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Visit Oysterville on the Long Beach (Wash.) Peninsula for fresh oysters and a slice of history

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Oysters on the go

-- Not only can you buy oysters to take back to your beach rental or campsite, Oysterville Sea Farms, on the Oysterville waterfront, has a deck with tables where you can enjoy seafood and a glass of wine when the weather is pleasant. Retail sales 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday (offseason hours); check Facebook page for occasional special openings, or call 360-665-6585. More details at

-- On the east side of Willapa Bay, stop in at The Oystery at Goose Point Oysters, where they provide grills (charcoal, too) for you to barbecue oysters on a deck with umbrella tables overlooking the Niawiakum River. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, September-April; till 6 p.m. in summer; 7081 Niawiakum St., Highway 101, Bay Center;

Oysterville School lecture series

-- The Oysterville School fall lecture series theme is "Celebrate the River," with free hourlong talks by local people with special experiences relating to the Columbia River; 10 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 19 and Nov. 2 and 16.

Walking tour

Get more information about Oysterville's historic-preservation efforts and print out a map and self-guided walking tour of the village at the Oysterville Restoration Foundation website:

October events

Visit the Long Beach Peninsula in coming weeks for:

-- Friends of Chinook School Oktoberfest, Oct. 21, Chinook;

More information

Stop at Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau, 3914 Pacific Way, Seaview, or see

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