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Tryon Life Community Farm is located at:
11640 SW Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97219
Getting to the Farm is quicker than is often thought! It's just 30-45 minutes by bike from central Portland, and by car it's just 10-20 minutes to anywhere the freeway goes. (Without traffic.)
Please note that parking is a major issue for us. We have room for only a few visiting vehicles at a time on the property, and only Park visitors should use the parking lot at the top of our driveway, not people coming to TLC Farm. (There is legal street parking on side streets, but it negatively affects our neighbors if that gets full or people park inconsiderately.)
By car (also see mapped directions from downtown or your ZIP code:
From I-5 headed South:
Take the Terwilliger exit #297. Make a right off the off-ramp onto SW Barbur Boulevard and then another quick right at the light onto SW Terwilliger. Pass over the I-5 overpass heading towards Lewis & Clark College and Tryon Creek State Park. Continue straight through 2 lights on Terwilliger, the 2nd being SW Taylor's Ferry Road. Pass Riverdale High School on your right. At the next light (the 3rd on Terwilliger), take a slight right onto SW Boone's Ferry Road. You'll head down a hill. Halfway up the other side of the hill look for the Sturdi-Built Greenhouses sign on the left and then Coronado St. on the right. The next turnoff you can make on the left after Coronado St is a parking lot and trailhead for Tryon Creek State Park. Turn into this lot. Our longish dirt driveway is on the far (south) end of the little lot.
From downtown or central Portland:
Head South on SW Barbur Boulevard. About 3 miles from downtown, take a left at a light onto SW Terwilliger (A-Boy Hardware is on the right, Kaady Car Wash on the left, before you get to Fred Meyer's). Follow the directions above from Terwilliger.
Of course, if you're coming from south of Powell in Southeast Portland, you may prefer the Sellwood Bridge. Once on the west side of the river, turn right onto Macadam going north to the light at Taylor's Ferry Rd. Turn left onto Taylors Ferry and head up the hill to Terwilliger. Take a left onto Taylors Ferry. Pass Riverdale High School on your right. At the next light, take a slight right onto SW Boone's Ferry Road. You'll head down a hill. Halfway up the other side of the hill look for the Sturdi-Built Greenhouses sign on the left and then Coronado St. on the right. The next turnoff you can make on the left after Coronado St is a parking lot and trailhead for Tryon Creek State Park. Turn into this lot. Our longish dirt driveway is on the far (south) end of the little lot. then take a left and follow directions above. (Note: do not illegally turn left onto Boone's Ferry from Taylor's Ferry. Or better, for more peaceful biking, have someone show you how to bike through the cemetary from the bridge!)
From Lake Oswego:
Take Country Club Rd west till it meets Boones Ferry Rd, and bear right onto it. After two or so miles you will go through an intersection with Stevenson Rd at a flashing yellow light. About 200 ft afterwards, after a curve, there will be a small dirt parking lot on the right. Beware, it comes quickly; don't speed! Our longish dirt driveway is on the south (near) end, so turn around in the lot.
From I-5 headed North: From I-5 N take the Kruse Way exit (#292B), turn left (that's east) onto Kruse Way, and continue till you dead end onto Boone's Ferry Rd. Turn left onto Boone's Ferry and continue straight through the Country Club Rd intersection. Follow directions from Lake Oswego above.
There are two main ways to come from central Portland by bike: the fast way, and the scenic route. Click on the links below for customized bike maps.
The Tri-Met #38 (schedule) runs past our driveway to and from downtown, only during rush hours. The #39 (schedule) meets the #12 (schedule) from downtown near the Fred Meyer by Terwilliger and Barbur; ask the driver. The #39 thence heads up to Lewis & Clark; get off at the law school, and walk here through the Park.
By foot, through the park
Maps with trails marked: see map at right, or in the PDF file attached below. It might help if you can print out the map and bring it with you.
The entrance to our land is on the West Horse Loop trail, just west of the cutoff to the Boone's Ferry parking lot.
And if you're desperately lost, call us at 503-245-3847.
We are so excited to announce that TLC Farm is getting a 30 foot yurt to be an educational and event space on the Village Green!!
We are looking for a few more volunteers to help this Saturday and Monday (Jan 19 and 21, MLK Day) to join us for a workparty at the farm in Ranier, Oregon where the yurt is currently located. We will be deconstructing the yurt and platform, as well as doing some work-trade projects (moving animal fencing, building a shed, organizing a shop). Please only join us on Saturday if you were not already planning to participate in the Farm's native habitat restoration workparty, which is also on Saturday 12-3.
On both Saturday and Monday we will meet at a coffee shop in SE Portland at 7:30am and will return by dinner. We will provide transportation, food, and new friends to meet and have a great day with!
Stay tuned for announcements about yurt and platform building parties at TLC Farm in upcoming weekends! We hope to have the yurt up and running for anyone to host workshops and events by March!
Please contact Jenny at 503-548-8459 or jenny [at] tryonfarm [dot] org for details.
We keep our garden records in hard copy. But, from time to time we will convert some of them to online form and make them available here.
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