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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties
    18601 SE Cheldelin Rod, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 705-3956. Email: upickoregon@gmail.com. Open: every day from 7am to 7pm. Directions: Cheldelin Farms is located on the county line road between Foster & 190th in Gresham. Season Runs Early July through the end of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. crops. Formerly Dobbins Berry Farm, remains open for U-pick Blueberries. We would like to thank everyone at Dobbins Berry Farm who have been managing the field and the U-Pick operation for the last several years. We will work to continue the tradition they created with the best U-Pick experience (and prices) in the Metro Area. Also called U-Pick Blueberry. (UPDATED: July 09, 2019)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8am-6pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy., Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20thRaspberries usually June - JulyMarionberries usually June - JulyBlueberries usually June -AugustBlackberries (Thornless) usually July-AugustU-cut Flowers usually August - SeptemberPeaches usually AugustNectarines usually AugustTomatoes usually SeptemberPumpkins usually September & October​
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm.
    (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Portland and Multnomah County Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Portland and Multnomah County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Multnomah County

  • Armstrong's Blueberries - blueberries
    17522 SE McKinley, Road, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-667-0348. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bella Organic - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1616205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-9545. Email: samara@bellaorganic.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm June through October. Directions: Take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Take your first left off the bridge onto Gillihan Road Drive 1.5 miles down Gillihan Rd, Bella Organic is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bella Organic Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Products Season Tomatoes Expected Harvest Date Beefsteak June Delicious June Brandywine June Pink Brandywine June Yellow Brandywine June Yellow Mortgage Lifter June Delicious June Cherokee Green June Cherokee Purple June Marvel Stripe June Old German June Pineapple June Roma June Italian American August Black Plum August Strawberries Aromas June Hoods June Seascapes June Tillamooks June Garlic Hard Neck Chesnok Red August Elephant August Bavarian August Zemo August Garlic Soft Neck Inchelium Red August Polish August Berries Blackberries August Blueberries July Squash Magda (Light Green Middle Eastern) August Zephyr (Yellow, Green Tip Straight Neck) August Peter Pan (Light Green Scallop) August Gold Rush (Yellow) August Flying Saucer (Yellow/Dark Green Patty Pan) August Sunburst August Green Zucchini August Beans Green Beans August Misc Asparagus April Sweet Corn September Onions August Many other seasonal products will be planted yearly. We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Cheldelin Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    18601 SE Cheldelin Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 928-3243. Email: cheldelinfarms@gmail.com. Open: Daily. Directions: Cheldelin Farms on SE Cheldelin Road in Gresham. This is the county line road between SE Foster Road & 190th in Gresham. Season is usually Early July to the End of August. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    Cheldelin Farms Facebook page. . crops. Facebook page. Bluecrop Blueberries: One of the best all-around varieties, Bluecrops are large, sweet, flavorful, powder-blue berries grow in large clusters and ripen over the course of a month in mid summer. Bluecrop is also prized for its beautiful, crimson red, fall foliage. Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Firm berries are good for eating fresh, preserving, baking, and freezing. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • Columbia Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, pumpkins.
    21024 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3909. Email: columbiafarms@gmail.com. Open: Season Early June-Late July; see this page for season hours and directions. Click here for a map and directions. . 4.8 miles under Island bridge on Gillihan Road. Look for large white barn. We offer eight different types of berries, covering over eighty acres. We also have flowers, tomatoes, pumpkins and all types of fall decor items. U-pick, bring your own containers.
  • Dee Parson - Organic Blueberries, quince, pears. Conventional raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries.,
    23000 NW Gillihan Rd., Sauvie Island\/Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3088. Open: all summer. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries are raised organically. Cane berries (Raspberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries) all grown conventionally. No sprays used on pear or quince trees. A visitor writes on August 05, 2014: "The berries were delicious and abundant, but the best thing about the farm is the kind and sweet people who own and operate it."
  • Hillside Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, (U-pick and prepicked)
    9985 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-645-6581. Email: info@hillsideblueberries.com. Open: weekends from 7 am until 6 pm During the week, picking times May be scheduled by appointment; please telephone to schedule picking; To request picked berries, please allow a day or two for proper picking and cooling. Directions: Hillside Blueberries is located north of Highway 26 just off Cornelius Pass Road at the intersection with Kaiser Road. We are the first driveway on the right on Kaiser Road. Just follow the signs down to the parking area by the field. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Hillside Blueberries Facebook page. . Spartan variety will open after the July 4 holiday; Nelson variety will ripen in August. Although our berries are not CERTIFIED ORGANIC, the only thing given to them is tender, loving care; No pesticides are used on the bushes. We have two berry varieties for your eating enjoyment: Spartans and Nelsons. The Spartans are a large, delicious, and very sweet berry generally ready to pick early July - weather permitting. The Nelson variety usually ripens about a month later and lasts until mid August. These berries are also quite tasty with a more complex flavor. We always close during the heat of the day to ensure the highest quality fruit for our customers. When the sun warms the fruit, the berries sweat and spoil quickly. We encourage our pickers to allow the berries to rest somewhere cool before refrigerating or freezing to minimize sweating.
