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photo of boats in their slip in the Port Ludlow marina
photo of the front of the Harbormaster restaurant and Wreckroom lounge
photo of the Inn at Port Ludlow

Commerce in Port Ludlow

The current character of Port Ludlow is a primarily residential community built around a resort, two recreational clubs for homeowners, and a small commercial & retail center.

From May to September, the Port Ludlow Village Council sponsors a Farmer's Market on Fridays in the Village Center. The market includes live entertainment and local crafts in addition to local fruit, vegetable, flowers, and seafood.

The resort includes an inn, golf course, marina, RV park, and a couple restaurants with meeting facilities which are supplemented by meeting facilities at the adjacent Beach Club and also by the Bay Club on the south side of the bay.

The commercial & retail center is located at the physical center of town, at the intersection where Paradise Bay Road meets Oak Bay Road, and is anchored by a gas station, a convenience store which rents videos and serves some fast food, and a post office. The center spans both sides of the intersection, includes four clusters of buildings, with several retail businesses, some professional offices, and a church. See below for a map to the commercial & retail center.

The Port Ludlow Chamber of Commerce is a good source for current information on business activities and business opportunities in Port Ludlow. The ads in the back of The Voice are another good source for information on existing businesses and the types of services that are needed by the Port Ludlow community.

Some Port Ludlow residents work in Port Ludlow but most do not unless they work for themself or telecommute. A significant portion of Port Ludlow's population is retired. This site includes links to sources for demographic data.

Port Ludlow is a home-based business / home office friendly area as long as the business is basically invisible to the neighbors. In addition to the Chamber of Commerce, the Jefferson County Community Development Department is a good source for information on what types of home businesses are acceptable in Port Ludlow and what types aren't.

Many of the Port Ludlow residents who work commute to one of the neighboring communities, such as Port Hadlock or Port Townsend. Some commute across the Hood Canal Bridge to Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bainbridge, Bremerton, or even to Seattle.

  • American Marine Bank
  • Chevron gas station
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate
  • Cucina Pizza in Port Ludlow: pizza and pasta.
  • Dana Point Interiors: a full service interior decorating firm
  • Edward Jones
  • Homer Smith Insurance
  • Kitsap Bank
  • Ludlow Bay Massage
  • Mike's Mail and More: USPS, UPS, FedEx, plus
  • Once Upon a Time: an independent latte and gift shop:
  • One Cut Above, hair and nail salon
  • Port Ludlow Artists' League Gallery
  • Port Ludlow Market
  • Snug Harbor Cafe
  • Windermere Real Estate
  • Certified Public Accountant:
  • an independent developer
  • ... this list is in progress, as you can tell ...

Vacation Rentals in Port Ludlow are available from:

Additional information on lodging in Port Ludlow can be found on the Lodging & RV Park page on Port Ludlow Chamber of Commerce's website.


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