.50
Antipasto Platter
Salami, prosciutto, provolone, roasted garlic, roasted eggplant, roasted red peppers, gorgonzola, kalamata olives
$10.50

Calabrian Salad $12.50
Fresh Romaine tossed with garbonzo beans, mozzarella, red onion, olives, tomato and salami
Florio Salad  $13.00
Warmed spinach with prawn, sausage, green pepper, mushrooms and mozzarella
Roasted Vegetable Salad $11.50
Roasted Red pepper, mushrooms, artichokes, zucchini and feta cheese served over spinach
Joe’s Gorgonzola Chicken Caesar Salad $13.00

Pasti
Served with choice of soup or salad
Spaghetti and Meatballs  $16.50
Topped with Grandma Gloria’s meatballs or Papa Joes Italian Sausage
Spaghetti Puttanesca $16.50
Kalamata olives, capers, anchovies and red pepper in a zippy spicy red sauce

Penne Bella $20.00
Wild Mexican prawns, Italian sausage, goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, green onion garlic cream
Tortellini Carl Vella  $18.50
Tortellini, prosciutto, peas in a garlic cream sauce
Penne with Sausage, Mushrooms and Spinach $17.00
Hearty red sauce with sausage, mushrooms and spinach
Angel Hair Pomodoro $16.50
Roma tomato, olive oil, fresh basil and fresh garlic
Lasagna Formaggio   $17.50
Fresh pasta layered with zucchini, spinach, artichoke hearts, mozzarella and ricotta
baked in a tomato cream sauce
Linguine Luna $18.50
Steve’s smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, green onions in a feta cream sauce
Tortellini Carne $18.50
Tortellini tossed with a meat and sausage red sauce

Specialita
Served with choice of soup or salad
Chicken Picatta $19.00
Draper valley farms chicken breast, capers, lemon, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes served over pasta
Chicken Marsala $19.00
Draper valley farms chicken breast, mushrooms, green onion, roma tomatoes in a marsala red sauce over pasta
Pollo Bolognese $19.50
Gina Lanza’s famous chicken breast topped with prosciutto and provolone baked in a marsala cream over pasta
Bistecca Stefano $27.00
Blue Mesa Natural rib eye grilled, topped with gorgonzola and served with pasta marinara
Scampi Pasenelli $23.00
Wild Mexican prawns , garlic, white wine and butter served over pasta with steamed spinach

Pizze

The Uptown
Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushroom and olives
Small $14.50  Large  $22.00

Vegetarian
Mushrooms, red onions, black olives, bell pepper and fresh tomatoes
Small  $13.00  Large  $20.00
Bianca
Olive oil, mozzarella, red onion, Kalamata olive and artichoke hearts  No sauce!
Small $12.00  Large $19.00
Mediterranean
Italian Sausage, Artichoke hearts, red onion, and roasted garlic
Small $15.00  Large  $22.00
Calzone Del Mare
Smoked Salmon, wild prawn, pesto, mozzarella and ricotta
$15.50
Calzone Adriatica
Artichoke hearts, prosciutto, fresh basil, mozzarella and ricotta
$14.50
Pizza Toppings
Pepperoni, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Italian Sausage, Red onion, Green Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, Diced Roma Tomato, Salami, Feta, Roasted Red Peppers, Sundried Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Eggplant, Prosciutto, Zucchini,
Desserts

Tiramisu
Lemon Cheesecake
Creme Brulee

Canoli
Elevated Ice Creams
Spumoni
MarionBerry Sherbet
Swiss Orange Chocolate

Find Port Townsend, WA

March 6, 2016 by bluegullinn

Find Port Townsend, WA

Find Port Townsend, WA

Find Port Townsend, WA

Find Port Townsend, WA. Perched at the northeast tip of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is a magical combination of land and sea, with panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, as well as the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges.

Getting to Port Townsend is half of the fun! Located a short ferry ride from the Seattle metro area – it generally takes around two hours to get here from Seattle. You can also drive north from the Portland and Olympia area along scenic Highway 101. If you come from Vancouver, you can drive to Whidbey Island and take a ferry direct to Port Townsend.

Download the official map of Port Townsend (includes historic places).

FERRY SCHEDULES

DIRECTIONS

From Downtown Seattle via Seattle/Bainbridge Island Ferry

Take the Washington State Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island (the ferry crossing is 35 minutes). Follow HWY 305 for approximately 12 miles to HWY 3 in Poulsbo. Take HWY 3 North for approximately 7 miles to the Hood Canal Bridge. Turn left onto the bridge which becomes HWY 104, take the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.

