While it may be Washington that is famous for its apples, Oregon also happens to have a fantastic annual apple crop. From Fuji to Gala and Jonagold to Honeycrisp—apples thrive in our unique climate. In fact, on average Oregon produces a total of 170 million pounds of apples annually!
So, when you’re dreaming about pumpkin carving and hayrides, don’t forget about one of Portland’s other favorite fall pastimes: apple picking! The PDX area is packed full of fantastic apple orchards where you can either pick or purchase bushels of delicious, sweet, tart apples. We’ve rounded up a list of our favorites below, spanning from Sauvie Island to Mount Hood. Have fun!
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Beilke Family Farm has been at their location in Salem since 1950! The farm, which has raised everything from apples and blueberries to peppermint, baby kiwi and green beans, was first opened by Phil Beilke who worked on the farm until he was 95 years old. Today, more than four generations work together to run the ten-acre, U-pick apple orchard that has become a local fall tradition for many. You can explore their walkable, grassy orchard and pick more than 15 varieties of apples this season! Just check their blog to see what is currently ripe, grab your favorite container and stop by Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to start picking.
This family-owned U-pick orchard is your source for Oregon’s finest peaches, apples and pears. Bell’s Orchard is home to one of the only “short orchards” in all of the Willamette Valley, which means you won’t need a ladder to reach the very tops of their trees and that kids can help harvest safely! Just remember to check out their website to see what is currently ripe before you go and to stop by the Red Barn for seasonal goodies (including fresh honey!) while you’re there.
Douglas Farm on Sauvie Island is a fifth-generation family farm specializing in U-pick fruit and vegetables like blackberries, eggplants, cucumbers, peppers, peaches, pears, tomatoes, black-eyed peas and, of course, apples. Click here to see what is currently ripe and ready to pick, and follow them on Facebook for special announcements and updates!
About an hour from downtown Portland, Draper Girls’ Country Farm offers a unique farm experience for young and old alike, including a year-round self-service fruit stand and U-pick opportunities for cherries, apples, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, prunes, peaches, nectarines and more! They also happen to be the Hood River Valley’s only 100% pure, non-pasteurized licensed apple cider mill, making delicious apple, cherry and pear ciders for you to enjoy. Follow them on Facebook for seasonal updates and special announcements.
This U-pick farm in Hillsboro specializes in apples and pears during the late summer and hazelnuts in the fall. That means you may not be able to enjoy delicious Jossy Farm apples this coming fall season—but we promise their hazelnuts are just as delicious! Hazelnuts and walnuts can be purchased at their Station Twenty-Six Farm Store in November. Click here for ordering information.
Established in 1911, Kiyokawa Family Orchards is a family-owned and operated orchard and fruit stand growing more than 150 varieties of apples and more than two dozen varieties of Asian and European pears, plus jams, fresh cider and local honey available in their fruit stand. The Kiyokawa team takes pride in promoting local and sustainably grown produce and utilizing a farm management system that incorporates the best management practices. You can visit their fruit stand or pick your own from the orchard, which is the largest U-pick orchard in the Hood River Valley!
If you don’t want to pick your own apples, Mason Hill Orchard has you covered. This ready-picked orchard has everything variety of apple you can think of, from Gravenstein and Honeycrisp to Melrose, Northern Spy Gala and more, all ready for you to grab and go. They also have pears, decorative gourds and carving pumpkins perfect for fall adventures. Click here for more information and to learn more about their handy self-service stand.
Mt. View Orchards is a 50-acre third-generation family farm and fruit stand on the Hood River Fruit Loop. For more than 50 years, the family has raised delicious, top-grade, environmentally sustainable fruit, including more than 125 varieties of apples and pears, plus seasonal fruit. Their apple season is specifically in September and October when they also offer fall fun like U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, cider and donuts and much more.
The charming Oregon Heritage Farms is a fourth generation owned and operated apple orchard in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Their orchard consists of over 200 acres of apples and a farm store that operates seasonally from mid-to-late August through November. They don’t allow you to pick your own apples for food safety and liability issues, but you can pick up a bushel of the best from their farm store. They also offer a variety of fall fun on the farm from Happy Hour to farm animal viewing and a U-pick pumpkin patch!
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A fall destination in the Portland area for more than 150 years, Sherwood Orchards is the perfect place to pick apples this season! Their 26-acre orchard is home to more than 1,300 fruit trees and several unique varieties. Their apple season runs through October, as long as they have fruit, but they also have persimmons in mid-November. Click here to see what fruit is currently ready for you to pick at Sherwood Orchards.
This vast working farm located on Sauvie Island is open seasonally from June to October, offering a farm store, farm-to-plate dinners, U-pick berries in the summer, a corn maze, live music and much more. They also have a large animal family that includes mini goats, mini donkeys, pigs, ducks, roosters, chickens and a turkey that you can reach in and pet during your visit. While they don’t have a U-pick apple orchard, you can pick up bags of apples and pears in their farm market. Click here to read their weekly farm update and see what will be happening at the farm during your visit.
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