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October Mushroom Madness

A review of some upcoming mushroom festivals in the Pacific Northwest.

Late summer and early fall mark the beginning of mushroom festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest. It's a great time to be outdoors and enjoy the forest atmosphere.

Here's three upcoming festivals in Oregon.

15th Annual Yachats Village Mushroom Festival
241 Hwy 101
Yachats, Oregon 97498
Friday, Oct 17th, 2014 - Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014

Wild Mushroom Cook-off at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City, Oregon
October 11, 2014

Mount Pisgah Mushroom Festival
Mark your calendars: October 26th, 2014 10 am - 5 pm
Mount Pisgah

Along with the usual health and safety caveats that apply to all mushroom hunters, beware of mercury when picking wild mushrooms.


October Bark-About Mushroom Hike 20.Sep.2014 15:32


(Hope we get some run before then!)

Sun, Oct 12th at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm

October is Bark's annual mushroom hike with Mark DesMarets, who will teach us about the role fungus plays in our forests. Expect to walk up to two miles off trail on this month's hike. Please bring lunch, water, and sturdy boots. And if you'd like to bring home some edible mushrooms bring a knife, basket, and paper bags. The weather is very unpredictable this time of year, so please be prepared for various weather conditions, and bring rain gear.

**Also note the policy regarding mushroom permits in Mt Hood. In the past you could gather up to a gallon of mushrooms per vehicle without a permit. Now mushroom gatherers are required to get a permit. However, because our hike is on a weekend, there will not be an opportunity to get a permit on the day of the hike.

As this is our most popular hike of the year, please preregister for the hike. You can do so by e-mailing  Michael@bark-out.org or calling 503-331-0374.

Carpools meet at the Hollywood Trader Joe's, 4121 NE Halsey in Portland at 9am sharp. It is across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2. If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. If you are looking for a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver. To protect off trail resources, please no dogs on this hike.
Call Bark at 503-331-0374 for more details and information.