4:00 pm16:00

North Fork 53 Grand Opening & Cow Roast!

  • North Fork 53

We invite you to share an unforgettable autumn evening at the table with local farmers, ranchers, fishermen, chefs and friends for the Grand Opening of North Fork 53, the first local food hub and agritourism destination on Oregon's North Coast. It will be a celebration of local food and farms where guests can:

  • Tour the property's organic farm, event and education center, and new farm stay accommodations.
  • Sip Oregon beer and wine while enjoying fresh Netarts Bay oysters from Nevør Shellfish Farm.
  • Watch an entire side of Nehalem River Ranch grass fed beef and Community Supported Fishery line-caught Pacific salmon and albacore roasting in the Argentine style over an open fire! 
  • Celebrate the opening of North Fork 53's year-round farm store with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • Listen to live music and view a showcase of local artists. 
  • Sit down to a grand farm-to-table feast celebrating the abundance of the season and featuring North Coast sourced meats, seafood, vegetables and fruits.
  • Support local farmers and strengthen distribution and marketing efforts for the North Coast food loop.

The rustic yet lavish meal will be prepared using the region's bounty and ancient cooking techniques:

Nevør Shellfish Farm Oyster Social
Cheese & Autumnal Crudites with hazelnut romesco and roasted shallot dip

Escalivada - coal roasted vegetables with lemon-sherry vinaigrette
Salad of mixed chicories and garden greens
Ash cooked pumpkin with farmer's cheese, spicy greens and toasted pepitas
Pit roasted root vegetables
Whole wheat fry bread & ash cooked pita

Traditional alder smoked whole salmon bake
Albacore a la plancha with charred tomato, lemon and capers
Vaca Entera Asador (Agentine-style cow roast over an open fire) with chimichurri

Roasted apples and pears with blackberry caramel
Fresh fruit and cream

(Please note menu is subject to change based on seasonal availability)

Tickets can be purchased on a sliding scale of $80-$100 and include two drink tickets, an incredible local food feast and entertainment. Proceeds from this event will directly support local farmers and be used to grow a North Coast distribution and marketing cooperative. 

Come gather around the fire and at the table with us for a festive evening celebrating farms, food and community! 

Eventbrite - North Fork 53 Grand Opening & Cow Roast
7:00 pm19:00

Korean Bo Saam

On October 25, the Bo Ssäm party of all Bo Ssäm parties will descend upon Jacobsen Salt Co. and Bee Local's Headquarters in Southeast Portland. The event is presented by Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen, featuring Foster's Craft Cooking, with Ingredient Sponsor New Seasons Market


Bo Ssäm is a traditional dish in Korean cuisine - meaning "wrapped"

The origins of Bo Ssäm coincide with the season of Gimjang (the traditional process of preparation and preservation of kimchi for the winter). It is said that in order to ensure the commitment of workers during the labor-intensive process of preservation, the more wealthy members of the community would deliver a pig for a feast. Workers would enjoy the slow cooked pork along with some of the newly made kimchi, which, in the early stages of the fermentation process, was a fresh and crisp compliment to the tender, juicy pork.

So...following with this tradition, Matt Choi and the crew from Choi's Kimchi Company will make fresh kimchi, Chef Jaret Foster of Foster's Craft Cooking will slow roast massive amounts of pork (provided by New Seasons Market) marinated and glazed with copious amounts of Bee Local honey, and we will all feast, celebrate the harvest, and expand our community around communal tables at the Jacobsen Salt Co. and Bee Local headquarters.

The evening will begin with a plethora of raw oysters, then we will sit for the family-style Bo Ssam, and finish with dessert.

So come feast with us! There are 100 seats available. The will also be music, a photo booth, and Oregon craft beer, wine and local sake.

$60 per person, only 100 seats available. $60 ticket price includes three courses, one glass of sparkling wine, entertainment, and the ability to purchase exclusive Jacobsen Salt Co. and Bee Local products at the event. Additional beverages can be purchased at the venue - both cash and credit cards will be accepted. This event is for guests 21 and over.

