Experience pastoral bliss on a 14-stop agricultural tour right on the fringes of Portland with the Farmlandia Farm Loop Tour. The self-guided walkabout takes visitors through farm stops in the southeast Portland and Wilsonville area. Take the loop anytime – it’s open year round, although farm offerings will shift seasonally.
Along the loop expect to savor a variety of experiences – from farm stands to baked goods, to lavender fields and friendly farm animals. Here are some loop highlight you shouldn’t miss:
Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store, Restaurant & Bakery – Try the family-friendly tour of the working mill at their headquarters, then wander to down the road to their restaurant for on-site restaurant to munch on breakfast, lunch or dinner created with local fare and Bob’s Red Mill products.
Addresses: 13521 SE Pheasant Court, Milwaukie, Oregon (Mill)
5000 SE International Way, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222 (Restaurant, store and bakery)
Justy’s Produce & Flowers – Stop here for hearty butter, fresh eggs, sweet berries and summer flowers. The farm is run by the fourth generation of a Swiss family and offers visitors almost any kind of tasty vegetable they can dream up.
Address: 7924 SE Lake Road, Milwaukie, Oregon 97267
Ribera Vineyards – Relax in an elegant, solar powered tasting room fitted with reclaimed woods as you sip some classic Pinot Noir. The vineyard offers samples of their small batch red and white blends, all from grapes grown in-site or in the Willamette Valley.
Address: 21775 SW Ribera Lane, West Linn, Oregon 97068
Barn Owl Nursery – Stroll through a fragrant garden of tarragon, bay leaves, bee balm, thyme and – of course – lavender. The nursery specializes in culinary herbs and lavender verities, and its expert staff can guide visitors straight to the perfect plant.
Address: 22999 SW Newland Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
Prices vary between locations and seasonally. The tour is self-guided and free, so you only pay for what you experience - and eat.
Visit the loop's official site for a full list of venues and to explore an interactive map of the tour: http://farmlandiafarmloop.com/member-farms/