Some people find a way to make everything into a race, even a casual jaunt of 5 kilometers where strangers hand out cups of water along the way. Enjoy some friendly competition with this Groupon.
- $17.50 for entry to the Dogathon 5K trail run or a family 5K trail walk/jog with your canine friend (up to a $35 value)
In conjunction with their Labor Day Weekend Harvest Festival celebration, Bella Organic Farms plays host to the 5K Dogathon run and walk on the picturesque grounds on August 31. 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 10 a.m., while walkers hit the trails at 11 a.m.; both events culminate in a farm-fresh, berry-topped pancake breakfast with all racers receiving a complimentary event T-shirt. Throughout the day, participants can explore the farm's many attractions including a corn maze, live music, organic beer and wine tasting, farm store, gift shop, and tours on the grain or cow train.
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.