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Port-Orchard is the county seat for Kitsap County, located just 13 miles west of Seattle. It is connected to Seattle and Vashon Island by the Washington State Ferries run to Southworth. The town is named after Port Orchard, the strait that separates Bainbridge Island from the Kitsap Peninsula. As of the 2000 census, the population of Port Orchard was 7,693. The city of Port Orchard, and all of Kitsap County, is a popular cultural, arts and entertainment and educational center. Special events, conferences, workshops and festivals abound in the area. A few of the events hosted by the Chamber of Commerce include a Murder Mystery Event, Seagull Calling Festival, Fathoms Street Scramble, Business Golf League, Downtown Arts Walks and much more. A Concert by the Bay series runs May through September at the Port Orchard Waterfront Marina Park, and the Downtown Arts Walks are May through October, the 3rd Friday of every month. The Kitsap Harbor Festival is Memorial Day weekend at both the Port Orchard and Bremerton marinas. Also, a farmers market is held on Saturdays, April through September. The Festival of Chimes & Lights is a delightful time filled with entertainment. Held the first Saturday in December, it includes an arts and crafts bazaar, storytelling, hot cider and cocoa, hay wagon rides, the tree lighting and arrival of Santa. Lighted boats dazzle in the marina, fireworks and a holiday pet parade are also featured in this fun, family event.

Surrounding areas: Bremerton, Washington (2.0 mi), Southworth, Washington (6.6 mi), Bainbridge Island, Washington (8.3 mi), Vashon Island, Washington (10.7 mi), Poulsbo, Washington (13.5 mi), Gig Harbor, Washington (14.4 mi), Seattle, Washington (14.9 mi)

