Looking forward to brighter days in Port Gamble

Looking forward to brighter days in Port Gamble

All of us in Port Gamble are anxiously awaiting May 4, 2020 to come up and see what the next steps are for Washington State in the fight against COVID-19. We’re sure you are too! We hope everyone reading this is safe, well, and trying to enjoy the simple things in life right now.

While most all of the businesses are closed except for Butcher & Baker Provisions and Galloping Gamble Espresso, we want to make sure that you know that many of the businesses in Port Gamble have online shopping options so you can still support the local communities. Many small businesses in North Kitsap have online options to help get you (and them) through these strange times. For a full list of shops, head to portgamble.com/shopping.

We are definitely missing all of the great visitors to the town and the shops so let’s have some fun here: if you are a fan of “Port Gamble, Washington” on Facebook, share your favorite photo, story, or what you miss most about Port Gamble right now on our timeline and be sure to tag “Port Gamble, Washington.”

Port Gamble is still planning for Muddy Paws July 10 – July 12; the Maritime Music Festival on Aug. 8; Summer Faire on Aug. 9; the Port Gamble Ghost Conference Nov. 6 – Nov. 8 and; Country Christmas Dec. 12 – Dec. 13, 2020. Many of the trail races in the coming months are still scheduled but may be postponed or cancelled.

We’ll hopefully be able to see you soon when it’s safe.

Stottlemeyer Mountain Bike Race moves to Aug. 1

With the fight against COVID-19 raging on, the NW Epic Series, has decided to postpone the event to Aug. 1. NW Epic Series hosts some of the largest mountain bike races in Washington State and we will miss having the race this May, but glad steps have been taken to help ensure everyone’s safety. Interested in registering for the race? Ride on over to nwepicseries.com/events/stottlemeyer for all of the details.

Port Gamble Cruise Nights every Thursday this summer (once COVID-19 mitigation is lifted)

Come one, come all on Thursday evenings this summer, through the end of September and see some classic and modern hot rods, cruisers, and trucks from 4 p.m. to dusk. All vehicles are welcome. The Port Gamble Cruise nights have been a spring and summer staple in Port Gamble for years. The cruises meets up at the grassy field located next to Butcher & Baker Provisions. Bring a comfy chair and enjoy some fun this year at the Port Gamble Cruise Nights.

Butcher & Baker Provisions celebrates four years

On April 22 Butcher & Baker Provisions celebrated their four-year anniversary since opening in the historic Automotive Station in Port Gamble. From their handmade sweets, prime cut savories, locally made artisan goods, and a diverse menu, they’ve brought a unique and delicious element to Port Gamble. Chef Adam Sawasy and Chef Patricia Horton have enjoyed providing farmhouse food to countless fans and like to keep things interesting with a rotating menu. Currently, they are open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for carry-out and curbside orders only.

What’s the in-house favorite dish?

“The items that I love so much on our menu are the ones that our kitchen staff are developing for every menu change. We get the opportunity to cook and create, twist and tweak everything for sometimes weeks so when it makes it to your plate it is exactly what we envision. It is such a fun time cooking for each other and bouncing ideas back and forth and watching every staff member add their two cents. It is that type of fun that makes our food what it is,” said Sawasy.

Visit their website at butcherandbakerprovisions.com for hours and menus.

Port Gamble Historic Museum hopes to open May 29

The Port Gamble Historic Museum has been closed for the winter; however we are hoping to reopen for the summer on Friday, May 29, pending public health restrictions due to COVID-19. The Museum is located underneath the Port Gamble General Store and will be open May 29 through – September. Hours are Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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