144Portland, la ciudad foodie

Revista Paula, Santiago, Chile, Summer 2014

ESTADÍA EN UNA GRANJA URBANA: Además de lujosos hoteles, en Portland abundan los bed & breakfast que ofrecen la posibilidad de experimentar el estilo de vida de sus habitantes, como el Tierra Soul Urban Farmhouse, de la familia Arias. Read More




Insiders Guide to Portland

Summer 2014

They are not kidding. This is really a working urban farm in the heart of the North Portland district. This green oasis is devoted to sustainability, healing and eco-culture; you won’t find doilies or mini bottles of shampoo, but you may find bees, goats, chickens, fruit trees and a large garden. Read More




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Washington Post, 2013

A few miles from St. Johns in North Portland’s hip Mississippi Avenue historic district, this family-run guesthouse comes complete with backyard chickens and a library stacked with local zines. You can even opt to sleep in the silver 1969 caravan. Read More




Tierra Soul Urban Farm and Guesthouse Top 10 Budget Hotels in Portland, Oregon

The Guardian, United Kingdom, 2013

This farmstay in the hip Mississippi Avenue historic district has four guestrooms and a 1969 Barth Caravan trailer. Tierra Soul has its own bee sanctuary and spa, and also offers sustainability and permaculture workshops, nutritional therapy, art and healing – all very Portland. Read More




Bed and Breakfast dotcom

Look no further than Tierra Soul for an urban, hipster farm setting within walking distance to coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants. Located in the Mississippi Avenue Historic District of Portland…

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Bizarre Foods America

See Tierra Soul featured in Bizarre Food’s Portland Episode, April 2013
Watch a clip of the show HERE. We are featured 3.5 minutes into the video

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Backyard Roots

One of 15 Urban Farms featured in this down to earth, inspiring, edition. Chock full of beautiful photographs.
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by Lori Eanes, Publish Date: March, 2013




Gnowfglins Farm Tour

Gnowfglins, January, 2013

I don’t know how you make every day things look so beautiful! Your farm and guest house are breathtaking (oh, did I use that word again?). Thank you for sharing with us!

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Is Your Raw Milk is Safe?

Krista Arias, Nourishing Our Children Blog, Summer 2012

My family has been drinking raw milk for more than 5 years. I weaned my first child on raw milk and drank it throughout my second pregnancy. We have never been slightly sick from the milk we got while we lived in Oregon including our own fresh backyard goat milk. On the other hand, in these last five years, I have had a strong reaction to pasteurized/homogenized organic milk while on vacation in Canada Read More





Goats Become Latest Battle Over Urban Animal Raising

Triple Pundit, People, Planet, Profit, March 4th, 2011

The battle for urban backyard goats has proven itself to be a bigger challenge than that of the urban chicken, because — no pun intended — goats are a whole different animal.

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Fresh Goat Milk

New York Times, 2010

WHEN Heidi Kooy bought her two Nigerian dwarf goats last year, she was flush with fantasies of fresh raw milk and homemade cheese, yogurt and ice cream. Yet she admits that raising them in her San Francisco backyard has its challenges. The goats mangled her white tiger nectarine tree, gnawed her redwood fence posts, gorged on her grapevines, swallowed her Victorian tea roses like candy and tore off the waterproofing mat under the siding on her house…  Read More


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Seasoned Veterans, Portlands Urban Farming Gurus

Neighborhood Notes, 2010

As summer comes to an all-too-early close, it’s time to bring in the last of the harvest and sow hardy vegetables in cold frames for the winter. It’s also time for both experienced and new gardeners to start dreaming big for next year’s growing season. Want to raise ducks, goats or chickens? What about beekeeping? Maybe you need a little composting advice, help with your garden planning or a support group of urban farmers. Portland is full of great resources and seasoned veterans of farming within city limits. Add these urban farming gurus to your contacts list… Read More

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Keeping Goats Safe

The Oregonian, Fall 2008

Chickens aren’t the only farm animals inhabiting Portland’s urban landscape. On a standard city lot in the Alberta District, a goat lives with Krista and David Arias and their 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Fia. But what started as a story of backyard dairy farming turned into a tale about the challenges of keeping livestock in the city…. Read More