Poulsbo is a city on Liberty Bay in Kitsap County. It is the fourth largest city in Kitsap County. Prior to the arrival of Scandinavian immigrants in the 1880s, the Suquamish people had names for several areas in what is now Poulsbo; one of those names, tcu-tcu-lats, means "place of the maples". The Suquamish people, hunted in local forests and floodplains, fished in bays and streams here, and harvested shellfish along the marine shoreline. Founded by Norwegian immigrant Jorgen Eliason, Poulsbo was settled in its early years by a large number of Norwegian and other Scandinavian immigrants. Liberty Bay, originally called Dog Fish Bay, and the majestic, snow-peaked Olympic Mountains to the west induced the Scandinavians to settle in Poulsbo because the area was so similar to the fjords of Norway. Today Poulsbo is a thriving community with many amenities that attract tourists and encourage people to move to this area. With its picturesque downtown core of rosemaled storefronts and shopping areas, Poulsbo offers much to citizens and guests alike. These include several beautiful parks throughout the city, a boardwalk along Liberty Bay, the Valborg Oyen Public Library, three marinas, interesting gift shops, delicious bakeries, good schools including the Olympic College satellite campus, and panoramic views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains.






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There is an abundance of things to do in the area, each place being unique. Whether you are new to the area or just looking for something new to do, we have compiled a list of resources, to give you a taste for the area. Click on the Blue Links below to learn more!


North Kitsap School District (6 Elementary, 2 Middle Schools, 2 High Schools) 
Olympic College Poulsbo 

City of Poulsbo 
Kitsap County 
Poulsbo Fire Department 
Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce 
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance 

Exotic Aquatics SCUBA & Kayaking
Hidden Poulsbo
Historic Downtown Poulsbo
Jewel Box Theater 
Kitsap Children’s Musical Theater
Kitsap Memorial State Park
Kitsap Regional Library Poulsbo
Liberty Bay Waterfront Park 
Poulsbo City Parks and Trails 
Poulsbo Community Orchestra 
Poulsbo Farmers Market 
Poulsbo Maritime Museum 
Poulsbo Regal Cinemas
Rainy Daze Brewing Co 
SEA Discovery Center
Slippery Pig Brewery 
Sound Brewery 
Tide Chart Poulsbo
US Naval Undersea Museum 
Valholl Brewing 
Viking Fest
Visit Kitsap Peninsula- Poulsbo
Western Red Brewing 
Washington Trails 

Employers in the Area
Central Market 
City of Poulsbo
The Doctors Clinic 
Fred Meyer 
Home Depot 
Kitsap County 
Kitsap Mental Health Services 
Naval Base Kitsap 
North Kitsap School District 
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 
State of Washington