Jul 29, 2015 | Jobs

Aqua Fitness Instructor

Jul 22, 2015 | Jobs

P.M. Clerk

26-35 hours a week

Jul 21, 2015 | Recent News
Jul 20, 2015 | Jobs


2 Part Time Positions

Jul 13, 2015 | Recent News
Jul 13, 2015 | Recent News




For more information contact: Mari Mullen, Port Townsend Main Street Program

360-385-7911, director@ptmainstreet.org




Many merchants in the Port Townsend historic districts are planning on staying open until 7 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings this summer. Buskers are encouraged to play on Friday and Saturday evenings to contribute to a lively downtown. The extended hours will run through Labor Day weekend, which wraps up with the Summer Sidewalk Sale.

The following shops have signed up to stay open until 7 PM:


Jul 13, 2015 | Recent News
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Jul 10, 2015 | Recent News

“Developing the Energy Sector of the Jefferson County Economy

Brian Young, Governor’s Clean Technology Sector Lead

Washington State Department of Commerce, Seattle WA

Thursday, July 16th at 12:30 PM • Clubhouse of the Port Townsend Yacht Club

Jul 10, 2015 | Jobs

Port Townsend Driver

If you applied at last year’s opening, please call again.

Jul 10, 2015 | Jobs

Executive Director 

Jul 7, 2015 | Recent News
Jul 1, 2015 | Jobs

Full Time Client Care Specialist

Jun 30, 2015 | Recent News
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Jun 15, 2015 | Recent News
Tina Clarke, an internationally known community resilience consultant and Transition Trainer from Boston, will lead a special series of public events June 16-20 that are hosted by Local 20/20 and Collective Impact, and co-sponsored by the City of Port Townsend, Firefly Academy Preschool and Thunderbull Productions. Tina has traveled to more than 120 communities in North America and Europe to facilitate conversations about how neighbors can come together to create a stronger community, improve economic well-being, reduce oil dependency, and increase local food production, local energy, local jobs, mutual support, and security—which are all elements of the Transition Towns model. Tina facilitates all the events.  Anyone wanting to help transition our community to greater resilience and gain mutual support is encouraged to attend; all events are open to the public, with donations gratefully accepted at the door to cover costs. Childcare inquiries should be emailed in advance to:fireflyacademypreschool@gmail.com
Jun 11, 2015 | Recent News


Help us spread the word! Join your neighbors in shaping Port Townsend’s Future


Topic:    Planning for the Next 20 Years (2016-2036)

The City of Port Townsend is in the process of conducting a “periodic update” to its comprehensive plan and development regulations.  The comprehensive plan is a 20-year planning document that sets the framework for the physical, social, and economic development of the City.  In addition to updating to meet state mandated requirements, this is a great opportunity for us to check in with the public on key issues and potential policy responses.  What are the most pressing issues facing our community?  How can we address them?  The input gathered from the Town Meeting will help form the work program for 2016 and beyond.

Location:              Fort Worden Commons

Date:                     June 24, 2015

Doors Open:      5:30 pm

Meeting:             6:00-8:00 pm


Jun 4, 2015 | Recent News

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Jun 3, 2015 | Recent News



June 22, 2013

Port Townsend Washington

Memorial Field

Show time 8am to 4pm

Registration starts at 7:30am

Public entry at 9:30am $5.00 13 AND OVER, 12 & UNDER FREE.

For more information contact Rich Stapf Sr. at (360) 301-1199

Rick Crawford at (360)531-0423 e-mail: leaknlaul@cablespeed.com


Jun 2, 2015 | Recent News
Visit a Jefferson County Master Gardener Plant Clinic for answers to gardening questions and diagnosis of plant problems. Clients should bring in samples (in plastic bags) of plants, including stems, leaves, flowers, fruits or cones. Master Gardeners can also help you identify garden pests. Come is any Monday (through the end of September; except holidays), from 1-4, at the WSU Extension Office in Point Hudson; 380 Jefferson St. PT. A plant clinic table is also staffed the 2nd and 4th Sundays, at the Chimacum Farmers Market.


