Portland Fish Market is the outcome of two families’ dream of bringing the best Pacific Northwest seafood to Portland while supporting the local fishermen that have become our friends over the years. The Shirley and Berkowitz families have been fishing the Oregon Coast and enjoying fresh seafood together for years, now we’re sharing that passion with our neighbors. At Portland Fish Market, our families strive to provide our customers with locally sourced, fresh off the boat quality fish. Because we have direct contact with the hard-working fishermen, we’re able to maintain that fresh off the boat quality, while directly supporting the fishermen who catch it.
It shouldn’t take fish a week to travel one hundred miles.
That’s the philosophy behind Portland Fish Market.
Ben Berkowitz has spent countless hours on fishing boats. His obsession for fishing has fed his other obsession – cooking. Being able to catch his own fish, then to transform it into an amazing dinner that evening, is his idea of perfection. In addition to fishing and creating recipes, Ben enjoys growing vegetables in his home garden in SE Portland and spending time with his wife and dogs.
Agnes Berkowitz enjoys everything that the ocean has to offer on dry land. Having lived in Portland for over a decade, Agnes loves locally sourced food and supporting the businesses that supply it. Agnes also enjoys gardening, running with her dog, and organizing things.
Mike Shirley has been obsessed with fishing since he could walk. In addition to ocean and river sport fishing, he also owns a commercial ocean salmon/tuna troller and a commercial bay crab boat. On dry land, Mike enjoys beekeeping, raising livestock and produce on his family farm in Molalla, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Fishing has been an integral part of Brandi Shirley’s life for almost 2 decades. Brandi is also the heart of the Shirley family farm in Molalla; where she tends to the many animals, bees, produce and everyday needs of running a family farm. Brandi also enjoys camping, snowboarding and scrapbooking.