It’s fresh, it’s from the ocean, and now is the time to get it—Dungeness crab is caught by the boatload in the winter. There are several crab feed fundraisers up and down the Oregon Coast that celebrate this delectable crustacean while benefiting community organizations. So partake in some delicious crab. It’s good crab for a good cause!
Fisherman’s Benefit Fund Crab Feed - January 11–12, Warrenton -To be held from 4–8 p.m. at the Warrenton Community Center, 170 SW Third Street. Cost is $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and those younger than age 12.
The benefit provides funds for those in the local fishing industry with injuries, assistance to families, and scholarships. (503-791-0174)
Newport Crab Krack -
January 20, Newport -
Proceeds go toward restoration of the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center.
The Crab Krack is held from 4–7 p.m. at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn. Tickets, available at Lincoln County Historical Society, are $40 for members or $45 for nonmembers. (541-265-7509; www.oregoncoasthistory.org)
Lions Crab Feed - January 26, Yachats -
The annual Yachats Lions Crab Feed, on January 26, starts at 4 p.m. and lasts until the food is gone. The Feed takes place in two locations: the Yachats Lions Hall on W 4th and the Yachats Commons Picnic Shelter on W 5th and Hwy 101. (541-547-3498; www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/yachats)
Port Orford Rotary All You Can Eat Annual Crab Feed - Saturday, January 26, Port Orford
- Crab Feed will be held from 6-11 p.m. at the Port Orford Community Building. Baked beans, cole slaw, bread and desert. No Host Bar, 21 and over only.Proceeds for scholarships and community service. Only 200 tickets to be sold, advance sales only, call 541-332-4261 evenings.
Crab Crack - February 2, Florence -
Held on February 2 at the Florence Event Center from 4–7 p.m. All proceeds from the event, including those from a silent auction, benefit hunger relief efforts of Florence Food Share. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased by January 24. (541-997-9599; www.florencefoodshare.org)
Crab Feed -
February 9, Charleston -
Charleston’s Crab Feed benefits the Charleston Visitor Center. It will be held at the Old Charleston School House on Seven Devils Road. (541-269-0215; www.oregonsadventurecoast.com)