We take pride in celebrating our region's iconic resources through food-filled events that benefit the ongoing work we do.

Oyster New Year

It’s a joy every year to be swept up in the great celebration of Northwest oysters. As the cloudy, cool fall weather returns to Puget Sound, the icy north Pacific Ocean current entices shellfish into their prime, creating a crisp, firm texture and clean taste characteristics. Each year, Elliott’s Oyster House rings in Oyster New Year in November, to celebrate the annual return of the peak shellfish season. Oyster New Year is a not to be missed event, with 30+ varieties of local oysters shucked to order, a fresh seafood buffet, live music and more.

We are so pleased that Elliott’s will host grandest of Oyster New Years in 2022, providing an elevated, VIP experience for all. Join us November 5th, 2022 from 4-8pm for the 29th Annual Oyster New Year. Learn more, and snap up tickets before they sell out!

A portion of the proceeds benefit us here at Puget Sound Restoration Fund, for which are are so thankful.

Walrus & Carpenter

We look forward to the low-tide picnics in 2023!

Please check back here for details and dates for our next Walrus and Carpenter event in late 2022.  As always, special thanks to the Taylor Shellfish Staff and to Browne Family Vineyards and Gruet NV Sauvage for your constant support of PSRF and this wondrous event!

Hosted by Taylor Shellfish Farms as a benefit for Puget Sound Restoration Fund, the Walrus & Carpenter picnics provide the ultimate oyster-eating experience. The nighttime, low tide picnic takes place by lantern and moonlight at Taylor’s Totten Inlet oyster bed. Icy gusts of wind off the bay invigorate the experience. Take a shucking lesson before dining on these plump, sweet oysters just rousted from their beds. Devour the freshly opened delicacies paired with award-wining “oyster wines” by Browne Family Vineyards and Gruet NV Sauvage served in sparkling Reidel stemware. The perfect blend of magic and madness. As the tide rises, revel in a blazing bonfire and savor a steaming cup of chowder. This is an experience not to be missed.  All proceeds benefit Puget Sound Restoration Fund.

Whiskies for Wildlife


Our 10th Annual Whiskies For Wildlife event, presented by Bainbridge Organic Distillers, is back…and has already SOLD OUT! If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email Wendy Welch (wendy@restorationfund.org). If you don’t make it this year, please consider attending down the line!

The event will take place September 24th, 2022 and will feature Scottish single malt whiskies and world-class single malt, grain, blended and antique whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, Japan, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Taiwan, the United States of America and more.

Sumptuous small plates devised especially for this event by the Manor House’s Executive Chef, Joe Benish, to complement the whiskey offerings, will be served at several stations throughout the hall and patio overlooking beautiful Rich Passage. There will, of course, also be a raw oyster bar with fresh, local Port Madison Petites harvested that morning. It will be an afternoon to remember!

All proceeds benefit Puget Sound Restoration Fund, for which we are so grateful.

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We'd love to have you join us at one of our annual events. If attending one of our celebrations doesn't work for you, please consider a donation to support our efforts to restore iconic marine resources and a healthy ecosystem.


Wendy Welch, Special Events | wendy@restorationfund.org