Tag: local shopping

Port Orchard

Downtown Port Orchard — Change is On The Way

Downtown Port Orchard is another beautiful waterfront community in Kitsap County. With a population of 14,000, it’s the county seat for Kitsap. William Renton and Daniel Howard first settled Port Orchard in 1854 and set up a sawmill as the first business in … read more

Conservatory Coastal Home (Photo courtesy David Cohen)

Conservatory Coastal Home Expands Bainbridge Location

As the Chief Exploration Officer at The Content Scout, I am constantly in search of a spot to find that perfect gift and never tire of seeking out design inspiration for either my home or The Content Scout studios. And one of my … read more

Tango Zulu
Fair Trade Products

Stories Get Wings at Tango Zulu

How did codes of the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet inspire the name of a pair of globally sourced fair-trade shops operating on Port Gamble and Winslow’s main drags? According to Tracy Zhu, owner of the two Tango Zulu shops, it was her search … read more

GLASS SERVING BOARD

Hostess Gifts

Show your host or hostess how much you appreciate the invitation with a unique gift — use your imagination to provide a thoughtful and creative gift from a local shop. Tell your host “thank you” with a flourish. … read more

Furnish Bainbridge

Three Unique Stores, One Eco-Minded Entrepreneur

Buy American-built furniture and upholstery slipcovers to reduce your impact on global warming. Not the typical sales pitch if you’re in the market for a new sofa. However, a conversation with Bainbridge Island entrepreneur and designer Mary Terry can be very convincing. You’ll … read more

Former Austin family home, now the Christmas Shop

The Beach Basket Gift Shop 50 Years in the Making

A great many things have changed since 1969: the world, technology, the Kitsap Peninsula, Gig Harbor. But The Beach Basket, a mainstay iconic retail store in Gig Harbor, has remained. Since 1969, The Beach Basket and the Schmidtke family have toiled through all … read more

Seabeck Landing General Store

Historic Waterfront Mercantiles — The Heart of Their Communities

It’s the kind of business where the same regulars hold court each morning over coffee — a place where you can drop by to pick up a carton of milk and check out the community bulletin board, and find a water bowl pit … read more

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Purpose Boutique Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Purpose Boutique Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Purpose Boutique, located in downtown Bremerton, is a unique shop that offers much more than women’s clothes and accessories. As the name implies, the business has a bigger purpose — making an impact. Purpose donates a portion of net profits to organizations that … read more

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Gig Harbor Farmers Market

Gig Harbor Farmers Market Evolution Leads to Indoor Location

It’s been a bit like musical chairs for the Gig Harbor Farmers Market during the last two decades, and 2014 is no different. But this time, the new location for the popular Saturday market is a great fit. And hopefully, a permanent one. … read more

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