Washington October 02, 2017
How This Small Washington Town Quietly Became The Coolest Place In The Pacific Northwest
Ask any Washingtonian who has visited Port Townsend what they think of it, and you’re likely to get a smile. Our charming Victorian seaport town is loved by people of all ages and demographics, yet it remains a quiet, peaceful place. In fact, it’s one of the most beloved parts of the entire Northwest.
Founded in 1851, Port Townsend was once one of the busiest ports on the West Coast.
No wonder it was called the "City of Dreams."
This little city of 9,500 people has maintained its economic stability in a variety of ways, from the paper mill to tourism and timber.
One can't help but be drawn in by the beauty and charm of the downtown area.
The historic streets are lined with restaurants, shops and other modern businesses.
Beer drinkers love spots like the Pourhouse, a craft beer taproom, and Propolis.
Locals and tourists alike love the Twisted History Tours by Tour Port Townsend.
After all, Port Townsend is considered one of the most haunted cities in the country.
This city can't seem to let a month go by without hosting an amazing event or festival.
The Victorian Festival in April is especially popular.
The community is incredibly supportive of its local writers and readers.
Imprint Books is the site of Writers' Workshoppe, which offers several workshops to those looking to improve their writing. Since 1974, the city has also hosted the annual Port Townsend Writers' Conference.
History buffs flock to Fort Worden, a gathering place designed as a military base to protect Puget Sound.
So, is it the fact that there's something for everyone that makes Port Townsend so popular?
Or is it simply because there's no other place like it on Earth?
Port Townsend is truly one-of-a-kind.
Since there’s something for everyone in Port Townsend, we highly encourage
every Washingtonian to visit.