VELKOMMEN TIL POULSBO
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community events calendar,
ideas for things
to do in Poulsbo,
and other helpful information,
check out VisitPoulsbo.com
Poulsbo, commonly referred to by the locals as"Little Norway," is full of breathtaking scenery and a great variety of attractions. Nowhere in the Pacific Northwest will you find this combination for visitors to enjoy in a weekend or for an extended stay. Nestled in a valley between majestic Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, this authentic Norwegian community invites you to experience nature's beauty, Scandinavian hospitality, and old world charm. Combining that heritage with friendly businesses makes this area an enriching and captivating place to visit.
Explore the heart of Poulsbo on Front Street with its wonderful old murals, world famous bakeries, arts and crafts galleries, and specialty shops. Poulsbo also has several additional shopping areas that range from "big box" stores to small hometown shops in Poulsbo Village, along Highway 305 and Viking Avenue, and in the Olhava area. Poulsbo hosts annual ethnic events such as Viking Fest in May, Scandia Midsommarfest in June, and Yule Fest in December. See our Annual Festivals page for those dates, or visit the community calendar on VisitPoulsbo.com for a calendar of upcoming events in and around Poulsbo.
Stop by the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce office to pick up Chamber or Visitor information. You will find us at 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite S100(across the highway from Elmer's). Our chamber draws its strength from over 425 businesses, organizations, and individuals who support our association through their memberships.
GREATER POULSBO ECONOMY
Greater Poulsbo is a deceptively productive economy. The north end of the Kitsap Peninsula is far less dependent on military spending and the aeronautics industry, which drive the central and southern portions of the county. Diverse businesses define us, from the larger companies and manufacturers like Gravitec, Watson Furniture, Avalara, Trulife, Marine View Beverage, and Twiss Labs, to the unique entrepreneurships like Blue Frog Solar, Well Being Health Center, Valley Nursery, Orbea Signs, and Marina Market.
We're best known for our vibrant, waterfront shopping district, but our economic drivers may also be found along the Highway 305 corridor, or in the Marketplace District (known to locals as Olhava), or in the vast Twelve Trees business complex, nestled in the trees along the Hood Canal.
"Business is booming in Greater Poulsbo" is not a cliché -- it's a fact.