The Venue

Come see what life is like in a working permaculture farm!

The event is located in lush, secluded temperate rainforest, near Portland OR.  Does a multigenerational family organic farm appeal to you, with farm fresh eggs and goats milk? How about a walk in the woods after a lovely meal, or would you rather curl up with a book in front of the massive wood burning fire? Maybe you want to float down the river in summertime, or just sit and watch the bald eagles through the two story windows.  Choices!

THE LODGE

Rest, play, connect, renew. Our forty acres of farm, forest, manicured park-like setting and river access await you, either as a whole house rental perfect for retreats, family reunions, or major celebrations, or as an Airbnb quest treated like part of the family.

  • Gorgeous views from every room

  • Steps to private river beach and forest

  • 30 minutes from the airport and downtown Portland

  • 10 minutes to shops and restaurants

  • Fresh produce, eggs, and goat milk available seasonally

Local Organic Food

Meals will be delicious, healthy organic food with vegetarian, vegan and occasional fish and poultry options. Sample delicacies prepared by community members, including fresh food from the gardens! With enough advance notice, we can also accommodate many special food needs.

The Amazing Local Area

Look around Portland while you are here!

From the Lonely Planet:

One of the world's great towns for beer, weirdness, cheap food, funky neighborhoods, forest hikes and much more, Portland is the kind of city you visit for two days and then move to. Endlessly entertaining and intriguing, it's easily walked and explored by bike, and most locals will tell you the infamous rain is merely a bonus.

Weird on show

'Keep Portland Weird' is more than an overly used, clichéd bumper-sticker (one we borrowed from Austin, Texas, anyway) – it's an ethos that ensures that a fully tattooed guy dressed as a clown riding a 10-foot-tall bicycle barely gets a second glance. Some places milk it, like the over-hyped Voodoo Doughnut, which features weird names for weird doughnut flavors, but the normalcy of the strange is endlessly fascinating.

Funky hoods

Downtown Portland is compact, historic, walkable and has a great riverfront park, but the real fun is out in the compass-spanning neighborhoods. Three winners: Southeast's Hawthorne Boulevard, once a hippie holdout but now a blend of indie boutiques, bars, restaurants, an iconic movie house, and pretty residential streets; North Mississippi Avenue, which has an edgier, grittier mix plus a fab food cart pod; and northeast's Alberta Street, a long-gentrified-but-still-fun strip of galleries, shops, great little cafes and bars, plus a monthly street party called Last Thursday that's pure Weird Portland.