Immerse yourself in natural beauty and historic accommodations. Indulge in Northwest, artisan fare at one of three eateries: Fort Worden Servery, Taps Guardhouse Pub, Commons Coffee and seasonal Beach Cafe.
Alongside the highly browsable indie shops and restaurants packed with local food, visitors come to Port Townsend to enjoy Fort Worden, a 19th-century army-base-turned-state-park that boasts a plentiful event calendar thanks to local arts organization Centrum. The fort’s executive chef, Lou Bair, (yes, this “fort” has an executive chef) celebrates the culinary emphasis on locally-sourced food, offering cooking classes and a new pub, Taps at the Guardhouse (opening Winter 2016).
Aside from the bevy of learning opportunities nearby—the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, School of Wooden Boat Building, Maritime Center and Marine Science Center, to name a few