Pearl Point Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

Pearl Point Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the Oregon Coast oyster appellations near Tillamook. The area is fed by two small mountain streams. Pearl Point Oysters are farmed by the tray suspension method. Oysters which are cultivated by the suspension method are the primadonnas of oyster. They are suspended in mesh trays in deep water their entire lives, protected from predators, mud, sand and silt. They have beautiful shells with deep cups, but they are an oyster shucker’s nightmare because their shells are brittle since they never had to fight for survival. The oyster flavor profile of suspended oysters tends to be clean, sweet & light, with meats which are tender.

Pearl Point Oyster
Location Netarts Bay, Oregon
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability Available year around
Size up to 4″
Oyster Cultivation Suspension tray
Oyster Flavor Profile Pearl Point Oysters have a medium brininess and melon finish.

See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Also, check-out our list of where to buy raw oysters.


Comments from before Site Migration

DAVID BUCHANAN    [ Sep 08, 2010 ]

PearlPoint Goddess, thank-you for the excellent info!  I have updated the page.  If you have a good picture of a shucked Pearl Point I would love to post it here.  You could post a comment and then use the insert/edit image button.

PEARLPOINT GODDESS []    [ Sep 08, 2010 ]

Just an FYI- i have been the manager at Pearl Point for 10 years and our oysters are available to the public year round.


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