Superabundant in 2023

Superabundant's second course explores the ingredients that sustain the Northwest. Follow Dungeness crab from underwater meadows to the dinner plate. Taste how Oregon's unique soils, give character to Chardonnay. Examine the complex relationship between humans and psilocybin mushrooms. Learn why Oregon is a strawberry paradise. And see why corn could represent Oregon's future.

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Bison grazing with mountains in the background.

Superabundant dispatch: The buffalo roam in Oregon’s brome

In this week’s Superabundant newsletter, Heather Arndt Anderson, a Portland-based culinary historian and ecologist, talks about how bison shaped the land farther west than previously thought, and offers a recipe for an Oregonized Korean lettuce wrap.

How the Oregon truffle bends humans to its will

Truffles are mysterious organisms that thrive in the damp forests of the Pacific Northwest, especially in Oregon. Like their above-ground cousins, mushrooms, they are the fruit of vast underground networks of fungus.

Salmon: The original ‘Superabundant’ food of the Pacific Northwest

Few things unite the Pacific Northwest’s culture, economy and ecology like food. But sometimes the ingredients we eat are also divisive. Take salmon: Once these fish were superabundant throughout the region, but the arrival of western settlers — who introduced overfishing and dams — has taken a toll.

Latest Food Stories


Plan a delicious trip, from Astoria to Neskowin on Oregon’s North Coast Food Trail. Fresh seafood, locally sourced menus, artisan cheese, craft beverages, farmers markets, cooking classes, and guided tours and foraging, all with scenic views, tall trees and ocean breezes. Named “best foodie trip” by Sunset Magazine.