Founded in 1907 by Louis C. Wachsmuth. This unique shellfish restaurant is one of the showplaces of Portland. Located on a narrow one-way street in the old business section of the city, the Oyster Bar is famous for its oyster stew and small native oysters. The two main dining rooms are decorated in knotty pine and adorned with beautiful china plates, ship models, and oddities from all over the world. 208 S.W. Ankeny, Portland, Oregon. Photo by Ray Conkling.