City dwelling doesn’t mean you can’t roll up your sleeves and shake hands with the folks who grow food for their local communities. Whether they’re gardens for veggies or pollinators, homes for chickens and four-legged friends, it’s always an educational and inspiring experience to see farm-y things within the city. What do beehives like? Where can you get some fresh milk? Looking to start your own pandemic garden? Make some freshly picked produce? These places will help you get a little closer to finding the answers you’re looking for. Here are some of our favorite ways to get a little closer to the land in Portland.
Looking for places you can get your food straight from a farmer? Portland has plenty of urban farming operations to choose from. Most of these places even also offer tours, classes and events to help you learn a little more about the industry.
Farmer’s markets are great one stop shops to source all of your local produce and goods. Bonus points - get to have a conversation with the vendor about their business.
Roll up your sleeves and get involved with one of these great community gardens that range from providing space to locals to garden to providing healthy food to those in need.
Can’t fathom urban farming and really like the one stop shopping experience grocery stores have to offer but still want to support local? Try a co-op.
Roll up your sleeves and get started on your own urban farm. Of course, Portland has many options to choose from.