Salmon and Dungeness Crab
Roe Fish & Wine - Travel Oregon
Chinook salmon is the famous fish of the Pacific Northwest. If you enjoy fish, you simply cannot leave Oregon without sampling a fresh Chinook steak. It tastes even better when you catch it yourself in the Pacific or on one of the scores of Oregon rivers that support runs of fish. Many outfitters are available to lead you to the best fishing spots. Prized for their succulent meat, Dungeness crab are Oregon's most popular crustacean. The commercial crabbing season runs from December through August. Winter and spring are the best time to get fresh crab. Whether in a chowder, on a salad or as a main dish, Oregon chefs have created many recipes for this local favorite. Rental traps are available and with a little local guidance, you can catch crab yourself in estuaries along the coast.