PORTLAND: Crazy about crab. Soon it´s peak season for one of Oregon’s tastiest delicacies, the Dungeness crab. The crustaceans thrive in the Pacific Ocean off the Oregon coastline. In winter, the crabs have regrown the shells they shed over the summer, and they are large and full of meat. Oregon has the only 100% sustainable Dungeness fishery in the world. Professional as well as private fishermen are only allowed to keep male crabs measuring 6.5 inches across the shell. In many towns along the picturesque coast, you can see the local fishermen working at the dock, then head to a local restaurant for a delicious and fresh Dungeness meal.
Festival. Portland Seafood and Wine Festival on January 30 and 31, 2015, celebrates the Dungeness crab, mussels and all the sumptuous seafood fishermen pull out of the ocean at this time of year. Wines from over 50 Oregon wineries are available for tasting.
How to Catch. In the small fishing village of Nehalem Bay you can learn how to catch Dungeness crabs from the harbour at The Jetty Fishery. On request they will prepare your catch in large pots right on the pier while you enjoy the sunset and a glass of Oregon white wine.
This annual Portland Tradition, in the middle of Dungeness Crab season is an event you will love and look forward to each and every year!
If you need more encouragement to join:
- Fresh Oregon Seafood
- Wines from over 50 Oregon Wineries
- Bring your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the festival and receive $2.00 off admission
- The first 300 people each day through the gates receive a collectable wine glass
- Enjoy the festival in first class, VineIP packages available
- Benefitting The Oregon Chapter of the National MS Society
- Live Music