Slide Show: An Oyster Tour at The Parish
Hama Hama, or Boomstick
The Chelsea Gem, or Pacific Oyster
"Tillamook Sweets" from Hayes Oyster Co.
Pied de Cheval, or European Oyster
The Virginica, or Atlantic Oyster
The Native, or Olympia Oyster
Ever wonder about the differences between the offerings on the raw bar menu? We sat down (slice of lemon in hand) to explore five different species of oysters from around the world with local bivalve experts Tobias Hogan and Ethan Powell. Each variety's shape, size, and flavor is unique to how and where it is raised, from coastal Oregon bays to France's famed Belon River. Hogan and Powell offer up all these and more at their oyster outposts The Parish (in the Pearl District) and EaT: An Oyster Bar on North Williams. Let's get crackin...