The Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce was established in 1948 by local business and community leaders. Over the years a very dedicated group of volunteers have helped the Chamber become an important resource.

For more than 60 years, the Chamber has hosted very successful community events such as their annual Crab Feed, Wooden Boat Show and Ducky Derby (typically 3rd weekend in April) and the Native American Salmon Bake (3rd Saturday in September).

In 2019 through a grant utilizing Lincoln County Transient Room Tax funds the Chamber hired their first paid leadership in over 71 years. These funds are specifically dedicated to help Depoe Bay and surrounding tourist communities become more prominent in the minds of those visiting Oregon. To this end, Discover Depoe Bay was founded in 2019 to support and promote the local tourism economy from Gleneden to Otter Rock.

Join the Depoe Bay Chamber

Chamber Membership benefits were upgraded in Fall 2019 based on surveys of current and prospective members. Along with the Chamber’s expanded tourism-based objectives, member benefits are also more focused on supporting the marketing and advertising needs of Chamber businesses. Recent grant funding from the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) and Travel Oregon have significantly heightened the Chamber’s ability to reach this goal and better support local organizations via Discover Depoe Bay.

2019 – 2022 Goals of the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce

Attract more visitors

Attract more visitors and get visitors to stay longer to increase business for local tourist-driven companies and associated organizations/employers

Be a valuable resource

Be a valuable resource and support to Chamber members, local businesses and the community-at-large

Expand community participation

Expand community participation through heightened volunteer, sponsorship, event and donor opportunities

Increase Depoe Bay’s presence

Increase Depoe Bay’s (along with small towns to north/south) presence and involvement in the Central Oregon Coast, along the entire Oregon coast, in the Valley, in the state and Pacific NW

Create sustainable funding

Create sustainable funding and stability for the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce

The Depoe Bay Visitor Center (and Chamber office)

Located just south of the historic bridge on the ocean side next to Mazatlán restaurant. Local volunteers host the visitor center, so you’ll get tips directly from those in the know! We also provide literally hundreds of local, regional and state-wide brochures, fliers, maps and magazines for your travel planning needs. Visitor Center hours and days of
operation vary throughout the season.

Depoe Bay Community Fund

The Depoe Bay Community Fund is supported and facilitated by the Chamber. This much needed and valued community resource is funded by proceeds from the Annual Salmon Bake along with donations from individuals and businesses. Funded projects over the past several years include purchasing land and establishing hiking trails near the City Park, designing and building the park gazebo, providing and installing memorial benches along the sea wall and harbor, adding ADA access, etc.

Donate to the Fund