Island Creek Oysters harvests some of the world’s best oysters, supplying restaurants all over the country. Instead of scouring menus to find them, though, just stop by The Shop, their Portland outpost, where they sell a selection to the lucky people of Portland. It’s the perfect spot for an afternoon snack of a couple dozen oysters and a bottle of wine.
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