There are so many reasons to Visit Mountain View Orchards in Parkdale, Oregon including the variety of fresh fruit, a tasting room, a beautiful flower field and epic views of Mount hood.
Mountain View Orchards is a family-owned farm and has a history that spans back to the 1920’s. The farm is now owned by Trina McAlexander who grew up on her family farm. Her Swiss grandparents purchased an orchard in Parkdale, Oregon and farmed pears, berries, cherries, peaches and apples.
There are over fourteen types of pears, six types of cherries, eight varieties of peaches and over 100 types of apples. Trina shares that her favorite way to enjoy the fresh fruit is sliced in salads or on the pizza at Grateful Vineyard which she opened in 2016. At Grateful Vineyard, people can also enjoy crisp apples with Authentic Fondue paired with wine, cider or beer for those who are 21 and older.
The welcoming and generous spirit of the farm are evident. The farm now has a self-service system where customers can select fruit they would like, weigh it and pay with cash, check or via venmo to @mtvieworchards.
Trina enjoys serving her neighbors healthy foods. While the farm stand is winding down in November, there will still be events in the tasting room. Keep an eye out for more events.
In addition to the fruit, there are always rotating flowers that are grown. Some of the flower varieties include sunflowers, dahlias and lavender. Visitors of the farm can explore the flowers which complement the beauty of Mount Hood in the background. Even better- these flowers are available for U Cut for people to take home. Payment by Venmo is welcome.