Tickets available HERE

5:00 pm17:00

Field to Vase Dinner

  • Oregon Flowers

Farm to Table. Sea to Plate. Field to Vase.

Just imagine--an intimate yet convivial flower-studded evening sharing platters of beautiful, seasonal food with friends both old and new inside a warm, inviting greenhouse. A sensory delight!

We are so honored to be a part of this unique dinner series, hosted by American Grown Flowers. Truly a celebration of flowers, farmers and food, the Portland area gathering will take place in the gorgeous lily-fillled greenhouses of Oregon Flowers and will feature vibrant floral arrangements by Espe Floral + Foliage, wines from Van Duzer Vineyards and a farm-and-sea-to-table feast by us!

The menu will highlight fresh Oregon seafood, the season's best produce and, in honor of our setting on a lily farm, many edible lilies.

Five Lilies Dinner
A seasonal feast celebrating edible lilies and the bounty of the Northwest

“Oyster Social” reception offresh Netarts Nevor oysters on the half shell
 - Ginger-shallot mignonette

Raw and roasted autumn crudités
 - Rosemary garlic aioli & caramelized onion dip

Salad of tender lettuces, herbs and edible flowers with shallot vinaigrette

Cedar planked, leek and smoked salmon crusted wild salmon
 - Garlic roasted squash, potatoes and sunchokes with sweet onion puree

Toasted farro and shaved vegetable salad with buttermilk chive dressing

Fresh ricotta with seasonal fruits, salted honey and thyme

This extraordinary evening will include a farm tour, a flower-filled setting and a family-style feast. As a sweet and fragrant farewell, guests will each leave with a bouquet of fresh American grown flowers!


5:00 pm17:00

Ambonnay Oyster Social

  • Ambonnay Champagne Bar

We're shucking again for the next in a series of champagne Oyster Socials at Ambonnay Champagne Bar. Oysters paired with their fine selections of bubbles. 

4:00 pm16:00

Kotori Oyster Social

  • Biwa
Kotori's shou sugi ban bar

Kotori's shou sugi ban bar

We're going street side with Biwa's "open-air fantasy chicken snack world" Kotori! We'll be shucking alongside the binchotan grill Friday and Saturday evenings (September 18th AND 19th) . Raw bar, grilled chicken parts, cold beer, sake and cocktails. What else could you want? 

4:00 pm16:00

Oyster Roast at the Coast!

  • Nevør Shellfish Farm


Any of this doing it for you?  Yeah, us too. That's why we're teaming up with our friends at Nevør Shellfish Farm and Merit Badge for a sweet end-of-summer celebration at the beautiful Oregon coast to share some of our favorite things with you. Twenty-five lucky oyster-loving guests will join us for an endless summer feast, including:

-Mountains of just-harvested Nevør Netarts Oysters, both freshly shucked on the half shell and roasted over open flames
-Piles of sweet summer corn
-Fresh seasonal sides and salads
-Plenty of melted butter for dunking smoky grilled oysters (imagine Tabasco garlic butter!) and slathering on corn
-Cold beverages from the fabulous folks at Merit Badge 

All of this, plus gorgeous views of Netarts Bay, fresh ocean air, cornhole and horseshoes for entertainment and the opportunity to learn from oyster farmer Travis Oja about local aquaculture and the briny bivalves we all love so much.

Join us for an afternoon to remember at one of our favorite places with some of our favorite people. Tickets at $50 per person include endless oysters and food, a welcome libation and a guaranteed good time. Additional farm-direct oysters will be available for purchase to take home with you.

Let's feast and fete until the sun goes down and say farewell to summer in style!

