5 Farms for Summer Birthdays Around Portland

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Birthdays come around every year, and sometimes you just need some help making it a winner! These 5 farms around Portland are here to help. They’ll provide a place for the kids to explore, learn, run, and of course–eat cake and open presents! Whether your little one wants to eat all the fruit, pet animals, or ride ponies, these farms have got you covered. Read on for more!

photo: Luscher Farms

Luscher Farm

This unique farm is actually owned by the City of Lake Oswego. Once a dairy farm, it’s now a living example of a working farm, open for visits like children’s birthday parties! This all-inclusive party package is a dream for busy parents– the cost covers 10 guests including the birthday hero, all party supplies, homemade cupcakes, an art project, and party favors. Kids will have the chance to tour the whole farm and see the gardens and plants up close, allowing all their senses to explore.

Party packages are $235/residents, $270/non-residents. Up to 5 additional guests each $10/resident, $12/non-resident
125 Rosemont Rd
West Linn, OR
Online: ci.oswego.or.us/luscher

photo: Horse Haven Farms

Horse Haven Farm

If you have a horse lover on your hands, you’ll definitely want to book them a party at Horse Haven! This Vancouver based farm offers lots of package options for the ideal party– four different packages that can include pony rides, special themed place settings, their small petting zoo, games, time in the Enchanted Forest Playground, and even a train ride! Packages include up to 10 kids (with a special prize for the birthday child!) and fully themed pony rides.

Packages start at $200 for 10 children, $10 for each additional child
13201 NE 72nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA
Online: horsehavenfarms.com

photo: amy via yelp

Old McDonald’s Farm

The 68 acres of Old McDonald’s Farm are primed for educational fun. A working non-profit farm, they are experts at providing a safe and enriching space for groups of kids. Birthday parties come with tables and seating (bring your own treats and favors), space to hold lots of kids, outdoor fire pits, and options like horse riding lessons, family hay rides, hikes and more. This is the place to go big, as they can accommodate up to 100 people outdoors, and 40 indoors! Throughout the farm, over 30 animals are ready and waiting to greet the birthday crew, and the party can be tailored to your child’s interests (horses or goats? Tractors or flowers?). This birthday bash will truly be one for the books.

Contact the farm for package options and pricing.

1001 SE Evans Rd.
Online: oldmcdonaldsfarm.org

photo: Kruger’s Farm

Kruger’s Farm

Get picking at your party! Kruger’s Farm is a U-Pick haven bursting with ripe fruit and veggies all summer long. All parties run for 3 glorious hours where the kids get their very own tractor ride to the fields to pick whatever is in season. Marionberries! Blueberries! Strawberries! Even corn and pumpkins! This party comes with favors built in, too, as each child gets to keep a pint of what they pick. And if you have adults that want to come along, they’re welcome to, up to a 30 person limit. Before or after picking, set up home base at the picnic tables where you can decorate how you like and bring cake– food is available from the kitchen during summer weekends. Make it memorable sweet birthday at Kruger’s!

Party Packages start at $150 for 15 children

17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd.
Portland, OR
Online: krugersfarm.com

photo: Oregon Dream Ponies

Oregon Dream Ponies

With pony rides that cater to the youngest among us (as little as 2 years old!), Oregon Dream Ponies allow everyone to fulfill their fantasies. The play-based pony lessons allow children to do more than just ride around in a circle–they learn about safety, practice grooming, and ride a pony with a set of activities in mind. Each lesson includes 30 minutes at the picnic tables to celebrate with your cake and presents. Rides are hosted at Taylor Hillside Farm & Ranch, with a beautiful setting in the orchards and vineyards of Newberg. This party makes a perfect photo-op, so bring all the parents along as spectators and photographers!

Packages start at $55/each for a 30 minute lesson for 4-8 children

16725 NE Hillside Dr
Newberg, OR
Online: oregondreamponies.com

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