Edible mushrooms

Asked October 9, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT

How can you tell if a mushroom in Oregon is poisonous or ok to eat. It makes me nervous that my friend at work is so willing to pick mushrooms for eating by seeing a picture on line.

Washington County Oregon mushrooms

1 Response

Hi there,

Unfortunately, we don't have any experts in our system that can ID mushrooms - our Master Gardener programs also are not able to ID mushrooms. We generally recommend that you contact a local mycological society. In Portland, the Oregon Mycological Society is available for these types of questions. I would contact them at

I hope this helps,