Port Townsend's Two Neighborhoods
In the late 1800s, Port Townsend was the second largest seaport in the United States. The DOWNTOWN streets were bawdier and rougher than the infamous San Francisco Barbary Coast. Bars, bordellos, gun battles, shanghaiing, and drunken sailors were the norm. The town's respectable families lived UPTOWN on the high bluff and shopped in the respectable establishments along Lawerence Street. Aunt Clara's is located one block from the Washington Street bluff with easy access to both DOWNTOWN and UPTOWN districts.
Getting to Port Townsend
Port Townsend is located on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The scenic drive to Port Townsend gives you views of mountains and Puget Sound. For transportation info, check out: