Alpenrose Dairy

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Baskin Robbins
Stores in the Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho are all supplied with fresh, locally made ice cream straight from Alpenrose Dairy.  Alpenrose is the Area Franchisor for all Baskin Robbins stores in the Northwestern area of the United States.  For more information about franchising opportunities click here.

We’ve gone Organic!
The more natural your milk, the better you can feel about drinking it. At Alpenrose, our certified organic milk comes to you farm fresh with no added rBST hormones and lower homogenized temperatures to keep natural vitamins and minerals intact. So the milk you’re getting is as pure and wholesome as it was back in 1916. For the full story, click here.

More Than Just A Dairy
What started as a simple family dairy has grown to become a community playground with many special events and activities. Alpenrose Park includes three official-size baseball diamonds, a Quarter Midget racing track, a professional size Velodrome, and Dairyville, or enjoy numerous other activities.

Batter Up!
Before Kevin Costner starred in Field Of Dreams, Henry Cadonau had a vision and built a baseball diamond in the backyard for the grandkids to play on. Since then, kids from down the street and around the world have played ball at Alpenrose Park. And what started as one field has turned into three, including lights, dugouts and outfield fences. So the saying may be true. “If you build it, they will come.”

Ice Cream As Natural As Grandma Made
When you own a dairy and you have children, you make ice cream. And when you do it as often as we have, you get pretty good at it. To the Cadonau-Birkland children and neighbors alike, nothing compared to grandma Cadonau’s homemade ice cream. Today, Alpenrose makes delicious ice cream for companies like Baskin-Robbins, so kids throughout the country can get the same delicious treats our kids got from grandma.

Randy Cadonau, co-owner of Alpenrose Dairy, passed away on April 19th, 2011 from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). 

Randy worked at Alpenrose along side his father Carl, brother Carl Jr., and cousin Rod Birkland for forty years, from 1970 until 2010.  Randy was instrumental in computerizing dairy operations in the 90's that led to greater efficiency in the purchasing and delivery of products.  Randy was much loved by family, respected by dairy employees and will be greatly missed. 
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How Our Organ Collection Got Started
Back when they remodeled Portland’s Civic Auditorium, most folks believed they’d never hear the sounds of the huge pipe organ again. But with the help of Alpenrose and David Newman, the 4,000-piece Skinner pipe organ is now a permanent resident of our 600-seat opera house. For the full story, click here.

The History Of Alpenrose
Back in 1891, Portland was nothing but vast stretches of pastureland. Today, the landscape has changed and so has Alpenrose Dairy. Learn how we got started, how we survived and how we became much more than just a dairy. For the full history of Alpenrose, click here.

Off To The Races
Henry Cadonau loved cows. His son-in-law, Ray Birkland loved cars and in 1950, he built a Quarter Midget racing track for the kids to race on. Ray had such a strong interest in racing, he not only built the track, but even built the cars the family kids raced. The dirt track was paved six years later.  For the full story, click here.

Two Legs. Two Wheels. And Plenty Of Speed!
In the spirit of competition and Portland’s love of bicycles, Alpenrose built a professional size Velodrome in 1967 to host the US National Championships. The Velodrome is one of only 20 bicycle racing tracks in the U.S. and host to numerous events, including The Alpenrose Challenge, where World-Class track cyclists converge for a three-day racing extravaganza. Bring the kids and enjoy great food and exhilarating entertainment. For the full story, click here.

A Stroll Through The Past
At Alpenrose, our future has always been rooted in our past. And to celebrate, we created Dairyville, where families can stroll through a replica of a western frontier town. It’s a fun, educational way to see how life used to be, with false-front shops, old ice cream parlors, antiques and other reminders of a remote era. Best of all, it’s free. For more information, click here.