What’s a favorite family outing among Portlanders in autumn? Going to the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island! In October, the Pumpkin Patch has the largest supply of pumpkins in Oregon. This is a great place to find that perfect Charlie Brown pumpkin. And there are lots of things to do while you’re there, including free hayrides, a petting zoo, $2 rides on the cow train and a haystack pyramid.
There’s a covered picnic area, so pack a lunch or grab a snack at the patio cafe. The MAiZE is a 5-acre cornfield maze and this year’s design is a tribute to our local NBA team, the Portland Trail Blazers. There’s a separate Haunted Field of Screams maze for those who want to get stalked in the corn … (Might not be suitable for children ages 6 and under and easily scared adults like me.) (more…)