Rural Beauty Farm Tour
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Sometimes we all need to reconnect with nature and the simpler joys of life. Next time you find yourself in the hustle and bustle of Portland, be sure to extend your stay so that you can experience farm life in the Tualatin Valley. Just a few minutes’ drive from Portland, you can discover an inviting farm country that is rich is history, food and amazing beauty. From alpacas to bison, and a few surprises in between, take a few hours break from the ordinary and explore several area farms.
After a hearty breakfast at the South Store Café, visit Heart 2 Heart Farms, a family-run, community supported agriculture (CSA) and livestock farm dedicated to growing and cultivating fresh, pesticide and hormone-free food products.
In the quaint downtown of Forest Grove, enjoy lunch at Bites Restaurant. Located in the heart of downtown Forest Grove and just one block away from Pacific University, Bites offers surprising Asian fusion cuisine such as kimchi fries, nachos with shrimp tempura and udon carbonara. Bites is committed to using local ingredients, as well as serving beverages from their neighborhood breweries and wineries such as Waltz Brewing, SakéOne, David Hill Winery and Oak Knoll Winery.
With a belly full tasting food, come say hello to the furry friends at Alpacas of Oregon. The farm raises alpacas that roam the grounds, welcoming visitors. Be sure to check out the barn store, which is chock-full of luxurious alpaca yarn products.