Annual Indian Style Salmon Bake


To ensure the safety for its volunteers, community and visitors, the Chamber will soon announce alternate plans for what was to be their 64th Traditional Native-American Salmon Bake in September 2020.

In order to continue the important work through the Depoe Bay Community Fund, the Chamber is researching ways to still raise funds via their NOT so Traditional Salmon Bake 2020 – stay tuned for details of this non-gathering COVID-safe fundraiser.

Depoe Bay's first "Free Fish Fry" back in the 1930's was the beginning of today's annual Salmon Bake. The locals gathered with friends and neighbors to share their own catch and their fish stories.

Over the past 60+ years, this gathering has evolved into the current "Indian Style" Salmon Bake, held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September. Salmon is cooked in the traditional manner used for generations by Native Coastal tribes.

Each year, over 2,000 pounds of salmon are slow-roasted to perfection on alder stakes over a 80-foot long fire line. Come enjoy friends and neighbors, live music, and of course, an amazing salmon meal.