Jun 1, 2015 | Recent News


Vote for America’s Best Town

One of these 64 towns can be called the “Best Town Ever.” Crowning the winner will be up to you.

Picking the locations in our fifth annual Best Town Ever contest wasn’t easy. We looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and, of course, a good beer scene—all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden gems, underdogs, and towns on the rise. Plus, for the first time, we added a wild-card round, letting our Instagram followers nominate their favorite towns—Port Angeles, WA; New York, NY; Saugatuck, MI; and Roanoke, VA came out on top to snag the final spot in each section of our bracket.


Jun 1, 2015 | Recent News

Calling all community builders- Habitat for Humanityneeds you to help us put the finishing touches on the first two homes at the Birkenfeld Community. We need volunteers to paint, clean, and build and install fence panels. Join us for a full or half day on June 17, 18, or 20. No experience necessary. Tools, training, safety equipment and refreshments provided. Call 379-2827 to register!
May 27, 2015 | Recent News

Date:Thursday, June 11; 6-8 pm (Foundation meeting and potluck at 6; lecture and tour at 7)

Location: Chimacum Grange (not at Tri-Area this month)

“Favorite Plants from Kul Kah Han Native Plant Demonstration Garden” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation June educational lecture series subject.

May 19, 2015 | Recent News

PORT TOWNSEND, WA - The 32nd Annual Classic Mariners Regatta will be held June 5-7 at the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC).  The event draws classic wooden boats from all over the state to race, rub elbows and celebrate wooden boats.  The races are open to classic sailboats of all sizes, kayaks, dinghies and row boats.  Wooden power boats are welcome to join in as spectators.  

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Apr 16, 2015 | Recent News

From sea to shining sea, our top picks for the most amazing American small towns to see this year.

Apr 13, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

Mary Jolley started Jolley Financial Services in 2006.

Apr 8, 2015 | Recent News

Festival by the Bay announces headline band for Saturday night July 25th from 8pm to 9:45pm.

Apr 7, 2015 | Recent News


When: Monday May 18, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT
Where: Fort Worden Commons, Room A (200 Battery Way, PT)

The Jefferson County Community Foundation, in collaboration with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to be able to bring Lynne Herer Smith, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to Port Townsend on May 18th, 2015.  Lynn will be accompanied by two colleagues from the Gates Foundation, Senior Business Analyst Jessica Hoffman, and Aiko Bethea, Deputy Director of Grants and Contract Management.


Apr 1, 2015 | Recent News

Radio Port Townsend launches “Care & Connect” campaign as community service


Mar 25, 2015 | Recent News

Jefferson County Master Garden Foundation April Lecture: “Plant Circadian Rhythms: Getting our Shifts Together to Improve Human Nutrition”

Thursday, April 9, 3 pm

Location: Tri-Area Community Center




Mar 19, 2015 | Recent News

Come join the fun at the Ajax Cafe Downunder Dinner!

Mar 17, 2015 | Recent News
Mar 17, 2015 | Recent News



Let our Legislators know how important Tourisim is to Washington State

Send an email to Rep. Steve Tharinger asking him to support SHB 1938


Mar 9, 2015 | Recent News


7 Cedars Casino will host a networking event for Jefferson and Clallam Counties young professionals, held at the resort’s Salish Room on Wednesday, March 18th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The evening will bring together the North Olympic Peninsulas’ premier Young Professionals Networks; the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network and the Peninsula Young Professionals Network. 

