Best U-Pick Farms: Berry Picking in Portland

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Berry picking season in Portland is on and it’s time to get picking! A day on the farm is the perfect way to spend your summer vacations and those weekend afternoons. From strawberry picking in Portland to U-pick blueberries, there are plenty of awesome options open and opening soon. Get your little farmers ready to play in the dirt, because berries aren’t all these special spots have to offer, some of these spots have petting farms, play areas and more. Don’t forget to check the websites for safety restrictions, which berries are ripe for the picking, and more.

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Bella Organic

This certified organic farm rests on 100 acres of stunning land and is the epitome of the Sauvie Island strawberry picking. Proud of their sustainable farming practices, this U-Pick option grows over 70 varieties of berries, fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, herbs and more. As if that wasn’t cool enough, Bella Organic is 100% run on solar energy, making it an ultra-green stop for the eco-conscious.

Bella Organic has opened its doors for strawberry picking! They do ask that visitors check their website for updated rules information on the berries that are available before visiting. During the months  of July and August, you can expect to fill your baskets with strawberries, marionberries, blueberries and early variety blackberries. Make sure to check their website each day to see what is available.

Wed.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
16205 NW Gillihan Rd.
503-621-9545
Online: bellaorganic.com

Topaz Farm

Topaz Farm is another awesome Sauvie Island strawberry picking spot for families who love the island life. Along with strawberries and blueberries you’ll also find that this cool spot hosts the Sauvie Island Farmers Market and even has farm to plate dinners! They not only have acres of u-pick berry fields, but you’ll also find cute farm animals to pet  and a large farm stand with farm grown and local produce and artisan food items. 

Open Daily. Check the website for hours.
17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd.
503-708-0008
Online: topazfarm.com

Columbia Farms U-Pick

Located on picturesque Sauvie Island, 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. Columbia Farms is opening for U-pick berries in June. This farm offers the following berries throughout the summer as they come in season: strawberries, blueberries, boysenberries, marionberries, raspberries, black caps and even some veggies. When you are done head to the beach to cool off and splash in the water. A perfect plan for a dreamy summer day.

Open Tue.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
21024 NW Gillihan Rd.
Portland, Or.
503-621-3909
Online: columbiafarmsu-pick.com

Smith Berry Barn

This Hillsboro farm specializes in “no-spray” berries, and they grow over 20 varieties of them, including unique offerings like Tayberries and Loganberries. Make sure to check their website regularly to see when they are open and what is ripe. With a growing season that starts early and ends late, you can go picking from early June (when strawberries will be ripe) through September and they also tend to an apple orchard! They’ll point you to the best ripe fields for your visit, and provide buckets for picking. 

U-pick open: Mon.-Sat.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Hillsboro, Or.
503-628-2172
Online: smithberrybarn.com

South Barlow Berries

This family-run farm south of Portland is a sweet escape from the bustle of Sauvie Island. The strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in the early season give way to boysenberries and marionberries later on. 

U-pick hours TBD
29190 S. Barlow Rd.
Canby, Or
503-266-3193
Online: southbarlowberries.com

The Original Pumpkin Patch

The Original Pumpkin Patch offers so much more than just pumpkins. Don’t overlook this sweet spot for some next-level berry picking. The Original Pumpkin Patch is a great spot to pick strawberries, rasberries, blueberries and more. But that’s not all. You’ll also have an opportunity to visit the Big Red Animal Barn, which typically has goats, rabbits, and perhaps a turkey or peacock or two. 

U-Pick hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m
16511 NW Gillihan Rd.
Portland, Or.. Sauvie Island. 
Online: thepumpkinpatch.com

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