Teams of first responders will gather at Ways and Means Oyster House to slurp oysters for charity

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - These off-duty first responders took part in last year's oyster-eating contest to raise funds for charity.Ways and Means Oyster House in Bridgeport Village is hosting its second annual Shuck It event Sept. 15, at which Portland area firefighters and police officers will compete to slurp up the most oysters to raise funds for their respective charities.

Participating teams include Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Lake Oswego Police Department and Beaverton Police Department.

The winning team will select a charity to benefit from the event and $3 for every oyster eaten will be donated to the charity.

The teams are competing to raise funds for Just Compassion, The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation and Beaverton Police Department's Shop with a Cop program.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at Ways and Means Oyster House, 7331 SW Bridgeport Road, Portland 97224. Emcee Wesleigh Ogle will introduce the team members and explain the rule.

Oyster eating begins at 10:30 a.m. and the winner will be announced at 10:35 a.m.

Brunch will be served to participants and spectators at 11 a.m.; $1 from every brunch dish sold until 3 p.m. will also benefit the winning team's charity.

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