Feb 26, 2015 | Recent News

JCMGF MEETING / “Let’s Talk Chicken: Benefits and Drawbacks on Raising your own Birds”   Thursday, March 12, 3:00 pm

Feb 19, 2015 | Recent News
Sustainable Energy Grant Workshop for Businesses, Farms and Ranches- Wednesday March 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00, Chimacum Grange, Chimacum
Do you own a Jefferson County for-profit small business, farm or ranch? Have you been considering installing a renewable energy system or making significant energy efficiency improvements? If so, there is a USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) that may be able to provide Grant funding for up to 25% of the cost of a renewable energy installation or energy efficiency improvements. It can also provide loan guarantees.  All of Jefferson County and Clallam County is considered rural, and most businesses in the county would qualify as small. The local USDA office recently gave a presentation on this program here, and to see if you would qualify and for more details, see the USDA WA site here. You can find the application forms here (Scroll down to "Rural Energy for America Program"). If you have questions about the program, contact Carlotta Donisi, the WA State USDA rep for this program, at carlotta.donisi@wa.usda.gov. or call her at 360-704-7724.
Feb 19, 2015 | Recent News

The Fort Worden PDA and the City of Port Townsend is sponsoring a FREE Contractor’s Workshop, Tuesday, March 10th, 8:30-12:00, at the USO Building (Bldg 326) at Fort Worden State Park.

Feb 13, 2015 | Recent News


Maritime Discovery Schools initiative town meeting February 18

Feb 10, 2015 | Recent News

Jefferson County Home & Garden Show         

Insert Opportunity     February 28th 2015

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JCMGF MEETING / “Don’t Walk On By! Getting Ahead of Invasive Weeds”   Thursday, February 12, 3:00 pm

 “Don’t Walk On By! Getting Ahead of Invasive Weeds” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation February educational lecture series subject.



Feb 3, 2015 | Recent News
Feb 3, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

Tyler Fordham came to Port Townsend for a visit on his first wedding anniversary.  Both Tyler and Rachel thought the town, the views and the atmosphere were charming.  Little did they know then that almost seven years later a dental practice would open up in their "dream town".  


Feb 3, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

What started out as an idea, came to frution in what seemed no time at all. Local owner, Amy Jordan assumed ownership of Carol’s Laundromat in March of last year.

Feb 3, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

One year ago Yefim and Jane made the long drive from New York to Port Townsend. After spending a year in Beijing studying with their teacher Dr. Wang Ju Yi, they welcomed the clean air of the Olympic Peninsula.


Feb 3, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

Dominica Lord-Wood was a craftswoman for several years while living in the North East Kingdom of Vermont. When the weather became too severe, she headed west.



Feb 3, 2015 | New Member Spotlight
The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1990 to restore salmon to the waters of the north Olympic Peninsula.
Jan 21, 2015 | Recent News


Get your ticket today by clicking here

Tickets can also be purchased by calling or visiting the Chamber of Commerce offices


Please note that this year tickets will NOT be available to purchase at the door.

All tickets must be pre-purchased as this years's brunch will include a seated meal and mimosas


Jan 15, 2015 | Recent News

National Wear Red Day. Send photos of your staff and business partners dress in red to kburke@jeffersonhealthcare.org for posting on our web and facebook pages.

Jan 12, 2015 | Recent News

The nominations are in and we are pleased to announce the final nominees for the 2014 Business Leader of the Year, Young Professioanl of the Year and Citizen of the Year


Jan 9, 2015 | Recent News
Dec 29, 2014 | New Member Spotlight
Dec 29, 2014 | New Member Spotlight

Jolene Sunding and Marylou McKenzie have opened Seasons Hair Salon, located on the courtyard level of Park Place Building next to Haller Fountain.


Dec 29, 2014 | Recent News

Lecture – “Lessons Learned by Master Gardeners through their Growing Healthy Program

“Lessons Learned by Master Gardeners through their Growing Healthy Program” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation January educational lecture series subject. Thursday, January 8, 3-5 pm.


Dec 15, 2014 | Recent News

Growing Groceries Classes

January 30 - March 14, 2015; Six Friday nights and three Saturday afternoons

WSU Extension Office, Port Townsend  

The WSU Jefferson County Master Gardeners are presenting a brand new “Growing Groceries” class to the community. This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to grow fresh, nutritious groceries for healthier food and extending the budget. 


Dec 15, 2014 | Recent News

2015 Master Gardener Spring Training

March 5 through May 14, 2015; 9-3:00

Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum


Each year WSU Jefferson County trains new Master Gardeners to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is open to everyone with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.


