Fill your pails (and tummies) at some of the best u-pick berry farms around.
Thanks to Tri-County Farm Association for sponsoring this guide! They are a collective of farmers in the Portland, Oregon area who have joined forces in an effort to invite our neighbors and community members to shop small and support local farms. Locate a farm or specific crop near you with their Find a Farm resource.
Before heading out, check with local farms directly to learn what fruit is available and what Covid precautions to expect. Please note that due to heavy rains in spring of 2022, u-pick season is delayed a few weeks.
Bella Organic Farms
What to pick: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries
Pick your own, or pick up freshly-picked berries. If you are heading out in the afternoon, call ahead or check their online calendar, since there may be updates to the fields’ status (if there are still ripe berries for picking). There’s a large store and food pavilion with beer, wine and cider as well, and there are often goats and other animals onsite. U-pick for strawberries begins June 11, 2022. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 16205 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland
What to pick: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, black caps
Started in the early 1990s with one acre of strawberries, Columbia Farms now offers more than fifteen different types of berries on over eighty acres. They have a row or two of delicious black caps, but they go fast, so come early to secure your share. Strawberries available for u-pick on June 7, 2022. 21024 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland
Sauvie Island Farms
What to pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, marionberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches
There’s not a lot of pomp and circumstance with this family-owned farm. Don’t expect petting zoos or food carts. But the strawberries? They are heaven on a stem. Opening day for u-pick TBD, check website and social media for updates. 19818 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland
The Pumpkin Patch at Sauvie Island
What to pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, marionberries, blackberries
At this family farm with a 52-year history, you can pick berries, and make a day of it with their animal barn, gift shop, coffee stand and patio cafe. They also offer u-pick peaches, tomatoes and flowers. Opening date for u-pick TBD. Check social media for updates. 16511 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland
What to pick: Strawberries, blueberries, marionberries, blackberries and boysenberries.
In addition to u-pick fields, there’s a great market store and farm animals to visit. There is also ice cream, snacks, and craft beer and wine for sale. Keep an eye on their social media to learn about their farm-to-plate dinners and special events. U-pick for strawberries is open as of this writing. 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland.
See also The Croft Farm.
West of Portland
Hoffman Farms Store
What to Pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, tayberries, blackcaps, marionberries, boysenberries
This farm in the Scholls area of Beaverton is a popular spot for berry picking throughout the summer. Don’t miss the train and their legendary berry shakes. Tentative opening on June 7, u-pick expected to open June 10. 22242 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton
What to pick: Blueberries
Hillside Blueberries is a family-owned farm, and a no-frills operation, but it has everything you need, including blueberries like you’ve never tasted. Plan your visit for when the Spartan berries are ripe, usually in early- to mid-July. 9985 NW Kaiser Rd., Portland
Rowell Bros Berry Farm
What to pick: Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries, marionberries
You can pick up pre-picked raspberries at this family farm — but why would you? The raspberries fill the bushes, and are so big you can fill up a bucket before your kids even have a chance to complain that they are hot. The farm carries three varieties of raspberries (Cascade Delight, Willamette and Coho), from the more mild to the juicy-sweet. Bring cash or check. 24100 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Hillsboro
Smith Berry Barn
What to pick: Strawberries, tayberries, raspberries, blueberries
This popular u-pick farm features “no spray” berries, plus u-pick apples and pears in the fall. There’s also a garden market, nursery, gift shop and expresso bar onsite. Opening date for u-pick TBD. 24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro
What to pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
In addition to u-pick berries, you can check out their farm store for fresh produce and a treat at the Berry Cafe. Hay rides and a play area make this a family-friendly choice (check social media for updates due to Covid). Strawberries expected the second weekend of June, Hoods the second or third weekend. 34880 SW Johnson School Rd., Cornelius
East of Portland/Hood River
Draper Girls Country Farm
What to pick: Cherries, peaches
It’s surprisingly difficult to find pie cherries in these parts, but Draper Girls has them, and has them aplenty. There’s also a large farm store, eating areas, a swing, goats to feed, a stunning view of Mount Hood and other amenities that make this a farm worth visiting in its own right. 6200 Hwy 35, Mt. Hood
South of Portland
What to pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, grapes, peaches
You’ll find u-pick, pre-picked and fresh produce at the farm stand of this family-owned farm near Oregon City. Call ahead for u-pick availability. 16107 S Wilson Rd., Oregon City
Boones Ferry Berry Farm
What to pick: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
Pick your own, or stock up on their freshly picked stash of strawberries. The well-stocked farm store also has pickles, jams, honey and other treats for you and the kids. Strawberries available for u-pick as of this writing. Check the website for the latest updates. 19602 NE Boones Ferry Rd., Hubbard