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Urban Farming & Permaculture:

Tierra Soul:

Portland, la ciudad foodie

Revista Paula, Santiago, Chile, Summer 2014: ESTADÍA EN UNA GRANJA URBANA: Además de lujosos hoteles, en Portland abundan los bed & breakfast que ofrecen la posibilidad de experimentar el estilo de vida de sus habitantes, como el Tierra Soul Urban Farmhouse, de la familia Arias. Read More



Bizarre Foods Portland

See Tierra Soul featured in Bizarre Food’s Portland Episode, April 2013. Watch a clip of the show HERE. We are featured 3.4 minutes into the video.


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Lori Eanes, Publish Date, March, 2013: One of 15 Urban Farms featured in this down to earth, inspiring, edition. Chock full of beautiful photographs. See More.





Gnowfglins Farm Tour

Gnowfglins, January, 2013: I don’t know how you make every day things look so beautiful! Your farm and guest house are breathtaking (oh, did I use that word again?). Thank you for sharing with us! Read More…


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Is Your Raw Milk is Safe?

Krista Arias, Nourishing Our Children Blog, Summer 2012: My family has been drinking raw milk for more than 5 years. I weaned my first child on raw milk and drank it throughout my second pregnancy. We have never been slightly sick from the milk we got while we lived in Oregon including our own fresh backyard goat milk. On the other hand, in these last five years, I have had a strong reaction to pasteurized/homogenized organic milk while on vacation in Canada. Read More



Goats Become Latest Battle Over Urban Animal Raising

Triple Pundit, People, Planet, Profit, March 4th, 2011: The battle for urban backyard goats has proven itself to be a bigger challenge than that of the urban chicken, because — no pun intended — goats are a whole different animal. Read More



Fresh Goat Milk

New York Times, 2010: WHEN Heidi Kooy bought her two Nigerian dwarf goats last year, she was flush with fantasies of fresh raw milk and homemade cheese, yogurt and ice cream. Yet she admits that raising them in her San Francisco backyard has its challenges. The goats mangled her white tiger nectarine tree, gnawed her redwood fence posts, gorged on her grapevines, swallowed her Victorian tea roses like candy and tore off the waterproofing mat under the siding on her house…  Read More


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Seasoned Veterans, Portlands Urban Farming Gurus

Neighborhood Notes, 2010: As summer comes to an all-too-early close, it’s time to bring in the last of the harvest and sow hardy vegetables in cold frames for the winter. It’s also time for both experienced and new gardeners to start dreaming big for next year’s growing season. Want to raise ducks, goats or chickens? What about beekeeping? Maybe you need a little composting advice, help with your garden planning or a support group of urban farmers. Portland is full of great resources and seasoned veterans of farming within city limits… Read More


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Keeping Goats Safe

The Oregonian, Fall 2008: Chickens aren’t the only farm animals inhabiting Portland’s urban landscape. On a standard city lot in the Alberta District, a goat lives with Krista and David Arias and their 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Fia. But what started as a story of backyard dairy farming turned into a tale about the challenges of keeping livestock in the city…. Read More

Food Cart Pioneering

Fold Crêperie:

There’s a magic here, easily found at an outdoor table next to a little speaker sending out inspired music or at an old desk set with tractor seats inside the tiny cafe, a personalized salon of recycled objects.

~ Karen Brooks, The Oregonian

“It’s like performance art,” says chef-owner Krista Arias, pouring crêpe batter to a soundtrack of French music.

~ Nancy Rommelmann, Bon Appetit

As if tipping her hat to Rilke who wrote “a work of art is good if it has grown out of necessity,” Arias started Fold — “think the fold of the batter, the fold of the community, and the fold of the paper” — because she needed it.

~ Meg Daly, Oregon Humanities

a “philosophy” cafe where locals meet to sip mint-laced hot chocolate and read Aristotle.

~ Seattle Times

The hipster-rustic ambiance – decor includes antique school desks and local craftiness – sets the mood for a romantic brunch or a solo date with The New York Times.

~ Willamette Week

Fold Creperie! A Food Cart Pioneer!

~ Karen Brooks

A new mover and shaker on the crepe scene, this one-woman operation gets huge props for her sweet biz name and the kickass silver Streamline trailer Fold calls home.

~ Portland Mercury

“Fold Crêperie—one of Portland’s original “street food” mavericks”

~ Portland Monthly

La Palabra Café-Press

Oregon Humanities, by Meg Daly, Spring/Summer 2005:

The Cereal Box Review mission statement – “Because you are what you read” – could not be more apt for a literary journal in the form of a cardboard container. The review’s goal is to give readers something more compelling than fiber content to think about during breakfast. Just fold the journal in to the shape of a cereal box, tape a few flaps together, insert a bag of your favorite granola or corn flakes, and you’re ready to take part in what Krista Arias calls “cereal eating sacrament.”

Arias is the founder of Fold Crêperie, Salon and Small Press, a 2-year-old media arts center in Northeast Portland. Fold consist of a cafe space for gatherings and readings, a crêpe-making kitchen housed in a trailer out back and a media publishing publishing studio down the street.

The Cereal Box Review is one of the many projects to come out of Fold (formerly La-Palabra Café-Press). Nearly every inch of the issue/box is covered in words and art. Issue No. 4, for instance, includes a short story by Portlander Stevan Allred, a poem paying homage to Elizabeth Bishop, a definition of the term “nervous breakthrough,” a quote from Matisse, and a hodgepodge of aphorisms, poems, essays, and photos crammed onto the broadside. The Review gives new meaning to the saying “a feast for the eyes.”

Arias is committed to creating public gatherings and arenas for philosophical and literary discussion. As if tipping her hat to Rilke who wrote “a work of art is good if it has grown out of necessity,” Arias started Fold — “think the the fold of the batter, the fold of the community, and the fold of the paper” — because she needed it.

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Coming soon:

  • Decolonizing Birth Conference, 2017
  • Travel Portland, 2016
  •, 2016
  • The Guardian, 2016
  • Farm Hub, 2014
  • Squat Birth Journal, 2010
  • Lillipoh, 2010
  • Rhythm of the Home, 2009
  • Bon Appetit Magazine, 2006
  • Country Home, 2006
  • Seattle Times, 2006
  • Portland Monthly, 2006
  • Washington Post, 2005
  • The Oregonian – Cereal Box Review, 2004
  • Willamette Week, multiple
  • Portland Mercury, multiple