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Wild Foods of Oxbow’s Old Growth Forest

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gresham, Oregon.

$25 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details.
Come join us to learn about trees, shrubs, and herbs of North America that are found at Oxbow Regional Park, Metro, off the Sandy River Gorge. Find a diversity of edible wild plants including fiddlehead fern, elderberries, Solomon’s seal, fairly bells, nettles, red huckleberries, salmonberry, and more. Explore one of the more beautiful habitats just east of Gresham.

This workshop has about a 85% content overlap with the Forest Park workshop.

What to Bring

If you carpool and are not the driver, bring $5 to give to the driver to help pay for fuel and the park’s entrance fee. Prepare for the weather; if it is cold, overdress so you are toasty; if it is raining, wear rain gear and a wide-brimmed water resistant hat. Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes that can get dirty. If you are comfortable, no matter what the weather, you will have more fun. Do NOT bring pets, they are not allowed in the park.

Meeting Site

Car pool or caravan with us from the Mall’s parking lot at the SW corner of SE 105th Ave and Washington St. Across from Denny’s – See Map – near the mall sign with Dollar Tree on it. Be ready to leave this parking area by 1:00pm with a full tank of gas. Use the Denny’s restroom before we meet so you won’t hold us up. This meeting site is about one block East of Mall 205 at the Plaza 205 parking entrance. We are using Denny’s restrooms, but parking south of it and across the street. Do NOT park in the Denny’s lot, park in the Mall lot with a prime view of Dennys.

Or meet us inside Oxbow Park, Metro – See Map across from Picnic Area A in the parking area along the roadside. Picnic Area A is about 2 miles inside the park. Be there by 1:20pm and wait patiently. We’ll start there after completing registration. Last time we checked, the park’s entrance fee is $5 per car or free with a seasonal pass. We will finish around 4:30pm so people can be back in Portland by 5pm.

YOU MUST LET US KNOW if you are meeting us in SE Portland or at the Oxbow site!

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. 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 8
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Dr. John Kallas


Oxbow Park
3010 SE Oxbow Parkway
Gresham, OR 97080 United States
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