Experience the mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest among the beautiful old growth forests and natural hot springs of Oregon.

October 19-22, 2017

This year we celebrate 32 years of gathering, enjoying, and learning about mushrooms at Breitenbush Hot Springs. Since the first gathering, many important discoveries have been made about the ecology, medicinal, artistic and culinary uses of the fungi. Learn about these and other interesting facts about mushrooms during this 4-day event.

To register, call Breitenbush directly Monday through Saturday, 9am-4pm.

503.854.3320

For more information, visit our reservations page

Who's coming to gather

Alissa Allen

Alissa Allen

Alissa will be holding a full-fledged dye workshop using pigments from mushrooms.

Michael Beug

Michael Beug

Michael Beug will be back this year to lead a beginners field trip, teach beginners mushroom identification, and speak about Morels, Helvellas, Gyromitras, Truffles and More.

Bonny Giardina

Bonny Giardina

Bonny will also be back this year to host a hands-on mushroom cooking & tasting workshop on Saturday of the conference.

Robert Rogers

Robert Rogers

Every year I have been asked to invite someone to speak about medicinal mushrooms, and it's finally happened! Robert will speak on Thursday night of the conference and will lead a workshop to make medicinal mushroom tinctures.

Wendy So

Wendy So

Wendy will talk about her recent mushrooms adventures in southern China and south-central Africa and relate her experiences there to those to North America.

Else Vellinga

Else Vellinga

Else will be the Chief Mycologist for the conference and will speak about conservation efforts for fungi.

Daniel Winkler

Daniel Winkler

Conference favorite Daniel Winkler will be back this year and will dazzle us with stories and photos of mushrooms from around the world.

Relax in natural hot springs of Oregon's old growth forests

Breitenbush is a remote community that sits on a glacier-fed river in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Soak in hot spring pools of varying temperature or sweat your worries away in a cedar cabin perched above steaming waters. Vegetarian meals are included along with lodging in their cozy cabins warmed with geo-thermal heat.

Learn more about Breitenbush

Hunt, identify and learn with mushroom lovers of all levels

Guided field trips, evening lectures, cooking, art, and identification workshops for all levels of mycology enthusiasts fill the days with time in between for soaking in the hot waters of the natural springs. Treat yourself to an educational, delicious, and relaxing autumnal event in the midst of the old growth forests of Oregon.

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