The typical toddler can eat their weight in berries in about 3 minutes, so it’s a good thing that berries abound in our northwest corner of the country. Grab your baskets and and your babes and get ready for an afternoon of sweet, sweet fun at these U-Pick Berry Farms. Read on to find out where they juiciest picks can be found!
photo: Jessica Lucia via Yelp
All organic and run on 100% solar energy, this farm is a place you can feel good about visiting! And it also offers over 70 varieties of berries, fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Stop by the store for already-picked produce and other specialty items like jam, wine, pickles, and syrups. Bella supplies buckets and wagons for hauling your berries back from the fields. Don’t forget to say hi to the goats!
U-pick open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
16205 NW Gillihan Rd.
This popular farm has summer concerts, local food (including beer!), and a farm store full of produce. In the fields you’ll find over 25 acres of strawberries, blueberries, marionberries, boysenberries waiting to be discovered. With wagons to haul your treasures back, they make it easy for the whole family to have tons of fun together.
U-pick open daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd.
Photo: DQmountaingirl, via flickr
This special place is a bit younger than other farms. Opened in the 1990s, Columbia Farms has over 80 acres with more than 15 varieties of berries. The farm practices thoughtful growing practices like integrated pest management and crop rotation so you can feel good about letting your little berry picker take bites . Bring a picnic for lunch under the gazebo, and enjoy a day on this quiet working farm.
Open Tue.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
21024 NW Gillihan Rd.
Photo by Paul via Flickr
This Hillsboro farm specializes in “no spray” berries, and they grow over 20 varieties of them, including unique offerings like Tayberries and Loganberries. They’ll point you to the best ripe fields for your visit, and provide buckets for picking. Visit on July 4th for a patriotic Berry Festival full of live music, wine tasting, and a berry hunt for the kids!
U-pick open daily Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Photo by Bella Organics, via Yelp
This fourth generation farm has been growing since 1919, offering ripe strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and thornless blackberries. Back at the farm store, already picked produce and canned goods are on sale. Hay rides and pygmy goats give an extra boost of fun for the kids!
U-pick opens in Mid-June
15801 SW Roy Rogers Rd.
This smaller farm south of Portland is a nice escape from the bustle of Sauvie Island. Raspberries and blueberries in the early season give way to boysenberries and marionberries later on. Kids can also see the baby chicks, and feed the chickens after filling up their berry buckets (bring your own for this farm!)
U-pick hours Mon.-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
29190 S. Barlow Rd.
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