Scuttlebutt

Scuttlebutt Scuttlebutt is a monthly publication found on the tables of restaurants and eateries in the Greater Depoe Bay area of the Central Oregon Coast.

Covering the central Oregon Coast from Salishan to Otter Rock, Scuttlebutt contains interesting local lore, a calendar of community events, handy area facts, and trivia questions based on a monthly "theme." During the tourist season, tide charts and sunset times are listed to help enhance your enjoyment of the area. New issues of Scuttlebutt are distributed to area eateries and coffee houses on the 1st day of each calendar month.

Sad day at Scuttlebutt today, as the last issue hit restaurant tables today.  I have enjoyed presenting you with local l...
12/07/2019

Sad day at Scuttlebutt today, as the last issue hit restaurant tables today. I have enjoyed presenting you with local lore, events, history, etc., in addition to 11 years of theme-based trivia over the past decade-plus. I hope you have enjoyed reading it, learning about the greater Depoe Bay area, and testing your trivia chops.

Until we meet again...

This Saturday... BE THERE!
05/17/2019

This Saturday... BE THERE!

The annual Oregon Coast Garage sale takes place this weekend, Friday thru Sunday, April 19th thru the 21st.  It's treasu...
04/16/2019

The annual Oregon Coast Garage sale takes place this weekend, Friday thru Sunday, April 19th thru the 21st. It's treasure hunting at its finest! You'll find sales locations throughout Lincoln City and into Depoe Bay. Just follow the signs to find the treasures you seek!

Easter weekend brings a flurry of events to Depoe Bay!SATURDAY, APRIL 20th:    • The Annual Easter Egg Hunt!  • 10:00 a....
04/16/2019

Easter weekend brings a flurry of events to Depoe Bay!

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th:
• The Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
• 10:00 a.m., Depoe Bay City Park
• Bring your own basket, and wear appropriate shoes and attire for the weather
• BE ON TIME! This action moves FAST!

• "Mini" Easter Egg Hunt
• 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Bay Walk Cafe
• Eggs hidden throughout the cafe for kids to find; eggs contain jelly beans, candies, and/or certificates for free kid-sized ice cream cones.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21st:
• Sunrise Easter service
• 6:45 a.m., Whale Fountain at the sea wall
• Led by Pastor John Bagorio of the Bayside Chapel, Depoe Bay

• Easter Sunday pancake breakfast
• 8:15 a.m., Bayside Chapel, Depoe Bay
• Breakfast is free to all

• Easter Sunday morning service
• 9:00 a.m., Bayside Chapel, Depoe Bay
• Led by Pastor John Bagorio

• "Mini" Easter Egg Hunt
• 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Bay Walk Cafe
• Eggs hidden throughout the cafe for kids to find; eggs contain jelly beans, candies, and/or certificates for free kid-sized ice cream cones.

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OR MORE OF THESE EVENTS --- HAPPY EASTER!!

We have TURNed the page on a New Year at Scuttlebutt.  2019 marks ten full years you've been seeing issues of Scuttlebut...
01/08/2019

We have TURNed the page on a New Year at Scuttlebutt. 2019 marks ten full years you've been seeing issues of Scuttlebutt on local Depoe Bay restaurant, coffee shop, and cafe tables, on charter boats, and in the Chamber of Commerce. What a landmark!

This month, we're focusing on TURN --- the TURNing of the new year, the TURNing of a new chapter in life, and the TURNing of the season. Today, January 8th, marks the official end of Winter in Depoe Bay --- tomorrow, Sprinter begins!! For those of you familiar with our weather systems here, you made note of the end of Fallter just 8 days ago, and Winter's arrival. Not to worry --- Summer is coming. Summer is ALWAYS coming! It is currently scheduled to arrive on its usual day: August 27th. Unfortunately, that's a Tuesday this year, and you know what that means: NO PICNIC. Then, of course, Fallter will begin again promptly on August 28th. Ya gotta take the good with the bad, ya know?

Anyhow, TURN and face the season, along with the new year and new life challenges. Look for Scuttlebutt s in all the usual places, and be ready for trivia ranging from Tina TURNer to TURNstiles, and everything in between. Hello, January!

