Bay City and Garibaldi are worth the time to stop and dine: Gerry Frank’s picks

When you’re driving along the northern Oregon coast, The Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster (5150 Oyster Drive, Bay City; 503-377-2323) is a stop to be added to your list for crab cakes and housemade clam chowder.

Although it’s the oyster shucking that often steals the show. It involves brute force, finesse and a certain twist of the wrist before triple-washing and sorting, a definite house favorite. At this division of Pacific Seafood alone, nearly 10,000 pounds of oysters are processed weekdays.

On the menu, diners will also find ocean-fresh dishes like cioppino, fish and chips, crab Louis salad, shrimp, steamer more at

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