My friend and I were driving back from the beach on Sauvie Island the other evening when we spotted something happening at Krugerís Farm. Picture this: a stage set in a field of sunflowers and zinnias, surrounded by people sitting on blankets, kids dancing and BBQ cooking nearby. We swiftly pulled into the parking lot to check it out. It turned out that this was one of the farm’s weekly summer concerts, where, for $10 a car, families can pile in to enjoy the music, idyllic farm setting and fresh local food. There are still two more concerts to go, the last one being Felicidades, playing salsa/reggae/calypso music on September 3rd.
Of course, with food offerings like grilled corn fresh from the farm, Portlandís Zennerís sausages with sauerkraut, and BBQ pork ribs, an impromptu picnic dinner was in order. One of the coolest vendors was a little old school bus, painted green with two beer taps coming out the side. They poured beer by Captured by Porches, the cult microbrewer based in St. Helens.*
The Captured by Porches bus, and no doubt the other vendors, will be around for Krugerís fall harvest activities — pumpkin picking and hay riding. Just down the road is the famous Pumpkin Patch with its corn MAiZE too. All of this in such a beautiful setting SO close to Portland — I canít wait to get back to Sauvie Island!
*If youíre curious about tasting Captured by Porchesí beer, check them out where they brew — at Plantation House Pizza in Olde Towne St. Helens.