Discover Downtown Port

Historic downtown Port Washington offers a wonderful combination of classic charm and vibrant development just steps away from the Lake Michigan shoreline. Explore all the entertainment, dining, history, shopping and scenery that downtown offers. 

Breathtaking Views

Lake Michigan is steps away from Downtown Port. Visit historic sites, enjoy the marina, Harbor Walk, and parks, and stroll along historic Franklin Street and Grand Avenue. Port Washington boasts some of the most picturesque downtown views on the Great Lakes.

A Vibrant Downtown Scene

There has never been a more exciting time to experience Downtown Port, with new developments and exciting new businesses. With events throughout the year, Downtown Port is a year-round destination.

Something for Everyone

There is always something fun going on in Downtown Port. Shopping, dining, nightlife, the arts, history and outdoor exploring – Downtown Port has something for everyone. 

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Upcoming Events

26 - 15
November - December
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Christmas Window Display Contest

Vote for your favorite Downtown Port business Christmas Window Display by December 15th. The theme is "Gnome for the Holidays!" ...

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Port Washington Winter Market

Join us for the Port Washington Winter Market! Two Saturdays per month, November-May, from 9 am-1 pm. Organic produce, honey, bread, soaps, elderberry products, cupcakes, mushrooms, CBD products, dog treats, and so much more!  ...

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A Foodie Destination

Downtown Port is home to popular restaurants and shops that make it a food lover’s dream. From the classic Bernie’s Fine Meats to the popular farm-to-table restaurant Twisted Willow and the local staple Pasta Shoppe to the trendy Fork & Tap with its lakeside patio, you are sure to leave full and impressed! Follow along @downtownportwi on social media to find inspiration for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Festival Season

Downtown Port has the perfect setting for some amazing festivals. Check out the CBS 58 coverage of our Fall Street Festival on October 8th, and mark your calendar for our Christmas on the Corner celebration on December 3rd!


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222 E Main Street

Suite 214

Port Washington, WI 53074