Activities and Outings

U-Pick Berries Resource Guide!

One of our favorite summer activities is heading out to a local berry patch and loading up buckets and tins with fresh, juicy berries. Well, the season is finally upon us again! Here’s a list of farms just waiting for you to pick their harvest.

Keep in mind: due to the long winter (remember that?), berry season is starting a little later than usual this year – likely mid-June. Call ahead before trekking out to the farm to make sure they have the berries you want!


Editor’s Pick

Koch Family Farm
A lovely 120-acre farm in St. Paul, less than an hour’s drive from Portland, Koch Family Farm offers a delightful selection of u-pick berries, including strawberries, red and yellow raspberries, marionberries and boysenberries. Homemade jam and honey is also available for purchase, as well as farm fresh eggs!
9am-6pm daily when open – call 503-538-6834 before heading out to check availability.
4745 Raybell Rd NE, St. Paul


Bella Organic
Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
16205 NW Gillihan Rd

Blue Bee Farms
20541 NW Sauvie Island Rd

French Prairie Gardens
17673 French Prairie Rd, St. Paul

Kruger’s Farm
Strawberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, blackberries, blueberries
17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd

Lee Farms
21975 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin

Sauvie Island Farms
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, marionberries, blackberries, cherries
19818 NW Sauvie Island Rd

West Union Gardens
Raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, blueberries
7775 NW Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro

About Karel Chan

Karel landed in Portland from the NJ/NYC area in 2008 and fell in love instantly. Since joining the NW Kids team in 2010 she has worn many hats, including client services and ad design, before becoming editor. She digs the small-town big-city Portland community, its many local businesses and the endless possibilities for adventure just outside your door! In addition to seeking out fun and play for kidlets, she runs a therapy private practice helping people through heartbreak, dating and relationships.