Oregon grows perfect raspberries, blueberries, blackberries. They are ripe, deeply colored, tangy and sweet in a single bite. They grow nearly everywhere, and you can pick them for hours.
Why are they so good here? Growing conditions are perfect , for one thing. Days are warm but not hot. Nights are cool but not cold. Summers are dry, winters are wet, and berries are happy.
Pick some yourself this summer (scroll down for the West's best u-pick farms). And enjoy the harvest in juicy pies, salads, and sorbet.
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