You don’t have to visit the open fields of Tuscany for this colorful and cheery photo op. Head to local farms to check out these end-of-summer blooms, but know that some are suggesting or requiring purchasing tickets in advance. Be sure to check their websites for the latest updates on blooming conditions and social distancing guidelines.

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Packer Orchards
Fields open August 5-21, Friday through Sunday, 11 am-4 pm. Admission includes entrance to the sunflower fields, 2 sunflower blooms, and access to play areas and activities! The farm store is open with baked goods, fresh fruit, canned goods, gifts and ice cream. 
Cost: Field access passes start at $8/person
Address: 3020 Thomsen Rd., Hood River
Peak Bloom Prediction: TBD. Follow their social media accounts for the latest updates.

Lee Farms
This seventh-generation family farm is hosting their annual Sunflower Harvest August 19- September 4, Fridays through Sundays. Admission includes a hayride, several fields of sunflowers to explore, a sunflower maze, and an opportunity to visit the farm animals, plus one flower bloom. There’s a bakery and well-stocked market, plus on the weekends, there is live music, a bounce pillow, jump pad, and food onsite for lunch, snacks and dinner. There will be a butterfly release on August 20-21.
Cost: General admission $25 for ages 11+, $15 for ages 3-10, free for ages 0-2. Multiple-day passes available, discounts for online purchase. 
Address: 21975 SW 65th Ave., Tualatin 
Peak Bloom Prediction: TBD. Follow their social media accounts for the latest updates.

West Union Gardens
This popular family farm in Hillsboro is well-known for their large sunflower field. They also have pre-picked berries and vegetables for sale, as well as u-pick items in season. First field blooms early August, second field in early September.
Cost: Last year the cost was $5 per person or $20 for a group ticket (up to 8 people). Multiple-day passes available. Cost has not been posted to their website as of this writing.
Address: 7775 NW Cornelius Pass Rd., Hillsboro
Peak Bloom Prediction: TBD. Follow their social media accounts for the latest updates.

Topaz Farm
This Sauvie Island farm hosts a sunflower maze, which means you don’t have to wait for fall to puzzle your way through a farm field. Sunflowers should bloom mid-August to mid-September this year. The sunflower field hours are the same as their market, and they are closed Mondays.
Cost: Kids 5 and under get free admission, only $5 per person aged 6+. Buy a season pass for $10 per person or $20 per family. U-cut prices are $25 for a 5-gallon bucket of sunflowers, $15 for a mason jar full. Free admission with purchase of u-cut.
Address: 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland
Peak Bloom Prediction: Fields open August 27. Follow their social media accounts for the latest updates.

Plumper Pumpkin Patch
Plumper has delayed their sunflower season to September this year, to coordinate with fall fun on the farm. Opening day is September 17. You may visit the animals, check out their farm store, and eat delicious food, including their famous pumpkin donuts!  Admission typically includes one u-pick sunflower.
Cost: $13 in advance, $15 at the door. They are limiting capacity.
Address: 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd., Portland
Peak Bloom Prediction: TBD. Follow their social media accounts for the latest updates.

Sunflower Festival on Stafford Road
Stafford Acres is the agricultural outreach program of The Neighborhood Church. They are hosting a sunflower festival in August, on Thursdays & Sundays from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Fridays & Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. There will be a bounce house, farm animals, kettle corn and drinks for purchase.
Cost: $5 entry, kids 5 and under are free. U-cut blooms are $2 each or twelve blooms for $20. One-day bounce house pass is $5.
Address: 21065 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin
Peak Bloom Prediction: TBD

Sunflower Days at Liepold Farms
Join Liepold Farms for their second annual sunflower celebration. Explore 5 acres of sunflowers, and enjoy a hayride, sunflower maze, great food and delicious berry cider.
Cost: Ages 2 and under free, youth $10 online/$15 on site, general admission $15 online/$20 on site. Dogs on leash are welcome!
Address: 14050 SE Richey Rd., Boring
Peak Bloom Prediction: Festival days are August 26-28, September 10-11.

French Prairie Gardens
Beyond the traditional photo op, enjoy great food, music, a rope maze and sunflower maze, slides, obstacle courses, farm animals and more!
Cost: $13 online, $18 onsite. Slide pass, animal feed bags, picnic packs and additional flowers available for an extra fee.
Address: 17673 French Prairie Rd., St. Paul
Peak Bloom Prediction: Festival runs two weekends only; September 17-18 and September 24-25

Mt. View Orchards
Come for the plentiful u-pick orchards and view, stay for outstanding pizza and made-in-house drinks. The beautiful sunflower field is adjacent to the outdoor dining area, so you can snap photos while you wait for your food. Bring your pup, too, as these orchards are dog-friendly.
Cost: No charge to visit the sunflowers. But you’ll definitely want to buy pizza and pick fruit while you’re there.
Address: 6670 Trout Creek Ridge Rd., Mt. Hood
Peak Bloom Prediction: Blooms should correspond with u-pick apples, but check their website for daily updates on field conditions.

Credit: Michelle Carew
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