Modern families gather around the television at night, much like earlier families gathered around the radio and even earlier families gathered around a burning stack of their enemies' clothes. Come together with this Groupon.
- $15 for entry to the Dogathon 5K trail run or a family 5K trail walk/jog with your canine friend (up to a $30 value)
In conjunction with their Harvest Festival celebration, Bella Organic Farms plays host to the 5K Dogathon run and walk on the picturesque grounds on August 10. The event, which benefits the Oregon Humane Society, is open to everyone, regardless of dog-ownership status. Runners and walkers will explore the 5K trails with their furry friends in stride, getting a simultaneous workout and tour of the farm. Runners take off at 8 a.m., and walkers hit the trails at 9 a.m.; both events culminate in a farm-fresh, berry-topped pancake breakfast. After the race, participants can spend the remainder of the day exploring the farm. Racers receive complimentary event T-shirts.
Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch
Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch's 100 acres of picturesque rural farmland yield a cornucopia of produce, which its workers cheerily harvest and sell directly to Portland residents. Not content to keep customers well fed, the farm also draws families, music lovers, and food aficionados to its pastoral atmosphere with a plethora of seasonal activities. A series of harvest festivals fill the air with blues, rock, bluegrass, and country music and simultaneously sate the appetites of guests with food-cart fare, local microbrews, and wines from Bella's own organic winery, which include creations made from berry, cherry, rhubarb, as well as traditional grape wines. Sun-soaked youngsters can take refuge on cow and grain trains, relax on a hayride, or explore a petting zoo stocked with barnyard animals and friendly carpet samples.