Last weekend, Erlend and I headed to nearby Sauvie Island to partake in a typical Portland fall tradition: getting lost in the Portland Corn Maze at the Pumpkin Patch!
This was my first time at a corn maze and it did not disappoint. The maze stretched for what seemed like miles and miles of corn. Since I’m a pretty short person (standing tall at 5 foot 3 inches, representin’!), the rows of corn loomed over me and at times, felt like it was closing me in:
- Sauvie Island is one of the largest river islands in the US, and is about 10 miles northwest from downtown Portland. The island is home to two beaches (one of them nude, if you’re into that, lol) and a large number of independent farmers who grow a fair percentage of Portland’s local produce. Learn more about visiting Sauvie Island on their webpage.
- The Portland Corn Maze is run by The Pumpkin Patch farm on Sauvie Island. In addition to the two corn mazes (yep, there’s two — one regular and one haunted), the Pumpkin Patch offers hay rides, cow trains, an animal barn and of course, the Pumpkin Patch Market. In the summer and spring, you can also pick your own produce.