Dec 1, 2014 | Recent News

Join the 4-H PT STEM Club, Dec 6th and 7th 11-7, Next door to Quimper Mercantile.


Nov 21, 2014 | Recent News
Nov 19, 2014 | New Member Spotlight
Julie Wurden Jablonski is a Managing Broker at Windermere Real Estate/West Sound Inc., in the Windermere Commercial division. Her focus is assisting clients in buying, selling or leasing commercial properties from Kitsap to Port Townsend. She provides landlord and tenant representation, consulting, sale/leaseback and tax deferred exchange services.
Nov 19, 2014 | New Member Spotlight
Mary Rome has called Port Townsend home since 1983.  Her face may be familiar to locals from such businesses as the Salal Cafe and About Time.  You might find her and Sassy, her Cairn Terrier, on a brisk walk through Fort Worden, one of her favorite settings in picturesque Port Townsend.
Nov 10, 2014 | Business for Sale
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Financial Planning for Commercial Farmers and Fishermen
Oct 28, 2014 | Recent News
 "We have a Bright Idea!"
Join the Port Townsend Main Street Program--Fostering economic vitality and preservation of place and economic vitality within our historic business districts, while maintaining our small town quality of life.
Support the campaign HERE
Oct 14, 2014 | Recent News
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bIQ Class: Real Communication in a Digital World, Tuesday, November 4, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Improving Enterprise Productivity with Lean Thinking, Mondays November 3 - December 8, 4:30pm - 6:30p
Oct 8, 2014 | Recent News

Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning Wed Oct. 8 thru Dec. 17, 2014 6-9pm Including Sat Nov. 15th Financial Planning Seminar 9am-4pm at the Chimacum Grange* WSU Jefferson and Clallam County Extension will host the second course in the Cultivating Success series. During this course, participants are guided in developing a farm business plan they can use to help finance and guide a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business.

Oct 2, 2014 | New Member Spotlight

As a Dazzling Urbanite from the big city, Jessica Wright never expected to fall so quickly or so deeply in love with charming little Port Townsend. "I fought the desire to stay here so hard! I'm just used to the city, and have been moving frequently for a while. Settling down didn't make sense. But, it makes my heart happy, so here I am!" She says with a smile. When asked what she loves most about PT, her response was "Where do I start...

Oct 2, 2014 | New Member Spotlight
Get Tanked! Spa & Boutique, Inc. is now open at 1015 Water Street in beautiful downtown Port Townsend inside Flagship Landing.  Get Tanked! is owned by Francie Loveall,  a one-woman business, dedicated to promoting health, fun and beauty for local residents as well as travelers to Port Townsend.
Feb 20, 2014 | Recent News

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

women-in-ag-logo-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Women in Washington, Oregon and Idaho will gain practical advice for improving farm management skills and networking with other women producers at the 2014 Women in Agriculture Conference to be held at 28 locations onSaturday, March 15.

The conference is designed for women who have been farming for years as well as for new and aspiring farmers

Feb 19, 2014 | New Member Spotlight
We are Short’s Family Farm located in Chimacum on Center Road on your way to Quilcene. The Farm has been in the Short family since the early 1940’s. It was bought by Roger’s grandfather then his father and today Roger. The farm started as a dairy farm while today it is a beef ranch raising 100% grass fed beef. Start through finish Roger knows grass so that makes us able to give our customers top quality beef year round. Whether it is ground beef, steaks or a whole or half animal. You will find our son Kevin at both the Chimacum and Port Townsend farmer’s markets.
Feb 18, 2012 | New Member Spotlight
The dust has settled, the paint has dried, and the reconfiguration of exhibit space is complete. The 29 artist-members of Port Townsend Gallery are taking a step back and savoring the results of their recent makeover. The annual spruce-up of the gallery, fondly referred to by the artists as “SpackleFest,” is now finished and the artists enthusiastically invite you to come and check out their efforts. You’ll still find work by your favorite local artists, just in a freshly renovated space. Artist’s prints are the latest addition to the gallery, so make sure you browse the new bins located in each artist’s area for prints, notecards and small works.