The World is Your Oyster in Newport!
Visit our local oyster farms for the very freshest oysters harvested anywhere
Newport has had a close relationship with oysters since the very beginning. In fact, Yaquina Bay oysters were what brought the first settlers to the area over 150 years ago. Oyster beds were discovered in 1862, and settlers began to arrive in 1864. Harvesting oysters in Oregon is not possible anymore because native Olympia oyster populations are now protected by law to encourage their recovery, and all other kinds of oysters are grown commercially on private farms. Luckily, you can still find fresh oysters at Newport’s two oyster farms.
Oregon Oyster Farms is Newport’s oldest oyster farm, and has been harvesting oysters daily since 1907. Located on the north side of panoramic Yaquina Bay estuary, the Oregon Oyster Farms sell oysters on the half-shell ready to eat, bulk oysters by the dozen and oyster meat by the pint or gallon. When you visit the farm, try their special oyster seasoning, and purchase some to take home with you. Oregon Oyster Farms also offers gift certificates, and ships oysters anywhere in the world.
Oyster Bluff is Newport’s newest oyster farm, and is located next to Kings Slough off Yaquina Bay in South Beach, where the cool, oceanic waters mix with natural spring water to produce their delicious sweet petites. Their natural-based farming techniques produce a distinctive, deep-cupped oyster with firm, sweet and savory meat. Visit their farm to buy oysters by the dozen or wholesale, or call them up and have your oysters delivered anywhere from Newport to Yachats.
Plan to visit these local farms during your next visit to Newport, and gather some fresh oysters for your lunch, dinner or BBQ!
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