The Best Spots to Pick Berries near Portland, OR

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

Before heading out, check with local farms directly to learn what fruit is available.

Sauvie Island

Bella Organic Farms
What to pick: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, cherries, pears, tomatoes
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. 16205 NW Gillihan 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. 21024 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland

Sauvie Island Farms  
What to pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, marionberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches, pears
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, peaches
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. Check social media for updates. 16511 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland

Topaz Farm
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. 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland.

See also The Croft Farm.

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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. 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. 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, blackberries, 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. 24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro

Unger Farms
What to pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
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. *Update for 2023, u-pick at Unger is cancelled for this year, but will be back in 2024.* 34880 SW Johnson School Rd., Cornelius

See also Callaghan’s Blueberry Farm, Muir Blueberry Farm, The Zurita U-Pick Farm, and West Union Gardens.

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 

The Gorge White House
What to pick: Strawberries, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, pears, apples
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. 2265 OR-35, Hood River

See also Captain Blueberry and Bushue’s Family Farm.

South of Portland

Albeke Farms
What to pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, peaches, apples, tomatoes and more.
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. 19602 NE Boones Ferry Rd., Hubbard

See also Red Berry Barn, Nodaway Blueberry Farm and Koellermeier Farms. 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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