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Slideshow: Goatlandia Bike Tour

OPB | June 19, 2012 5 p.m. | Updated: July 27, 2012 9:12 a.m.

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Why bother with a dog when you can have a goat? For a growing number of Portlanders, the attraction to urban farm animals is they require equal or less maintenance and actually provide a product — eggs, milk and minor landscaping services.

In celebration of Pedalpalooza, Portland’s annual three-week bike festival, local goat farmer Arif Kahn hosted “Goatlandia.” This bike-tour led interested citizens through NE neighborhoods to visit four homeowners keeping goats in the city limits. Roughly 50 bikers drifted in and out of the bike brigade, stopping to coo at 9-day-old kids or pick the brains of urban farmers with questions about milk production and cheesemaking.

Are you considering keeping goats in the city? Post your comment below.

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