- Eagle Landing
While Pickathon has more than its fair share of entertainments... music, eating, camping (glamping, if you're fancy), and spa la la-ing... but you can never be too prepared for fun times this weekend. So let's check out a nearby extracurricular activity in case you grow tired of frolicking at the farm. I'm not in the know about swimming around Pendarvis Farm. (The slim things I do know: The Clackamas River is quite close, but it's going to take a bit of driving to get to it. Also, there looks to be a pond and/or swimmin' hole right by the farm in the nearby fields, but it's potentially on private property. Ask a friendly Pickathon volunteer or the Pendarvis family if they know of any good Happy Valley spots to dunk your junk.)
What I have gathered: There's amazing putt-putt golf on your way to Pickathon at Eagle Landing golf course. Talked up by our fearless art director Scrappers, he who scouts adventure, this is a three-par course with 27 (!) holes, and it also has 36 (!!) holes of mini-golf. WHA?! That's crazy! But this isn't your standard scurvied pirate ships and molten volcanoes putt-putt, this shit is EXECUTIVE! Actually, I'm not sure what that means, but here at Eagle Landing the course has real waterfalls, mountains in view, forested holes, and it's open 7-10 pm every day in summer. Plus, the mini-golf holes are situated alongside the actual golf course, so no worries about your ball ricocheting around a cement bunker when you let loose with your itchy putter. It would make for a nice outing away from the hula hoops and dusty trails of Pickathon.
Eagle Landing's 36-hole mini-golf course
10220 SE Causey, Happy Valley
daily 7-10 pm, June-September
18 holes for $8, 36 holes for $11 (rates cheaper for children)