Port Orchard Vacation Rentals

Port Orchard Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn Port Orchard1121 Bay StPort Orchard, WA (360) 895-2666
Guesthouse Intl Inn220 Bravo TerPort Orchard, WA (360) 895-7818
Vanlenn Vista Motel1090 Bethel AvePort Orchard, WA (360) 876-8046
Hampton Inn & Suites150 Washington AveBremerton, WA1.7 mi.(360) 405-0200
Super 8 Motel5068 Kitsop WayBremerton, WA1.9 mi.(360) 377-8881
The Madrona Inn Motel Searle ST Estates Inc4910 Auto CTR WayBremerton, WA1.9 mi.(360) 479-1300
Best Western Inn-bremerton4303 Kitsap WayBremerton, WA2.5 mi.(360) 405-1111
Oyster Bay Inn & Restaurant4412 Kitsap WayBremerton, WA2.6 mi.(360) 377-5510
Midway Inn Corp.2909 Wheaton WayBremerton, WA3.3 mi.(800) 231-0575
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel5640 Kitsap WayBremerton, WA3.4 mi.(360) 373-9900
Olympic Village Apartments1381 Ne Fairgrounds RdBremerton, WA6.3 mi.(360) 698-6900
Silverdale Beach Hotel3073 NW Bucklin Hl RdSilverdale, WA7.7 mi.(360) 698-1000
Cimarron Motel9734 Silverdale Way NWSilverdale, WA8.1 mi.(360) 692-7777
Oxford Suites9550 NW Silverdale WaySilverdale, WA8.1 mi.(360) 698-9550
Poplars Motel9800 Silverdale Way NWSilverdale, WA8.2 mi.(360) 692-6126
Island Country Inn920 Hildebrand LnBainbridge Isle, WA8.4 mi.(206) 842-6861
Oakwood Worldwide/ Quail Hollow2033 NW Bobwhite LnSilverdale, WA9.3 mi.(800) 577-5506
Westwynd Motel & Apartments6703 144TH St NWGig Harbor, WA10.5 mi.(253) 857-4047
Belfair MotelNe 23322 Hwy #3Belfair, WA10.9 mi.(360) 275-4485
Continental Inn1781 Hwy 308Keyport, WA11.2 mi.(360) 779-5575
Poulsbo Inn18680 Hwy 305Poulsbo, WA13.5 mi.(360) 779-3921
Holiday Inn Express19801 Ne 7TH AvePoulsbo, WA13.9 mi.(360) 697-2119
Homewood Suites By Hilton Seattle Downtown206 Western Ave WSeattle, WA14.0 mi.(206) 281-9393
Oakwood Seattle312 2ND Ave WestSeattle, WA14.0 mi.(425) 861-1175
Executive Residence2400 Elliott AveSeattle, WA14.2 mi.(206) 329-8000
Marqueen Hotel600 Queen Anne Ave NSeattle, WA14.2 mi.(206) 282-7407
The Mediterranean Inn425 Queen Anne Ave NorthSeattle, WA14.2 mi.(206) 428-4700
Seattle Marriott Waterfront2100 Alaskan WaySeattle, WA14.3 mi.(206) 443-5000
Marriott Execustay/Sidney400 Wall StSeattle, WA14.4 mi.(425) 869-1640
Oakwood At Centennial Tower2515 4TH AveSeattle, WA14.4 mi.(425) 861-1175
Courtyard By Marriott Seattle South400 Andover Park WTukwila, WA14.4 mi.(206) 575-2500
Alexis Hotel & Restaurant1007 First AveSeattle, WA14.5 mi.(206) 624-4844
Hotel 10001000 First AveSeattle, WA14.5 mi.(206) 957-1000
Oakwood @ Fountain Court2400 4TH AveSeattle, WA14.5 mi.(425) 861-1175
Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle Stadium1046 - 1st Avenue SSeattle, WA14.5 mi.(206) 204-9800
Best Western Pioneer SQ77 Yesler WaySeattle, WA14.6 mi.(206) 340-1234
Elliot Bay East2415 Western AveSeattle, WA14.6 mi.(206) 329-8000
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown700 Fifth Avenue NSeattle, WA14.6 mi.(206) 282-7700
Hampton Inns & Suites700 5TH Ave NSeattle, WA14.6 mi.(206) 282-7700
Hotel ?ndra2000 4th AveSeattle, WA14.6 mi.(206) 448-8600
Bed & Breakfast
Waterfall Gardens B&B7269 Ne Bergman RdBainbridge Isle, WA10.1 mi.(206) 842-1434
Chelsea Station Bed & Breakfast Inn4915 Linden Ave NSeattle, WA15.9 mi.(206) 547-6077
Edge Water Beach Bed & Breakfast26818 Edgewater BlvdPoulsbo, WA18.4 mi.(800) 641-0955
Shumway Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn11410 99TH PL NeKirkland, WA22.8 mi.(425) 823-2303

Port Orchard Weather & Climate

Northwest Washington , near the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, has a fairly temperate climate. The temperature of the salt water surrounding the islands doesnft vary greatly throughout the seasons, so it helps cool the air surrounding the islands. Northwest Washington experiences frequent cloud cover, fog and drizzle. Misty morning will be followed by partial clearing and occasional showers. An umbrella always comes in handy. Evenings are usually warm with a light ocean breeze. Temperatures range from low 30s in winter to mid 80s in summer. Coastal conditions are generally much more harsh than those in the Puget Sound. @

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 45°F 34°F 7.54 in. -
February 48°F 35°F 7.06 in. -
March 53°F 37°F 5.83 in. -
April 58°F 40°F 3.46 in. -
May 65°F 45°F 2.30 in. -
June 69°F 50°F 1.59 in. -
July 75°F 54°F 0.96 in. -
August 75°F 54°F 1.06 in. -
September 70°F 50°F 1.88 in. -
October 60°F 44°F 4.46 in. -
November 50°F 39°F 8.75 in. -
December 45°F 34°F 9.07 in. -

Port Orchard Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bremerton National airport (PWT) located about 6 miles west of Port Orchard in Bremerton, Washington, Boeing Field King County International airport (BFI) located approximately 15 miles east of Port Orchard in Seattle, Washington, the Seattle Tacoma International airport (SEA) located roughly 16 miles southeast of Port Orchard in Seattle, Washington, the Renton Municipal airport (RNT) located around 19 miles east of Port Orchard in Renton, Washington, and finally the Tacoma Narrows airport (TIW) located about 19 miles south of Port Orchard in Tacoma, Washington.

