March 12, 2011
Mushroom Resources in Oregon
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
Products: medicinal mushrooms, including maitake and reishi; mushroom extracts
Products: cultivated Asian mushrooms and vegetables
Products: wild and cultivated mushrooms, truffle products
Pistol River Mushrooms
Pistol River, OR
Products: fresh shiitake mushrooms, dried mushrooms, mushroom powders
Products: wild and cultivated mushrooms, white truffle oil, medicinal mushroom tincture, educational workshops
Products: Oregon white truffles and wild mushrooms
Mushroom Organizations and Information
Central Oregon Mushroom Club
Services: Pacific Northwest mushroom information and resources
Oregon Mycological Society
Services: educational field trips and classes
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