Archives for October 2009

Dot Donuts

Donuts and fall just seem to go together in my book. Whether it is enjoying a fresh donut dipped in hot chocolate, with a mug of apple cider or just a cold glass of milk, a Dot Donut makes the combo complete. Dot Donuts is located in the Fisher's Landing area at 1825 SE 164th, Vancouver. Next time you head over the river be sure and make a trip … [Read more...]

Local Halloween Costume Resources

So what are you going to be for Halloween?  If you are still asking this question around your house you may want to check out some of the resources available around the Portland area for costumes. Looking to get creative and not spend a lot of money?   Be sure and check out your neighborhood Goodwill,  Value Village or local thrift shop.  This … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Patches } Plumper Pumpkins

Plumper Pumpkin Patch is the down home farm experience.   The family welcomes you onto their property and into their lives with fall entertainment and harvest activities.  Quaint and cozy are how I would describe my experience here, which is what brings me back every year! For directions and more information please visit them here. 11435 NW … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Patches

There are enough local pumpkin patches in Oregon to keep you busy for the whole month of October!  It is one of the highlights of fall in the great northwest.  A great resource for choosing the perfect patch can be found here.  Of course you can check out a few of our top picks listed below too!   Roloff Farm 23985 NW Grossen Drive, … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Patches } Roloff Farms

You may recognize the name of this Farm from the hit TV show, "Little People Big World."  If you are visiting Oregon during the month of October this is a site to see.  It is the only month the farm is open to the public. Parking is $2 per car and the pumpkin patch, maze, petting zoo and pumpkin house are free!  Pumpkins are .35 / lb.  Wagon Tours … [Read more...]

The Pumpkin Patch and Maize}Sauvie’s Island

It is that time of year!  Pumpkin Patch time!  Over the next few weeks we will be sharing with you some of our favorite Portland area Pumpkin Patches. One Pumpkin Patch we have been visiting since our children were little is The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie's Island.  They claim to be  Portland's original Pumpkin Patch and they may just  be … [Read more...]

Portland Nursery Apple Tasting Festival

Fall is definitely in the air here in Portland.  Our furnace kicked on for the first time this week.  I love that sound and smell! One of our families fall activities is the Portland Nursery Apple Tasting Festival. The 22nd Annual Apple Tasting Festival will be held the weekends of Oct. 9,10,11 and Oct.16,17,18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the … [Read more...]