Sweater weather is fast approaching and neighborhood trees are starting to decorate lawns and cars with crunchy leaves. It’s about time for a trip or two (or several) to a local pumpkin patch. So we’re going fall in by sharing six farms to visit around the Portland area.
Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm | 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd.
Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fall in love with the farm animals, turn the kids loose on the forest-inspired playground, get lost (in the best way) in the corn and hay mazes, and take home a pumpkin from this 65-acre former dairy farm. There’s also a hydraulic cannon for launching apples and squash.
Topaz Farm | 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd.
Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Enjoy quirky fall activities like “pumpkin bowling” and “duck races.” Oh, and don’t miss the caramel Honeycrisp apples. Pro tip: Save $5 per person by purchasing your weekend tickets in advance.
Bella Organic Farm | 16205 NW Gillihan Rd.
Sun.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Adults can enjoy fruit wine and cider tastings while all ages can make memories in the corn maze (this year’s design is a statement for gun safety) and pumpkin patch.
The Pumpkin Patch | 16511 NW Gillihan Rd.
Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Portland’s “original” pumpkin patch boasts a classic red barn built in 1929, a produce market, farm animals, a gift shop, a patio cafe, and pumpkins galore. Take a hay ride into the patch to pick your own, or choose from piles of pre-picked pumpkins — try saying that five times fast.
Roloff Farms | 23985 NW Grossen Dr., Hillsboro
Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
There’s enough to do at the home of TLC’s “Little People, Big World” to take up a whole day. Ride a train, try a wagon tour, launch balls from a powerful air cannon, or pick out souvenirs from inside a 100-year-old barn. Pumpkins of every shape and size are available, along with food, treats, and drinks to wash it all down. Pro tip: You’ll need to make a reservation before visiting.
Hoffman Farms | 22242 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton
Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
What began more than 35 years ago as a potato farm is now a multi-faceted agricultural endeavor involving multiple generations of farmers. Visitors in the fall can pick pumpkins straight from the field while taking in views of Scholls Valley, walk through a 10-acre corn maze, or see the berry fields on a short train ride aboard The Hoffman Farms Express.