Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Come enjoy one of Portland’s easiest and most accessible wildlife areas. We will take an easy hike through forest habitat and along waterways to discuss local plants, both native and introduced. We will visit many tree species and understory forest plants in flower. This is an excellent beginner plant medicine hike and (non-disruptive) children are welcome. 


Our full-day and half-day medicinal plant hikes for small groups include detailed attention to plant identification, ecological awareness, discussion of harvesting techniques and considerations, medicinal uses both traditional and modern, and medicine making.


To bring: Clothes and shoes for all types of weather including warm layers and rain gear and hats. A day pack with enough water for the whole day, lunch and snacks, note-taking supplies. Masks required.


Recommended reading: 

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West, Michael Moore

Trees to Know in Oregon, Ed Jensen

Plants of the Pacific Northwest, Pojar and MacKinnon


Date: Thursday April 29th


Time: 10am - 1pm


Refund policy: A refund (minus a $10 admin fee) can be given for cancellations up until 24 hours before the event. No refunds are possible less than 24 hours before the class, or for no-shows on the day of the event.

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge