It’s lavender season in the Pacific Northwest! Starting in mid-June, lavender farms throughout the Portland area invite the public to enjoy the beauty of the blooms, pick their own bundles and peruse homemade lavender products.
These four beautiful lavender farms are a short drive from Portland. Plan your visit to one or all of the farms this summer.
Tips for visiting a lavender farm:
Dress for the farm and weather. Bring sunscreen, wear close-toed shoes, a hat and water. You will be in direct sunlight while you’re harvesting your lavender bundle or strolling through the field.
Pack a basket. This will make carrying your lavender bundle much easier.
Be prepared for bees. Bees love the lavender and will be buzzing around you throughout the day.
Bring a picnic lunch. These farms have many places for you to relax and take in your surroundings. Make the most of your trip by packing a lunch.
4 Beautiful Lavender Farms Near Portland
Bates Lavender Farm
Bates Lavender Farm is family owned, one-acre farm located in Corbett, Oregon. The farm was started in 2016 as a peaceful spot to pick lavender, watch the bees and relax.
The price for you-pick lavender is $5 per bundle.
The farm opens June 11 and will close for the season in early September. Visit on Thursday-Monday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Bates Lavender Farm is located at 33601 E Bell Road in Corbett. Visit www.bateslavender.com or call 503-997-3488.
Hope Lavender Farm
Head to the Eagle Creek, Oregon farm for 8 acres of lavender with plenty of space to relax and take in the beauty of it all. Hope Lavender Farm is a family farm affectionately named after the owners’ daughter. Come for the lavender and stay for the incredible views of Mount Hood and tranquil atmosphere.
The price for lavender is $6 per bundle.
The farm will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from June 12-July 4. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hope Lavender Farm is located at 28333 SE One Oak Lane in Eagle Creek. Visit www.hopelavender.com or call 971-230-4172.
Helvetia Lavender Farm
Helvetia Lavender Farm is a short drive from Portland and showcases 60 different varieties of lavender. During the annual Helvetia Lavender Festival, guests are invited to enjoy the fields during peak bloom.
The cost is $8 per bundle. You can also buy a bundle of pre-cut lavender for $12. The farm will provide you with baskets, scissors and twist ties.
Stop by for you-cut lavender June 25-26 (no tickets required). The farm’s festival is taking place July 2-4 and July 9-11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The price is $5-$10 per person. Kids up to age 10 can attend for free.
Helvetia Lavender Farm is located at 12814 NW Bishop Rd. in Hillsboro. Visit www.helvetialavenderfarm.com or call 971-228-0938.
This family farm has 2,000 lavender plants representing more than 20 varieties of both French and English lavenders. While you’re taking in the aromatics of these fragrant fields you’ll also enjoy views of Mount Hood, St. Helens, Rainier, and the Coast Range in a beautiful rural setting.
You-pick bundles are $6 for large bundles or $24 for 5 bundles.
The lavender farm opens June 11. It will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of July.
Mountainside Lavender is located at 17805 SW Hillsboro Hwy. in Hillsboro. Visit www.mountainsidelavender.com or call 503-644-3465.
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