From South of Seattle or Tacoma

From I-5 South to Tacoma take the Gig Harbor/Bremerton exit 132 to WA-16 W. Follow WA-16 W (27 miles). WA-16 W becomes WA-3 N in Gorst (25 miles). Turn left onto WA-104 W and cross Hood Canal Bridge continue on the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.

From Edmonds or North of Seattle via Edmonds/Kingston Ferry

Take Washington State Ferry from Edmonds to Kingston (approx 25 minutes). Follow WA-104 West for approximately 10 miles through Port Gamble to the Hood Canal Bridge. Turn right and cross Hood Canal Bridge continue on the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.

From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Leaving Airport, head West on South 170th Street toward Military Road South. (0.16 miles). Turn Left onto Military Road South (1.38 miles). Turn left onto S 188th Street (0.03 miles). Merge onto I-5 South toward Portland (19.63 miles). Merge onto WA-16 West via Exit number 132 toward Gig Harbor/ Bremerton (27.08 miles). WA-16 West becomes WA-3 North. (25.33 miles). Turn left onto WA-104 W and cross Hood Canal Bridge continue on the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.

From Victoria, British Columbia via  Victoria/Port Angeles Ferry

Take the Victoria-Port Angeles ferry (90 minute crossing). Click here to view schedules and fares. Ferry exits onto Laurel St .2 miles. Turn left onto E. Railroad St. 0.1 miles, take 1st right onto N. Lincoln St./US 101 E. and continue for 34.2 miles. Turn left onto WA-20, go 7.8 miles and turn left to stay on WA-20 for another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.

From Vancouver, British Columbia via Keystone/Port Townsend Ferry

Follow Provincial Route 99 south to border crossing. Provincial Route 99 S. becomes I-5 S. Go 46.1 miles take exit 230 toward WA-20/Burlington/Anacortes. Go .4 miles turn right onto WA-20 E. make a U-turn onto WA-20 W. Go 11.8 miles turn left onto WA-20 and continue 16.4 miles turn right to stay on WA-20, go 9.5 miles turn right onto S. Main St. go 0.6 miles (S. Main St. becomes Engle Rd.), go 3.3 miles. Take the Port Townsend-Keystone Ferry. You are now in downtown Port Townsend.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Jefferson Transit provides public transportation in our area. Whether your drive or not, we encourage you to park your car in the Haines Place Park-N-Ride Lot and use Jefferson Transit buses and downtown shuttles to get around Port Townsend.

The Park-N-Ride is located next to Safeway on Hwy 20.  View Jefferson Transit’s map showing the Downtown Shuttle route and the location of the Park-N-Ride.

March Events Port Townsend

February 27, 2016 by bluegullinn

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March Events Port Townsend. Presented over two weekends, PT PlayFest features six winning one-acts by Jefferson County playwrights, open rehearsals of plays-in-progress, playwriting workshops, and more.

Jefferson County talent will be showcased in premieres of six plays by winning playwrights of the 2016 Port Townsend Arts Commission’s One-Act Play Competition: Christopher Clow, Doug Given, D.D. Wigley, Christopher Clow, Judith Glass Collins, and new playwright Hewitt Brooks. Three plays receive staged readings; three receive full productions.

“Locals Weekend” (March 3-6, 2016) features the winning one-acts and precedes the jam-packed “Festival Weekend” (March 10-13, 2016), with three days of back-to-back events.

Two notable regional playwrights were invited to spend a week in residence, workshopping their full-length plays in progress. In Richard Dresser’s “War Stories”, Master Sergeant Boyd Cassidy, a Vietnam vet, is in a high-end Phoenix hotel to finally receive the recognition he deserves after years of turmoil—until a knock at the door sends him into a horror more profound than anything he faced on the battlefield. In Duane Kelly’s “Escorting Tom”, Carol will be leaving her inept and isolated husband, but her secret plan to help him survive without her goes wildly off the rails.

KCPT’s featured guest playwright this year will be Darrah Cloud, whose play “The Posthumous Democrat”, the dramatic story of a composer, Catherine Starr, whose famous, connected conservative father leaves her a legacy both enormous and crippling. This full-length play will be directed by KCPT Artistic Director Denise Winter. Darrah will also be teaching the free playwriting workshop sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission on Saturday, March 12, from 10 am – 1 pm. This will be followed by Darrah’s fee-based playwriting intensive Sunday, March 13, from 10 am – 1 pm (space is limited).

DETAILS:

To register for one or both of these workshops, e-mail boxoffice@keycitypublictheatre.org or call 360-379-0195.

