11 Great Pumpkin Patches to Visit Near Portland This Fall

These 11 local farms offer pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes—and so much more.

By Cami Hughes

Pictured at top: Pumpkins on display at Topaz Farm, courtesy Topaz Farm

The days are notably shorter, there’s a detectable chill in the air some nights, and the kids are—finally!—back at school, which can only mean one thing: the time is nigh for one of the hallmark activities of the fall season: pumpkin patch visits. A sweet tradition, a fun day trip, or an excuse to shake off your family for a hot second in the corn maze? You decide. Even if gazing at fields of orange spheres is not your speed, many pumpkin patches offer supplementary activities for the non-squash enthusiast, including produce markets, petting animals, wine tasting, games, and more.

Below, 11 Portland-area pumpkin patches to check out this season. (We've included farm and corn maze admission, where applicable, but you'll also need to pay for any pumpkins you take home.)

In (or very close to) Portland 

Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch and Winery

Hayride and pumpkin patch access free; regular maze $6–10, free for ages 5 and under; haunted maze $25–45 (ages 5 and under not allowed in haunted maze)
Bella’s patch on Sauvie Island offers activities for all age ranges. Younger kids will love the classic corn maze, pumpkin patch, cow train, and duck races; grown-ups can go full Moira Rose and try the wine and cider tastings with choices like rhubarb or blackberry wines, and dragon fruit or apple starfruit hard ciders. The bravest of all age groups can also check out their haunted corn maze that runs all October. Like last year, when the farm embedded "United Against Hate" with a US map outline in its maze, the 2022 maze also shares an important message, spreading the word about the new National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, 988. 16205 NW Gillihan Rd

Plumper Pumpkin Patch

Opens Sept 17: $13–15 farm admission, includes corn maze, with additional tokens for purchase for hayrides and some other activities
After more than 20 years in the business with 25 different kinds of pumpkins (who knew there were that many?), Plumper Pumpkin Patch knows how to October. Kids can find mazes, playgrounds, an obstacle course, and a hobbit house (a forest inspired playground for the smallest among us). For the more adventurous, try out the hydraulic pumpkin or apple cannon to lob the fruit at unsuspecting targets and cars at 400 feet away! Finally, make sure to give some love to the chicks, lambs, and other animals on the premises. 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd

The Pumpkin Patch

Hayride and pumpkin patch access free; corn maze $6–8, free for ages 5 and under
This Sauvie Island  patch claims to be Portland’s “original” pumpkin patch and still retains some of its original structures for guests to enjoy, such as the bright red barn built in 1929. To get to its actual pumpkin patch, guests can take the free hayride; more diminutive guests can hitch a ride on the cow train. Along with pumpkins, guests can grab some goodies from the gift shop or market, and wash them down with the Pumpkin Patch’s own cider and beer. 16511 NW Gillihan Rd


Pumpkins galore at Topaz Farm. 

Topaz Farm

Fee for farm entrance on October weekends; no fee in September or on October weekdays; closed Mondays
Fan favorite Topaz offers hayrides, a cow train, and pumpkin picking this fall, as well as the opportunity to visit animals and shop the store on this no-spray Sauvie Island farm. Sunflower mazes offer family fun and photo ops before the corn mazes open. [Editor's note: a previous version of this story included outdated information about the corn mazes.17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd

Out of Portland

Lee Farms

Fall Harvest Festival opens Sept 24, $15 general admission includes pumpkin patch access, hayride, corn maze, $28 special admission includes slide, jump pad, bounce pillow, barrel wagon rides, and other activities
Lee Farms traces its roots in Tualatin back to 1869, and originally opened its farm to the public in the 1960s for u-pick strawberry fields. By fall, the strawberries are gone, but you can pick pumpkins, walking through the hay and corn mazes, or play on any of the slides or other rides. You can also get fresh doughnuts and caramel apples. 21975 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin

Liepold Farms

$15–20 admission includes corn maze, dark maze, hayride, scavenger hunt, and apple-pult; additional fees for bee train, goat feeding, and bonus apple-pult turns 
Liepold Farms has been hosting an annual fall festival since 1998. You can test your luck in the six-acre corn maze, the dark maze (not haunted, just dark), scavenger hunt, and the apple-pult (catapult for apples), while the noncompetitive can pick their pumpkins, take a hayride, or enjoy homemade caramel apples or caramel corn apple cider. 14050 SE Richey Rd, Boring

Flower Farmer

$6–9 for train rides
Flower Farmer is known for its fields of flowers that are cut, dried, and sold in beautiful arrangements. For the fall season, guests can climb aboard the Phoenix & Holly, a miniature railroad, to get a view of the pumpkin patch and make a stop by the animals. Running weekends in September, the Phoenix & Holly train starts daily rides October 8—and gets a facelift, with the lead engine is dressed up to look like a large jack-o-lantern. 2512 N Holly St, Canby

French Prairie Gardens

$15 weekday admission includes corn, sunflower, and rope mazes, tube slide, farm ninja course, hamster rollers, and more; $25–30 weekend and no-school-day admission also includes more attractions; add-ons available
This farm sprawls over 500 acres in the Willamette Valley outside of St. Paul, about 40 minutes from downtown Portland, and offers many of the usual pumpkin patch activities, but also offer some more innovative activities, including a Farm Ninja" obstacle course and weekend-only “Pigtucky Derby Pig Races”—a Kentucky Derby–style race with pigs instead of horses. 17673 French Prairie Rd NE, St Paul

Hoffman Farms

Free admission, $5 train ride, $6 corn maze
The Hoffmans started farming potatoes 36 years ago, and now have three generations working together. Along with the year-round farm store and bakery, visitors can find seasonal activities such as a u-pick pumpkin patch, 10-acre corn maze, and “Scholls Valley Railroad” that zips guests around a mile track. 22242 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton

Roloff Farms

$27 admission (reservations/advance purchase required), age 2 and under free
Although Roloff Farms is best known as the backdrop of one of TLC’s most popular shows, the long-running Little People, Big World, its other attractions merit a mention. There’s a scenic trail through the farm with play areas and other activities along the way, a wagon tour ride, a country store that sells treats and souvenirs, and more. Fans of the show even have the chance of meeting the famous family, if they are out working that day. 23985 NW Grossen Dr, Hillsboro

Packer Orchards

Fall festival opens Sept 15, $5–12.95 festival admission, $36.95 pass, prices vary for special events


Although it’s one of the newer pumpkin patches on the block, Packer Orchards brings its own traditions to the Hood River area with homemade jams, salsas, pie fillings, and more. For activities, guests can find a super-tall hay tower, bouncy corral, and pumpkin bowling. Oh, and the ginormous slide, pictured above. 3020 Thomsen Road
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