Port Angeles is on Highway 101
and is the main city in Clallam County
In 1791, Spanish captain Don Francisco de Eliza sailed into the deep-water harbor of what is now Port Angeles and became the first European to behold the area. He named the site Puerto de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, "Port of Our Lady of Angels," from which the current name is derived. President Abraham Lincoln designated Port Angeles as a federal city in 1862, the only other being Washington, D.C.
Today Port Angeles, population 18,397, depends upon pulp and paper mills as well as boating and fishing. It also is a tourist destination with hot springs and Olympic National Park in the area. Nearby Hurricane Ridge is noted for its spectacular overlook of mountain ranges. Ediz Hook, the 4-1/2-mile sandbar that forms the harbor, offers a panoramic view of the city and the Olympic Mountains.
A U.S. Coast Guard air rescue station is here and the Lower Elwha Indian Reservation lies northwest of the city.
Education Olympic Park Institute/Rosemary Inn |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Bella Italia | Dupuis Restaurant | FAIRHOLM General Store & Cafe |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Bowman Bed and Breakfast |
City Parks Departments Olympic National Park |
Sports and Sporting Events Olympic Mountaineering | North Olympic Peninsula VCB |
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11/15 Coming to The area
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
Berry Dairy Days Burlington WA June13-16 Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.