Courtesy of Kiyokawa Family Orchards

Kiyokawa Family Orchards, Parkdale, OR

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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.

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.

Courtesy of Kiyokawa Family Orchards

America's Best Apple Picking Farms

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