THE BIG RED BARN
We live in a pretty incredible city.
I have a list a mile long of new resturaunts I want to try and places I want to visit and we finally checked two off the list!
Did you know that Portland is home to Bob's Red Mill and Dave's Killer Bread?
Did you know they each have their own store and that they are right across the street from each other?
Can you tell I'm excited about this???
We took a little family trip to Milwaulkie last week to check out the amazingness and it did not disapoint. I highly recommend you pay them both a visit!
(Duke is in the left corner... extremely excited)
You may start to feel like you have taken a wrong turn as you drive through a random business park but the big red barn will ensure you that you have indeed come to the right place.
Bob's Red Mill has a restaurant and whole grain store attached to their mill. They give daily mill tours and the store is open to the public Monday - Saturday.
Their resturant has a breakfast and lunch menu full of healthy options for all dietary needs. The breakfast was delicious! Brook had the eggs and potatoes, Duke devoured the vegan french toast, I tried the 5 grain hot cereal and Scarlet took a nap.
Brook and Duke went to a grassy area to play some football while I (with sleeping Scarlet) drooling over all the fun things the store had to offer. I wanted to buy one of everything and may have gotten a bit carried away in the bulk section (their prices for the indiviual bags of flours, grains and mixes were not that great but they do have a great bulk section with a bit better pricing).
We then ventured across the street to Dave's Healthy Bread Store.
HEAVEN on earth.
They have 4 sections in the store:
They are all discounted but the best deal are the frozen loaves. They average about $3 a loaf (they are normally $5-$6 each in most stores) but if you buy 12 or more loaves they are about $2 a loaf.
Brook and Duke sampled bread and participated in a taste test for some new recipes they are working on developing.
I deliberated over which 12 loaves to buy.
And Scarlet kept sleeping.
They have every kind you could think of and I love them all! If you are like me and don't do too great with wheat, their Sprouted Wheat Bread is so good and a little easier to digest.
We may have gotten a bit carried away...
Overall it was a wonderful adventure and I would highly recommend you take a trip to the big red barn!
What are some of your favorite Bob's Red Mill and Dave's Killer Bread products and how do you use them?