The Portland area is packed with pumpkin patches to satisfy all your seasonal fantasies. Make a day out of pumpkin picking with hayrides, corn mazes (both haunted and not) and fresh apple cider. All variety of visitors will be immediately swept up in that autumnal feeling at these friendly farms.
Pumpkin Patches in Portland
Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm
Family-owned Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm sits on 65 acres (26 hectares) of undulating Northwest Portland hills with striking views of the Willamette River. After plucking your future jack-o-lanterns from the fields, select a few more to load into the pumpkin cannon, which blasts the gourds up to 400 feet (122 m). Visit from the last week of September through the end of October to get in on the autumnal revelry.
Northwest of downtown Portland, Sauvie Island’s Bella Organic is packed with fall fun, including free hayrides to a 7-acre (3 hectares) corn maze that’s haunted by ghoulish figures every Friday and Saturday of October. This picturesque patch also offers an organic food market, freshly stocked farm store, Bella Organic wines and hard cider, caramel corn and Hopworks brews.
Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island offers up bountiful autumn delights all October long. Patrons stay toasty and sated while foraging for pumpkins with caramel apples, wood-fired pizza and steaming cups of cider. Don’t miss the farm’s fabulous corn maze, which transforms on weekends into a circus-like show with cabaret performers, fire dancers and a live band.
The Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins have been the specialty at Sauvie Island’s Pumpkin Patch for more than four decades. Families can explore the barn filled with farm animals and tour the whole farm on the famous cow train before stopping off to buy homemade pickles, jams and other tasty homemade gifts at the farm-fresh market. Hop on the hayride to pick pumpkins straight from the soil any day in September and October.
At Fazio Farms, a 6.5-acre (2.6 hectares) corn maze in Northeast Portland, choose from a variety of conveniently pre-picked local pumpkins from late September through Oct. 31. Kiddos can make their way through Hayland, where bales form an easily navigable labyrinth, before taking a turn on the bouncy slide and trying their luck at the pumpkin ring toss.
Pumpkins Patches Near Portland
Make pumpkin season count at Hillsboro’s Roloff Farms home to acres of gourds and TLC’s Little People, Big World. A treasure trove of agri-tainment options delight visitors of all ages, including pony rides, giant slingshots, putt-putt golf and a wagon tour. Mosey out to the farmstead every Friday through Sunday in October to get in on the fun while it’s fresh.
Four generations currently maintain Tualatin family farm Lee Farms which proudly offers a dozen pumpkin varieties alongside less conventional fall activities such as pedal-cart racing, a giant slide and a “bounce pillow.” Visitors can meet adorable piglets and bunnies at the petting zoo and snack on fresh pumpkin donuts at the Cowboy Cafe. This fun-fest is open every day starting five weeks before Halloween.
Fir Point Farms
A quick drive 30 minutes south of Portland finds Fir Point Farms Harvest Festival the whole month of October. Pick pumpkins, visit the farm animals, and then choose from a corn maze or take a nature walk in the surrounding forest. This working farm and bakery will keep you busy, and well-fed.
The Flower Farmer
Take a ride on the boo-train at the Phoenix and Holly RR at Flower Farmer in Canby to find your perfect pumpkin. Just outside this quaint town, 30 minutes south of Portland, come join the fun at the Pumpkin Run. Find local treats, a farm store (with fresh-cut seasonal flowers), and a hay maze.
This annual race series consists of paddlers piloting a gaggle of gigantic gourds through a watercourse.
The Corn Maize, located on Sauvie Island north of Portland, offers visitors eight acres of physical and mental challenges in a cornfield.
Autumnal beauty abounds in Portland, and there are plenty of prime places to revel in leaf-crunching relaxation.
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