Tickets HERE

4:00 pm16:00

Upper Lip Oyster Social

  • The Upper Lip

Upper Lip Oyster Social

Putting oysters on The Upper Lip, Oyster Social joins forces with Bailey’s Taproom in their super-civilized upstairs bar, The Upper Lip. Six taps and over 100 bottles to try. Sip beer and slurp freshly shucked oysters right on the spot. Eat one or a dozen–the world is your oyster at $2 a pop! 

Oyster Social. Poppin’ Bottles and Bivalves since 2013!

5:00 pm17:00

Gigantic Oyster Social!

  • Gigantic Brewing

We go big with Gigantic every Friday in July!

Oyster Social, Portland's premiere, mobile raw bar, is once again popping up at the Gigantic Brewing tasting room on Friday's in July. Come taste a flight of Gigantic beers or pop a bottle of champagne on the patio. 

Sip beer and slurp freshly shucked oysters right on the spot. Eat one or a dozen–the world is your oyster at $2 a pop!



5:00 pm17:00

Èclade de Moules

  • Jacobsen Salt Co

The Éclade de Moules is a traditional ritual in the Southwest of France.

An eclade de moules traditionally takes place directly on the beach or out in the forest. A large quantity of fresh mussels are laid carefully in concentric circles on large wooden boards. The mussels are then covered with dry pine needles or boughs which are then set on fire - roasting and steaming the mussels in their own shells. After the ashes are blown away, we will drizzle the mussels with olive oil and Jacobsen salt, and then devour the tender morsels with our hands. This communal SALT FIRE WATER event will include two separate "firing times" for the mussels, each preceded by a wine happy hour. So come feast with us!

The menu for the evening will include:

  • Fire-roasted mussels with good olive oil, Jacobsen sea salt and Ken's Artisan Bread
  • Summer's Ratatouille Gratin

  • Pissaladiere 

  • Northwest Nicoise Salad

  • MÅURICE Cherry Clafouti

The will also be live music, a photo booth, and Oregon craft beer & wine.

$55 per person, only 100 seats available. $55 ticket price includes three courses, one glass of sparkling wine, entertainment, and the ability to purchase exclusive Jacobsen Salt Co. and Bee Local products at the event. Additional beverages can be purchased at the venue - both cash and credit cards will be acdepted. This event is for guests 21 and over.

Tickets and Info Here

11:00 am11:00

Oyster Social at WillaKenzie Winery

  • WillaKenzie Winery

We're taking the raw bar experience to wine country! Join us as we pop and shuck and sip and swirl with our friends at WillaKenzie Winery. Both Saturday and Sunday we'll be at the winery's tasting room with the Oyster Social oyster bar (and a few raw bar surprises). Fine wine, fine oysters, fine friends. 

5:00 pm17:00


  • Jacobsen Salt Co.


Calçotada is a spring ritual in Catalonia. It is a messy hands-on dining celebration of the calçots; mild, spring onions that are grilled until blackened, sweet and tender, then peeled, dredged in romesco sauce and eaten with your fingers from above. 

Viridian Farms sought out the seeds for this lovely allium in their travels to Spain and have been growing calçots for 7 seasons. Much of the crop is pre-sold to chefs even before it is dug from the earth, but we made special arrangements. This seasons Calcotada is part of a Jacobsen Salt Co. & Williams-Sonoma SALT FIRE WATER  event series and will have two separate grilling times at 5 and 6:30. Come feast with us! 

Details and tickets here.

The menu for the evening will include:

  • Grilled Viridian Farms Calçots with Romesco Sauce
  • Clam, Chorizo & White Bean Stew with Ken's Artisan Boule 
  • MÅURICE Basque Almond Cake

Calçotada will be held at Jacobsen Salt in Southeast Portland. Tickets are $55 and inclusive of all food and a cava toast to the mighty calçot! 

Live music, a Catalonian themed photo booth and a no host bar will be available. This event is 21 and over. 

