Welcome To

Of The Dory Fleet

To Protect, Defend & Promote The

Dory Fishing At Kiwanda Is A
The Only Place In The World Like This!


One of Oregon's most active and influential charitable non-profit organizations.

We'll soon celebrate our 24th 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.

The Pacific City Dorymen's
2020 Scholarships

The Pacific City Dorymen's Association is once again privileged to offer three $1000 scholarships and administer a fourth $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 Paul Hanneman Heritage Scholarship is awarded to anyone who has applied for the Nestucca High or Open Scholarship.
Due to COVID-19 application deadline extended to June 15, 2020

See PCDA Scholarships To Learn More:

How Did We Get Here?

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.

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A Dory Boat Video

See What It's Like In Pacific City!


pacific city dory days festival

Join Us For Dory Days Festival Weekend!

Due to COVID-19 postponed indefinitely

Join us for the 61st 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.