BUSINESS BRIEFS: Ludlow resort earns fifth place on USA Today pet-friendly list … and other items

PORT LUDLOW — The Resort at Port Ludlow has announced that the resort came in fifth place in the Best Pet Friendly Hotel competition hosted by USA Today 10 Best.

BringFido, the world’s leading dog-friendly travel website, teamed up with USA Today 10 Best to nominate 20 pet-friendly hotels in the United States, according to a news release.

Lodging destinations were selected from BringFido’s database of more than 25,000 hotels, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, campgrounds and long-term apartments that welcome pets in more than 54 countries.

The award recognizes hotels, inns and bed & breakfasts that achieve superior pet-friendliness ratings from BringFido’s 12 million reviewers.

The resort has received a “perfect” (five out of five bones) rating.

One-third of the guest rooms at the Inn at Port Ludlow are pet-friendly.

Pet guests are welcomed at check-in by having their name placed on the VIP (Very Important Pets) board and given a house-made, all-natural bacon dog treat.

The Resort at Port Ludlow is located in the Master Planned Resort Community of Port Ludlow on the shores of Puget Sound, less than 10 minutes from the Hood Canal Bridge.

Design firm relocates its studio to PA

PORT ANGELES — Bjorn & Poulsen, a home design firm, has relocated its design studio to Port Angeles.

Darrin Petersen, the principal designer and owner, operated a design practice in the mountains of West Virginia for 27 years and then on Bainbridge Island.

He is working on or has completed homes in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Gig Harbor, Sequim and the north Kitsap Peninsula.

He has also completed recent projects in Whitefish, Mont.; Savannah, Ga.; and homes in this area for clients from California.

For more information, contact Petersen at 360-504-2349 or, or visit

New BBQ pub opens

PORT ANGELES — Coyote BBQ Pub is opening its doors today at 11 a.m. at 201 E. Front St.

The pub’s hours will be Mondays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The pub features real Southern barbecue with a Steam Punk theme, according to a news release.

Located next to Kokopelli Grill, the pub will offer West Texas-style prime smoked brisket, smoked chicken, St. Louis ribs, homemade sausage, stuffed potatoes, sandwiches, craft beers, cocktails and more.

It offers dine in or take out options. Order can be made online at www.

For more information, phone 360-477-4947.