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Photo Essay: Oregon Sea Foraging

To shoot writer Chris Colin’s feature about coastal foraging, “Pacific Harvest,” photographer Kyle Johnson trekked through damp Northwest forest, dodged Portland cyclists, and waded through tidepools, Here, the shots that didn’t make the magazine.

A mix of coastal edibles, including sandwort. Make sure you consult a guidebook or expert before plucking and eating.

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Salt wizard Ben Jacobsen of Jacobsen Salts.

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Making a batch of Jacobsen’s finishing sea salt is a 40-hour process from start to finish.

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The satisfying result of all that frigid foraging:

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What real, whole wasabi looks like. Oregon-based Frog Eyes Farm—one of the few commercial growers of the rhizome—cultivates its wasabi in greenhouses.

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Drift Creek Falls, east of Lincoln City in Siuslaw National Forest. An easy 1 1/2-mile hike, which winds through ferns and alders and across a 250-foot long suspension bridge, leads to the falls.

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Damian Magista and Ryan LeBrun of Bee Local, a Portland company that gathers and sell honey from different neighborhoods around town, each with a distinct flavor profile.

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Bellyflopping into the Willamette.

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