Get Lost: A(maze)ing Corn Mazes Near Portland
Navigating our way through the grocery store or taking our jogging strollers to the street sometimes feels like a winding maze in itself. Get lost (and found) on purpose in an actual corn maze. Near Portland there are a few that wow with their cool designs and twists and turns. Here are five we found that are worth the drive.
Get Lost in: The Original Maze at the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island
Size: Two miles of twists and turns on a five acre cornfield
photo credit: Portland Maze
You’ve heard of the phrase, “Keep Portland Weird”, but have you heard of the saying, “Keep Portland Lost”? This year Portland’s original corn maze, now in its 15th year, celebrates the oddities and eccentricities that keep Portland well, weird. And, to celebrate the 15 year milestone, the folks at the maze are offering free admission to anyone celebrating a birthday during the season.
Bonus: If your little goblins like things that go bump in the night, they might enjoy the haunted maze as well. But proceed with caution, it can get pretty spooky.
Cost to Get Lost: $5 for ages 6-12 and seniors 60+; $7 for ages 13 and up, and FREE for ages 5 and under.
Hours: Sunday thru Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; October: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27, 30- 31 open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Get Lost in: Bella Organics’ Corn Maze on Sauvie Island
Size: 3.2 miles over seven acres.
photo credit: Bella Organics Facebook page
It’s a fight to the finish this year as families are encouraged to wear their team colors to root root root for their team– the Ducks or the Beavers. The corn field boasts the Ducks and Beavers team helmets plowed through so don’t forget to represent with your school spirit. Expect to spend about an hour to get through this years maze.
Cost to Get Lost: $5 for ages 6-12 and seniors 65+; $7 for ages 13 and up.
Hours: 9am-5:30pm daily.
Get Lost In: Willamette Valley Pie Company’s Corn Maze
Size: Five acres
photo credit: Willamette Valley Pie Company
This year the Willamette Valley Pie Company, located outside of Hood River, is partnering with Isaac’s Room, a local organization that engages with Salem’s youth. Ike Box, the coffee shop in downtown Salem (owned and operated by Isaac’s Room), is etched in the corn maze. Take a spin through this maze and part of the proceeds will benefit Isaac’s Room.
Cost to Get Lost: Cost varies between $5-$8. Click here for detailed pricing.
Hours: Tues.-Fri open noon-5pm; Sat. open 10am-6pm; Sun. open noon-5pm; closed Mondays.
Get Lost In: Fazio Farms
Size: 6.5 acres
Portland’s “most confusing maze” can be found at Fazio Farm. While it would fit with the mood of the season to imagine this circular maze was created by a UFO landing, the truth is the dizzying pathways are the handy work of Fazio Farm’s hardworking plow. What makes the 6.5 acre maze even more exciting? There are no dead ends.
Get Lost In: Kruger’s Corn Maze
Size: Really big (according to the folks at Kruger’s).
photo credit: Kruger’s
Like other Portland area farms, Kruger’s also experienced some damage from the recent storm, but they’ll be up and running come October 4. Kruger’s corn maze is large–we mean huge. For grown-ups, the corn maze hosts a nighttime carnival where you’ll find cabaret performers, fire dancers, music and outdoor movies.
Cost to Get Lost: $6 ages six and older; everyone else is free.
Hours: Mon.-Sat open 9am-6pm; Sun. open 9am-8pm.
What’s your the most amazing maze you’ve visited with your kids? Let us know in the comment section below!