Delicious Dungeness crab. Sweet, meaty razor clams. Plump deepwater rockfish, even cabezon. On the Oregon coast, these can be your tasty wages for a few hours of labor. But let’s be honest—is it really work to muck about in the sand with a pail and shovel? Kayak through calm estuaries like Buddha in a drysuit? Sink your line to the ocean floor—thrilling to a tug from a hungry fish? From mariners big and small, here’s where to start: with three must-do ocean adventures, our primer on Oregon’s young boat-to-table movement, and an annotated guide to seafood’s wilder side.