12:00 pm12:00

Sake One Shucking Party

  • Sake One

We've teamed up with our friends at Sake One to shuck at their annual oyster party! Sake pairings and the seasons best oysters. Tickets are $15 and there will be two seatings: 12 and 2:30. Join us at Oregon's only sake brewery Saturday May 2!

Details and tickets here.


1:00 pm13:00

Go Shuck Yourself at Brooks Winery

  • Brooks Winery

Love oysters but suffer from shucking anxiety?  We want to put the knife in your hands—with wine pairings!  Come and learn the tricks of the trade from Oyster Social’s Chef/Owner Jaret Foster and enjoy oysters fresh from Nevør Shellfish Farm.  Brooks Wines sommelier Jess Pierce will pour a few of the winery's dry, aromatic whites to pair and students will try their hand at half a dozen bivalves. Eat, drink, shuck and learn!

The “Go Shuck Yourself Class” is $50 per person and includes half a dozen oysters, multiple wine pairings, and all necessary equipment and instruction. Additional oysters, wine and oyster knives available for purchase. 

Click here to reserve your spot!

4:00 pm16:00

Carmella's Oyster Social, Red Carpet Oscars Night

  • Carmella's Wines

Carmella's Oyster Social

We're popping for the Oscars at Carmella's Wines on February 22. Oysters will be served by the half dozen with classic accompaniments. Special wine and sake pairings will be available to elevate your oyster experience. Come walk the red carpet while the biggest night in Hollywood is broadcast on the projector.

5:00 pm17:00

Upright Oyster Social

  • Upright Brewing Tasting Room

We'll be Upright again on Friday, February 13 to celebrate the release of the 2015 Oyster Stout! 

Oyster Social, Portland's premiere pop-up raw bar, will be making another appearance at the Upright Brewing tasting room. Join us to sample all their fine beers, including the release of the infamous Oyster Stout (yes, it's really made with oysters!).

Sip beer and slurp freshly shucked oysters right on the spot. Eat one or a dozen–the world is your oyster at $2 a pop!



3:00 pm15:00

School of Oysters "Go Shuck Yourself" Class

  • Ambonnay
Photo Cred: Lauren English

Photo Cred: Lauren English

Love oysters but suffer from shucking anxiety?  Come and learn the tricks of the trade from Oyster Social’s Chef/Owner Jaret Foster. We’ve been shucking for you this past year and now we want to put the knife in your hands—with wine pairings!

Sommelier/Owner David Speer of Ambonnay will pour a few bubbles to pair and students will try their hand at half a dozen bivalves. Eat, drink, shuck and learn! 

School of Oysters “Go Shuck Yourself" Class includes half a dozen oysters, three bubbly pairings, and all necessary equipment and instruction. Cost is $65 per person. Additional oysters, wine and oyster knives available for purchase.

Tickets: Available Here

5:30 pm17:30

Lantern Brewing Oyster Social

  • Lantern Brewing
Oysters lighting up the night.

Oysters lighting up the night.

PDX Oyster Social goes SEA! Our friends at Lantern Brewing in Seattle have invited us to go interstate with them on December 13th. We'll be shucking Shigoku's alongside their fine Belgian style ales. Join us there in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.

5:30 pm17:30

Wilder Oyster Social

  • Wilder Bar

Join us for a Wilder Oyster Social on Wednesday October 16th! Enjoy classic oyster service with fresh Pacific & Kusshi oysters from Taylor Shellfish Farms. Wilder will be serving up cocktails, cava, rotating taps, and we've got the oysters...what more could you want?

5:00 pm17:00

The Commons Oyster Social

  • The Commons Brewery
Looking good at Commons.

Looking good at Commons.

Join us for another uncommonly good Oyster Social at The Commons Brewery Friday, November 14th.

Oyster Social, Portland's premiere pop-up raw bar, is excited to make another appearance at The Commons Brewery tasting room. Enjoy their fine craft beers and slurp freshly shucked oysters right on the spot. Eat one or a dozen–the world is your oyster at $2 a pop!