Whether it’s Hama Hamas harvested from the Puget Sound or Belons imported from France, there’s nothing like a spread of freshly shucked oysters on a bed of ice. Though some of the usual suspects like Jacqueline and King Tide Fish & Shell are temporarily closed, there are still plenty of ways to get an oyster fix in Portland.
Some are served in a purist manner to let the merroir shine through, while many are presented with the classic accoutrements, mignonette, a combo of red wine vinegar infused with minced shallots, and grated horseradish for bite. Others take more creative license with added herbs and oils, while forgoing the store-bought Tabasco for house-made hot sauces.
It’s a safe bet that many of the restaurants featured on our seafood map will also serve oysters in some form, but this map exclusively features oysters on the half shell, which aren’t exclusively served at seafood specialists. If you’re in search of raw fish, check out our sushi map, and for fried fish, our fish and chips map is a good option. Map points are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More