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Ahh Shucks! - Oyster Feed in Charleston, Oregon
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Oyster-11You don't want to miss this one! Oregon Oysters, there's no better way to celebrate the bounty from the Oregon Coast! Oysters will be prepared in a variety of ways and served with dipping sauces, beans, coleslaw, and rolls. Gourmet hotdogs are available for the non-oyster fan. Wine & Desserts are also available.

GaryJazz-gcziko1Where: Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Cafeteria, 63466 Boat Basin, Charleston, Oregon

When: April 24, Noon - 4pm.

How Much: $10 for full plate, $8 for half plate,

If you have not been to Charleston the Ahh Shucks! Oyster feed is a good excuse to visit.

In the words of our friends at the Charleston Marina:

(photo by Clinton Steeds)


When it's time for a weekend getaway, a family vacation, or an extended stay at the magnificent Oregon Coast, it's time to head for Charleston

This distinctive fishing village is located near some of the finest recreation and most beautiful scenery in the Northwest, and all the friendly residents and merchants of Charleston will do everything possible to make your visit memorable and fun!

Charleston harbor on Coos Bay is the heart of the Charleston community. It is home port to a busy commercial fishing fleet, which supplies a variety of local seafood processors. It is also the site of a bustling marina serving charter boat operators, sports fishermen, crabbers and recreational boaters.

The harbor area includes a variety of restaurants, lodging and shops. In addition to the tackle, seafood and gift shops, there are marine supply and repair operations and other firms offering a variety of services. Most everything is within comfortable walking distance.

sunset_beachBe sure to visit the three contiguous state parks south of Charleston. They offer diverse opportunities to families, including swimming (or wading) in a protected cove, strolling through formal gardens, and picnicking on a bluff overlooking the Pacific.

What most visitors to this area never see, however, is the dramatic, rocky shoreline that's only accessible by trail. So pull on some boots (it's muddy in places) and walk part or all of the Oregon Coast Trail between Sunset Bay Park, Shore Acres Park, and the viewpoint 0.5 mile north of Cape Arago. Hike as a one-way trek with a shuttle car, or consider a round-trip hike from, say, Sunset Bay to Shore Acres (3.6 miles)

Enjoy your stay.