Fall Foraging at Adrift! - Adrift Hospitality

Fall Foraging at Adrift!

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The Oregon Coast & Long Beach Peninsula are home to some great spots for foraging wild clams, mushrooms, berries, and nuts. Check out our favorites below!

Please keep in mind to forage safely, and to respect the signs and wishes of the property owner(s) when it comes to taking anything.

razor clam long beach peninsula


Razor clams are the most sought-after mollusk on the coast, and they’re so easy to find! All you need is a clam shovel, a container, and a clamming license. They can be found on beaches through the fall season.

All information on this year’s clam digs can be found here, and our full guide to your first clam dig can be found here.

Be sure to check out the WA Department of Fish & Wildlife website for safety information, as the marine toxin testing can call off an approved dig date.

king bolete mushroom


The most common mushrooms available on the peninsula & the coast are the Golden Chanterelle, the Lobster Mushroom, and the King Bolete. Each has their own unique look, making them easier to spot on the trails! These can typically be found under hemlock & spruce trees along walking paths.

red huckleberries


There are so many berries available along our walking paths, it’ll be hard to choose which kind to take home! Whether you’re looking for Himalayan blackberries, red or green huckleberries, thimbleberries, salal berries, or salmonberries, you’ll have the pick of the crop! These sweet (and not so sweet) berries can be found in the same locations as mushrooms – under fir & hemlock trees and along walking paths.

pine nut on board

Nuts & Trees

Pine nuts & hazelnuts are readily available along walking paths, but with hazel being a shorter plant it’s best to look above and below! Spruce & fir tips are great for tea, and the wood from red Alder trees is perfect for smoking salmon.

Happy foraging!

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