It’s harvest time in the Pacific Northwest. One crop that brings universal admiration for its lofty stalks and full faced color is the sunflower. Portland sunflower festivals and fields are opening in August, inviting our community to come take in this bloom while it lasts.
Portland has many incredible you-pick farms. Each farm has its own list of activities for your family to enjoy.
Before setting out to the farm, I recommend packing a lunch, a nice blanket and plenty of water. Once you’re done soaking in the sun with the flowers, you’ll find plenty of shady spots and picnic benches to sit down and enjoy your surroundings. These farms are beautiful and highlight the artistry of our local farming communities.
Sunflower blooms will only be here for a short time. There is a chance that you might arrive at the farm during the tail end of the festival to find a dismal field. Please check the farms’ social media for updates on the blooms.
2023 Sunflower Festivals and Fields in and around Portland
West Union Gardens
July 30-August 10
Located conveniently close in Hillsboro, West Union Gardens’ sunflower field is in bloom.
Tickets are $5 per person. The sunflower field is open seven days a week.
West Union Gardens is located at 7775 NW Cornelius Pass Rd. in Hillsboro. Find out more about the Sunflower Field at West Union Gardens.
Sauvie Island Farms
Sauvie Island Farms offers a variety of you-pick fruits, vegetables and flowers. The sunflower field is currently open, while blooms last. U-cut flowers at $1 per stem.
The farm is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sauvie Island Farms is at 19818 NW Sauvie Island Rd. in Portland. Visit the farm’s website.
August 4-20, weekends only
Stafford Acres is an agricultural effort of The Neighborhood Church on Stafford Road. Walk among more than 100,000 blooms on the 30-acre property.
The cost is $5 per person. Kids 5 years and younger attend for free. Tickets can be purchased online. U-cut blooms are $2 each, or 12 blooms for $20. Paved parking is free.
The sunflower field is open Friday through Sunday from August 4-20. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays on 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The field is located at 21065 SW Stafford Rd. in Tualatin. For more info, visit The Neighborhood Church’s website.
August 4-13, weekends only
Lee Farms annual sunflower celebration in Tualatin gives you access to all the festival fun, including a hay ride, one you-pick flower, sunflower maze, fun slide, jump pad and hay maze.
General admission (ages 11 and up) is $20 per person and youth general admission (ages 3-10) is $12 when you purchase online. Online tickets include a $2 processing fee per ticket. Age 2 and under attend for free.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Parking is free.
Lee Farms is located at 21975 SW 65th Ave. in Tualatin. View more information about the 2023 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival.
Starts August 12
Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island has its very own sunflower maze. This year, the farm planted 14 acres of sunflowers. The maze opens August 12 and will be open in to September.
You can also see the field while attending Americana Harvest Nights Summer Concert Series at Topaz Farm.
Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased at the farm’s market.
The farm is open Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closes early for summer concerts), Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The farm is located at 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd. in Portland. Learn more about the Topaz Farm sunflower maze.
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