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OMS 2019 Kelley Point Park Mycoblitz

Kelley Point Park 8470 N Kelley Point Park Rd,, Portland, OR
OMS’s annual survey of macrofungi in Kelley Point Park. Bring a camera/smart phone and pen/pencil.

2019 OMS Spring Mycology Camp

Suttle Lake Camp 29551 SW Suttle Lake Loop, Sisters, OR
We are again returning to the Suttle Lake United Methodist Camp outside of Sisters, OR. This is a beautiful location surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest. Camp participants stay in two lodges with restrooms and showers (Wesley Meadow Lodge and Pioneer Lodge) and in...

OMS General Meeting, Mushrooms of the Oregon Dunes, Anna Moore 2019-05-13

World Forestry Center - Cheatham Hall Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221, Portland, OR
7:15 pm OMS General Meeting 7:30 pm Program. Anna Moore, Mushrooms of the Oregon Dunes. Anna has a science background and a love of the natural world. She retired from UC Berkeley in 2005 where she worked in Environmental Compliance, and now spends much...

OMS General Meeting, Burn morels and golden oysters, Todd Osmundson, 2019-06-10

World Forestry Center - Cheatham Hall Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221, Portland, OR
7:15 pm OMS General Meeting 7:30 pm Program. Todd Osmundson. Burn morels and golden oysters: exploring the biology of two edible mushrooms through genomes and collaboration. Fungi are masters of disguise. Since much of their life is spent underground, many aspects of their biology...

OMS Board Meeting 2019-08-01

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Medical Bldg #2, 2nd Floor Conference Room 1040 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR

2019 NAMA Foray (non-OMS event)

The North American Mycological Society’s annual foray. This year it’s at Paul Smith’s in the New York Adirondacks. NAMA membership required. For more information check the event website.
$225 – $450

OMS General Meeting 2019-08-19

World Forestry Center - Cheatham Hall Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221, Portland, OR
7:15 pm OMS General Meeting7:30 pm Program: Leah Bendlin, Marvelous Mycoheterotrophs If you’ve ever been fascinated by a waxy, alien looking plant without green parts in the woods that doesn’t even seem like it should be real, you may have been enchanted by a...

OMS General Meeting 2019-09-10

World Forestry Center - Cheatham Hall Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221, Portland, OR
7:15 pm OMS General Meeting. Society business. 7:30 pm Program. Dinner or Dump It? Skye Weintraub. Can you tell the difference between two similar looking mushrooms? One is edible, or can be made edible, and the other one is poisonous, bitter, or has some property...

OMS Board Meeting 2019-09-19

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Medical Bldg #2, 2nd Floor Conference Room 1040 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR

OMS Fall Mycology Camp 2019-10-18

Camp Magruder 17450 Old Pacific Hwy, Rockaway Beach, OR
Registration is now open. For more information, click here. The OMS Fall Mycology Camp takes place at Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, Oregon.  We really like this location. A wide variety of mushrooms can be found in and near camp. The area is a rich...

OMS General Meeting 2019-10-21

World Forestry Center - Cheatham Hall Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221, Portland, OR
7:15 pm OMS General Meeting – Nominations for next years’ Officers and Directors 7:30 pm Program – Chef Chad Hyatt Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef who has spent the last decade working in restaurants and private clubs around the San Francisco Bay...

WVMS 4th Annual Mushroom Show (non-OMS event) 2019-11-17

Pringle Creek Painters Hall 3911 Village Center Dr. SE, Salem, Oregon
Willamette Valley Mushroom Society’s 4th Annual Mushroom Show. For more information, see announcement on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/475280866360594/

Santa Cruz Mycoflora Foray (non-OMS event) 2019-12-12

Mission Springs Christian Camp & Conference Center 1050 Lockhart Gulch Rd., Scotts Valley, CA
For more information about this event, see Event Website.
$330 – $350

OMS 2020 Survivors’ Banquet

Carvlin Hall, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 2408 SE 16th, Portland, OR
The OMS Survivors’ Banquet is a members-only event (no guests allowed). It combines our January general meeting and our annual mushroom-themed potluck to celebrate the end of the fall season and the camaraderie of mushroom hunting. It lets members share mushroom and non-mushroom dishes,...

