16525 NW Gillihan Rd, Portland, OR | Directions 9723145.641572 -122.789062
We went to Sauvie Island last weekend to get our pumpkins. We had so much fun! We went through the Portlandia Corn Maze, then took the hay ride to the pumpkin patch. There weren't any lines - probably due to going end of September rather than closer to Halloween.
We went to the Haunted corn maize last night (Saturday Oct 6th) and got there at 7:30ish. We stood in line for about 30 - 40 minutes to get into the Maize but its worth it as they only let in a few groups of people at a time so you aren't going in with a huge crowd. There were 4 of us and we were on our own the entire time as the group of 7 that came in with us stayed back so they could also go it as a group. Really upped the fun factor. We were laughing and getting startled by the creachers roaming within. Four grown adults in their 40's running from a guy with a chain saw - classic! We had a blast! It's all about timing people - the closer it gets to Halloween the busier this place will be and the longer the lines. It was well worth the trip for us! This is going to be a tradition fo sho! Cheers!
BEST Pumpkin Patch Around – The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island is by far the best pumpkin patch around. I have been going here since I was a child, and now bring my children here. I know this must be the same for many others, because it has become more and more popular over the years. Yes it does get very crowed on the weekends, but if you want to avoid the crowds go early; Sunday mornings are the best time to go. They have great u-pick and ready picked produce, excellent customer service, and everything is very clean. The corn maize has always been a very challenging course and worth the money. If you want to find the perfect pumpkin, enjoy a ride on a cow train, pick beautiful flowers, browse great produce, see a barn full of farm animals, and enjoy some great food come out to the original pumpkin patch it is well worth the drive :)
This year The Portland MAiZE is celebrating the Portland Timbers
"What a Joke" – This Place is out of control! The lines to get into the corn maze was ridiculous. We drove from up North of Washington on a Fri night just to get Pumpkins and go threw the maze. When we walked in the lines were as if we were at Disneyland waiting to get on a ride on a Holliday weekend .I would not recommend going on a Weekend night unless you want the experience to be just like showing up at a County fair (Carnival) with nothing but Teenages that are rude and obnoctious! FYI it's a Pumpkin Patch Not ment for Booty shorts and High Heel attire. Need I mention the teenagers who were drinking alcohol in their cars. I won't be going back ever! I will be staying closer to home where a Pumpkin Patch is just what it is supose to be fun for the whole family!
Field of Screams? Don't bother. – The Pumpkin Patch itself is a cute place to bring kids during the day to enjoy a nice October evening, but if you're considering to stay until the evening to go into the Field of Screams, I really wouldn't recommend it. We waited in line for over an hour and had paid $10 so I really expected to be scared out of my mind. Did not happen. First of all the people in the line in front of us were obnoxious, loud, and practically humping each other, like some high school musical orgy. Seriously, had they never been in public before tonight? But then we finally got in the maze and though the idea was a good one (get clueless people lost in a spooky dark maze) it lost its charm within the first ten minutes. The scarers inside had some cool costumes, but it was as if they weren't even trying! Come on guys, is your only trick to jump out and say Bah! and hiss at us? Sorry, that's just not scary! It was a little startling the first five times, but after that, you could predict exactly where people were going to jump out at you next. And then this Big Finish that we were expecting just never happen. It petered out and all the scarers seemed to have left to go home, as if it was past their bedtime and had clocked out for the night with people still in the maze! What the Funk? Not cool, Field of Screams. I almost asked for my ten dollars back, so I could have gone to a theater pub to watch Harry Potter and drink a couple pints of Hammerhead. That would have been a much better use of my night.
Fantastic Working Farm – Love going here, and have been for 15+ years with my children, bf, and nephew. From May to Nov. you can't beat this place for fun, fruit and veggies.
Too crowded - ruined our whole night! – I was there with about 10 people last night...we paid our money for the haunted maze and we were told that the wait would be "1 hour." We thought this was excessive, but decided to do it anyway because we had kids with us and they really wanted to go in.
We waited and waited and the line was barely moving. Then...all these people started walking around us in line. There were so many of them that people in our line started getting really upset. We asked one of them who they were and they said they were a church group of 120 people. The entire 120 went in front of our line!
This was shocking...but it gets better. 45 minutes later, we had only moved about 30 feet when another large group started going around us. I counted about 40 people total. Now people in our line were getting even angrier. After we had been in line for about an hour total, we started getting cold and the kids were tired of waiting and we still seemed to be a very long way from the entrance of the maze. We asked an employee how long our wait would be at this point. He told us that it would be about 1 hour and 45 minutes more! When we asked why about 200 people were allowed to go in front on the line, he replied that "they made reservations and put down a deposit."
Wow. I would have put down a deposit had I known. I also wouldn't have bothered bringing my whole family out in the cold on a Friday night, bundling them up and telling them how fun it was going to be had I known that the wait would be hours long. An hour and a half into the wait and not much closer to the entrance of the maze, we decided (and so did a lot of others in line) that it wasn't worth it. We got refunded and left. The kids were really upset and our whole night was wasted and ruined.
I wouldn't bother with this place again. They don't understand how to effectively control a crowd.
Haunted Maize (it's really spelled like that) cool, but too short for the 2 hour wait in line – First off, Sauvie Island is amazing and the variety of fresh produce is well worth the short drive. HOWEVER, when people say that it is crowded in October, that is a complete understatement. We got out there to go to the Haunted Maize at around 7:30 p.m. As we turned off 30 to go over the bridge onto Sauvie Island, I wanted to throw the car into reverse and forget the whole idea. All I could see were miles and miles of backed up cars waiting to leave. As far as the eye could see, were headlights. When we got to the Haunted Maize, the line was backed up over an hour just to get to the gate. At the gate we were told it was was another 40-60 minute wait to get to the entrance. We bought our tickets at 7:45 and we made it to the actual entrance at 11:05. We were out at 11:25. It was spooky and fun inside but way too short.
Somehow they manage to make the choas somewhat organized. If you have a placeholder in line, there are many shops, pumpkin patches and food vendors to visit while you wait.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Location offers visitors a haunted corn maze, hay rides, camp fires, and shopping at the market and cafe.
Best Place to Go On Sauvie Island – The Pumpkin Patch is the place we like to stop and get a great burger, corn, or cobbler on the way from the beach in the summer. We also attend the MAiZE every year and get totally lost! The kids enjoy the animals in the big red animal barn and they love the cow train on the weekends! We also like the U-pick fruit and veggies as well as the beautiful flowers. They truely have it all at this farm. Recommended to visit often.
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