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Best Live Dungeness Crab In PDX

cody321 Nov 8, 2012 12:51 PM

Having a party and I'm looking for the cheapest place to buy live Dungeness Crabs in Portland.

  1. JillO Nov 8, 2012 01:12 PM

    Fred Meyer and QFC often have sales on them, and when they do, it is usually the cheapest price in town. Barring a sale there, on the east side I'd check Om Seafood and ABC Seafood on SE Powell and also Fubon on SE 82nd.

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    1. re: JillO
      cody321 Nov 12, 2012 03:52 PM

      Thanks. Will check it out.

      1. re: JillO
        ekc Nov 13, 2012 09:25 AM

        Jill, what do you think about going direct to Pacific Seafood on Powell? Do they have them live?

        1. re: ekc
          JillO Nov 13, 2012 10:27 AM

          I haven't had great luck with stuff from there in the past...and they are only open M-F no weekend hours. I think that they do have them live, when they have them, but I don't remember their prices being that great.

          1. re: JillO
            ekc Nov 14, 2012 07:30 AM

            Good to know - thanks J. My dad used to manage a seafood company at the coast and was friends with Dominic back when he started Pacific Seafood, so I have a nostalgic connection to them, but good to know I don't need to both treking over there to get my seafood. I'll stick with Flying Fish and Newman's for now!

            1. re: ekc
              JillO Nov 14, 2012 09:02 AM

              Those are my top choices for fish purchases too (Lyf at Flying Fish has some great fish), but for live dungeness I'd probably go to ABC or OM on SE Powell.

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        SandyKels Nov 14, 2012 04:58 AM

        Another vote for OM Seafood. Great selection of live seafood at excellent prices.

        1. j
          jmikey Dec 12, 2012 05:41 PM

          Another vote for Om Seafood. They have at least 4 500 gal. tanks of live dungeness. They also don't cop an attitude when you say "pick out a couple nice ones."

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