OMS General Meeting 2020-02-10

World Forestry Center - Cheatham Hall Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221, Portland, OR
7:30 pm Presentation:  Dr. Matt Trappe, “The Inner Beauty of Molds” What are molds doing in your compost, your fridge, your medicine cabinet, and that wall in the closet? Matt Trappe is the foray leader for the North American Truffling Society and author of...

OMS Board Meeting 2020-02-13

Wistar Conference Room, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland, OR

OMS General Meeting 2020-03-02

World Forestry Center - Cheatham Hall Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221, Portland, OR
7:30 pm Presentation: Staying Safe in the Outdoors – Woods Safety for Mushroomers. With the warmer spring weather our thoughts are quickly turning to another season of mushrooming.  Soon, we’ll be out to the woods to gather mushrooms. Have you spent all that walking looking...

OMS Virtual Meeting 2020-04-13

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In these times of social distancing, the Oregon Mycological Society is offering its first virtual meeting: a live-stream of 2019 scholarship winner and University of Washington Ph.D. candidate, Michael Bradshaw! If you have a Google/YouTube account, simply click here to be taken to Michael’s...

OMS Board Meeting 2020-04-23

Wilcox Building, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center 2251 NW Marshall St, Portland,, Portland, OR
Location and Parking. Wilcox B, basement of the Wilcox Building, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Parking is available in Parking Structure #2 or #3. Both can be entered from NW Marshall St, between 21st and 22nd Avenues. A limited number of parking validation vouchers...

2020 OMS Spring Mycology Camp – Canceled

Suttle Lake Camp 29551 SW Suttle Lake Loop, Sisters, OR
OMS 2020 Spring Mycology Camp is Canceled due to COVID-19. We are again returning to the Suttle Lake United Methodist Camp outside of Sisters, OR. This is a beautiful location surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest. Camp participants stay in two lodges with restrooms and showers...

OMS General Meeting 2020-05-11

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Oregon Mycological Society YouTube Channel Presentation:  Seeking the Elusive Morel and Other Fascinating or Edible Spring Fungi Presenter: Michael Beug has taught chemistry, mycology and organic farming at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington for 32 years and is now a very active...

Morel Cultivation and Wild Ecology (non-OMS Event)

Zoom online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81115382029Meeting ID: 811 1538 2029Password: fungifun South Sound Mushroom Club May Meeting Presenter: Michael Zirpoli, Evergreen State College Michael Scott Zirpoli is a mycologist and science educator. Michael is currently working as a researcher, lab assistant and teaching assistant at The Evergreen...

2020-05-28 MycoFlora Projects

Oregon Mycological Society YouTube Channel Exploring Macrofungi Biodiversity and Distribution through Community Science. What are MycoFlora Projects and why are they important? Learn about local MycoFlora projects in Portland and beyond. Discover how you can contribute to community science by documenting your observations through...

OMS General Meeting 2020-06-08

World Forestry Center - Cheatham Hall Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221, Portland, OR
7:30 pm Presentation: To be announced

OMS General Meeting 2020-08-10

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Oregon Mycological Society YouTube Channel 7:30 pm Presentation: Tips and Tricks using MatchMaker (the comprehensive free program for PNW mushroom identification on the PC — and some MACs). Prior to the meeting, you can download and install the latest version of Matchmaker to play along...

OMS General Meeting 2020-09-14

By request of the speaker, this meeting is limited to OMS members only. We will email members instructions on how to join the meeting. 7:30 pm Presentation: Best of Mushroaming. This presentation features stunning mushroom images and stories from over ten years of “Mushroaming”, a...

OMS Board Meeting 2020-09-17

Wistar Conference Room, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland, OR

OMS General Meeting 2020-10-12

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7:30 pm Presentation: Under Pressure: Evolutionary Oddities in the Fungal World. This lecture will highlight some of the fascinating traits fungi have evolved due to environmental pressures, and how they strive to get ahead in the world. Presenter: Noah Siegel. Noah’s field mycology skills...

2020 OMS Fall Mycology Camp – Canceled

Camp Magruder 17450 Old Pacific Hwy, Rockaway Beach, OR
The OMS Fall Mycology Camp takes place at Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, Oregon.  We really like this location. A wide variety of mushrooms can be found in and near camp. The area is a rich mushroom habitat and also has a great diversity of...

