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Carved and shaped by powerful natural forces, Depoe Bay is the site of the world’s smallest navigable harbor. Waves run beneath lava beds creating spouting geysers up to 100 feet into the air. Sea caves line our scenic rocky shoreline.

Depoe Bay is teeming with marine life and rich in natural resources. The stunning beauty of Depoe Bay’s rugged rocky coastline, snug harbor and easy access via Highway 101 make it one of the most popular destinations along the Central Oregon Coastline. A huge sea wall runs the length of the downtown area allowing visitors to shop or dine always within view of the ocean. We have the distinction of being the only town on the entire coast with this amenity. Our fairy tale fishing village is brimming with colorful stores, gift shops and galleries featuring maritime collectibles, fine art, apparel and the tastiest candies and salt water taffy available. Watch whales frolic and feed in our bay, explore tide pools and feel the power of the surf. At day’s end, follow the path of the setting sun as it sinks into the Pacific in a blaze of glory.

62nd Depoe Bay Native American Style Salmon Bake:



Savor the Salmon!  Annual Outdoor Salmon  Bake in Depoe Bay on Saturday Sept. 15

The smell of salmon fillets roasting over a crackling wood fire pit will fill the air in Depoe Bay this coming Saturday, September 15, at the annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake.  The Salmon Bake is renowned as the Oregon coast’s signature salmon celebration, drawing salmon lovers from throughout the state to enjoy both food and fun.

This year the feast will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 am to 4 pm.  Pacific salmon will be cooked in the traditional technique used for generations by native coastal tribes.  Preparations begin months in advance when volunteers head to the woods to cut 350 six-foot long stakes of alder wood.

Before sunrise on the morning of the event a huge 80-foot fire line will be lit with six cords of fir and three cords of alder.   Thousands of pounds of salmon fillets are positioned on the alder wood stakes over the fire line, imparting rich flavors to the salmon as they bake to perfection.

Complete meals are served in 8-ounce salmon steaks together with coleslaw, garlic bread and a beverage.  Meal tickets are $25.  As the number of meals are limited, advance orders are recommended at the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce website, www.depoebaychamber.org.

Visitors to the Salmon Bake will enjoy a free program of traditional and native American music and dance.  A raffle will be held for thousands of dollars worth of exciting prizes including whale-watching excursions, hotel stays, fishing charters, restaurants, gift shops and more.

The Indian-Style Salmon Bake and related festivities will take place at the Depoe Bay City Park, located at the south end of the town’s picturesque harbor.  Free shuttles will take visitors to and from the park, as well as from the park to downtown shops along the ocean front.  Many Depoe Bay merchants offer special discounts during the Salmon Bake event.

Depoe Bay enjoys nearly year-round whale watching and has become known as “Oregon’s Whale Watching Capitol”.   The long seawall offers exciting views of gray whales feeding just off the rocks during this time of year.  Charter boats take visitors to see these majestic giants up close along the scenic coastline.

The Salmon Bake is a non-profit event sponsored by the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and residents.  Proceeds help fund Chamber activities as well as town events and improvement projects.

For more information about the Indian Style Salmon Bake please contact the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce at 541-765-2889 or toll free 877-485-8348 (depoebaychamber@gmail.com).

What:  62nd Annual Depoe Bay Indian-Style Salmon Bake

When:  Saturday, September 15, 2017

             11:00 am to 4:00 pm

 Where:  Depoe Bay City Park adjacent to the Harbor

 Prices:  Admission is free.  Salmon Bake dinner tickets are $25. 

 Details:  Salmon Bake dinners, Native American dance, music performances and Raffle with “Discover Depoe Bay” prizes


Sponsor:  Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce






Contact Us

The Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce
223 SW Hwy 101 Ste B
P. O. Box 21
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
Email: DepoeBayChamber@gmail.com

Phone 541-765-2889
Fax 541-765-2836
Toll Free 877-485-8348