Port Angeles, a full-service city, is the activity center of the North Olympic Peninsula and the seat of government for Clallam County.
The convenient downtown shopping district is alive with friendly shops, flowers and outdoor art. Rising high above the city is snow-capped Hurricane Ridge, the most popular feature of Olympic National Park.
Port Angeles' geography makes it ideally suited to those who love the outdoors. From golfing to gardening, weather seldom interferes. The region offers incomparable recreation opportunities for year-round activities.
Close by are the Dungeness National Wildlife Preserve, Lakes Crescent and Sutherland, Sol Duc Hot Springs and numerous rivers, beaches and parks. Olympic Discovery Trail, for hiker, bicyclists and equestrians, is one of the longest trail systems in the nation.
The community is proud of the award-winning Port Angeles Symphony and the hilltop Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, a noteworthy museum of contemporary art. All year long there are opportunities to enjoy live theater, concerts and festivals.
Port Angeles - The Authentic Northwest!
The Olympic Medical Center, based in Port Angeles, provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical facilities and a broad range of ancillary services. Several independent medical clinics are located throughout the community. The city provides 24-hour advanced life support paramedical services to Port Angeles residents for a nominal fee.
Housing costs are significantly lower than the adjacent Puget Sound area and many homes come with a mountain or water view. That view often includes the lights of Victoria, B.C., clearly visible across the Strait.
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Regional Chamber of Commerce The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce website is your source for detailed information about area attractions, events, and lodging.
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Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce 121 E. Railroad
Port Angeles, WA 98362
CONCERTS on the CITY PIER - SUMMER 2012 Enjoy a terrific outdoors concert every week during the summer at the City Pier. Bring a chair or blanket and come down for some great entertainment. Concerts are held on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.
As a much anticipated event in town, the concerts will again welcome the entire community free of charge. As in the past vendors will be available on the pier or stop by a restaurant first for an early dinner or get your meal to go and take it with you to the pier.
So, next summer, bring a chair, blanket, some friends or the whole family for some summer fun and entertainment. ......
The Waterfront Trail is a section of a larger trail system called the Olympic Discovery Trail. The Olympic Discovery Trail is planned to eventually run from Port Townsend to Forks, a distance of approximately 150 miles.
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The first official reported sighting of the Peninsula was made by an explorer named Juan Perez on August 10, 1774, and the first confirmed report of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was made by Captain Charles Barkely in 1787.
A Greek named Apostolos Valerianus, who had a reputation for "tall tales", claimed to find the Strait in 1592, but, Captain John Kendrick, an American, visited the Strait in 1792 and is credited with its naming.
The City of Port Angeles was incorporated on June 10, 1890.
Please also visit the City of Port Angeles Police and Fire Department pages for more historical items of interest.
Good schools produce a good work force. Peninsula College serves degree-seeking students and those pursuing specialized training or retraining. The college works in partnership with local businesses to design curricula responding to local needs. It's Corporate Training Institute attracts companies and their executives from a broad area. Four-year degree and certificate programs from Washington State University and Western Washington University are available through Peninsula College.
Further opportunities for training are provided by programs such as the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center.
The motto of the Port Angeles School District, "Quality Education in a Quality Community", is exemplified by the district's partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates Foundation grants go to districts that demonstrate the characteristics of nationally recognized districts. Port Angeles students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized tests. The community contributes generously to a local scholarship program for graduating seniors.
The City of Port Angeles is blessed with a variety of transportation options linking our City with other regional and local communities.
Options also exist to allow visitors to enjoy our many attractions once you're here. Transportation services and facilities include an international airport, international ferries, a regional transit system and van, limousine and taxi services.
Weather / Yearly Rainfall
Port Angeles enjoys a coastal climate and is mild throughout the year. On average, temperatures range from the 30's in winter months to the 70's in the summer months. Average rain fall is 25 inches per year for Port Angeles.
The weather of Port Angeles is impacted by two major natural features; water and mountains. The water, which nearly surrounds the area, keeps the temperature amazingly temperate on a year-round basis. Seldom does it get real cold, and almost all summer is considered sweater weather.
The Olympic Mountains also play a big role in influencing the weather. Because they rise over 7,000 feet and are south and west of Port Angeles, the mountains create a rain shadow effect on the Port Angeles/Sequim region.
This combination of comfortable temperatures and a reasonable amount of rain, makes it not only ideal for human beings but plants love it too, which is why flowers, gardening, and boutique farming are becoming so popular in this area. Source: Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce http://www.portangeles.org/5.html
Contrary to popular belief - it does not rain all the time in Port Angeles. In comparison to other cities in the area, Port Angeles has less rain than you might think!
Yearly Rain Totals
Victoria, British Columbia
Source: Peninsula Daily News
Our weather can change throughout the day....from full sunshine to famous Pacific Northwest rain showers.
For a specific forecast, please click photo to see satellite view of incoming weather systems courtesy of KOMO 4 News. Tune to KONP Radio 1450 AM, or 102.1 FM on your radio dial for current weather information and road conditions.