Named the top pumpkin patch in Willamette Valley in 2011 by The Statesman Journal, the Bauman family has been sharing the soil's annual harvest with locals since 1894 through pumpkin patches and family-friendly autumn activities. After picking through gourds in search of the next jack-o'-lantern or latest replacement mannequin head, guests can visit vivacious livestock at the animal barn, defy gravity at the ziplines, and race through the obstacle course. A rock wall challenges visitors’ nimbleness, and the corn tunnels, playground, and tire castle tickle tykes' imaginations. Outdoor adventurers can take the barnyard experience home by picking up a homemade apple-caramel pie and fresh produce (not included in today’s Groupon) or by painting cow udders under dad's car.
The 26th Annual Tulip Fest at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm welcomes flower-gazers to explore more than 40 acres of farmland and revel in activities such as wine tasting and letterboxing. With 114 tulip varieties, 37 unique daffodils, and myriad other blooms, a stroll through the sweeping fields will seduce nostrils more easily than Rudolph Valentino's shaving scuttle. After perusing the petals, breeze through the gift shop for a selection of cut flowers and bulbs for planting, or fuel up on bratwurst, Mexican fare, and espresso at the al fresco food court. The cost of admission grants entry for a carload of flower fanatics, so bring friends, family, or empty vases in search of true love.
Raintree Tropical fills homes and gardens with lush palms and houseplants designed to flourish in the Northwest's climate. Its wares range from delicate orchids to the australian fan palm with large spicy leaves and a tendency to eat all the carbon dioxide in the house.
With nine locations throughout the region, Mattress World Northwest brings healthful relaxing sleep to thousands of Oregonian bedrooms. Sean Hathaway and Sherri Hiner display an unshakeable state pride through their long success as an Oregon-based company, curating a huge selection of pillow-top, memory-foam, and gel mattresses from brands such as Englander, Sealy, and ComforPedic, and sporting matching tattoos of the official state farm animal.
Staying true to Sherri's motto of "do right and sleep tight," Mattress World Northwest not only helps friends and customers rest easy with an abundance of brand-name mattresses, but also remains active in the community through support of the Portland Police Sunshine Division and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Spanning several forested acres in the foothills of the Cascades, S & C Tree Farm has sold Christmas trees since 1979. Run by Steve and Claire Ferlan, the tree farm now offers “choose and cut,” where visitors can wander through the rows of trees, select one to be freshly chopped by tree farm staffers. Choose from grand firs and noble firs—the patrician descendants of a royal forest in England.