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Old 09-20-2011, 06:15 PM
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Question Buy fresh sea food

I am wondering where I can buy fresh (I mean REAL FRESH) sea food and crab. I heard there is Saturday crab eating place in Portland. Where is this place? Is there any “fish man’s” market around Portland or Coast area (such as Newport)?
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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The big Asian grocery stores will have fresh fish. If you go to Uwajimaya it's still living.

You can also go towards Astoria and pick up fresh salmon and steelhead from people along the road. In Newport you can frequently pick it up off the boat, or from one of the two or three markets in the "old town" district on the river.

While fish seems to be on a lot of menus, it doesn't seem to be really popular in Portland for some reason. The only fish market I knew about closed down many years ago, but places like New Seasons tend to have fairly fresh fish but probably not quite as fresh as you're looking.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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There is a permanent all year around produce market called Kruger's. It used to be Uncle Paul's. It is on Hawthorne around 24th street. There is a small shop attached to it that advertises as selling fresh fish. I just noticed that today so I don't really know anything about it.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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mio sushi has a retail fish market in industrial north west... google it!

Its mostly whole fish they will butcher...
pretty awesome and clean! bit pricey but well worth it for the quality!

Good luck
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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In the Portland area:
Newman's in NW is a great place.

Pacific Seafood's Powell Street Market is an old-time retail store of the huge company.

Tony's Fish Market in Oregon City is where we used to shop when I was a child, for live crabs.

And just recently read in an Tribune article about this group of tribal fishers (WolfSong Fisheries) who sell fresh salmon, mostly seems at the Parkrose Costco. They announce when and where on their website, apparently.

As for at the coast, they are all over.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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I second Tony's.
Excellent quality, not inexpensive.
For example, it is one of the few places where you can purchase fresh ocean troll caught Spring Chinook in the Spring.
Expect to pay close to $20 a pound (whole fish) though.

Otherwise you have to go out and catch them in the Willamette yourself.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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seafood not popular? That's surprising. How about clam chowder and sour dough bread? Is that popular? Seems it would be common in that area.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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seafood not popular? That's surprising. How about clam chowder and sour dough bread? Is that popular? Seems it would be common in that area.
Consider the source ... they also said there are no seafood markets, which is clearly not accurate. I'm guessing it's not popular with them.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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Consider the source ... they also said there are no seafood markets, which is clearly not accurate. I'm guessing it's not popular with them.
Everyone I know who wants fresh and good seafood does one of two things. They either catch it and prepare it themselves, or they travel to the Coast.

When I worked in the food industry, the fish was the least ordered item on the menu by a fair margin. We always had to double check it before serving as the stock rotated so slowly. This is despite having had reviews in the Gresham paper that specifically called out the fish dishes as excellent.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights OH
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Everyone I know who wants fresh and good seafood does one of two things. They either catch it and prepare it themselves, or they travel to the Coast.

When I worked in the food industry, the fish was the least ordered item on the menu by a fair margin. We always had to double check it before serving as the stock rotated so slowly. This is despite having had reviews in the Gresham paper that specifically called out the fish dishes as excellent.
Or maybe travel to Seattle.
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