You’ve gone strawberry picking at them in June, watched peaches ripen in August, and are gearing up for babies-on-pumpkins in October. There are so many farms near Portland, even if you go to two farms a week, you still won’t hit them all in a year! Over 100 farms nearby to visit, all offering unique produce, farm animals, and more. You can combine several farms into an all-day tour of one area, or just head out to a single one. Read on for six fantastic farm loops to visit, and don’t forget to ask about CSA box programs! 

Hood River Fruit Loop

The 30 miles that connect these farms together offer some of the prettiest views and most fun a family can have! Farm-hop your way from chestnuts to alpacas to vineyards to pumpkin stands, and snack on pies, milkshakes, freshly picked apples, all with stunning views of Mt. Hood. Sip some local vintage at the Gorge White House, then pick from over 100 varieties of apples at Kiyokawa Orchards. Grab a skein of soft wool at Cascade Alpacas (don’t forget to feed the alpacas!), then wrap it all up with a pie from Packer Orchards and Bakery. Whew, what a day!



photo: kyle via yelp


What’s your favorite farm to visit? Tell us in the comments below!

—Katrina Emery