Oregon is known for its vast farming lands and the state’s much-loved berries hold the attention of the winter-weary who are ready for day trips. The arrival of summer means open doors (and fields!) at some of the best u-pick farms near Portland with a steady stream of fruit lovers.
Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah residents enjoy plenty of choice for u-pick options in the north part of the state. They’re all great “picks” and they all have one thing in common: juicy berries ripening on the vine while you’re reading this.
Circumstances will vary at each farm so be sure to call ahead or check their website for current social distancing and other requirements.
U-Pick Farms in Clackamas County
Morning Shade Farm (Canby, OR):
Morning Shade Farm is located in a peaceful countryside setting seven miles outside Canby, OR. They offer U-pick produce like blueberries, raspberries, and gooseberries, based on the season. Each is available for $2.00 per pound and is free of any synthetic spray.
U-pick options are available through August, and pre-picked blueberries are available on June 23rd and can be ordered via the Morning Shade Farm website. This option is open seven days a week. city map
Summer hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 8 AM – 3 PM
Albeke Farms (Oregon City, OR)
Family-owned Albeke Farms is located outside of Oregon City. Beginning in June, they offer tasty blueberries, which customers can choose to pick themselves or order as pre-picked.
Also grown are strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, and marionberries. While you’re there check out the farmstand for seasonal produce like apples, tomatoes, beans, pumpkins, and grapes to cart home.
Open June to October. city map
Summer hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 7 PM, Saturdays 9 AM – 5 PM & Sundays 12 PM – 5 PM
Nodaway Blueberry Farm (Wilsonville, OR)
Nodaway Blueberry Farm sets itself apart from other farms by growing four varieties of blueberries, starting with the early season Earli-Blu and ending with the mid-to late-season Legacy. Situated next to a llama farm, customers can enjoy the view while filling their buckets. Paul and Judith Newman have owned the farm since 2004 and have since maintained nearly three acres of blueberry bushes.
The drive alone is worth the trip and the staff is attentive and friendly. city map
Summer hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 8 AM – 6 PM
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Blooming Junction Farm & Garden (Cornelius, OR)
This 150-year-old Cornelius-based farmstead pays homage to an era when times were slower and people relied on homegrown produce to supply the family. Not only does the beautiful property offer U-pick fruit, but their expansive garden centers are a destination for home gardeners looking for plants, shrubbery, and gardening tools.
Blooming Junction offers over 200 different varieties of vegetables and U-pick berries. They take pride in providing natural and pesticide-free produce on their journey to a more natural and healthy lifestyle. city map
Dave Heikes Farms (Hillsboro, OR)
Dave Heikes Farm prides itself on welcoming its customers like old friends and offering a one-of-a-kind experience. The third-generation farm offers a market filled with already picked berries and milkshakes made from the very berries they grow.
As the strawberry-picking season ends, the blueberry-picking season is just around the corner. Their options don’t stop there; they also farm red raspberries and boysenberries too. Customers are welcome to bring their own containers for picking, but there are also some on-site just in case. Check out their daily updates and announcement on Facebook that regard safety requirements throughout the summer. city map
Summer hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 AM – 6 PM, call for Sunday hours (503-628-7226)
Hoffman Farms Store (Beaverton, OR)
Hoffman Farms Store makes picking easy by offering varying containers at fair prices to assure safe and effective food safety measures. The experience is a fun afternoon for couples or the whole family.
Owners Jay and Kelly Hoffman have been farming their land for over 35 years. What started as a potato farm has (literally) blossomed into a farm with plentiful varieties of strawberries, tayberries, raspberries, blackberries, and of course, blueberries.
When fall arrives, the pumpkin patch and a corn maze to get lost in will keep the little ones happy. city map
Summer hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM
Red Berry Barn (Sherwood, OR)
A visit to Red Berry Barn is an entertaining day-trip experience replete with a garden center, bakery, country store, and fields of u-pick berries. In the summer, customers will be picking blueberries and a variety of others. The fall pumpkin patch will be must-do weekend fun. Owners Aaron and Erika Wilcott were each part of a farming family, giving their coupled farming journey a leg up.
Customers can pick fruit as they wander around the farm. If you’re short on time, call ahead to order a filled flat. city map
Summer hours: March 15th – October 31st, every day from 9 AM – 6 PM
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Columbia Farms (Portland, OR)
Located on Sauvie Island, Columbia Farms was founded in the 1990s. From its number one acre beginnings, the farm has expanded to 80 acres of fifteen types of berries, peonies, pumpkins, and various decor. In the summer months, strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, and blueberries are the main attractions. Visit this picturesque farm and pick their own in-season berries and enjoy the scenery.
U-pick blueberry prices run $2.75/pint and are just as juicy and tasty as they look. Columbia Farms maintains a sustainable farming environment and adheres to current safety guidelines. city map
Summer hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Hillside Blueberries (Portland, OR)
Hillside Blueberries is a proud small family-owned farm that opened to the public in 2009. What started out as a few blueberry plants on this u-pick farm, that the resident elk also enjoyed, is now a thriving business. The farm grows several blueberry varieties without chemicals and pesticides.
Hillside’s owner, Patti Jones, guesses the berries will be ripe for picking as early as the week of July 4, 2021. Their blueberry season runs through the summer. city map
Summer hours: Call for details
Tara Farms (Corbett, OR)
Alongside her good friend Chuck Willis, owner Tiffany Patrella purchased the 18-acre farm in 2019, already populated with heritage 60-year-old blueberry plants.
Even though they’re the new kid on the block, Tara Farms has been a thriving berry business for the past few seasons. Organic growing practices are at the center of their mission so fruit that is picked by visitors contributes to healthy food consumption.
Summer hours: Call for details
Top photo by Andrew Welch.