The $35 Festival Pass grants access to all performance events both weekends. Writer’s Passes are $95 and additionally include the playwriting intensive taught by Darrah Cloud.

Single show tickets and passes are available from the Playhouse Box Office at 360-385-KCPT, or online at http://www.keycitypublictheatre.org/ptplayfest/

 

Port Townsend’s Victorian Festival 2016

 

Victorian Heritage Festival 2016, Port Townsend, WA

Port Towsend’s Victorian Festival 2016

 

The 2016 Victorian Festival will celebrate Port Townsend’s extrordinary history and culture and is scheduled for March 18-20, 2016. Tickets now on sale!

Victorian Pub Crawl Friday Night
Kick off Friday night with our pub crawl – featuring saloons, “shanghai tunnels,” and fine vintage cocktails through a staggering selection of Port Townsends (in)famous watering holes.

Lectures, exhibitions and more

We invite you to celebrate the extraordinary Pacific Northwest history and architecture preserved in Port Townsend’s historic uptown and downtown districts.

Lectures
Victorian Ball
Tours
Fashion Show – Celebrating its 17th Anniversary!
Museums
…and more to be announced

Join us March 18-20, 2016
For a celebration of our region’s 19th Century history – bringing together scholars, enthusiasts and curiosity-seekers from across the Pacific Northwest.

March 18-20, 2016
Victorian Heritage Festival
Port Townsend and Fort Worden
Kick off the weekend with the Victorian Pub crawl, featuring saloons, “shanghai tunnels,” and fine vintage cocktails. Tour inside Victorian buildings, attend lectures, a Victorian fashion show and Ball plus much more.

We look forward to welcoming you to Port Townsend!

Events in MARCH – 2016

5 Art Walk – 5.30 p.m. – 8 p.m

6-11 Explorations at Centrum

3-13 PT Playfest, KCPT

12 PT Library Book Sale

16 Wooden Boat Wednesday

18-20 Victorian Festival

18-20 Insider’s Historic Building tours

19 14th Annual JeffCo Community Garage Sale

Great places to EAT

February 14, 2016 by bluegullinn

Great places to EAT

EAT

From Olympic Coastal Cuisine to Asian specialties, from burgers and brats to oysters on the half-shell – Port Townsend’s restaurants are the stuff of legend. Blessed with an abundance of farm-fresh local food, and the culinary talent to transform it into something magical, Port Townsend is a foodie’s paradise.

 

Great places to EAT & DINE.The wide variety of dining options in Port Townsend match the eclectic nature of the folks who live here. Visit PTGuide.com for a complete listing of dining options in town, or visit the Olympic Culinary Loop Association for information on how to make an entire experience built around food. Wine lovers should also be sure to check out theOlympic Peninsula Wineries Association website for more information.

P.S. Sunset Magazine calls Port Townsend “the Paris of the West” in large part due to our culinary delights. The Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr, was recently in town andadds his $0.02 on why he thinks our area provided one of his top two culinary adventure loops in his entire career!

Enjoy February in Port Townsend

February 13, 2016 by bluegullinn

Romance is in the air with Valentine’s Day just a few short weeks away. This year it falls in the middle of a three-day weekend—perfect for an escape with your sweetheart to Port Townsend for a romantic weekend getaway! We have a wide array of fantastic accommodations to suit your style. Click here for choices and to book your reservation. Many of our restaurants are offering Valentine’s specials too. For more details, contact our Visitor Information Center at info@jeffcountychamber.org or 360.385.2722.

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Enjoy February in Port Townsend

Start the long weekend off right on Saturday, February 13 at 7 pm at the Queen of Hearts Ball at the Commons at Fort Worden. Key City Public Theatre and Fort Worden are proud to present an evening of spectacular entertainment featuring “Rock-n-Soul” music by Freddy Pink. Admission includes two cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a delicious appetizer bar as well as a dessert bar. Washington wines, craft beers, cocktail specials and Bellini’s will also be featured. Make your reservations by calling 360.344.4400.

The next morning, Valentine’s Day, enjoy a Sweethearts Brunch from 10 am to 2pm at the Fort Worden Commons. Call 360.344.4400 for reservations.

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With Port Townsend as your home base, tour the Olympic Peninsula Wineries for their luscious Red Wine and Chocolate event over two weekends: February 13-15 and 20-21, from 11am to 5 pm. You’ll love the classic pairings of handcrafted Washington wines and chocolate delights, and, of course, the spectacular scenery en route to each winery.

The ticket and glass package entitles you to a special commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting and chocolate samples at the 10 participating wineries.Book here for online tickets.

