March 12, 2011

Mushroom Resources in Oregon

by Nate Rafn

Oregon is home to a wide array of edible mushrooms, both wild and cultivated.

Wild mushrooms are often served at fine restaurants, and at specialty stores and farmers' markets. Varieties include Morel, Chanterelle, Lobster, Cepe, White and Black Truffle, and Hedgehog.

Cultivated mushrooms can be grown indoors or outdoors, depending on the variety and location. Mushroom farmers typically grow Shiitake, Oyster, Maitake, Crimini, Portobello, and Button.

The businesses and organizations listed below specialize in mushrooms. They are a valuable resource for those interested in cultivating, hunting, and/or cooking mushrooms.

Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms

Mushroom Science
Eugene, OR
Products: medicinal mushrooms, including maitake and reishi; mushroom extracts

Nikko Farm
Aumsville, OR
Products: cultivated Asian mushrooms and vegetables

Oregon Mushrooms
Keno, OR
Products: wild and cultivated mushrooms, truffle products

Pistol River Mushrooms
Pistol River, OR
Products: fresh shiitake mushrooms, dried mushrooms, mushroom powders

The Mushroomery
Lebanon, OR
Products: wild and cultivated mushrooms, white truffle oil, medicinal mushroom tincture, educational workshops

Truffle Zone
Salem, OR
Products: Oregon white truffles and wild mushrooms

Mushroom Organizations and Information

Central Oregon Mushroom Club
Bend, OR

Edible Mushrooms
Seattle, WA
Services: Pacific Northwest mushroom information and resources

Oregon Mycological Society
Portland, OR
Services: educational field trips and classes


  1. Where is the best place to find 'Magic' Mushrooms in Oregon?

  2. Horse and cow pastures, lol....

  3. I watched your show for the first time today and I can say that I really love this show. Very informative and I am a chef and your suggestion were great to me. I will be driving to some of these farmers to get my products and edibles. I just want to have everything local, although I live in portland.

  4. Hi Carolina Nites. Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you found Living Culture to be a good resource for you. If you are looking for any specific products locally, we are happy to help you find them. Just let us know. Happy cooking!


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