  • Kirby's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    38005 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503 695-5725. Open: unknown, they still have no web presence aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. Click here for a map and directions. Kirby's Blueberry Farm unknown, they still have no web presence (aside from an unofficial Facebook page that is not updated; you have to call them. (ADDED: July 05, 2019, JBS)
  • Klock Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    931 NE Salzman Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5882. Email: KlockFarm@cascadeaccess.com. Open: Summer picking hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm Fall, Winter and Spring: By appointment. Directions: From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit \(Exit 22\) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles \(past Woman\'s Forum\) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 14 mile to the Klock Farm sign on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Portland I-84 east to the Corbett exit (Exit 22) Turn right at the stop sign and proceed up the hill for 1.5 miles until the road Tees. Turn left onto the Columbia River highway Proceed for 2 miles (past Woman's Forum) Bear right onto Larch Mt. Rd, Proceed 2 blocks Turn right to Salzman Road Proceed 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. Blueberry harvest period: Mid July through late August. Blueberry Plants: Blue Crop Duke Jersey Eberheart Elliot Ivanhoe 2 gallon: At we focus on people, maintaining a farm friendly environment, and bush ripe blueberries. Our farm is located 30 minutes from Portland, near Crown Point(Vista House) in Corbett. We specialize in U-Pick and fresh market blueberries, as well as blue
  • Lillegaard Blueberries - blueberries
    29014 SE Lusted Rd., Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: (503) 663-7001. Email: chrishowell@fastermac.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick - blueberries.
    15140 NW Burlington Court, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3332. Email: annejones@teleport.com. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily; Season: Mid June- Mid August. Click here for a map and directions. Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm (Anne Jones) U-pick . Take Sauvie Island Rd to Reeder Rd, follow the white and blue signs 2 and a half miles from bridge, close to tennis courts, across from the school, church, Bailey Nursery. Containers supplied for picking and transferred to bags at checkout. Your containers welcome. Wide selection of blueberry varieties, in clean fields with plentiful picking.
    Comments from a visitor on July 29, 2012: "In just 15 minutes there two adults and one toddler were able to pick 8 lbs of huge ripe We came back the next morning and in 2 hours picked 27 lbs of blueberries that were ripe, large and perfectly sweet. The owners were kind and welcoming, the older lady who must have been the one who started the place years ago had a lively discussion with me about the merits of different breeds of blueberries and was proud that her field was all Blue Ray's. "
  • Sauvie Island Farms - blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, marionberries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    19818 Nw Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3988. Email: david@sauvieislandfarms.com. Open: June - August: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7pm; October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm; December:Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
    Sauvie Island Farms Facebook page. . offers a variety of 'pick your own fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with u-cut Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. In October we have u-pick pumpkins and activities at our field just 1/4 mile from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road.
  • Schwartz Enterprises - blueberries
    34926 E. Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 503-695-5428. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Stoney Knoll - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes,
    9317 Nw Kaiser Rd, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: . Email: maryannmoyer@comcast.net. Open: U - Pick everyday 8am until dark. Directions: 1 mile north of intersection of Germantown and Kaiser Rds. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Sue's Blueberries - blueberries
    14952 SE Barbara Welch Lane, Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 503-760-2025. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Tara Farms - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2305 SE Christensen Road, Corbett, OR 97019. Phone: 740-817-4874. Email: info@tarafarms.com. Open: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map and directions. . . 2024 Price: All berries are $4/pound. Formerly Wills Farm. (UPDATED: June 20, 2024)
  • The Powder Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    17632 SE McKinley Road, Gresham, OR 97080. Phone: 503-912-1010. Email: gabekararice3@comcast.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from the middle of July until end of August; You Pick Blueberry Farm. Directions: From Portland: take SE Division Street toward Gresham, 3rd right onto SE 17th Continue to SE Jenne Rd, follow the yard signs. Turn left on SE McKinley 17632 in on your right before the crest of hill. Banner on Mail box. Follow driveway down to farm patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Powder Blueberry Farm . hours are based on berry availability. please call ahead to be sure. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "This farm has old bushes that are really not cared for well. Hard to navigate through some of the rows they were so overgrown. Most berries were not very flavorful or very tart. They advertise $1.25 a pound berries on their website, but will not honor that price. VERY MISLEADING. They charged us $1.75 for weekday picking. Better off going to Hood River or Morningshade- worth the DRIVES!!!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2012: "Very close to Portland and easy to find. The owners are very friendly, the blueberries are delicious, and, at $1.25 a pound, the prices are great. Highly recommended. "
  • The Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, marionberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    16511 Nw Gillihan Rd Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 97231. Phone: 503-621-3874. Email: info@thepumpkinpatch.com. Open: Daily; 9am to 6pm; June through October. Directions: Sauvie Island. Go over bridge. Turn left and loop back under it. Go straight 2 miles to The Pumpkin Patch. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    The Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . The Maize open September 1st - October 31st; The Haunted Maize open Friday and Saturday nights in October 7 to 10pm; Harvest Festival; Labor Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9 to 6pm. U-Pick List, typical dates: Strawberries usually June 1st - 20th; Raspberries usually June - July; Marionberries usually June - July; Blueberries usually June -August; Blackberries (Thornless) usually July-August; U-cut Flowers usually August - September; Peaches usually August; Nectarines usually August; Tomatoes usually;September Pumpkins usually September & October​

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries var