Nestled in the hills just west of Portland, Helvetia Lavender Farm is a great summertime stop if you enjoy good views and a relaxing atmosphere. Stroll through the fields, admire the garden, sip tea in the pavilion, or browse the lavender products. You can even pick your own lavender at certain times, as well as watch lavender distillation. The farm is surrounded by acres of fir trees; it's also a Christmas tree farm in the winter. Nearby is the pacific crest alpaca farm and Helvetia winery. This area- Helvetia, is a historic Swiss settlement characterized by it's rolling hills and views of the cascades and Mt. Hood. This is a great about 40 minutes outside of Portland to see if you appreciate relaxing in the countryside amid fields of lavender!