Cited by the New York Times as one of the best sources for fresh blackberries in the nation in 2007, Boones Ferry Berry Farms rears a bounty of myriad berries. Amateur Old MacDonalds can strike out in search of several breeds of strawberries, including Albion, Totem, and the northwest's coveted hood ($1 / lb.). An assortment of other berries, such as blue-, boysen-, rasp-, and the confused Chuck, grow large and ripe under the Oregon sun ($1 / lb.).
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.
Organic Acres fills clients' arms with seasonally rotating bundles of fresh organic produce. With more than 100 varietals of vegetables, fruits, and herbs, customers can choose the ideal combination to throw at bad comedians or criminals in the village stockades. Browse the online order form for current offerings, such as swiss chard, basil, melons, zucchini, tomatoes, and brussels sprouts. Shoppers can pick up boxes of produce from Organic Acres or have them delivered to doorsteps or front-yard drawbridges for an additional $10 fee.
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.
A stripe of bright green skirts each LimeBerry's ceiling, leading patrons' eyes to a bank of stainless-steel dispensers framed in petite tiles. There, patrons fill paper cups with swirled ribbons of fro-yo flavors, such as rich chocolate truffle, tart wildberry, and creamy cake batter—up to 15 varieties in all. Confectionery caravans then move on to a toppings bar where they load on up to 80 choices of edible provisions, including warm fudge, fresh fruit, nuts, and marshmallow cream. Bright-green chairs host noshers beneath framed action shots of blueberries sticking triple backflips off a Yurchenko vault.