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Flying Fish Company Launches Kickstarter for Oyster Bar in Northeast

Company petitions Portlanders to support sustainable oysters and the local fishing industry

Flying Fish Company's SE Hawthorne Retail Shack
Flying Fish Company's SE Hawthorne Retail Shack
Lisa Skaff

Flying Fish Company has been slinging sustainable seafood, meats, and products out of its SE Hawthorne retail shop since 2011, and it is now in the middle of a month-long Kickstarter campaign to open an oyster bar and new retail location. Flying Fish aims for a late-2015 opening at 2340 NE Sandy Boulevard inside of Providore Fine Foods, the forthcoming marketplace launched by Pastaworks.

A press release from owner Lyf Gildersleeve reveals these tasty details: The oyster bar (which will number just six seats, according to Portland Monthly) will serve oysters on the half shell, hot smoked salmon, and house-made soups (think chowders), with a selection of beers and wines by the glass. It's difficult to imagine a fresher seafood location, since Flying Fish Company works directly with Oregon fisher men and women to both sell fresher seafood and support the local fishing industry. With the coast about 60 miles away, Flying Fish Company is one of Portland's most direct connections with Oregon seafood.

Additionally, the retail area will continue to sell the Flying Fish staples: meats, from grass-fed beef to buffalo; local products, from Frog Eyes Wasabi to Moonbrine Pickles; and seafood, from fish that has never been frozen, to flash-frozen fish that has never been thawed.

The Flying Fish Food Revolution Kickstarter campaign will run July 27-August 23, and you can contribute and find more details on its Kickstarter page.