News and Information from
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
For Immediate Release: March 20, 2017
Celebrate Oregon Oyster Week at the ‘Ahh Shucks!’ Oyster Feed on April 29th in Charleston!
Charleston invites seafood lovers to celebrate tender, tempting, tasty, fresh Coos Bay oysters at the Charleston “Ahh Shucks!” Oyster Feed on Saturday, April 29th. The celebration is from 12 noon to 4 p.m., at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Dining Hall, 63466 Boat Basin Road in Charleston. This 12th annual event runs in conjunction with Oregon Oyster Week and is hosted by the Charleston Community Enhancement Corporation.
Meals will feature succulent oysters provided by local growers, including Clausen Oyster Co., Coos Bay Oyster Co., North Bend Oyster Co., Qualman Oyster Farms and Pacific Seafoods – Charleston. The cooks this year will prepare large and small oyster meals. Cost ranges from $11 for 3 oysters, $13 for 6, and $15 for 9. Oysters will be prepared fried, sautéed, or steamed. Meals will be served with dipping sauces, baked beans, coleslaw, garlic bread and a choice of beverages.
There will be a gourmet hot dog meal for non-oyster fans, costing $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Add a shrimp cocktail for only $2. Quality pink shrimp will be provided by Hallmark Fisheries and the Oregon Trawl Commission. The event will include live music, River's Edge Oregon wines, desserts provided by Charleston Fishing Families and a fund-raising drawing featuring many gift certificates and prizes donated by local merchants.
The Charleston Community Enhancement Corp. is a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the Charleston community for the benefit of visitors and residents. All proceeds from the Oyster Feed will help support the group’s many community projects, including support of the Charleston Food Pantry.
Afterwards, join us for a fun day in Charleston. Whether it’s kayaking the South Slough, walking along Sunset Beach and Shore Acres State Parks, crabbing, clamming, or fishing in the Charleston Marina, shopping at the Charleston merchants or learning about marine life at the Charleston Marine Life Center, we’ve got it all!
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Charleston Community Enhancement Corp.