If you’re a photo geek living in Portland, it’s hard not to know about the tulip farm down in Woodburn, OR. Every spring I’ve had to live vicariously through friends who’ve made the trip down there and frolicked in the endless fields of color blocks before chowing on brats and strawberry lemonade in the shopping pavilion.

Thanks to a car full of gal pals, I was finally able to join in on the fun this year. I had no idea so many amazing varieties of tulips existed! My favorites were the ones so purple they were almost black. The frilly edged tulips gave me such willies I couldn’t even bring myself to photograph them, but I’m sure there’s enough flower power in this post to make up for that oversight. :)

Stefanie Instagramming the Tulip Farm - Portland Lifestyle Photographer

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Portland Lifestyle Photographer - Woodburn, OR

Extremely Tall Tulip - Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Steam Tractors - Portland Lifestyle Photographer - Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Woodburn, OR

Steam Tractor Conductor - Portland Lifestyle Photographer - Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Woodburn, OR

Stefanie in the Tulip Fields - Portland Portrait Photographer - Bokeh Panorama

Women Instagramming the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Portland Lifestyle Photographer - Woodburn, OR

Colleen standing in the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Woodburn, OR

Molly Photographing Colleen with an iPhone - Portland Lifestyle Photographer

Colleen in the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Woodburn, OR

Children Riding Dutch Clog Train - Portland Lifestyle Photographer - Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Woodburn, OR

Stefanie Instagramming the Purple-Black Tulips - Portland Lifestyle Photographer

Purple-Black Tulips - Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Woodburn, OR

Molly standing in the tulip field - Portland Portrait Photographer - Bokeh Panorama

Red tulips with white trim - Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Woodburn, OR

Peach Pink Tulips - Bokeh Panorama

Short girl walking through tulip field - Portland Lifestyle Photographer - Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Woodburn, OR

The photo above is me goofily trying to make my way through the tulip fields in all my 4’11” glory.

And on the walk back to the car we found a rare patch of grass that was free of unintentional photobombers. The conversation went something like this…

Girls having an animated conversation

“What’s a 3-letter word we could spell with our bodies?”
“CAT!!!!”

Three girls spelling the word CAT with their bodies - Portland Lifestyle Photographer

Headshot Triptych - Portland Portrait Photographer

Thank you to Colleen, Molly and Stefanie for a most excellent (and much needed!) girl’s day out. This whole adventure got me super pumped for future summer activities. Berry picking on Sauvie Island and water gun fights in Laurelhurst Park are seriously a handful of weeks away.

And on that note… Happy May 1st!