There are many pumpkin patches and Halloween activities and events going on in the greater Portland area.
There is fun to be had for the whole family in the fall in Northwest Oregon. The greater Portland area has more than its share of pumpkin patches, hay and corn mazes, petting zoos, and farm animals to celebrate the fall season.
The Plumper Pumpkin Patch
The Plumper Pumpkin Patch has farm animals, a pumpkin trebuchet, pumpkin slingshot, pumpkin bowling, teepee play area, duck races, a store and snack shop, indoor and outdoor hay mazes, and of course, pumpkins. The farm is located on what was once a dairy farm at 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, in Portland, Oregon. The Plumper Pumpkin Patch is open from September 20 to October 31, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Call ahead for more details (503) 645-9561.
The Pumpkin Patch
The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island is a tradition for many Portland area families. Fall activities include very popular corn maze, hay maze, cow train ride, petting barn, gift shop, wagon ride, and a Field of Screams on the weekend. They are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily through November 2. They are located at 16511 NW Gilliahan road in Portland. Call ahead with any questions (503) 621-3874.
Lake View Farms
Lakeview Farms is located at 32055 NW North Avenue in North Plains. The ticket price includes a train ride out to the pumpkin patch, a boat ride back, and 1 dollar off of the cost of a pumpkin. They also have farm animals, a corn maze, snacks, and a gift shop with a caterpillar ride on the weekends. Pumpkin patch hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. (503) 647-2336
Matt and Amy Roloff, well known for their TLC hit show Little People Big World, live in Hillsboro on their family farm. The farm is open to the public during pumpkin season and has many fun activities. It is located off of Helvetia Road in Hillsboro. The Roloff family farm will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm from Saturday, October 3 through Saturday, October 31 when they will close at 2:00 pm.
Tips to have the best time
- Always call first to confirm hours, activities available, etc.
- Dress for the weather, it could rain any time in Oregon in October.
- If bringing children, look for farms with age-appropriate activities such as petting zoos, hay or corn mazes, food stands, hayrides.
- Most kids will want to pick out their own pumpkin, let them!
- Bring cash, most mazes have a small fee.
- Some corn mazes take time to finish, check how long it will take to get through before starting.
There is fun for everyone at each of these pumpkin patches. They can be fun events for families or even a date. Plan ahead to decide what everyone wants to do and what location would have the most suitable activities. Berry picking is also available at many of these farms into the early fall.