Less than 15hrs before the $10 tomato bisque soup and rustic grilled cheese sandwich special begins at the Bay Walk Cafe...
12/15/2018

Less than 15hrs before the $10 tomato bisque soup and rustic grilled cheese sandwich special begins at the Bay Walk Cafe at noon on Saturday. Tick-tock!

In addition to featuring BAM! (bacon, apricot, maple) jam on the sandwiches, Bay Walk will also offer a limited number of 10-ounce jars of BAM! Jam for sale at the cafe. A condiment to make anything just a little bit more special, get yours now for only $10.

Feel that?  Winter is in the air, and, with it, comes the winter fishing season.  The folks at Dockside Charters will be...
12/12/2018
Oregons premier charter fishing and whale watching service, Dockside Charters, Deep Sea adventure

Feel that? Winter is in the air, and, with it, comes the winter fishing season. The folks at Dockside Charters will be back in the office this weekend, returning from their winter break just in time to thrown their doors back open, bright and early on Saturday, December 15th.

Stumped for a Christmas gift idea? Give the gift of rockfish or ling cod fishing. Or... make it a combo trip with reopening of Dungeness crabbing season! The whales are about to start their southerly migration, so whale watching is hot, too.

Pick a trip, pick a boat, and pick up your phone! Call 542-765-2545, or go online to www.docksidedepoebay.com for reservations. Bon voyage!

Tuna fishing charter, Oregon charter fishing, deep sea fishing and whale watching off the Oregon coast, depoe bay oregon charter fishing, tuna, salmon, halibut fishing, crabbing and more

Soup's on at the Bay Walk Cafe in Depoe Bay this Saturday and Sunday!  This weekend's soup special is a cup of thick and...
12/11/2018

Soup's on at the Bay Walk Cafe in Depoe Bay this Saturday and Sunday! This weekend's soup special is a cup of thick and creamy Tomato Bisque, with a grilled cheese sandwich made on rustic sourdough with 3 cheeses and a healthy slathering of BAM! jam -- Bay Walk's exclusive inhouse-made bacon, apricot & maple jam. Also available in a Gluten-Free option, this hearty meal can be yours for only $10.

Okay, 'fess up:  Who among you has been experiencing the pangs of extreme soup cravings since Jack's Steaks & Seafood le...
12/08/2018

Okay, 'fess up: Who among you has been experiencing the pangs of extreme soup cravings since Jack's Steaks & Seafood left Depoe Bay in 2017? Relax! The good soup recipes have returned! You can once again savor your favorite Jack's soups at the Bay Walk Cafe in downtown Depoe Bay every weekend throughout the winter!

This weekend (12/8 & 12/9), we're serving Shrimp, Bacon & Corn Chowder, from 1pm to 5pm. Quantities are limited, so hurry down and don't be left out. After all, you don't want to hear...

Happy Veterans Day!The Bay Walk Cafe in Depoe Bay is celebrating this special day by honoring all veterans, and all acti...
11/11/2018

Happy Veterans Day!

The Bay Walk Cafe in Depoe Bay is celebrating this special day by honoring all veterans, and all active duty military personnel with the gift of FREE ice cream!

Come to the Bay Walk Cafe today only, at 16 SE Hwy 101 in Depoe Bay, for a free 6oz serving of ice cream. 16 flavors to choose from. It's Bay Walk's way to say THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Don't let me be catchin' ye talkin' like anything other than the scurvy scalaway ye be, elst I'll be fer keelhaulin' the...
09/19/2018

Don't let me be catchin' ye talkin' like anything other than the scurvy scalaway ye be, elst I'll be fer keelhaulin' the lot o' ye!

Hey!  Look to the west; what do you see?  THE OCEAN IS BACK TODAY!  After weeks of convection fog socking us in EVERY. D...
08/09/2018

Hey! Look to the west; what do you see? THE OCEAN IS BACK TODAY! After weeks of convection fog socking us in EVERY. DAY. the ocean has returned!

The whales are here. The sky is beautiful. The sun is out. Come help us celebrate in Depoe Bay.

