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Exploring the lavender farms in Oregon is a beloved pastime in the PNW, particularly for the Instagram crowd who can’t get enough of the pretty purple backdrop that comes to life every summer. The best time to visit is from mid-June through July when the fields are in full bloom, and the season typically winds down in August.
Most Oregon lavender farms are located just south of Portland, along with a couple in the Columbia River Gorge and some near Redmond and Madras. Here are some of the best lavender fields in the state.
Durant at Red Ridge Farms
Sure, this spot has gorgeous Oregon lavender, but there’s plenty more to do at this decades-old farm in Dayton aside from frolicking in the fields. What started as a grape-growing operation has blossomed into the kind of place you can spend an entire day at, thanks to its vineyard, tasting room, olive groves, commercial olive oil mill, plant nursery and gift shop.
The farm hosts an annual Lavender Festival Weekend in July, and you can even stay at the property overnight in the garden suite or cute two-bedroom cottage which is perfect for a weekend Willamette Valley wine getaway.
Over in Hillsboro just outside Portland, this U-pick lavender farm is Instagram-worthy thanks to the colourful fields framed by a mountain backdrop. Stop in to try a wreath making class, pick up lavender products, or pet the baby goats and alpacas.
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Eagle Creek Lavender
This pretty Oregon lavender farm is framed by thick foliage and the Clackamas River, spread out over more than 12 acres which makes it one of the largest in the area. Their 15 varieties of plants are harvested to make sachets, essential oil and lotion, as well as honey from their own bees. A highlight is the annual Clackamas River Lavender Festival, which has live music, food stalls, antiques and classic cars on display.
Growing Miracles Lavender Garden
This garden nestled in a hazelnut farm along the Umpqua River near Roseburg has nearly four thousand lavender plants. A great stop for those touring the Umpqua Valley Wine Route, tours through the field are by appointment. Growing Miracles Lavender Garden regularly hosts fun events like a Lavender Festival in July, paint nights and yoga classes right in the fields.
Over in Madras in Central Oregon, Cascade Lavender grows more than 100 varieties in their fields, ranging from white to pinks to deep purple hues. Relax around one of the shaded picnic tables, wander through the plant nursery, pick some flowers to take home, or visit with the farm animals which include chickens, horses and furry alpacas.
If you’re travelling with a group, be sure to book one of the guided tours which includes an English Tea or lavender lunch.
Wayward Winds Lavender
This farm in Newberg prides itself on being premier handcrafters of all things related to lavender, whether it’s body products, syrup, their award-winning essential oil or loose leaf tea. They also have one of the largest U-pick fields in Oregon, a lavender maze and lavender wreath-making classes. Open to the public every day in July, they also schedule private photo shoots for $40 and have plenty of cute props to lend out.
If you find yourself in the wine-centric Willamette Valley on a weekend during bloom season, be sure to drop into RavenCroft to stroll through their lavender field. Since they cultivate English lavender, the bloom period can start as early as May depending on the spring weather, and continues throughout the summer as their French varieties flourish. There are a few items for purchase at the onsite shop, including essential oils.
Hood River Lavender Farms
Out in the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River Lavender Farms has one of the best setups around these parts. Located next to Stave & Stone Winery which is only a 15 minute drive from downtown Hood River, the pristine property has dozens of rows of lavender and fantastic views of the surrounding vineyards, Mt Hood and Mount Adams.
Grab a seat on one of the chairs or picnic tables scattered throughout the vibrant fields, and enjoy a glass of wine from the outdoor bar (open weekends during summer) while admiring the bloom. The on-site store sells the likes of lavender-scented soap, bubble bath and pure essential oil, and U-Pick lavender is available from June to September.
Hood River Lavender Farms is open year round, and there is no admission fee. There’s a $75 charge to have the fields to yourself for a private photo shoot before or after opening hours.
Just a bit farther down the road to Parkdale, you’ll find Lavender Valley at the base of Mt Hood which is part of the Hood River Fruit Loop. Kids and pets are welcome, and guests can learn how the farm harvests their 10 varieties of lavender, makes botanical products and distills essential oil. There’s a flower U-Pick as well as products available for purchase including organic lavender honey, body balms and jam.
There is an entrance fee, as well as the opportunity to book private photography sessions.
Lavender Fields Forever
This charming spot in the Applegate Valley is part of the Southern Oregon Lavender Trail, and was founded by a retired firefighter and his wife. The couple moved to Jacksonville from California in 2019, never imagining they’d fall in love with a property with a working lavender farm that would result in them becoming farmers.
Besides exploring the fields, guests can take part in wreath making, harvesting and essential oil making classes, or browse the extensive shop full of lavender goods. Lavender Fields Forever is surrounded by a handful of wineries, and you can even stay overnight here at one of their RV hookup spots which makes this one of the best lavender farms in Oregon.
Where to find the best lavender fields in Oregon
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So beautiful. We need to venture north from Albany& visit those lovely fields.
Yes I hope you do! Such a beautiful season.