An urban homesteader’s dream store

December 15, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

If you’re interested in canning, fermenting, cheesemaking, sourdough baking, butchering, knife sharpening, animal rearing (chickens, goats, rabbits), beekeeping, gardening, not to mention making your own yogurt, kombucha, freshly ground grain, charcuterie, soap, natural cleaning products (even toothpaste!), dog food, wine, beer, cider, and candles (phew–did I forget anything?), then be sure to stop at Portland Homestead Supply next time you’re in the City of Roses.

I swung by recently and the friendly owners, Kristl and Doug Bridge, showed me around. I’m ready to take up about 12 new hobbies! And with all their classes, I really could.

Portland Homestead Supply

Portland Homestead Supply Co. is in an old home in the Sellwood part of Portland.

Portland Homestead baking supplies

The main room has lots of baking supplies.

Kristl Bridge of Portland Homestead

Kristl demonstrates the Bitterroot GrainMaker

Bicycle-powered grain grinder

The bicycle-powered GrainMaker

Live cultures!

And look at all these cultures in their fridge.

Portland Homestead's goat friends

Out back, you can meet Wendell (or is this Belle?) the Nigerian dwarf goats.

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