One of the few things I miss about Portland was our local seafood market. It was one of the main seafood distribution hubs for Oregon, with a tiny little shop up front that looked older than heck - and semi trucks and giant ice hoppers out back. There were a bunch of 70 yr old guys working phones in the back for the distribution side, a few 70 and 80 year old men and women out front, and a bunch of younger guys driving forklifts. The first time I bought clams there, I asked, "so, are these pretty fresh?" and they looked at me like I was stupid and said, "they were still in the water this morning". Never bothered asking that again. Awesome stuff. Cheap, too. Fresh Dungenous crab meat (from whole crabs) for $20 a lb - with other local markets selling the same product for $30+.
Last edited by brew; 07-22-2011 at 12:45 PM.