Thanksgiving is over, which means it is now time to decorate for the remainder of the holidays to come. Everybody celebrates the holidays differently, but if Christmas trees are your flavor, this post is for you.
A lot of people put their trees up the day after Thanksgiving. And a lot of people say they’re going to put their tree up the day after. If you’re amongst the latter group, maybe it’s time to go check out one of Portland’s many tree farms. If you come across a parking lot tree sale, great; if you want a fake tree, awesome. But tree farms can be a lot of fun, especially for kids. So here’s a list of some of the closest tree farms to Portland.
Quail Creek Ranch – This family-run farm is host to more than 20 acres of Noble Firs, Douglas Firs, Grand Firs, Frasier Firs, Nordman Firs, Turkish Firs, and Serbian Spruce Christmas trees. Quail Creek also offers free coffee, cocoa, and cider. They’re open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Sauvie Island Farms – This is a third generation farm, owned by the Egger family. Located on, you guessed it, Sauvie Island, they offer a wide range of u-pick items, and from now until December 21st they’re also doing Christmas trees.
Helvetia Christmas Tree Farm – Also locally owned, the Helvetia Christmas Tree Farm offers Nobles, Nordmans, and Grands. They’ve been around for more than 25 years.
Beaverton Holiday U-Cut Tree Farm – U-Cut has been in business since 1978 and they have about 5000 trees on more than 5 acres.
Loch Lolly Christmas Tree Forest – Sitting on 28 acres, Loch Lolly offers both u-cut and pre-cut trees. They’re a little further outside of Portland, but with that much space, they’re probably worth checking out.