Port Orchard Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun Forest Amusement ParkSeattleWA14.9 mi.
Wild Waves and Enchanted VillageFederal WayWA21.4 mi.
Puyallup FairPuyallupWA29.3 mi.
Remlinger FarmsCarnationWA34.5 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA21.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Grows Vineyard Greens Closed For RenovationPort OrchardWA 
Horseshoe Lake Golf CoursePort OrchardWA 
Ladley Links Golf CoursePort OrchardWA 
McCormick Woods Golf CoursePort OrchardWA 
Village Greens Golf CoursePort OrchardWA 
Gold Mountain Golf CourseBremertonWA1.4 mi.
Rolling Hills Golf CourseBremertonWA5.5 mi.
Meadowmeer Golf & Country ClubBainbridge IslandWA8.3 mi.
Lake Land Village Golf CourseAllynWA14.1 mi.
Greenlake Golf CourseSeattleWA14.8 mi.
Interbay Family Golf CenterSeattleWA14.8 mi.
Jefferson Park Golf ClubSeattleWA14.8 mi.
West Seattle Golf CourseSeattleWA14.8 mi.
Madrona Links Golf CourseGig HarborWA15.5 mi.
Tyee Valley Golf ClubSeatacWA16.0 mi.
Foster Golf LinksTukwilaWA18.6 mi.
Jackson Park Golf CourseSeattleWA19.7 mi.
Highland Golf CourseCosmopolisWA19.9 mi.
Maplewood Golf CourseRentonWA20.3 mi.
Bellevue Municipal Golf CourseBellevueWA21.3 mi.
Crossroads Par 3 Golf CourseBellevueWA21.3 mi.
Christys Golf Range & Par 3Federal WayWA21.5 mi.
Druids GlenKentWA21.9 mi.
Riverbend Golf ComplexKentWA21.9 mi.
Allenmore Public Golf CourseTacomaWA22.1 mi.
Highlands Golf CourseTacomaWA22.1 mi.
Lake Spanaway Golf CourseTacomaWA22.1 mi.
North Shore Golf ClubTacomaWA22.1 mi.
Pacific Lutheran University Golf CourseTacomaWA22.1 mi.
Golf Club at NewcastleNewcastleWA22.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Mission RidgeWenatcheeWA108.9 mi.
State Parks
Illahee State ParkWA4.0 mi. 
Manchester State ParkWA4.5 mi. 
Fort Ward State ParkWA6.0 mi. 
Scenic Beach State ParkWA12.2 mi. 
Fay-Bainbridge State ParkWA12.7 mi. 
Old Man House State ParkWA13.0 mi. 
Belfair State ParkWA13.8 mi. 
Cutts Island State ParkWA15.4 mi. 
Dosewallips State ParkWA15.7 mi. 
Kopachuck State ParkWA16.0 mi. 
Stretch Point State ParkWA17.3 mi. 
Kitsap Memorial State ParkWA18.6 mi. 
Saltwater State ParkWA18.9 mi. 
Dash Point State ParkWA19.4 mi. 
Twanoh State ParkWA19.6 mi. 
Penrose Point State ParkWA20.7 mi. 
Jarrell Cove State ParkWA21.3 mi. 
Saint Edwards State ParkWA22.2 mi. 
Bridle Trails State ParkWA22.9 mi. 
Rigney State ParkWA25.9 mi. 
Nordic Heritage MuseumSeattleWA14.9 mi.(History)
Washington State Museum of History and IndustrySeattleWA14.9 mi.(History)
Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureSeattleWA14.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
University of Washington Fish CollectionSeattleWA14.9 mi.(Science)
Museum of FlightSeattleWA14.9 mi.(Technology)
International Shoah Art MuseumSeattleWA14.9 mi.(Art)
Children's MuseumSeattleWA14.9 mi.(Children's)
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll ArtBellevueWA20.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Snohomish County Museum and Historical AssociationEverettWA36.4 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA14.9 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA14.9 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA21.8 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA49.6 mi.

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