The Best Spots to Pick Berries near Portland, OR

Fill your pails (and tummies) at some of the best u-pick berry farms around Portland.

Berry picking is the ultimate summer outing. Sunshine at a picturesque farm? Check. Affordable prices? Check. Wear the kids out before nap time? Double-check. Best of all, Oregonians learn at an early age that a freshly-picked Hood strawberry is infinitely tastier than candy.

Thank you to our Summer Fun Sponsor Bella Organic Farm! We couldn’t do this work without generous sponsors like Bella Organic Farm. Their 100-acre certified organic farm in Portland has so much to offer during peak farming season here in the PNW. In July and August ,Bella offers u-pick certified organic blueberries and thornless blackberries, as well as u-cut sunflowers. Shop their farm store, booming with fresh organic produce and pre-picked organic berries all summer long. Let the kids enjoy a strawberry lemonade and pet the farm animals while you cozy up to a wine flight! Bella isn’t just an organic farm and winery, it’s an experience.

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Tips for Berry Picking with Kids

  • Field conditions change daily. Before heading out, check with local farms directly to learn what fruit is available. (And if Hood strawberries are in season, expect crowds.)
  • Bring cash, just in case. There are a few farms that accept cash only, because it’s hard to get cellular service for a card reader.
  • Wear sunscreen and bring a hat! Berry fields get a lot of sun on purpose, as will you when you visit them.
  • On that note, bring water.
  • Wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes, and prepare for possible mud.
  • Take photos! Berry picking makes for a darling photo op.

Now get out there!

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Sauvie Island

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Bella Organic Farm

What to pick: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, cherries

Pick your own, or buy 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, as things can change from morning to afternoon. There’s a large store and food pavilion with beer, wine and cider as well, and there are often goats and other animals onsite. Dogs are allowed on the farm, but not in the fields or farm store. 16205 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland

Topaz Farm

What to pick: Strawberries, blueberries, marionberries, blackberries and boysenberries

Topaz is a no-spray, regenerative farm. In addition to u-pick fields, there’s a great market store (the homemade strawberry jam is incredible) and farm animals to visit. They also sell ice cream, snacks, and craft beer and wine, and they offer a full menu when the grill is open. Keep an eye on their social media accounts to learn about their farm-to-plate dinners and special events. 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland.

Columbia Farms

What to pick: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, black caps, blackberries

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. There are no “festival-esque” experiences at this farm, which makes the experience quiet and low-key. 21024 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland

Sauvie Island Farms  

What to pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, marionberries, blackberries, cherries, yellow raspberries

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. 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 established in 1967, you can pick berries, and make a day of it with their animal barn, gift shop, coffee stand and patio cafe. Check social media for updates. 16511 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland

Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm

What to Pick: Bluetta, Blue Crop, Blue Ray, Vanetta, and Olympic varieties of blueberries, plus some raspberries, and beautiful dahlias.

Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm is one of the oldest u-pick farms on the island growing five wonderful blueberry varieties that are ripe from late June through late August. These picturesque five acres of berries are on a family-owned, run, and managed farm. This farm is known for it’s big, delicious, easy to pick berries, as well as its extremely peaceful, accessible, partially shaded, quaint, and happy atmosphere. 15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland

The Croft Farm

What to pick: Blueberries

The Croft Farm operates a seasonal produce stand from their beautiful barn, and offers u-pick for their pesticide-free blueberries. Follow @thecroftfarm on Instagram to learn when blueberry u-pick begins.


