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Actually, maybe you do want all the smoke.
PLEASE NOTE OUR HOLIDAY HOURS
First and foremost, PLEASE NOTE OUR HOLIDAY HOURS. We’re keeping extra hours this week to make sure you’re taken care of, so pick a day to do your shopping, refer to the hours in the section above under the red heading “HOLIDAY HOURS,” and we’ll take care of ya.
OUR SMOKED OYSTER STOUR HAS RETURNED!
There it is, pictured above, a 16oz can full of black smoky goodness that – get this – pairs perfectly with a plate of oysters on the half shell. It’s Smoked Oyster Stout, a taste of teamwork between Yachats Brewing, Hama Hama Oysters, and Flying Fish (that’s us). And new for this year? We have it available to go! Have a pint here with your oysters, take a 4-pack to go with some oysters. Need oysters? We got oysters. See the oyster section right below. It’s the one that says “OYSTERS.”
SPECIAL ORDERS EXTENDED THROUGH THIS SUNDAY
Lucky you! Lucky us! Lucky everyone. What a time to be alive. Special orders are OPEN through the weekend, so may we recommend some Prime Rib? From Painted Hills Natural Beef down in the John Day country: pasture raised, grass fed, no hormones, au naturel. Some of the best steak you’ll ever eat, that’s a promise. $23.99/lb, about two pounds per rib.
Prime rib, oysters, sushi, crabs, caviar… whatcha need? Let us know through this SPECIAL ORDER FORM, but do it quick. We’ll close it Sunday night so we can fulfill all the orders, then we’ll open it back up after Christmas so you can order your spread for New Year’s Eve. Sound good?
STOCKING STUFFERS, PERHAPS?
Those rad crab claws at right are the handiwork of Lyf’s buddy Eli Andrew Miller down in Tucson, Arizona. Great stocking stuffers for the fishy folk fo sho. Check em out in the shop. We’ve also got new Flying Fish hoodies, along with some other swag and stuff that will indeed stuff inside a stocking.
Two last homeroom announcements:
FLYING FISH FIELD TRIPS 2022 COMING: Fishing trips, crabbing trips, rafting trips, oyster farm trips, beach cleanups… et cetera. We got stuff GOIN’. Stay tuned for details.
CHEFSHACK OPENING IN JANUARY! For real for real. Our main dude Chef Trever Gilbert will kick things off in January, and starting in February, we’ll have monthly rotating chefs. Until then, we’ll have it open a few times with free hot cider, a shot of rum for a small add-on fee, and smoked salmon samples. Keep an eye out.
Listen. We’ve got a TON of oysters coming in over the next week. (Actually three tons if we’re counting every single oyster.) Capiche? It’s always oyster time at Flying Fish but right now is, like, REALLY oyster time. Holiday spreads and such. We’ve always got a bunch coming and going, so this list is ever changing, but as of this morning, Friday Seventeenth December Twenty Twenty-One, this is what we’ve got. Might look different by the time you get here, but fret not, oysters there shall be.
FRESH OYSTERS AS OF FRIDAY DECEMBER 17TH
Bass Point – Massachusetts
Baywater Sweet – Washington
Blue Pool – Washington
East Capes – Prince Edward Island
Fin de la Baie – New Brunswick
Hama Hama – Washington
Pali Kai – Washington
Shigoku – Washington
Tidepoint – Washington
DOWN WITH THE KING
Ora King, that is. That’s a nice fish. Photo by Natalie, styling by Matthew.
Ora King Salmon. Responsibly raised offshore in the cold waters of the Marlborough Sounds, that gorgeous place of fjords between New Zealand’s two islands. They raise their salmon in a low-stress habitat with feed consisting of essential nutrients and none of the add-ons (GMOs, hormones, antibiotics). They even use underwater cameras to monitor the fishes’ appetites. The end result is a superior, unique, sushi-grade quality that we feel justifies the energy required to get this fish to us from New Zealand. Ask us more, we’re happy to discuss. Salmon sushi, salmon fillets… have it however you like it. We promise it will be spectacular.
