Depoe Bay will be cooking up locally sourced and caught crab for a traditional crab feed. We are also having our first annual Chowder Contest and showing off colorful classic wooden boats at the world’s smallest harbor on Saturday, April 15,2023. Hundreds of pounds of delicious whole Dungeness crab were caught locally in partnership with West Fish Co. and will be cooked to perfection.
Learn more about West Fish Co. here Complete Dungeness crab meals include coleslaw, garlic bread and beverage. Meals will be served from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. The price of a whole Dungeness crab meal will be $26 and $16 for a half crab. Baked goods will also be sold at the nearby Kid Zone table. The Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce hosts the non-profit event, a favorite coastal tradition for locals and visitors alike.
New this year is the Chowder Contest. We have several home chefs and restaurants competing for the title of BEST Chowder in the World’s Smallest Harbor. The event will feature a variety including vegan chowder, seafood chowder, chicken chowder and of course traditional style clam chowder. Come taste one or all and vote for your favorite. Judges have been invited from around the state and are looking forward to this tasty addition. Classic Wooden Boat Show at Depoe Bay, “the world’s smallest harbor.” Exhibits will feature hand-crafted vessels both vintage and modern from across the Northwest. The boat show is free.
Depoe Bay’s U.S. Coast Guard station will open its doors to tours of its patrol and rescue boats stationed in “the world’s smallest harbor”. Climb aboard one of their boats and spend some time talking with one of America’s best! Depoe Bay enjoys near year-round whale watching, earning it the title of “Oregon’s whale watching capitol”. At the State Whale Watching Center Park rangers are ready to help you spot gray whales. The center is open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission is free.
Take a whale watching trip with one of our chamber members Tradewinds or Whale Research EcoExcursions and receive $5 off a Whale Watching trip on April 15th. Just show your Crab Feed wristband. Also available will be the Discover Depoe Bay Discount card, for just $15 one day only for crab feed guests to purchase. You can use the card right away. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets including whale watching trips, glass floats, wine and more.
What: Annual Depoe Bay Crab Feed
When: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, April 15, 2023
Chowder Cook-Off Winner Announced at 3pm
Where: Depoe Bay Harbor & Community Hall 220 SE Bay Street
Prices: Admission to all activities is free.
Whole Dungeness crab meals will be $26. Half crab meals will be $16.
Chowder Tastings and Vote $5 Crab Feed Hoodie $45