Yearly Archives: 2007

Oregon Truffle Festival — January 25th-27th, 2008

It is the first festival of its kind in the English-speaking world, dedicated to sharing the experience of the chefs, foragers and fans of Oregon’s wild truffles—from their hidden source in the forest to their glory on the table. The Cascade Mycological Society is an OTF sponsor.

Public Foray — Saturday February 9th, 2008

Join the Cascade Mycological Society on a winter foray led by mushroom veteran Joe Spivak. Help us gather wild edibles for the Fungal Feast the following Thursday and for your own table. Hedgehogs and winter chanterelles are the most likely species to be encountered. Meet at 10:00am at the Cottage Grover Ranger Station. Map Call Grace 505.6754 for more information.

*General Foray Information*

Fungal Feast — February 14th, 2008

The Cascade Mycological Society and Lane Culinary Arts students welcome all to the 6th annual Fungal Feast. The feast will take place at 7:00PM in the LCC cafeteria on February 14th, 2008 (LCC Map). The dinner will include a variety of dishes featuring wild and cultivated exotic mushrooms, and will have vegetarian as well as meat options. With the feast taking place on Valentine’s Day this year it is a great opportunity to tantalize your sweetie with mushroom culinary delights. $7-$15 sliding donation.

No reservations are required. For more information, please contact Kyle at 463-5260 or send email to

Jan. 10, 2008 – General Meeting

January 10, 7 PM. Jeff Stone will be presenting the talk ‘Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii, the most common Oregon fungus you’ve never heard of and its effects on forest health’.

The meeting will take place at Lane Community College Building 16, room 115 (Directions).

For more information, please contact Kyle at 463-5260 or send email to

Mushroom Hike! Jan 5, 2008

Discover winter fruiting and perennial fungi on a short, guided hike. In addition to basic identification, we will discuss the ancient use of mushrooms for food, medicine, and fire. Dress for cold, wet weather. Meet at the Dorris Ranch Barn at 11 a.m. Program runs approximately one hour. Program leader: Nathan Burke, living-history interpreter. Please call 954-7116 to preregister. 1/5 . . . Saturday . . . 11a-12p . . . $3/person* suggestion.