People have been foraging for centuries, yet interestingly enough the big box stores and mass chains of grocery outlets have made foraging all but a thing of the past. That, however, has left endless opportunities for those looking to break away from the rat race and live off the fat of the land.

foraging is a great way to get out and enjoy nature, get some exercise and add some healthy food to your preserves.

Oregon is renowned for its diverse wild vegetation with endless berries, mushrooms, wild grown spices, vegetables like wild asparagus and seaside delights such as kelp and seaweed.


 

Wild berries in Oregon

Blue Berry Picking in Oregon
Blue Berries

 

Black Elderberry

Blackberries

Blueberries

Dewberries

Huckleberry

Raspberries

Serviceberry

Salmonberry

Strawberries

 


 

Wild vegetable found in Oregon

Wild Asparagus picking
Wild Asparagus

 

Asparagus

Cattails

Chicory

Dandelions

Miner’s lettuce

Nettles

Sorrel

Sunflower

Wild Onion

 

Wild Spices that grow in Oregon

Finding wild grown spices in Oregon
Wild Bergamot

Aragano

Bergamot

Mint

Mustard

Rosemary

Thistle

Western wild ginger

Wild Licorice


 

Mushrooms found in Oregon

Morel Mushroom Picking in Oregon
Morel Mushrooms

 

American Matsutake

Black and White Truffle

King Bolete (Slippery Jack)

Chantrelles

Cauliflower Mushroom

Giant Puffball

Hedgehog

Horse Mushroom

Lobster

Milky Cap

Morels

Oyster Mushrooms

Russula

Shaggy main


 

Wild Nuts that grow in Oregon

Picking Hazelnuts in Oregon
Wild Hazelnuts

Chestnuts

Hazelnuts

Pinenuts


 

Fruit Bearing Tree’s in Oregon

Picking Apples in Oregon
Apple Trees

 

Apple Trees

Apricot Trees

Cherry Trees

Currents

Kiwi fruit

Pear Trees

Peach Trees

Pomegranate

Gooseberries

Grapes

Wild Plum

 

 

These are among a few of the foraging opportunities you’ll find in Oregon. Get out and explore and fill your basket along the way. Foraging is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and live a healthier lifestyle while gathering natures bounty.