America's Best Apple Picking Farms
Kiyokawa Family Orchards, Parkdale, OR
The history behind this farm, set in the lush Hood River Valley east of Portland, is part of its
particular charm; it was established in 1951 by Mamoru Kiyokawa, a first-generation Japanese
resident who spent much of World War II in an Oregon internment camp. The orchard’s arresting
view of nearby, snowcapped Mount Hood is also a big draw.
What to Pick: As well as 25 varieties of PYO apples (including Mountain Fuji,
Rome, and Mutsu), Kiyokawa’s son Randy, who now runs the orchard, offers three acres of Asian
pears for the U-pick crowd.
Most Unusual Offering: The orchard hosts four annual fall festivals: Desserts
Galore (Sept. 19–20), The Honeycrisp Harvest (Oct. 3–4), Fiesta Days (Oct.
17–18), and an Heirloom Apple and Asian Pear Tasting (Oct. 24–25).
Bells & Whistles: Hay wagon rides; a kids’ play area; self-guided and
guided orchard tours; picnic areas.