With its maritime heritage, artist spirit, and a touch of urban chic, Port Townsend is an easily accessible base camp to the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Whether on land or sea; indoors or outdoors – Port Townsend has activities for every taste.
In the past few years, the world has come to know what locals have known for years: Port Townsend is a special place for both visitors and residents alike. Publications from around the world and the interwebs have been talking about PT and it’s unique blend of maritime heritage, artist spirit, and urban chic. Here’s a sampling of recent accolades:
Top 10 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in the USA – TheCultureTrip.com – May 2015
20 Best Towns to Visit in 2015 – Smithsonian Magazine – May 2015
10 Most Beautiful Towns in Washington – TheCultureTrip.com – March 2015
20 US Cities for an Affordable Valentine’s Day – CouponsDaily.com – February 2015
11 Most Romantic Small Towns – SmarterTravel.com – February 2015
14 Best Small Cities for a First Date – DatingAdvice.com – February 2015
Top 10 Foodie Towns to Retire – Huffington Post – December 2014
Top 10 Best Beach Town Bargains for Fall – Budget Travel – October 2014
10 Most Unique Historic Lodgings in the US – Huffington Post – September 2014
One of America’s Best Small Towns – Globe & Mail, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – July 2014
Top 10 Best Small Towns in America – Fodor’s Travel – June 2014
Top 10 Best Small Beach Towns for Retirees – CBS News – May 2014
12 Best Places for a Family Vacation – MSN – March 2014
One of the Best Main Streets in the US – Huffington Post & Fodor’s Guide – January 2014
Best 4 Small Towns for Retirement – USA Today – November 2013
Top 10 Best Beach Bargains – Budget Travel & Yahoo Travel – August 2013
Top 10 Best Places to Retire, if you’re a Boater – Boat US – May 2013
One of the Most Romantic Getaways in Washington – USA Today – February 2013
Top 10 Most Quirky Places to Retire – AARP Magazine – February 2013
Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America – Budget Travel, Fox News, NBC News, Yahoo Travel
– September 2012
Join us for Port Townsend’s “community holiday” celebration May 9-17!
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Get ready to dive deep into Cajun culture with an authentic Cajun Swamp Pop Honky Tonk Dance featuring The Revelers, on May 9, 2015 at the USO Building in Fort Worden.
Admission is $10 at the door, and the party will start at 7:30pm. Yes – there will be a beer garden!
The dance is the culmination of Centrum’sf Kitchen Culture – an authentic Cajun culinary, music and dance event taking place May 6-10, 2015, at Fort Worden. The gathering is guided by Southwest Louisiana food gurus Toby Rodriguez and Bryan Kyzer; Louisiana’s award-winning music supergroup The Revelers; and hot two-stepping duo Corey Porche and Sally Freund.
Not everyone can book a trip Louisiana to discover this. That’s why Kitchen Culture is bringing it to you.
Kitchen Culture combines the music, food and dances of Louisiana, a trinity of creativity and a way of life, established in the hearts and souls of its people since day one, says Chas Justus, of The Revelers. It is a culture existing in context with each element feeding off the other, not fulfilling its calling individually but existing for one another, making each other shine.
Food: Centrum will create an authentic boucherie at Fort Worden, guided by Toby Rodriguez and Bryan Kyzer from Southwest Louisiana. If you are looking for authentic Cajun culinary instruction, are committed to the farm-to-table movement, and interested in locally-sourced food, Kitchen Culture is for you. Learn more about the food track!
Music. Kitchen Culture will give you the opportunity to improve your Cajun music chops with an immersion into southwest Louisiana music making, courtesy of The Revelers – one of America’s finest cajun bands.
Dance. Cajun and Zydeco dance aren’t just art forms – they are cultural experiences in their own right. Corey Porche will be your guide and get you movin’!
Learn more about Kitchen Culture: