Taste of PTTickets are on sale now for The Port Townsend Main Street Program’s Taste of Port Townsend, one of the most exciting culinary events of the year.  Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 13 from 4 to 7:30 pm, and come with friends and have fun sampling some of the finest quality food Port Townsend has to offer.

One ticket gives you admission to all 13 restaurants on the tour. There are six new participating restaurants this year. From Doc’s Marina Grill at Point Hudson, downtown venues and up to The Food Coop, The Cup and Manresa Castle Restaurant and Lounge, there are dishes for every taste.

Enjoy gluten-free pizzas and clam chowder, vegetarian options and many choices for the omnivores! Blackened Halibut Bites, Chicken Pesto Crepes and Rustica Pizza are on the menu. There are Teriyaki Drummettes, Tangy Green Papaya Salad, Lamb Balls with Roasted Beet Tzatziki, crab cakes and surprises for your sweet tooth.

The  Taste of Port Townsend is a fundraiser for the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit.

Tickets are $30; children (12 & under) $20.
Buy tickets on-line at www.eventbrite.com or at:
Safeway on Sims Way;
Quimper Sound, 230 Taylor Street or
The Food Coop, 414 Kearney Street.

2013 VENUES

Manresa Castle Restaurant & Lounge – 7th& Sheridan
Bruschetta & Smoked Salmon Chowder

The Cup – 600 Sims Way
Deep Fried Button Mushrooms with Yogurt Dill Dipping Sauce, Grown Up Mac & Cheese & Blackened Halibut Bites with Bacon & Lettuce

The Food Coop – 414 Kearney Street
A Picnic ~ Traditional Potato Salad & Teriyaki Drummettes

Water Street Creperie – 1046 Water Street
Chicken Pesto Crepe, Vegetarian Crepe & Nutella Crepe

Cellar Door – 940 Water Street
Mediterranean Deviled Eggs & Lamb Balls with Roasted Beet Tzatziki
Drink Samples for those 21 & Over

The Belmont Restaurant – 925 Water Street
Chicken Adobo

Perfect Dreams Cupcakes – 909 Water Street
Lavender Cupcakes

The Brickhouse Bistro – 232 Taylor Street
Pizza Samples: Rustica, Firma, Classic, & Apple Chicken Gorgonzola

Silverwater Café – 237 Taylor Street
Crab Cakes with Lemongrass Aioli & a Sweet Surprise

Khu Larb Thai/Little Rose – 225 Adams Street
Moo Ping (marinated and grilled pork satay), Som Tum (tangy green papaya salad)
& Sticky Jasmine Rice

Addie Mae’s Southern Kitchen – 634 Water Street
Hush Puppies, Crawfish Ettouffee & Chipotle BBQ Ribs

The Boiler Room – 711 Water Street
Samples of Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Snickerdoodle Cookies, Sunrise Coffee & Homemade Chai

Doc’s Marina Café – 141 Hudson Street, Point Hudson
Gluten-Free Clam Chowder, a taste of our Fish & Chips and an El Portal Slider

Stew harbor master in Rubber boat-aLearn easy skills for repairing inflatable boats on at 12pm, May 22, 2013 at the Northwest Maritime Center.

Stewart Pugh will teaching a class on the basics of inflatable boat repair and maintenance. Attendees will come away with a basic understanding of the different types of boat fabric and how to perform simple patches and repairs. He will discuss the different configurations of inflatable boats and how they are best used. Included are a few “rubber boat tricks” learned from world cruisers.

Inflatable boats are a relatively new invention in the world of boating. They have advanced from the once simple canvas tubes covered with vulcanized rubber to modern synthetic rubber and plastic coated over modern fabrics.

Inflatable boats are the mainstay of rescue vessels and almost mandatory for safe river rafting. Almost all commercial vessels now carry inflatable boats in the form of emergency life-rafts and emergency rescue boats.

Repair of an inflatable boat is easy, but a solid starting point of technique and material is required. A simple mistake can make the boat unrepairable. It is also important to know when a repair should not be done or when the boat is at the end of its life.

Stewart Pugh has worked on all types of marine motors for 45 years and the last 12 years has maintained the fleet of small outboards used by the Northwest Maritime Center and Schooner Adventuress. He has a Port Townsend boat shop that repairs small outboards, inflatable boats and builds underwater robots.

Free Event. Advance Sign up required.
Location: Classroom upstairs above the Boat Shop (red building)
Class size limited to 24 persons. RSVP for a seat at chandlery@nwmaritime.org or call 360.385.3628 ext 101.

McCurdy PavilionCentrum, the multidisciplinary nonprofit arts and creative education organization at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, has unveiled its 2013 summer lineup of live performances at Fort Worden and in Port Townsend clubs. Tickets for all events are available online, or by calling Centrum at 800.746.1982.

National Heritage Fellowship winners the Birmingham Sunlights; jazz legend Anat Cohen; Basque musicians Joseba Tapia, Arkaitz Miner and Xavier Berasaluze; former NFL player and bluesman Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes; and such writers as Ann Hood and Dan Chaon are some of the performers who, along with tens of thousands of audience members, transform Fort Worden State Park into the summer destination of music, dance and literature.

And this summer, there will be more performers and events than ever before, with Voice Works (June 24-30, 2013); the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes (June 30-July 7, 2013); Readings and Lectures from the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference (July 7-21, 2013); Jazz Port Townsend (July 21-28, 2013); and the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival (July 28-August 4, 2013). Centrum performances are the culmination of week-long residential workshops in which aspiring, amateur, and pre-professional artists from around North America live, work, and play with world-class artist performers. Curated by Artistic Directors such as Erin Belieu, Suzy Thompson, John Clayton, and Daryl Davis, these workshops are the heart of the Centrum experience.

“My anticipation for Centrum’s summer season grows every day,” said Centrum Executive Director Robert Birman. “I regard our offerings as an itinerary, rather than merely a programmatic listing of events. Centrum’s performances and readings– year-round, in fact—are a virtual tour of the world for the mind and the ears. In that respect, I’m looking forward to hearing music and seeing language in a new ways as a result of exposure to the cultural context and the traditions that fuel the art forms Centrum’s faculty artists will be presenting.

Our finale performance at ‘Voice Works” in June is emblematic of this. Entitled, “Roots and Branches of American Singing – from the Secular to the Sacred,” the title says it all. Audiences will see and hear a cappella gospel singing from Alabama to the works of Pharis and Jason Romero from Horsefly, British Columbia, and all parts in between. It’s going to be an inspiring summer of exploration for everyone!”

Mainstage shows take place at McCurdy Pavilion, a 1,200-seat World War I-era balloon hangar that has been converted into a unique concert hall. Smaller, more intimate performances take place at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater. The Jazz and Acoustic Blues festivals feature late-night performances at club venues all over Port Townsend. In addition, every Friday at noon between June 28 and and August 3 Centrum presents free performances on the lawn in front of the Fort Worden Commons.