FRESH FISH AS OF FRIDAY DECEMBER 17TH
Ahi/Bigeye Tuna* – wild, Pacific Ocean (Hawaii)
Branzino – sustainable farm-raised, Greece – whole fish
Escolar/Walu* – wild, Pacific Ocean (Hawaii)
Mahi Mahi – wild, Pacific Ocean (Hawaii)
Monkfish – wild, Atlantic Ocean (Massachusetts)
Ono/Wahoo* – wild, Pacific Ocean (Hawaii)
Ora King Salmon* – sustainable farm-raised, New Zealand
Rainbow Trout – sustainable farm-raised, Idah0
Rockfish – wild, Pacific Ocean (Oregon)
Steelhead – sustainable farm-raised, Washington
Striped Bass – sustainable farm-raised, Mexico – whole fish →
That there’s our house burger, available during restaurant hours: Laney ground beef, Niman bacon, local veggies, house condiments, Grand Central brioche. Jojos on the side. Have your burger exactly like this, or have a burger your way at home. Ain’t no wrong way.
Plus, again: PRIME RIB!
FRESH MEAT AS OF FRIDAY DECEMBER 17TH
PRIME RIB: Painted Hills Natural Beef – John Day, Oregon
GROUND BEEF: Laney Family Farms – Canby, Oregon
STEW MEAT: Laney Family Farms – Canby, Oregon
BACON: Niman Ranch, California
EGGS: Odyssey Hill Farm – Salem, Oregon
WICKED GOOD LOBSTAH
Never afraid to use that headline, I’ll tell you HOOWHAT. It’s Lobster Tail, wild lobster tail from Maine, the good stuff, flash frozen after the boil to lock in that Atlantic flavor. Check the freezer for tails and these other freezy delights.
SELECT PRODUCTS IN THE FREEZER AS OF FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
U-15 Easy Peel Mexican Blue Shrimp
Oregon Bay Shrimp
Premium Lobster Tails
Copper River Sockeye Salmon
Alaskan Sablefish/Black Cod
PREPARED PRODUCTS TO GO AS OF FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
Cold Smoked Ora King Salmon
Smoked Salmon Dip
Smoked Whitefish Dip
House Smoked Fishes
Varieties of Caviar
OUR RESTAURANT MENU
For dining here or to-go. Menu updated October 2021.
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ALSO: Cocktails, sake, wine, and beer for dining onsite. Inquire within.
FLYING FISH SIGNOFF & DISCLAIMER
PLEASE NOTE: This email was accurate at the time of its weekly writing. Some products come and go quicker than others, so for best results on the freshness, follow us on the social medias: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And tag us in your Instagram pics @flyingfishpdx – we love seeing your food pics!
Lyf Gildersleeve and the Flying Fish Team: Alana, Boo-boo, Chris, Danny, Elowynn, Erik, Erin, Gabby, Isabella, Jack, Jaelyn, Jesse, Jordan, Kenneth, Kevin, Luis, Mad Dog, Madeline, Mike, Neebs, Ross, Ryan P, Ryan S, Sam, Sarah, Sawyer, Stephen, Trever, Wyatt, and Brad
Craig and Sandy Gildersleeve opened Flying Fish Company in Sandpoint, Idaho in 1979 – the year before their son Lyf was born.
Now president of Flying Fish Company, Lyf has spent his entire life around fish, including an aquaculture education at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University.
Flying Fish has three locations: Sandpoint, Idaho; Durango, Colorado; and Portland, Oregon. The Portland location opened in 2009 as a food cart at the D Street pod on Division Street. In 2011, we opened the fish shack on Hawthorne Boulevard. In 2016, we moved into a stand at Providore Fine Foods on Sandy Boulevard. In February 2020, we opened our standalone location on East Burnside with a restaurant and a patio.
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Thank you for supporting our family-owned business.
—Lyf, Natalie, Juniper, and Miles Gildersleeve (and Hazel the Dog)