Join us in the first week of April for a shucking good time at our inaugural Oyster Week—a weeklong celebration of oysters that we are hosting across all of our restaurants!
Oyster Week Events:
Daily & Weekly Oyster SpecialsAll week long // Both Block 15 locations + Caves Bier & Kitchen
Join us at all three of our locations throughout Oyster Week for unique, thoughtfully prepared oyster specials made with a variety of oyster species.
ShellShocked Documentary ShowingsMonday, April 1 // 6pm & 8pm // Block 15 Tap Room
Kick off Oyster Week with two showings of ShellShocked, a documentary that explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for marine life.
Tap Talk on Oyster AquacultureTuesday, April 2 // 7pm // Block 15 Tap Room
Learn about ocean acidification and its effect on oyster aquaculture in a presentation by EPA scientist Jim Markwiese.
Oyster Beer Mini-FestThursday, April 4 // 4pm // Caves Bier & Kitchen
Enjoy a small selection of oyster beers on tap, selected by Caves' beer curator.
Oyster & Beer FestSaturday, April 6 // 2pm - 8pm // Block 15 Tap Room
A showcase of unique oysters from coastal regions around the country, each paired with beer from standout breweries from the same region. Each oyster will be offered in a raw preparation that allows regions and species to demonstrate their unique character.
Featured Oysters & BreweriesOregon
Block 15 Brewing // Yaquina Bay oysters from Oregon Oyster Farm
de Garde Brewing // Netarts Bay oysters from Nevør Shellfish Farm
Cloudburst Brewing // Baywater Sweets oysters from Baywater Shellfish Co.
Propolis Brewing // Dabob Bay oysters from Rock Point Oyster Co.
Georgetown Brewing // Quilcene Bay oysters from Taylor Shellfish Farms
Fremont Brewing // Baywater Sweets oysters from Baywater Shellfish Co.
Anchorage Brewing // Shikat Bay oysters from Oyster Alaska
Mystic Brewery // Duxbury Bay oysters from Island Creek
West County Cider // Duxbury Bay oysters from Island Creek
Oxbow Brewing // Cape Blues oysters from Glidden Point
Hill Farmstead Brewery // Cape Blues oysters from Glidden Point
Oyster & Champagne BrunchSunday, April 7 // 9am - 2pm // Caves Bier & Kitchen
Caves' famous weekend brunch with the special Oyster Week additions of a raw oyster bar, unique oyster-themed brunch specials, and champagne pairings.
Oyster Week Specials:
Block 15 PubAll week: Cornmeal Fried Bay City (Oregon Coast) oysters with three pepper aioli
Tues: Pan Fried Bay City oyster tacos with pimento cheese and fennel slaw
Wed: Fanny Bay (Puget Sound) oysters on the half shell with mango-wasabi puree
Thurs: Shrimp and Nisqually River (Olympia, WA) oyster perloo
Fri: Citrus pickled Nevor Oyster Farm (Tillamook, OR) oyster tartine
Sat: Bay City oyster chowder with bacon, corn, and fennel
Block 15 Tap RoomAll week: Broiled Bay City (Oregon Coast) oyster press with dolcelatte and Carolina style slaw on pumpernickel
Wed: Smoked Willapa Bay (Puget Sound) oyster trio ftg. black garlic smoked oyster pate, bresaola with black garlic chimichurri, and red dragon cheddar with house water crackers and house pickles
Thurs: Fanny Bay (Puget Sound) oyster ceviche tacos with pineapple salsa
Fri: Bay City oyster chowder served in a house-baked bread bowl
Sat: BBQ Willapa Bay oysters with smoked bienville butter, grilled pain de campagne, and Carolina mustard slaw PLUS Gulf Coast (Louisiana) oysters and andouille gumbo
Sun: BBQ Yaquina Bay (Oregon Coast) oyster sliders with black garlic chimichurri
Caves Bier & KitchenAll week: Bay City (Oregon Coast) oyster and gumbo poutine
All week: Bay City oyster and fennel stuffed ravioli
All week: Brisket and Bay City oyster stew
All week: Nisqually River (Olympia, WA) oyster on the half shell with champagne peppercorn mignonette
Sat and Sun: Steak and smoked oyster tartare with Flanders red pearls
Sun: Oyster on the half shell with mango pico, champagne peppercorn mignonette, and stout sabayon
Oyster & Beer Fest FAQs:
Are kids allowed at Oyster & Beer Fest?
Minors are open all hours we’re open (except at the bar seats), including during the fest. However, the grassy area next to our patio will be covered by a large tent, and the space in our Tap Room will predominantly be standing space, so Oyster & Beer Fest will not be quite as kid friendly as the Tap Room normally is, due to the event set up.
What time is the live music, and what style will the band play?
Chuck Holst and Gary Rowles will be playing from 5:30pm-7:30pm. They play a mixture of folk, blues, and classic rock.
What are the cost of the oysters?
The raw oysters served at the fest will range from $2 - $3. The oyster-themed food specials served out of the Tap Room kitchen will vary in price.
What are the pour size and cost of the beers?
We are offering 4oz pours for all beers, with prices ranging from $2 to $5 per pour.
Are tokens the only payment accepted at each station?
Yes, the oyster and beer stations will only accept tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased at the welcome entry table.
I’m here as a regular customer, not interested in the Oyster & Beer Fest...can I still eat/sit/hang out?
Absolutely! (Most) of our regular tap room menu is available (in addition to some cool specials), and the service is as normal - albeit a bit busier! We’ve intentionally set up the Fest to be on the periphery of the tap room so regular customers can still sit inside and on the south end of the patio as normal.
Is there a cover or entrance fee to get into the fest?
Nope! Entrance is free. Simply purchase tokens at the welcome table in order to enjoy any of the beers or oysters from the fest stations.
What sort of condiments or mignonettes are available?
Each station will have lemon, cocktail sauce ,and a standard mignonette available. We will also be offering unique mignonettes at each station designed to pair specifically with that station’s oysters.
What can I do with leftover tokens?
On the day of the Fest, you can use your tokens at the main Tap Room order stations and receive your change back in tokens. After the fest is over, you can use your tokens like cash at either of our Block 15 locations (though not Caves). While you can receive change back in cash at that point, at no time may tokens be exchanged for cash.
What is the parking situation?
You can park in our main Tap Room Lot, on either side of Deschutes St. or on McKenzie Ave., or in the north end of the Team Oregon lot. We encourage you to carpool if you are able to!
We will also be offering a Lyft discount code (Oyster19), which you can apply for $5 off your Lyft ride to or from the Tap Room. Only one redemption is available per person, and only a limited number of discount code uses are available.
Can I use a gift card to purchase tokens or Oyster Week glassware at the front entry table?
Unfortunately, gift cards can only be used at the main cashier stations within the Tap Room. Our system does not support gift cards anywhere else, including the station for purchasing tokens and/or Oyster Week glassware.