2014 Oregon Truffle Foray 5th Annual!

All private land!


Info And Registration

January 17th-19th, 2014

Kids under 10 are FREE!!!


Please note: This foray will be filmed and air on national television on our new reality series about mushroom hunting! If you do not want to be on TV, that is fine, you do not have to be interviewed or anything, but filming shots as a group, it is impossible to omit you entirely from being filmed.


View Video of previous year's foray:

Where:   To be held in 2-3 Locations near Salem, and Molalla, Oregon (all private land)

When:   Friday Night January 17th, All day Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, 2014

     Come and join Chris Matherly and Levena and special trained Truffle Dogs,  for the 2014 Morel Mushroom Hunting Club Member's 5th Truffle Foray. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity so make sure you register immediately, as it will be on a first come first served basis, and limited to the first 15 registrants. Bring your dog and train him if you like! You will get hands-on experience in the technique of harvesting truffles! The utmost care will be taken in our harvest methods, and on the environment! It is also very important that we harvest only "ripe" Truffles. We go by the rules and any permits that are needed is included with your registration fees. Quite a learning experience! Best of all- taste a special mushroom dish enhanced by the taste of these truffles!

"Don't eat that truffle piggy"!

Newly added activities on this trip will include a trained dog that can find ripe truffles! There will also be a special presentation on truffles given by one of the top truffle experts in the country! There will be wine sampling and truffle cooking demonstrations, and many other interesting things on this trip..

Optional Mushroom Dinner at Jack and Chris Cerzecki's Restaurant!

Skip holds a Black truffle he was lucky enough to find under his first tree! He attended the 2010 Truffle Foray!

Above were found at the 2010 Truffle Foray!

The 2010 Truffle Foray group! Two trained dogs helped find the truffles!

Three distinct and edible truffles that were found at the 2010 foray...

Oregon White truffles

Oregon Black Truffles


Italian White Truffles can be huge!


Two main types of Oregon truffles are currently harvested in the state, the Oregon white truffles (Tuber oregonense) and (Tuber gibbosum). The while truffles are actually two of the three species that fruit at different times of the year, but are often sold as the same truffle.


The Food: (The meal alone would go for upwards of $75 per plate in a nice restaurant)

We first start off with a delicious appetizer- Stuffed Jalapeņos, with truffles, cream cheese, bacon bits, and ramps or wild onions.

Wild Mushroom and Truffle Soup- This is my specialty, many have told me "this is literally the best soup I've ever  had!"

Grilled steak, topped with mushroom sauce and finally...

Mushroom/ Truffle alfredo pasta! (Sometimes topped with fiddleheads)

What is included?

* Friday Night Meet and Chat at the Hotel.

* 1 1/2- Days of guided Truffle hunting.

* Lunch and drinks for Day One.

* A very nice Morel Club T-Shirt, "I Dig Truffles".

* A DVD movie of our foray and events.

* Optional dinner Saturday eve at Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Oregon

* A Truffle presentation / Questions and answers/ slideshow, snacks!

* And best of all- A Steak and Mushroom Cooked-Out Feast! with A Sampling of one of Chris' Unique Pasta/ Fettuccini Alfredo and Truffle Recipe on Sunday. 

* Assistance with Camping/ Park Lodging/ or finding a Hotel.

Email me if you have any questions about this event.

Dogs are sometimes trained to hunt them!

Photo Scrapbooks:

2008 Chanterelle Foray - Georgia

2008 Matsutake Foray - Washington State

2008 Oregon Foray

Truffle-Infused Pasta!

An appetizer with Truffles!

Deadline for registration: January 1st, 2014 (full payment must be received by this date)


Per Person Cost- $250.00 

Prices: (Covers costs of facility rentals/ food/ T-Shirts/ DVD's, Land lease)

Discounts for multiple persons! Best value!

If interested, I would be glad for you to just call me and I can answer any questions and register you right over the phone! 478-318-2794


Requirements: Simply be a current member of the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club-

If you want to attend and are not a member yet, simply click the button below, fill out the join form, and I will immediately process your membership. Then come back to this page and make your payment below through Google Checkout, and you are registered! If mailing in a check, you will need to email me, and I will call you and get details over the phone! See you in the WOODS!


Questions? You can call me on my cell at (478) 318-2794, or email me.

This event will book rapidly so I urge you to not delay and register now!

This event will book rapidly so I urge you to not delay and register now!