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Wild Foods of Forest Park

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Portland, Oregon.

$25 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details.
Learn about the edible plants found in a pacific northwest forest. Spring is when wildflowers are blooming and wild greens are ripe for picking. See plants like wild violet, Solomon’s seal, fairly bells, licorice fern, various fiddleheads, wild ginger and more. Learn the many ways they can be used as food. Explore one of the more beautiful forests in Portland’s own backyard.

This workshop has about a 85% content overlap with the Oxbow workshop.
Consider Oxbow if this one is full.

What to Bring

Hiking boots. Prepare for the weather.

Meeting Site

Meet at the Wildwood Trail entrance off Germantown Road. From downtown Portland take Highway 30 towards the St John’s Bridge. Just after going under the bridge there will be a sign leading you to Germantown Road. Turn left there onto NW Bridge Ave. Soon on your right will be Germantown Road. At 1.2 miles up Germantown Road CONTINUE PAST a triangular parking area to your left. Then, just over 1.5 miles up Germantown Road (0.3 miles past that last triangular parking area) there will be a small parking area to your left. We will meet there at the Wildwood trail entrance. There are no buildings around of any kind, only a trail entrance. If you drive past the entrance, the intersection of Germantown Road and NW Skyline is .5 miles away – just turn around and go back. At the trail entrance is a Forest Park sign titled either “Wildwood Trail at Germantown Road” or “Forest Park – Wild in the City” that includes a large detailed map of the whole of Forest Park. Parking will be at a premium, you may have to park down the road. Don’t leave valuables in your car. See Map.

Pricing Details

Sliding Scale Economics
Due to hard economic times for some, sliding scales are offered to support individual financial circumstances.  We ask participants to pay what they feel they can afford within the range offered for each workshop.  You decide what to pay using an honest assessment of your individual circumstances.  We do not ask anyone to explain their very personal decision.  The high end is a very reasonable price for these quality workshops for those who are doing well in this economy. Groups must contact us for circumstance-specific rates. Rendezvous have their own rates.
$3 Discounts are available on our Registration Form for adult family members that attend together, Native Americans, full time college students and scout leaders. Children (17 and under) must be accompanied by their parent(s). Children under 7 are free. Children 7 and above pay their age. No more than 2 children allowed per adult. Classrooms and teachers with students are not eligible for these discounts and must contact us for circumstance-specific rates. Rendezvous have their own rates.
Refund & Transfer Policies
If you cannot attend a workshop you registered for, and you contact us immediately, or at the latest, the last weekday before the event, you are entitled to a refund minus the following administrative handling fees: switching to another workshop = $3; sending you a refund check = $5. If you do not show up for a workshop you registered for, you forfeit the full amount paid.

Enrollment Limited! – Advanced registration reserves you a place in the workshop. Walk-ons may be turned away if our size limit is reached.

Download the REGISTRATION and WAIVER Forms. Print and fill out these forms and mail them with payment to: Wild Food Adventures, 422 SE 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97215. If there is space and your are a walk-on, bring the forms and payment with you. While you can register many times throughout the year, only a single waiver form is required per person per year (Jan 1 – Dec 31) for all our day events. Multi-day Rendezvous require an additional waiver.


April 14
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Forest Park
Germantown Road
Portland, OR 97223 United States
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