HAPPY NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY!Come on down to the Bay Walk Cafe today between noon and 7pm, and we'll pour one espe...
08/06/2018

HAPPY NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY!

Come on down to the Bay Walk Cafe today between noon and 7pm, and we'll pour one especially for you!

FOUR National Days to celebrate today:    National Coast Guard Day   National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day   National Mead ...
08/04/2018

FOUR National Days to celebrate today:
National Coast Guard Day
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
National Mead Day
National Mustard Day
I'm quite certain I could prepare a dish with all of these elements included...but it probably wouldn't be very good. Instead, I think I'll just wander over to Bayside Chapel for their 1st Annual Community Day. Hamburgers, hot dogs, bouncy houses, good people, and FUN. What more could you ask for?

SALUT!

Happy National Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day!  (Seriously.)
07/21/2018

Happy National Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day! (Seriously.)

Celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day today in Depoe Bay at the Bay Walk Cafe.  Traditional corn-on-the-cob AND elite M...
06/11/2018

Celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day today in Depoe Bay at the Bay Walk Cafe. Traditional corn-on-the-cob AND elite Mexican street corn available all day!

As promised, below you'll find a complete (as possible) listing of all the food holidays occuring during the month of Ju...
06/01/2018

As promised, below you'll find a complete (as possible) listing of all the food holidays occuring during the month of June 2018, by date.

1 - National Olive Day. (Not absolutely certain this day is for edible olives, or for the color, OR even for Popeye's girlfriend. I do want it noted for the record that I tried my darndest to locate a picture of Olive Oyl wearing OD -- olive drab -- fatigues and sipping a martini WITH an olive in it. Apparently, there aren't any. Who knew?)

1 - National Donut Day
1 - National Hazelnut Cake Day

2 - National Rotisserie Chicken Day (Costco, here we come!)
2 - National Rocky Road Day
2 - National Bubbly Day

3 - National Chocolate Macaroon Day
3 - National Egg Day

4 - National Cheese Day
4 - National Cognac Day

5 - National Veggie Burger Day
5 - National Gingerbread Day
5 - National Moonshine Day

6 - National Applesauce Cake Day

7 - National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

8 - National Name Your Poison Day

9 - National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
9 - National Rosé Day

10 - National Black Cow Day
10 - National Iced Tea Day

11 - National Corn on the Cob Day
11 - National German Chocolate Cake Day

12 - National Jerky Day
12 - National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

14 - National Bourbon Day
14 - National Strawberry Shortcake Day

16 - National Fudge Day
16 - Fresh Veggies Day

17 - National Apple Strudel Day
17 - National Eat Your Veggies Day
17 - National Cherry Tart Day
17 - National Turkey Lovers' Day
17 - National Stewart's Root Beer Day (not A&W, nor Barq's, nor Dad's, nor even Mug root beer. STEWART's!)

19 - National Martini Day (Shouldn't this have been back on the 1st on National Olive Day??)

20 - National Ice Cream Soda Day
20 - National Vanilla Milkshake Day

21 - National Peaches and Cream Day

22 - National Chocolate Éclair Day
22 - National Onion Rings Day

23 - National Pecan Sandies Day

24 - National Pralines Day

25 - National Catfish Day
25 - National Strawberry Parfait Day

26 - National Chocolate Pudding Day

28 - National Bomb Pop Day (???)

29 - National Almond Buttercrunch Day
29 - National Waffle Iron Day

There you have it. It may also be worth noting that the entire month of June is also:

National Candy Month
National Dairy Month
National Iced Tea Month (yes -- a day AND a month)
National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month (ditto)
National Turkey Lovers' Month (again... ditto)
National Papaya Month
... and... last, but not least...
National Soul Food Month

Hope this helps with your menu planning for the first month of summer!

Today is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.  That's it.  Nothing else.  Just National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.Not Natio...
05/26/2018

Today is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. That's it. Nothing else. Just National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.

Not National Wear Your Shoes on the Wrong Feet Day, nor National Buy Your Cat a Hat Day (well, at least not TODAY, anyway). Not even National May 26th Day. JUST National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. What is a person to do?

