A Taste of the Grain at Bob’s Red Mill

At 10 a.m. on a sunny autumn morning, I find myself in a meeting room at Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, the St. Peter’s of whole-grain, stone-ground natural goodness in Milwaukie, just south of Portland. I’ve joined a group of other whole grain enthusiasts for a tour, and though we don’t know each other, we…

: Robbie McClaran


Just south of Portland on the east side of the Willamette River, the former mill town of Milwaukie once rivaled Portland’s shipping business in the 19th century.

Now called the “Dogwood City of the West” for the spring blossoms that dot its landscape, this friendly community is known for great shopping, wine bars and taprooms like Breakside Brewery. Take the plunge at the aquatic park, check out the climbing wall or explore the river by kayak.

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