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Love fishing? Register now for the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby’s $10,000 Winter Blackmouth Classic, February 19-21. Learn more online!

Launch your boat at Port Townsend’s Boat Haven Marina and head out to the Strait with over 500 miles for fishing, from Tongue Point in the west through Freshwater Bay, Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Marrowstone Island, Port Ludlow, to Whidbey Island in the east.

And if fishing isn’t your passion, but it is for your spouse/partner, stay in Port Townsend and enjoy meandering through our boutique shops and galleries, then grab a bite to eat at one of our delicious eateries.

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The sailboat racing season opens with the 25th Annual Port Townsend Shipwrights’ Regatta on February 27. Boats of all construction are welcome. As always, the race is open to folks who would like to try sailboat racing, but do not have a boat. Non-boat owners are encouraged to show up at the Skippers’ Meeting and be connected with skippers looking for crew.

The regatta is presented by the Northwest Maritime Center, Wooden Boat Foundation, and Edensaw Woods, Ltd., in conjunction with the Port Townsend Sailing Association.Find out more online.

Arts & Entertainment in Port Townsend

February 9, 2016 by bluegullinn

Arts & Entertainment in Port Townsend

National Geographic calls Port Townsend “one of the most sophisticated places west of Seattle,” and arts and entertainment is a large part of the reason why.

Arts & Entertainment in Port Townsend. For more than three decades, artists of all ages have flocked to Centrum, the nonprofit arts organization located at Fort Worden State Park, for artist residencies, workshops and performances. Centrum’s summer performance festivals in music and literature are national events, drawing thousands to the area.

Copper Canyon Press, also located at Fort Worden, is the nation’s premier poetry publishing house. Copper Canyon Press fosters the work of emerging, established, and world-renowned poets for an expanding audience.

Jazz at Centrum

Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend is a summer highlight

Located at the entrance to downtown,Northwinds Arts Center is a hub of visual arts and literary activity, producing educational programs, lectures, readings and workshops, and by providing juried and invitational venues for displaying the work of regional artists.

Key City Public Theatre is perhaps the most active and vital theater organization on the Olympic Peninsula. Their year-round slate of performances and workshops draws audiences from around the region.

Port Townsend’s location, coupled with its proximity to the Seattle/Vancouver/Portland metro areas, makes the town an attractive destination for national music acts and audiences looking for intimate performance experiences.

From music, to theater, to visual and performing arts, Port Townsend is a destination not to be missed. Be sure to visit PTGuide.com’s comprehensive arts and entertainment calendar to find out what’s happening in Port Townsend.

Port Townsend Elevated Ice Cream Co.

June 29, 2014 by bluegullinn

Ice cream on the waterfront

Ice cream on the waterfront

As the Port Townsend weather heats up, it is nice to know there is a fun spot to cool off. Elevated Ice Cream Co. has something for everyone. Fresh and local ingredients go into their “scratch made” product. With at least 30 different flavors of ice cream, sherbet, and Italian Ices you can’t go wrong. They have seasonal flavors along with the tried and true favorites (mine is the Swiss Orange Chocolate Chip). If ice cream is not your thing, it’s alright I’m not here to judge, they have espresso, baked goods and an adjoining candy shop. Their chocolates and truffles are handmade and make a perfect treat for you or to take back home as a special gift. The candy shop also provides a selection of candies from around the world and something for that difficult to shop for person. Do not leave without trying the salted caramel chocolate.

Port Townsend best small town in America

June 27, 2014 by bluegullinn

Well, one of America’s 10 best small towns of 2014 according to Fodor’s Travel. Port Townsend will always be number one in my heart, but is in good company. Some other towns listed are Telluride, Colorado and Paia, Hawaii… nothing to sneeze at. The only way to know for sure is to come for a visit. If you have been to PT you already know what all the fuss is about. If you haven’t been out this way, now you don’t have to take my word for it, this is a must-see kind of town.Port Townsend

Thai Food, Try Some

June 23, 2014 by bluegullinn

When you visit Port Townsend and find yourself in the mood for Thai food, head to Khu Larb Thai Restaurant. This is the best Thai food restaurant around, seriously, miles around. This is a lovely place for a date or a get-together with friends, they always have a fresh rose on each table. From the menu my personal favorites are their Egg Rolls, Tom Yum Goong, and the Garlic Pork… yummm. They also have delicious bubble tea and to-go orders “next door” at the Little Rose. I think you’ll find the only bad thing about this place is you have to come back to P.T. to get more! Khu Larb Thai

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