West of Portland

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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 legendary berry shakes. 22242 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton

Hillside Blueberries 

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. Hillside is a pesticide- and herbicide-free farm. 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 four varieties of raspberries (Cascade Delight, Willamette, Meeker, and Rudi), from the more mild to the juicy-sweet. Bring cash or check. For crop updates, call the farm stand during hours of operation at 503-628-0431. 24100 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Hillsboro

Lobes Farm

What to pick: Blueberries, Dahlias

Formerly commercial-only berries, this second generation, family owned blueberry farm is now open to the public for u-pick! Explore over 40 acres of no-spray, fresh blueberries. The season begins mid- to late-July and ends in mid- to late-September. U-pick dahlias are also available starting in August. This beautiful, scenic, serene farm, is located less than 5 miles off of Hwy 26. 30311 NW Northrup Rd, North Plains, OR 97133

Smith Berry Barn

What to pick: Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, loganerry, tayberr, red & black currant, gooseberry, and fall raspberries

This popular u-pick farm specializes in “no spray” berries, plus u-pick apples and pears in the fall. There’s also a garden market, nursery, gift shop and espresso bar onsite. 24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro

Callaghan’s Blueberry Farm

What to pick: Blueberries

This Hillsboro blueberry field grows EarlieBlue, BlueCrop, and Berkley blueberries. Check Facebook for regular updates during blueberry season. 10880 NW Jackson Quarry Rd., Hillsboro

Muir Blueberry Farm

What to pick: Blueberries

This blueberry farm offers u-pick blueberries, typically beginning in July, and updates can be found on their Facebook page. Everyone raves about the friendly owners and affordable prices. In past years, there have been mules in the adjacent pasture. 30350 NW Scotch Church Rd., Hillsboro

The Zurita U-Pick Farm

What to pick: Strawberries, blueberries

This blueberry farm also offers strawberries, including the coveted Hood variety. Find crop updates on Instagram. 3760 NW Leisy Rd., Hillsboro

West Union Gardens

What to pick: Tayberries, blackberries, loganberries, haskaps, raspberries, gooseberries, currants, marionberries, boysenberries, grapes

West Union Gardens specializes in berries, but offers a wide variety of produce, and offers both u-pick and pre-picked in their farm stand. 775 NW Cornelius Pass Rd., Hillsboro

Unger Farms no longer lists u-pick on their website, but their berries are incredible, so keep an eye out for them at the farmers market.


East of Portland/Hood River

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Draper Girls Country Farm

What to pick: Cherries, strawberries

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 

The Gorge White House

What to pick: Strawberries, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries

This fourth generation family owned and operated farm was established in 1908. Eat artisanal farm fresh food in a casual atmosphere at this picturesque location. Pets welcome on leash, but not in the orchard or u-pick fields. 2265 OR-35, Hood River

Captain Blueberry

What to pick: Blueberries

This family farm has a mountain view and eight acres of blueberries to explore. Bring cash or check. 28760 SE Folsom Rd., Eagle Creek

Bushue’s Family Farm

What to pick: Strawberries

This farm is u-pick only. That means the best of the best berries won’t be pre-picked before you arrive. Sign up for email updates from Bushue’s Family Farm and never miss a u-pick opening day. Bring your own containers and be sure to weigh them before picking. Expect oh-so-sweet Mary’s Peak variety in 2024. Cash preferred. 10421 SE Revenue Rd., Boring


South of Portland

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Albeke Farms

What to pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries

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. Check the website for the latest updates. Bring your own container or purchase boxes on site. 19602 NE Boones Ferry Rd., Hubbard

Red Berry Barn

What to pick: Strawberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, blueberries, blackberries

Be sure to visit the well-stocked country store and garden center on your u-pick visit to Red Berry Barn in Sherwood. 19200 SW Chapman Rs., Sherwood

Nodaway Blueberry Farm

What to pick: Blueberries

This cute little blueberry farm offers no-spray berries in four varieties: Early Blue, Blue Ray, Blue Crop, and Legacy. Cash or check only. 24275 SW Nodaway Ln., Wilsonville

Koellermeier Farms

What to pick: Strawberries

This small farm in Wilsonville specializes in “mouthwatering” strawberries for u-pick. 3455 SW Advance Road, Wilsonville

TK Orchards doesn’t have u-pick berries, but put them on your calendar for late summer peaches and nectarines.


Prefer to let someone else do the picking? Check out our list of Portland-area farmers markets.

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