Go have a piece of blueberry cheesecake and ponder what this world is coming to, I guess.

Today, Wednesday, May 23rd, is National Taffy Day.  And if you live in, work in, or are visiting the greater Depoe Bay a...
05/23/2018

Today, Wednesday, May 23rd, is National Taffy Day. And if you live in, work in, or are visiting the greater Depoe Bay area, that means one thing: SALTWATER TAFFY!

Quick history lesson: Contrary to popular myth, there is no salt water in saltwater taffy. This soft, chewy treat got its name by accident when Atlantic City boardwalk candy store owner, a Mr. David Bradley, arrived at work after a major storm in 1883, only to find his entire store had flooded, and all his soft taffy had become soaked with salty, Atlantic Ocean seawater. Shortly after, a young girl came in inquiring whether Mr. Bradley had any taffy for sale. He jokingly offered her some "saltwater taffy," which she sampled, enjoyed, and promptly bought a bag to share with friends. Thereafter, the name stuck, and within only a few short years, "saltwater taffy" stores sprang up in seaside towns all along the Eastern seaboard, making it a cherished souvenir of any trip to the coast.

Whatever it's called, today -- and ALL days -- saltwater taffy makes any visit to Depoe Bay complete!

Today is National Wait Staff Day.  Be kind to your server today.  And don't forget to tip!
05/21/2018

Today is National Wait Staff Day. Be kind to your server today. And don't forget to tip!

Sunday, May 20.  Today is National Rescue Dog Day.  It is not a day so named to celebrate the Newfoundland dog who leaps...
05/20/2018

Sunday, May 20. Today is National Rescue Dog Day. It is not a day so named to celebrate the Newfoundland dog who leaps from a helicopter to save a drowning child, or the St. Bernard who rescues the lost skier from the snowy crevasse. It is a day which pays honor to the countless dogs whose humans have disappointed them, abused them, neglected and/or abandoned them, and yet, despite these travails, have gone on to place their trust in another human being's hands. Who have gone on to love and be loved by another. To be happy to see someone, no matter the circumstance or the time apart. To play, give kisses, and lie next to someone who is their new everything. To watch over and protect them. To allow someone's life to mean more to them than their own. Man's (and woman's) best friend, in every sense of the word.

Today is National Armed Forces Day.  It is a day to honor all those men and women who are currently serving in any of th...
05/19/2018

Today is National Armed Forces Day. It is a day to honor all those men and women who are currently serving in any of the U.S. military services, whether Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.

As you visit the town of Depoe Bay today, you may be lucky enough to meet one of our local Coast Guard men or women from USCG Station Depoe Bay as they go about their duties If you do, please be sure to thank them for their service.

Tomorrow is May Ray Day, so get out there and enjoy the sunshine.  Unless, of course, you live in or are visiting Depoe ...
05/19/2018
Imagen: Every Day Is Special: May 19, 2013 - May Ray Day

Tomorrow is May Ray Day, so get out there and enjoy the sunshine. Unless, of course, you live in or are visiting Depoe Bay... where the weather forecast calls for overcast skies with a chance of rain. But! Never fear! Just remember the words those of us who reside on The Planet Depoe Bay live by:

If you don't LIKE the weather... wait 10 minutes!

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Monday, March 6th, is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day.  This could be my new favorite holiday!
05/07/2018

Monday, March 6th, is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day. This could be my new favorite holiday!

05/05/2018

I know I promised all my Scuttlebutt readers a complete list of May food holidays -- Here it is!

May is a foodie's dream month! The following is a "complete" list of food holidays in May (keep in mind various additional national "holidays" are added all the time):

May is:
National Asparagus Month
National Barbecue Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Strawberry Month

The following days are food holidays:

