When you think about it, mushrooms are pretty strange. They reproduce via spores. They’re not animals, but they’re not plants, either. Some will kill you dead if you take even a bite, a few will basically drive you temporarily insane, and others are totally harmless and delicious. Some people even think mushrooms are beings from outer space, but those folks may have eaten too many of the second variety.
Whatever the case may be, the Pacific Northwest and Oregon in particular are fertile hunting grounds for a wide variety of mushrooms. Let’s take a look at some of them.