Changes at the General Store Café | Port Gamble Gazette

In a recent social media statement, owners of the Port Gamble General Store &Café announced the selling of the Café to Scratch Kitchen (formerly Bella Luna Pizza) of Suquamish, WA.

Scratch Kitchen will be taking over the café space Sept. 1. The current beloved café’s last day serving in the space will be Aug. 27. Their last day of lunch service is Aug. 25. Their last weekend will focus on serving the much-loved breakfast menu.

The Port Gamble General Store will keep the retail side of the business and the old dining room space in the rear of the building. Owners also say they will keep the coffee, ice cream, and candy sections; while dreaming up new ways to reinvent the space. The Port Gamble General Store is already preparing for their annual Holiday Open House on Nov. 11.

We would like to thank the café for many years of great food and smiling faces. Please join us in welcoming Scratch Kitchen to Port Gamble as we look forward to some more great food in the café space.

Crawl down the rabbit hole with Port Gamble Theater’s “Alice in Wonderland”

The Port Gamble Theater is pleased to bring “Alice in Wonderland” to life Sept. 15 through Oct. 1. Take a journey down the rabbit hole with Alice, as she meets the strangest cast of characters in all classic literature. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. A special Saturday matinee will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 23.

Purchase tickets at

Port Gamble Bay Cleanup Project – construction site closed to public

This summer, construction of a large limited purpose landfill on the former Model Airplane Field, just south of town began. Materials going to the landfill are the sediments dredged from Port Gamble Bay and excavated from the shoreline. Sediments have been tested, rinsed of salt water, permitted and approved for the location. In two weeks of hauling, approximately 34,000 cubic yards of material (1,718 truckloads) have been transported. Flaggers are at the entrance to the landfill on Highway 104 to help facilitate safe travel through the area. Note, the southern portion of the mill site is still closed to the public. The former Model Airplane Field area is also closed for construction and is not available to trail users. Construction sites and equipment are inherently dangerous, do not enter the construction sites or approach equipment at any time. Also, trucking hours are typically from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional work outside of those hours is possible. Truck traffic in Port Gamble is very heavy – please be aware when in town.

Get the latest updates at the project website

The Port Gamble Ghost Conference is almost here

The eighth Annual Port Gamble Ghost Conference is planned for Oct. 27-29 at the historic Port Gamble Theater. The award-winning conference is one of the biggest of its kind and is suited for those simply interested in the paranormal to seasoned paranormal investigators.

The Ghost Conference offers guest speakers from all over the country. We are also offering classes, workshops, and a live Psychic Gallery Reading (Oct. 28) throughout the weekend as well as investigations in some of the Port Gamble’s hot spots of paranormal activity, like the Walker-Ames House.

Registration for all three days is $50/person, or a one day pass is $25. See details at

Ready.Set.Ghost Walk

Want an inside look at what many consider to be Washington’s most haunted town? Join paranormal investigator and researcher, Pete Orbea for the annual season of Ghost Walks and Special Investigations. Tours start on Sept. 29 and run every Friday and Saturday evening through October (except for Oct. 27-28). A special Halloween ghost walk will be hosted on Oct. 31 and attendees are encouraged to dress up. Note, paranormal activity experiences often occur during the tour.

Tickets are $25 per person and for ages 16 and up. For more tour details visit Check out the evidence page as well to see audio clips from paranormal investigations in Port Gamble and Kingston.

Commuter parking spaces available just steps from the Kingston Ferry

Pope Resources/Olympic Property Group LLC has six parking spaces for rent steps from the Kingston Ferry. The prime parking spaces can be rented on a month-to-month basis for $65/month with no deposit and are ACH capable. Contact Port Gamble Property Manager, Tonya Caswell at 360-297-7251 for details.

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— Pete Orbea is the marketing manager for Olympic Property Group. Contact him at

Changes at the General Store Café | Port Gamble Gazette
Changes at the General Store Café | Port Gamble Gazette
Changes at the General Store Café | Port Gamble Gazette