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Visiting Bob's Red Mill, Milwaukie Oregon

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen a tour of Bob's Red Mill! .We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

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Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Mr. Bob Moore, playing the piano @ Bob's Red Mill.

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Eat Wisely, you're irreplaceable. 

I lived in the Vancouver/Portland area for almost 30 years. And for all that time, employment and family duties kept me pretty busy. Now that we live on the peninsula, when we go back to Vancouver to visit family, it is fun to make sure one of the days spent there is a weekday.

The reason?

To be able to take advantage of and enjoy all the tours and sightseeing that never made it to the schedule during the previous 30 years. The first item on our list was to tour Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon. I have been a Bob's Red Mill fan since (probably before, actually) 2001 when I was watching a PBS series titled Frontier House.

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Bob's Red Mill started out as Moore's Flour Mill.

Frontier House was not only fascinating, it brought back all the good memories I have from reading all of the Little House books. I read each and every book, many, many times over. I knew exactly where they were kept on the shelf at the library....but we should get back to the tour. Tours are Monday - Friday, starting at 10:00 a.m. and held every 90 minutes. This last visit to Vancouver included a Monday hold over so we could take a tour of the mill.

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Welcome, Mill Tour ahead. 

We arrived in time for the second tour of the day. Tours are usually on time, on this day, however, the tour was held to allow the arrival of a group of homeschooled children to arrive. Worth the wait, as they were fun to watch at the viewing platforms! Bob's Red Mill is the perfect field trip for any group of children. Waiting is not a problem, there is plenty to see and do while waiting for the next tour, including hearing Mr. Bob Moore play the piano! We were later told that his schedule is quite busy and there is never a guarantee he will be a part of the tour, but when he is there, he stops by to say hello.

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Our tour guide. The lady knows her stuff!

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Window to view the 5# bag packaging lines. 

This is a working mill with lots of movement, in machinery and staff. Our tour guide was excellent in making sure everyone could see and hear as much as possible, yet made sure staff and equipment were not stalled. Like I said, excellent! There is so much history in the making of what is now Bob's Red Mill. They started out small, worked hard side by side and grew (with a few side tracks) into what is now a large group of building. But they are quickly outgrowing current space and are, making changes to keep up with demand. It is amazing how well the mill is organized and how efficiently it all comes together.

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Product display offers an opportunity for questions and answers.

Here are more photos of the mill!

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Quartz Grinding Stones.

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Front view, White Flour Mill.

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Side view, White Flour Mill.

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Mrs. Charlee Moore, she did it all! Bagged product, cashiered at the store, and kept the books!

Visiting Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon.
Whole Grain, good food for all.
And these photos are from our house, as I said, we are Bob's Red Mill fans!

Our daily bread, 100% whole grain.

About ready to break open the next bag of Spelt, there is always something delicious to make!

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  1. We do have this brand in our stores in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Envious of your amazing tour of their factory!

    1. Hi Emily, I wish you could get these products, especially for whole grain cooking and baking. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. We recently began to be able to get Bob's Red Mill products in the UK too, and I am so impressed by their quality and the company's ethos. I was really interested to read about your visit, Melynda. Sharing this post on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later this afternoon. Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

    1. Thank you April, they are great products and I am glad you have them in the UK also.

  3. I've been buying Bob's products for years! How fun to get a look at their mill!

  4. Your photos and description are very enjoyable. I always like seeing the Bob's Red MIll displays of many grains at markets, and have used some of them, but never knew where the mill actually stood.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  5. I've also bought Bob's products for a long time, but did not realize one could go visit the mill. Thanks for the tour!

  6. thanks for the virtual tour.


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