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66234 North Bay Road
North Bend, Oregon 97459

 

Phone: (541) 756-3600

Fax: (541) 756-3200

Clausen Oysters is the largest oyster farm in the State of Oregon. Pacific Oysters are grown on 600 leased acres in Coos Bay and harvested year-round. Fresh and shucked oysters are shipped to seafood distributors for the wholesale market and sold locally to restaurants and to the public in our on-site store.

At Clausen Oysters, oyster larvae, about the size of pepper flakes, are taken and put on to an oyster shell. These shells are put in huge water tanks for three days allowing the larvae time to attach to the shell where they will remain for their lifetime. Then, these oyster shells are taken out on a barge especially made for shallow water and spread out on oyster beds. The oysters take about 3 years to grow forming groups of clusters on stakes in the tide lands. There are many different types of oysters but the ones Clausen’s currently grows are the Pacific oyster and the sweeter Kumamoto oysters.

Oysters are very high in nutrients, especially zinc. Zinc is very important for the immune system, as well as in brain chemistry. It also is important to the prostate gland, hence an aphrodisiac. They are delicious mollusks that provide the human body with a number of unique nutrients and minerals, which result in great health benefits. These include the ability of oysters to aid in weight loss, boost metabolic activity, increase tissue repair and growth, lower cholesterol levels, reduce blood pressure, improve immune functions, aid in wound healing, and promote healthy growth. Furthermore, they are a powerful aphrodisiac, can improve blood circulation, and also increase bone strength to reduce osteoporosis.

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A good rule for longer shelf-life is to treat all fresh and frozen shellfish like ice cream. Don't leave shellfish in the trunk of your car, get them into the refrigerator as soon as possible. Optimum storage temp for shucked oysters is 32-36 °F. and fresh oysters in the shell should be 33-40 °F.

Fresh oysters need to be stored cup side up to retain the oyster liquor inside. This is because oysters drip sea water at clock like intervals after being removed from the sea. They react with the flood and ebb tides, as in their natural environment.

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Travelers driving North or South on Highway 101, North of North Bend and North of McCullough Bridge, will see our signs. We are easy to find, just one mile East of Highway 101.

We value our customers - the local resident who comes in for their weekly quart of shucked oysters, the dune buggy rider who picks up several dozen fresh oysters for his campsite, the tourist who’s heard praise about our smoked oysters, the motorcycle group who comes in for reprieve and a platter of our shucked live oysters on-site, or the family who needs two bushels for their weekend backyard barbecue.”