OMS Election Registration Deadline

The deadline for registering for the OMS 2020 Elections is October 30, 2020, 5:00 pm. For more information Click Here.

2020 OMS Elections

This year, election of directors and officers will be conducted online. To prepare for this, we are asking you to verify the email address(es) listed on your OMS member account by 5:00 pm, October 30, 2020. For more information, Click Here.

OMS General Meeting 2020-11-09

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7:30 pm Presentation: The Joy of Fungal Sex This presentation looks at the strange and wonderful diversity of reproductive strategies and life cycle options. Ever since fungi arrived on the land and developed hyphae, they have explored many ways to propagate, soon rejecting the basic...

OMS Board Meeting 2020-12-10

Wistar Conference Room, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland, OR

OMS General Meeting 2021-02-08

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7:30 pm Presentation: Spores: rules and exceptions, unknowns galore.We’ll dive into the sporal world, and look at all kinds of different aspects of spores: what they’re for, how they get into the world, whether spore colour matters, and whether there are any correlations between spore...

OMS General Meeting 2021-03-08

https://youtu.be/GoT_Id2ZlMA Short Presentation: Mushroom Consumption and Poisoning 7:30 pm Presentation:  What’s cooking with Chad: Inside a Mushroom Forager’s KitchenFrom the depths of his kitchen, Chad will share some fun fungi-food facts, and dazzle us with cooking tips, tricks, and recipes that we will all...

OMS General Meeting 2021-04-12: Wildfire and Fungi

Online TBD (YouTube, Zoom, or other) This event will be online. We'll provide more information once the exact venue is determined.
7:30 pm Presentation: Wildfire and Fungi; Understanding the Fungi thatLove FireThis presentation will cover what’s known about fungi after wildfire, highlight findings from his current research, and highlight where we still need to go. Due to global climate change, increased development along the edge of...

OMS General Meeting 2021-05-10

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7:15 pm Presentation: Michael Zirpoli, Morel CultivationDuring the course of Michael’s time at Evergreen State College, he became enamored with morels and has spent close to three years tirelessly studying them both in the lab and in the field. His current research is focused on...

Annual MSA Meeting (non-OMS event)

The Annual MSA (Mycological Society of America) Meeting will be held as part of Botany 2021, a multi-society meeting which will take place virtually from July 19-23. More details are available here: https://mailchi.mp/botany.org/conference-update-2-1-21 (OMS is an MSA Associate Member.)

OMS General Meeting 2021-08-09

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7:30 pm Presentation:  Speaker: Michael Beug, Professor Emeritus, Evergreen State College taught chemistry, mycology and organic farming at Evergreen in Olympia, Washington for 32 years. He’s active in the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) and the Pacific Northwest Key Council. In addition to this...

NAMA Annual Foray (non-OMS event)

Snow Mountain Ranch 1101 County Road 53, Granby, CO
North American Mycological Association Annual Foray. Open to NAMA members only. Price is $350-550/person plus registration fees. For more information see the CONAMA 2021 Event Registration Page. (OMS is a NAMA Affiliate.)

OMS General Meeting 2021-09-13

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Speaker: Alissa Allen is the founder of Mycopigments. She specializes in teaching people about how to find, recognize, and utilize fungi for dyes. Alissa was introduced to mushroom hunting as a child, growing up in the Pacific Northwest. She joined the Puget Sound Mycological Society in 1998 and her fascination with fungi...

OMS General Meeting 2021-10-11

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Nominations for 2022 Officers and Directors. 7:15 pm Presentation:  Fungi in the Human Gut, Heather Hallen-Adams What fungi are you harboring?  What exactly is it doing there?  If you’ve ever asked that question, then this talk is for you.  Heather begins with an overview...

2021 OMS Fall Mycology Camp — CANCELLED

Camp Magruder 17450 Old Pacific Hwy, Rockaway Beach, OR
The 2021 Fall Mycology Camp has been cancelled. We are currently planning on having a 2021 Fall Mycology Camp, with significant changes due to COVID, including:– The number of participants will be significantly reduced in order to maintain sufficient social distancing;– Participants will be...