Florence Fresh Tuna

Posted by Kady / August 19, 2008

I confess, I’m a local! I grew up in the small coastal community of Florence and then as most kids my age did, I left right after high school. Moved to the “big city” for school and then work and found myself longing desperately for the Oregon Coast. Over the years I tried to cure this longing with weekend trips back to Florence to see my family, Lincoln City, Newport and Depoe Bay just to take in the ocean air. But alas, I finally realized that my ache for fog, salty ocean air, seagulls, and wearing hoodies in the summer could not be cured with weekend getaways so my husband and I uprooted and moved back to Florence. I’ve been back now for 9 months and am easing back into the life of a coastal local slowly but surely. Today was one more step towards my reestablishment as a local when I trucked down to the Port of Siuslaw in my high heels (on my lunchbreak from work) to purchase FRESH tuna right off the boat!! As I walked back to my car with a heavy bag full of tuna fillets I was filled with a sense of pride. I live here! I have the luxury of getting fish right off the docks! I have the luxury of being able to support my local fishing economy!! And best of all, I get to make tuna steaks with warm pineapple salsa for dinner tonight :0 Yumm!

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  1. Gini says:

    Loved your article about buying tuna right off the dock. I live in Salem, OR and want to purchase albacore tuna for home canning. Can you give me some places to get tuna right now.

    Thanks for your response.

    posted September 2, 2008 at 12:26 pm
  2. Rob says:

    Pretty much any kind of fish caught off the Oregon Coast comes to Charleston and if it does, you’ll probably find at Chuck’s Seafood. It’s right on the corner where the road to the port turns west from the Cape Arago Hwy.

    If you’re thinking of Oregon Coast fish, check out the article on salmon in Oregon Coast Magazine.

    posted October 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm
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