- $16 for one entry for a person and a dog to the 5K Run for Heart Research, plus a berry-topped pancake breakfast ($32 value)
Bella Organic Farms plays host to the 5K Run for Heart Research run and walk on its picturesque grounds on Sunday, August 30. This dog-friendly event benefits the Struble Foundation for Heart Research. 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. 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. T-shirts are available for an additional cost and may be purchased online or on the day of the race.
The race is about raising money and awareness for heart disease and helping future generations not be born pre-disposed to get heart disease. Click here to view a video from the Struble Foundation.
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.