The Pacific City Dorymen's Association is once again privileged to offer two $1000 scholarships and administer a third $1000 scholarship for the 'Smith Family Trust'. The Nestucca High Scholarship is available to any graduating senior from Nestucca High, while the Open Scholarship is available to anyone sponsored by a member in good standing with the PCDA.
The modern dory fleet of today evolved from boats that went to sea from Cape Kiwanda more than 100 years ago. There’s no other marine fishery exactly like this anywhere in the world, and similar ones have either declined or disappeared. But the Pacific City dory fleet met the technological changes over the past century.
And Where Are We Today?
More than 300 vessels call Pacific City their “home port” and we’re recognized by federal, state and local governments on the west coast. Thousands of visitors travel to the Cape every year to enjoy this unique and traditional activity. And in order to retain our historic corner of the world, a Dorymen’s Association was formed.
Join us for the 59th annual Dory Days; a celebration of the local dory fishing culture unique to Pacific City. This festival is hosted by the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Pacific City Dorymen’s Association.
Festivities kick off with the Dory Days Parade that is scheduled to begin at 11 am. The parade starts at Bob Straub State Park and works it’s way into downtown Pacific City. Other events throughout the weekend includes live music, kids activities, fish fry and more. The Dorymen’s Association will operate a booth to answer questions from the public and a display of dory boats in the Cape parking.
Dory Days has been recognized by the Oregon Heritage Commission as an Oregon Heritage Tradition and joins only a handful of other events for this honor.