Locally owned and operated Harbor Greens is a mile away off Bridgeport Way. They have a great selection of local & hard-to-find specialty items, an in-house butcher and a full-service deli with gourmet sandwiches are really good pizza that you can eat there or take to go.
If you’re looking for a low-key spot to grab a burger, hot dogs & milkshakes on a Friday night, head to surf-themed Lefty’s Burger Shack, just 3 minutes away.
Just 5 minutes away from the The University Place Town Center where you can shop at Whole Foods, get coffee and more at Anthem Coffee & Tea, Top Pot Doughnuts, check out 80,000 books, movies, audiobooks and more at the University Place Library, grab small batch ice cream at Bliss Ice Cream, get wraps and subs at Jersey Mike’s Subs, Pure Barre, Orange Theory Fitness and MOD Pizza.
Narrows Marina is a straight shot down South 19th Street and is 1.3 miles away. Family owned and operated, Narrows Marina has been serving boat enthusiasts in Pierce County and the South Sound area since 1949. Enjoy a day out on the water and then swing back in for dinner and a local, craft beer at Boathouse 19 or Narrows Brewing where you can enjoy a rotating selection of 14 craft beers.
Close by is the easy access to the Chamber’s Bay Park - open field with picnic tables and the Playground by the Sound - Fenced in the playground helps keep the kiddos from roaming. The equipment is nicely maintained and varied; swings, tunnels, slides and monkey bars. There’s a shaded picnic area on a concrete slab. One table is completely covered and the other is open, plus a few more tables out in the grassy areas. The bathroom is across the field, but is close.
Just a minute away you’ll find a path through the trees that will lead you to the Upper Chambers Creek Canyon Trailhead - there are a series of short trails located within the Chambers Creek Canyon where you can experience a true urban forest setting. You’ll also discover Kobayashi Park, which is a bit of a hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest. This 5.5 acre city park is nestled into Chambers Creek and Leach Creek, located just off Bridgeport Way and surrounded by a lush evergreen forest. You’ll enjoy the bubbling sounds of the creek and mini waterfall as you explore this urban park. It’s stunning in the fall and a great spot to dip your toes in the summer.