Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Bend Fish Market

The Bend Fish Market --

Finally, a place to buy fresh fish besides Newport Avenue Market! Nothing against NAM except the price -- OUCH! I love fresh fish, and finding seafood smack dab in the middle of Oregon has been a bit of a problem since I moved here about fifteen years ago.

The Bend Fish Market opened recently in the old Blimpies location, on Revere, across the street from Blockbuster Video. It was opened by a Eugene proprieter that saw the potential of this area, yet wasn't afraid of being located outside of downtown. With a niche product like seafood, they couldn't lose! They offer about 8 to 10 different options of fresh fish, each brought in DAILY by truck from the coast. The truck stops at his Eugene location first, then off to Bend each day. This is the real deal, kids. Halibut, Opakapaka, Crab, Grouper, Monkfish, Oysters, Clams, Tuna, Cod, Scallops, Shrimp, Snapper.... and then to top it off, a full menu to choose from of ready-to-eat items. Their menu is varied to please everyone, from halibut fish n' chips to ahi poke. The fish tacos were to die for, hand battered and served with crunchy slaw and salsa. We've since tried their Halibut, Ahi, Scallops, Snapper, Cod, Opakapaka and Monkfish for their fresh fish to-go, and also many to-go containers of the fresh ahi poke options. Fantastic! Their fresh Ahi Tuna is priced at about $19 per pound, versus Newport Avenue Market's $24.99 per pound, so it's more affordable as well.They've set up a live crab tank, and keep keep it full of fiesty pinchers. Even without the tank, I'll still be a regular at this new market.

I just wish they had a punch card, like DiLusso Bakery -- buy 11 pounds, the 12th is free!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree. I work right around the corner on Division and it's a nice change of pace from the fast food joints for a quick bite - especially if you call ahead!

12:15 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

I so need to still go there. I LOVE poke.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Mark, I am so sorry. You will be missed in La Pine and the greater Central Oregon area. I was thrilled to see so many of your family and friends turn out for your memorial...


8:27 AM  

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