4.0 on December 01, 2013
We sure enjoyed our time at Tierra Soul. Beautiful family, very helpful and welcoming. Great location to Mississippi Ave and great local breweries, coffee houses and restaurants. If you're looking for something a little different in your accommodations or want to experience a little urban farmhouse on your trip to Portland... this is a must.
4.8 on October 14, 2013
I first came to this special little urban farm through wwoofing. I was welcomed authentically and right away they asked me what I would like to get out of my experience there. By the end of my three months, I had learned everything I'd hoped to. Since then, I have been back many times as a farm-stayer and as a guest to Tierra Soul events. This family and sweet little farm appeal to special folk and is perfect for people like me who like to hang out with goats, hear the sounds of children around and snuggle into a cup of tea.
4.0 on October 09, 2013
My husband, 7-yearl old son, and I stayed in The Corner Caravan for 3 nights during the summer of 2012. We had a great time! We were on a little permaculture/farming tour and were thrilled to find like-minded folks to stay with in Portland. My son was so excited to stay in the Caravan and it did not disappoint! We liked being able to cook for ourselves and were quite comfortable. Krista and David and their amazing children were kind and welcoming and have since become friends. Their daughter and our son played together for three days straight. Since staying in the Caravan my husband and I have each returned to Tierra Soul once and stayed in the Farmhouse. It’s beautiful and creatively decorated. And most importantly, it’s authentic and driven by David and Krista’s desire to live in accordance with their values and meet others who want to do the same. We will absolutely stay with them again the next time we’re in Portland!
4.8 on October 05, 2013
This place is such an urban sanctuary in the already-über funky city of Portland. Felt so welcome and at home in the sprawling permaculture veggie gardens and backyard that feels more like a farm! These guys really have the good like cranking and are so up for sharing it with the wider world, it's inspirational! Thanks for an awesome stay and for making us feel so at home!
4.0 on November 25, 2012
Definitely not your typical B&B! The Tierra Soul Urban Farmhouse is alternative lodging. No doilys, no fancy tea times, just a comfortable place to stay, on a farm in the middle of the city. David and Krista are wonderful hosts who made our visit here feel like staying in the home of good friends. Very homey, informal, friendly feel to it. They don't serve food, but lots of good eats are just a few blocks away, in the Mississippi Avenue neighborhood. If you are not into fancy, but looking for a comfortable alternative place to stay in Portland, this is your place.
4.8 on June 11, 2011
First, I didn't rate "dining" because, except for a friendly bowl of oatmeal, I didn't eat at Tierra Sol. Krista and David are correct--you'll mostly want to taste the variety of Portland's cuisine, though I'm sure the B&B's food would be excellent if you wanted to try it. This experience really helped shape my stay in Portland--a visit to family--in the most positive way I can imagine. It was like time traveling, in a way, back to my own lost youth when everyone wanted to live "off the land" and "off the grid" and be positive. In those days, we were a bit too naive and impatient to pull it off, though there were exceptions. David and Krista (and their extraordinarily charming children, Fia and Xoxo) make you feel part of their family in the best ways. The place is lovely, informal, well kept (always smells like something good is cooking!), quiet, welcoming. I could go on and on about the wonderful conversations-on-the-fly we've had--discussions ranging from issues of animal maintenance to the current state of American philosophy--but it would take too much space. I can say from my heart that these young people--unlike myself and many of the friends of my youth--have got it right this time. Tierra Sol combines all the best ingredients of Portland life and serves them up as a delicious soul ragout. HIGHLY recommended!