One of my very favorite memories from living in Pennsylvania was the day I drove out into the country to a tractor pull. I was so curious that the hour drive was totally worth it. The country fair that surrounded the event with booths, great food, and nice people were just icing on a great day.
Memories of that day came back to me when I first read about the Taste of Parkrose 5K. This neighborhood race is part of a local event now in its fifth year. Runners will travel a loop through the area then come back just in time for the Taste of Parkrose street fair, which includes food from Parkrose vendors, booths by community non-profits, and a play area for kids. The race fee includes a t-shirt, plus a free beer for the 21 and over crowd.
If you want to learn more about the event, check out their video from last year, or sign up for updates through their Facebook group.
Now there isn’t a tractor pull at this event, but there is Egg Fest, which is turns out is a chance for chefs to show off their skills grilling on a Big Green Egg. So even if you decide not to sign up for the run (which obviously you are thinking about if you’re reading this), you should still save Saturday, June 23rd on your calendar to go find out how to cook inside an egg.
Taste of Parkrose 5K (Portland)
When: Saturday, June 23rd at 9am
Where: Rossi Farms (3839 NE 122nd Avenue)
Packet Pick-Up: Day of race
Cost: $20 (only $15 for youth 18 and under). $25 on day of race.