Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Shop at the Docks Takes Place at North and Central Oregon Coast This Year

Published 07/17/2019 at 5:53 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Shop at the Docks Takes Place at North and Central Oregon Coast This Year

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; some specials even in summer
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
Check each listing for specials
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Some Deals even in summer; great packages
In Lincoln City:
Major price drops on some dates and some lodgings
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
Specials can still be found
In Newport:
Includes exclusive listings not found anywhere
In Waldport
New amenities offered; specials
In Yachats, Florence
Some specials; lodgings not listed anywhere else

(Newport, Oregon) - It’s again time for Shop at the Docks on the Oregon coast, a unique program that helps connect consumers with fishing boats and their freshly-caught fish. The programs teach the average Joe how to deal with boats on the docks, showing them what’s in season, what is sustainable, and how to obtain the best quality of fish and shellfish. Participants learn about the local boats and they even get recipes for stellar seafood dishes.

The tours run 90 minutes in Newport throughout August on every Friday morning, lead by Oregon Sea Grant experts. They happen at 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00 am

In Garibaldi they are more sporadic, with dates July 19, August 16 and September 28. These run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The tours started in Newport in 2014 with great success, then expanded to the north Oregon coast at Warrenton in 2017 and 2018. Also in 2018, tours debuted in Garibaldi, where they’re held again this year but not in Warrenton.

The Garibaldi tours included visiting the port and the Fishpeople Seafood Market, where participants got to meet fishermen and even learned how to make smoked tuna tacos. This year, the north coast tours expand outside of summer into September and possibly into spring.

Since 2014, more than 1,200 people have taken part in the tours. There’s a boost to the local economy as well.

According to Oregon Sea Grant, fishermen in Newport say they are now seeing regular, repeat customers over the years coming to buy fish – all people that started at the Shop at the Docks programs in the beginning.

These have boosted profits for these small businesses, adding a combined $20,000 in 2016 and 2017 to the bottom line of fishermen in Newport. Then, in all the regions, the calculations for food and lodging dollars spent by participants is sizable as well.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley later honored the program with a gift to Kaety Jacobson, one of the leaders of Shop at the Docks.

Those interested in buying seafood should bring cash and a cooler with ice.

Organizers say you should wear comfortable shoes with good traction. Arrive early to find parking.

In Garibaldi, the tours are located at the Port of Garibaldi. Meet on the street-level docks/walkway next to The Spot at 304 Mooring Basin Drive. The tours in Garibaldi also offer a behind-the-scenes tour of FishPeople or The Spot seafood markets. The tours will include a brief culinary demonstration from The Garibaldi Portside Bistro. They are free but advance registration is required.

In Newport, meet at the sidewalk by Dock 5, Port of Newport, SW Bay Boulevard. Dates are Fridays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Groups of 5+ should contact 541-648-6816 beforehand. These tours are first come, first serve.

If you cannot attend a tour, you can watch videos of Jacobson explaining how to buy fish on the dock (youtu.be/2lspr6Uh_Dk) and at a grocery store (youtu.be/ELZ3EvVVzXc).

Hotels in Tillamook Bay - Where to eat - Tillamook Maps and Virtual Tours - Hotels in Newport - Where to eat - Newport Maps and Virtual Tours




Oregon Coast Program Expands: Learn to Buy Fish Off the Docks







More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 



Coastal Spotlight


LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

New Surf Advisories, Dangers for All Oregon Coast, South Washington Coast - V...
Some places may get waves as high as 25 feet onshore; new warnings up north
S. Oregon Coast Park Begins Camping Reservations; Ecola Closes for Two Days
Bullards Beach State Park at Bandon on the south coast; Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach
Winter Events in Newport, Depoe Bay: Central Oregon Coast Preview
Around Depoe Bay and Newport, it's more than just the holidays this winter on the central Oregon coast. Newport events, Depoe Bay events, whales
Gemind Meteors Brightest of Year: Will Oregon, Washington Coast See Them?
Portland, Pendleton, Seattle and Eugene and along the beaches it will peak on December 13 and 14. Weather, science, South coast
New Oregon Coast Tradition Lights Up a Lincoln City Dock
The renovated dock at Taft is lit up by a festive display and aglow. Travel tips, kids
Manzanita, Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, Pacific City: N. Oregon Coast Winter Fun
Manzanita events, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach events, Tillamook events and Pacific City events
Winter Events of Lincoln City: Central Oregon Coast Preview
Glass floats, lots of music, food and theater. Lincoln City events
Depoe Bay Celebrates Filming of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on Oregon Coast
Oregon Film will commemorate the town's contribution to the quirky flick on December 19. Depoe Bay events

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details