Bell’s Orchard - Beaverton, OR
This is a home based business that was started in 2005.Their u-pick orchard has six varieties of apples that ripe from August to October, including Honeycrisp which is the star of their orchard and their favorite apple.They are a “short orchard” so children can enjoy picking from the trees too.No ladders are needed to reach the fruit.
Draper Girls Country Farm - Mt. Hood, OR
A 40 acre farm with u-pick fruit orchard and cider mill.They grow more than 35 different varieties of apples.Minimum picked apples is a level bucket, approximately 20 pounds.They sell non-pasteurized apple cider, one of the last licensed facilities in Oregon. They also make cherry, pear and grape-apple ciders.If you are a cider fan, join them for their Cider Days Celebration.Buy fresh fruits and vegetables in their Fruit Stand and don’t forget to try their cinnamon-sugar dried apples.Join them for a farm stay as well! Located about an hour from downtown Portland.
Fir Point Farms - Aurora, OR
This 35 acre farm is a family owned business by Jack and Jessica Romaine. Open every weekend in October. They have a six acre patch of pumpkins, corn maze, zoo, hay maze, bounce houses, tire swings, nature trail and giant slides. Enjoy fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts or stop in the Country Market for an ice cream cone. Free admission and parking. They are located at 14601 Arndt Road, Aurora, Oregon which is 21 miles south of Portland.
French Prairie Gardens - St. Paul, OR
Enjoy a country experience at their fall harvest festival. Pumpkin picking patch, 2 acre maze of corn, pig races, hay maze, obstacle course, tricycle maze, corn cannon, farm animal pavilion, pig barrel train rides, tire pile, rope maze and slide land. Free admission and free parking on weekends. A soccer ball sized pumpkin is priced at around $5. Farm Market offers fresh baked goods and produce. Other food available at the Farmer’s Fry. The farm is operated by the Pohlschneider family. The address is 17673 French Prairie Road, St. Paul, OR 97137. This is 32 miles south of Portland.
Jossy Farms - Hillsboro, OR
A 325 acre sustainable farm that uses Integrated Crop Management and Integrated Pest Management. It was started in 1885 by Peter Jossy and is now run by Bob and his wife April.Their children are 5th generation Washington County farmers. There are now 3000 peach trees, 250 apple trees and 250 pear trees.Picking is within easy reach – no ladders necessary.They have Gravestein and Earligold apples.Please bring your own containers.Payment is by cash or check only.
Kioykawa Family Orchards - Parkdale, OR
A family owned and operated farm in Hood River Valley since 1911.They grow more than 15 varieties of pears and more than 60 varities of apples.They also have the largest u-pick orchard in the valley.Bring your own bags/boxes or purchase boxes for 50 cents each.Special events include Desserts Galore (Sept 20-21, 2014), Honeycrisp Harvest (Oct 4-5, 2014), Fiesta Days (October 18-19, 2014) and Heirloom Weekend & Hard Cider Tasting (Oct 25-26, 2014).
Lee Farms - Tualatin, OR
A pumpkin patch and berry farm that has bounce houses, hay rides, giant bounce pillow, giant slide and haymaze. Barnyard petting zoo has a variety of farm animals. Fresh apple cider and pumpkin donuts or apple cider donuts. Pony rides available on the weekends. If you are planning to make pumpkin pie, be sure to take home one of their cinderella pumpkins. Farm is open daily for their harvest festival in October.
Mountain View Orchards - Hood River Valley, OR
A u-pick 50 acre family orchard for nearly 40 years with 50 varieties of apples and pears.They are available for picking starting in late August and are priced at 50 cents per pound (except for Honeycrisps). They also have antiques, collectibles and hayr rides.
Packer Orchards - Hood River, OR
Opens for fall fun around the middle of September. They have a pumpkin patch, apple orchard and lots of farm activities and games. Also a wonderful bakery and store.
Sherwood Orchards - Sherwood, OR
A 26 acre PYO fruit orchard with approximately 2000 trees.They grow 80 varieties of apples on their property and all are available for u-pick (they do not sell pre-picked apples).Cash or check only.About: This property has been a fruit orchard for more than 150 years, formerly called Oliphant Orchards but changed to its current name in 2005.