Community March 20, 2024

Shop and Dine in Port Gamble

What Port Gamble lacks in size, it definitely makes up for in history and charm. With the perfect spots to find unique gifts and satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure to check out these local businesses. Each one is located in a historic building, so don’t miss the outdoor signs to learn more about the history of each spot. And, if you don’t live on the Kitsap Peninsula, Port Gamble is just a 15-minute drive from the Kingston-Seattle ferry and the Kingston-Edmonds ferry. We highly recommend spending a day in Port Gamble, a small-town gem.

One-Stop Shop

One of the longest-running general stores in the state, Port Gamble General Store & Café has something for everyone. They always have amazing seasonal home items as well as PNW-inspired gifts. You’ll also find candy reminiscent of the good old days. In the back of the store, The Café (with awesome water views) serves sandwiches, soups, salads, espresso, fresh-baked goods, two brands of locally-made ice cream, as well as a selection of local beers and wines. Operating in the current space since 1916, the original Port Gamble General Store opened in 1853 and sold goods to millworkers, visitors, and neighboring tribal members.

Open Monday – Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Food and Beverage

Known for delicious meals like the epic fried chicken sandwich, and many decadent desserts, Butcher & Baker Provisions is a local favorite. Their menu changes seasonally and always has both breakfast and lunch/dinner options. Entrees have included interesting options like Turkish Cilbir and the Albondigas Birria Sub. You’ll also find a selection of jams, oils, honey, and sliced meats by the pound. Sweets include cookies the size of your head and slices of cake that weigh in at almost a pound.

Open Thursday – Sunday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Cafe & Bakery)

Coffee Shop open Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Thursday – Sunday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 


If you’re looking for lighter fare and a craft beverage, House 11 Taproom & Bottle Shop is a great spot. Paninis like “Beet It Grilled Cheese” or the “Tennessee French” (which features pickled okra) are great accompaniments to a local craft beer or glass of wine. We love that they serve peanuts from CB’s Nuts, which are roasted here in Kingston. You can also purchase wine or beer to take home.

Open Thursday – Saturday, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.


Unique Gifts

Stocked with fair-trade global goods, Tango Zulu Imports is the place to find curated collections. You’ll find alpaca socks from Peru, baskets from Ghana, jewelry from India, locally made felted bar soaps, and a variety of clever cards and stickers.

Open Monday through Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM.

Wish in Port Gamble is another must-visit shop. Peruse books by local authors, beautiful jewelry, an array of home decor, an extensive card collection, and much more.

Open Monday – Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  


Port Gamble Shops for Those Who Knit, Sew & More

Located in the historic stables building, Quilted Strait is a haven for all things fabric. From needlework and quilting supplies to classes and patterns, this is the place to go for sewing and quilting projects. Even if those art forms aren’t your thing, it’s worth it to simply step inside this beautiful building.

Open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

If you’re interested in fiber arts, The Artful Ewe has a wide variety of materials for knitting, spinning, weaving, and felting. This shop is next to Port Gamble’s iconic water towers. The owner, Heidi Dascher, loves “teaching, sharing, and creating community.”

Open Friday – Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  


We recently spent a day in Port Gamble with Visit Kitsap Peninsula. Watch our fun Reel, and stay tuned for more!