Who We Are And What We Do
Our Pacific City Dorymen’s Association (PCDA) is one of Oregon’s most active and influential 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit organizations. We’ll soon celebrate our 20th birthday, and during these two decades, the PCDA has never experienced a year of declining membership or a year of reduced revenue.
Our primary mission is to ensure the continued existence of our 115 year-old tradition of dory activity from Cape Kiwanda. While the fleet declined during the 1990’s due to heavy fishery conservation measures, the number of vessels that call Pacific City their “home port” has once again expanded to nearly 250. Like other west coast ports, we’re a mix of commercial, sport charter, and private fishing boats. We often rank in the top four Oregon ports for numbers of coho salmon landings. Commercial fish and shellfish landings in 2014 were valued at over $153,000 while recreational fisheries contribute greatly to the local economy.
Due to our increasing membership, however, the PCDA is able to contribute nearly $10,000 annually to other programs and projects in the community, including student scholarships, freshwater fishery enhancement programs, school lunches, fire and rescue, and the Linfield College dory history program.