The first settlers in the area built homes on the wooded shores of Sinclair Inlet in 1854 and named their community Sidney. Sawmills and shipyards formed a sound base for the town's economy, and in 1903 Sidney was renamed Port Orchard in honor of H.M. Orchards, a clerk on Captain Vancouver's 1792 expedition who first discovered the bay. Port Orchard is the seat of Kitsap County
Port Orchard is part of the Bremerton, WA metro area.
Education Eton Technical Institute |
Golf Clover Valley Golf & Country Club |
History Log Cabin Museum | Sidney Art Gallery and Museum |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Donna McGaughey-Relator | Valarie Krier, Real Estate Agent |
Shopping Armchair Books | Little Habitats |
Washington Counties Kitsap County |
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10/20 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
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.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
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!