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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Small-Town Pleasures

Posted by on March 29 at 14:13 PM

After all the week’s talk about small towns and their guns and racists and small minds and mass murderers, this press release, from a small town, made me feel all warm inside:

Come to the Port Gamble General Store & Cafe located in Port Gamble , just one mile past the Hood Canal Bridge, and join in the fun and feasting. Beginning Saturday April 1 (no foolin’), we will be barbecuing out front so you can enjoy the aroma of grilled burgers, dogs, brats and sausages. The barbecue will continue every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join us again every Wednesday with your own personal motorcycle or your favorite biker. Cruise-in Wednesdays begin April 5, 2006 from 6 to 9 p.m. We’ll be barbecuing on these evenings, too.

As always, the Port Gamble General Store & Cafe will have homemade soup and chili and a full deli sandwich menu on hand inside. Homemade Clam Chowder is available every day.

Also, beginning this month is Open Mic night at the General Store. On the second Friday of each month bring your voice, your instrument and your friends to make some noise and enjoy others from 7 to 10 p.m. First Open Mic this year will be Friday, April 14, 2006 featuring Re-Union and their folk-inspired tunes.

The Port Gamble General Store & Cafe is located at 32400 NE Rainier Avenue #3, Port Gamble. For more information contact 306-297-7636.

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The Port Gamble General Store and historical area is a nice 50-70 mile round trip bike ride from the Bainbridge Ferry dock. Chief Sealth's grave is on the way. If you haven't been, give it a try. It's a nice ride, and depending on how you navigate Bainbridge, it's rideable on a fixie.

Odd that they would list a Saskatchewan area code for thier business. How close is this place to Canada? 50-70 mile bike ride from Bainbridge seems a bit short considering.

Looks like they mistyped 360.

Here ya go, folks:

Port Gamble General Store and Cafe

32400 Rainier Ave, #3

P.O. Box 301

Port Gamble, WA 98364

Telephone (360) 297-7636

I drive through Historic Port Gamble all the time on the way to my folks' Hood Canal cabin. It's about forty minutes from the Edmonds/Kingston ferry, and - though always unsettlingly empty of people (seriously, it's like a ghost town) - the place is effing CUTE. Tasty scones, hot buttered clams, and driftwood art are all in abundant supply. (And I hear if you catch an actual Port Gamblian, you get a wish.) buttered clams.....

Have been there-
First rule - will be a good time, but shift to low, low gear. Even laid back Seattle is 100 mph compared to this stuff.

Pack a picnic of wonder foods. Eat til you are stuffed - with the best cold beer.

As for Gamblians, they are bi and very hot - if you can catch one. Try sunset or sunrise. More cold beer helps.

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