2 - National Truffle Day
3 - National Chocolate Truffle Day (I guess that's different...)
3 - National Raspberry Popover Day
4 - National Orange Juice Day
4 - National Candied Orange Peel Day (kinda gives you
something to do with the remains of making O.J.)
5 - Oyster Day
5 - National Hoagie Day
5 - National Totally Chipotle Day
6 - National Beverage Day
6 - National Crepe Suzette Day
6 - National Lemonade Day
6 - National No Diet Day (I should hope so, after ingesting
all those crepe suzettes and lemonade)
7 - National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
8 - National Coconut Cream Pie Day
8 - National Have a Coke Day
9 - National Butterscotch Brownie Day
9 - National Moscato Day
10 - National Shrimp Day
11 - National Eat What You Want Day (which is not to say
you may save up all your May holidays and gorge)
12 - National Hummus Day
12 - National Nutty Fudge Day
13 - National Crouton Day
13 - National Apple Pie Day
13 - National Fruit Cocktail Day
14 - National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
15 - National Choclate Chip Day (note: NOT National
Chocolate Chip COOKIE Day... that's different)
16 - National Juice Slush Day
16 - National Coquilles St. Jacques Day
17 - National Cherry Cobbler Day
18 - National Cheese Souffle Day
18 - National Party Pizza Day
(It should be noted here that the 18th is also National No Dirty Dishes Day ... which works out PERFECTLY with pizza!)
19 - National Devil's Food Cake Day
20 - National Quiche Lorraine Day
21 - National Strawberries & Cream Day
22 - National Vanilla Pudding Day
24 - National Escargot Day
25 - National Brown-Bag-It Day
25 - National Don't Fry Day (I'm ASSUMING this is food
related, and not simply a sunblock day)
26 - National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
27 - National Grape Popsicle Day
28 - National Brisket Day
28 - National Hamburger Day
29 - National Coq au Vin Day
30 - National Mint Julep Day (shouldn't this have been held
back on the 5th during the Kentucky Derby??)
31 - National Macaroon Day

There you have it! 50 different reasons to celebrate in May!

It's that special day again...
05/04/2018

It's that special day again...

I find it very interesting that today is both National Lumpy Rug Day (seriously) AND National Paranormal Day.  How conve...
05/04/2018

I find it very interesting that today is both National Lumpy Rug Day (seriously) AND National Paranormal Day. How convenient is that -- to have one commemoration which explains the other both on the same day?

Ehhhhhh, what's up, doc?Happy National Bugs Bunny Day!
04/30/2018

Ehhhhhh, what's up, doc?

Happy National Bugs Bunny Day!

Ever notice how many restaurants offer prime rib on Friday nights?  Good thing -- it puts you in good stead for celebrat...
04/27/2018

Ever notice how many restaurants offer prime rib on Friday nights? Good thing -- it puts you in good stead for celebrating National Prime Rib Day today! Enjoy!

Tomorrow 'tis Monday, April the 23rd, in the year of our Lord, 2018.  'Tis also National Talk Like Shakespeare Day.  Thu...
04/23/2018

Tomorrow 'tis Monday, April the 23rd, in the year of our Lord, 2018. 'Tis also National Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Thus, I am lending assistance to there in the form of this parchment. Before the morrow Dawn's, thou shouldst bone up. Excuse me... boneth up.

Today, April 20th, is (gulp) National Lima Bean Respect Day.  Seriously.  In other words, you don't have to like them (f...
04/20/2018

Today, April 20th, is (gulp) National Lima Bean Respect Day. Seriously. In other words, you don't have to like them (for the record, I don't), and you don't have to eat them (thank heaven!). You don't even have to have them in your grocery cart, let alone your house (✓ and ✓). But, you DO have to respect them. Okay. Whatever you say.

I know what you're going to say: "You've just never had them cooked right!" I beg to differ. I've had them many cooks who ALL claimed they were "cooked right." I've TRIED (and failed) to like them. I've even done "due diligence" on them. In preparing for this post, I went through the proper steps of looking at various recipes for lima beans. Beyond the traditional onions and bacon preparations, I began to find recipes for lima bean salad, creamed lima beans, lima bean salsa, and lima bean hummus (you can see them all below). In doing so, I began to notice that with each new lima bean concoction/recipe I read, my upper lip raised higher and higher toward my nose, as my cringing became more and more apparent. Nope. No thank you. I'll gladly go to my grave with the knowledge that I will NEVER have lima beans which have been "cooked right."

Today, though, they do have my respect.

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