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

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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Beer Lovers Dream

If you love beer, our historic downtown is the perfect destination. Downtown Port has Sir James Pub, the bar with the largest selection of beer in the entire state at over 900 beers. We also boast a craft brewery on Lake Michigan that is home to the Wright Beer Flight – at Inventor’s Brewpub you get your beer flight in a patented airplane! Or enjoy the patio on the marina at Fork & Tap for an outstanding selection of Wisconsin craft brews. Visit us during Beer Week for the full experience – February 25 through March 4th!

POP Murals

Port Washington has been chosen as the location for the Mural Mosaic Global Roots America Connects Midwest Regional Mural. Out of 11 Midwestern states, our historic harbor city was chosen to represent the region. We cannot wait for installation day this April! Read the press release.


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222 E Main Street

Suite 214

Port Washington, WI 53074