Like a soap opera, a corn maze involves many twists and turns that can culminate in the reappearance of long-lost characters. Embark on unknown plot lines with this Groupon.
$7 for a Cornfield Maze and Fall Activities for Two (Up to $14 Value)
Twists, turns, and dead ends carve a 5-acre cornfield into a mile-long maze that serves as an aerial homage to Raymond Kaskey's iconic sculpture Portlandia while tying in elements of the IFC sketch-comedy show Portlandia. The maze combines mental and physical challenges with an easy introduction and a more challenging second half. Two 16-foot observation bridges offer elevated views across Sauvie Island’s rolling fields and the distant mountains. The maze is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended weekend hours in October. Guests may bring dogs during the day, provided they have a leash and baggie.
The MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch
Many traditional artists paint linen or sculpt stone. For an agri-artist such as Craig Easterly, though, a cornfield makes a perfectly good canvas. For more than a decade, Craig has been chiseling through the 12-foot stalks of his field to create what is from the ground a maze of rustling green tunnels and from above a stunning tableau of Portland themes and images.
For 2016, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed TV special It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Craig teamed up with Peanuts Worldwide to create a Peanuts-themed eight-acre corn maze. "Corn mazes are all about providing a fun and interactive experience for our visitors—even the adults feel like kids again! And that’s exactly what Peanuts does" he said in a 2016 press release. The largest maze since the original design was carved in 1999, the maze promises to test guests both physically and mentally with twists, turns, and dead ends.
Along with its mazes, Portland Maize also sprouts fall-centric family-friendly activities. Overall-clad patrons bounce along on free hayrides, get crowned king of the hay mountain, or mimic the beastly accents of farm animals in the big red barn.