Portland Christmas tree farms are opening soon. Make your U-cut plans now, while you still can
Bring the magic of the season into your household with the scent of fresh pine and hard work. There’s no better way to deck your halls than with a U-cut tree from one of the best Portland Christmas tree farms around (although if we’re honest, a trip to see the Christmas Ships runs a close second). Whether it’s your first time in the fields, or you and the kids are old pros, make plans soon—these trees don’t stick around for long. So, bundle up, pack a thermos of hot chocolate, and head out on a wintery adventure with the kids.
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Editor’s note: A few of these Portland Christmas tree farms are experiencing tree shortages and are only open for a weekend or two. Be sure to plan ahead if you want a fresh-cut tree this year.
1. Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm
This spot opens the Saturday before Thanksgiving and gives a selection of options for your holiday tree choosing. You can either pick out your favorite Christmas tree from their store, use one of their saws to cut your own down, or have a friendly member of the staff cut the tree for you. Have the kids feed the farm animals and then warm up inside the store with hot drinks and try one of their homemade pumpkin donuts. If you’re lucky, Santa might visit while you’re there.
Opening Day: Nov. 19, 2022
11435 N.W. Old Cornelius Pass Rd.
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2. Quail Creek Ranch Christmas Trees
If you don't want to travel too far to find your Christmas tree, Portland families, look no further than this family-owned farm in the city. All you need to do is bundle the kids and head out to find the perfect tree in their 20-acre field. Choose from Noble, Douglas, Grand, Fraser, Nordmann, or Turkish Firs to gather round at home. They also have Serbian Spruce trees if a fir isn't your first choice. Enjoy hot cocoa, cider, and candy canes in the warming house when you're finished. Or walk the property's many trails if the sun is out before you head home.
Opening Day: Nov. 18, 2022
9949 N.W. Kaiser Rd.
3. Furrow Farm
This is your one-stop spot for gorgeous trees with all the trimmings (think mistletoe, wreaths, and garlands)—plus a whole lot of festive holiday fun to boot. Choose from a variety of both pre-cut and u-cut firs up to 15 feet tall. This is a beautiful third-generation family farm that raises hazelnuts, cattle, and horses alongside their seasonal trees. Enjoy a free tractor ride on weekends, walk their beautiful trails, then spy the varied farm animals.
Opening Day: Nov. 25, 2022
25877 N.W. West Union Rd.
4. Lee Farms
Seven generations of family farmers here grow several varieties of trees near Portland, including Noble, Nordmann, Grand and Douglas firs. Choose from their already-cut selection of trees or wander the fields to pick out one to cut yourself. This spot will cut, shake, and bale the tree for you, so you don't have to do much, if you don't want to. They'll also flock your tree for an extra charge, if you're seeking a snowy look. And if you get hungry, they have a market and bakery open throughout the week.
Good to Know: They are closed on Thanksgiving.
Opening Day: Nov. 12, 2022
21975 S.W. 65th Ave.
5. Christmas Mountain Choose & Cut
Make sure you make a reservation to visit this fourth-generation family-owned tree farm near Portland, where you can find Noble, Douglas, Grand, and Nordmann firs to cut down yourself using tree farm's bow saws (leave yours at home). Staff is on hand to help you with cutting, if you need, and they also offer free tree shaking and baling, and will carry your tree back from the fields. Stick around for the festive atmosphere!
Insider Tip: Santa and Mrs. Claus visit on weekends when you'll also find wagon rides, a gift shop, and fresh wreaths made on site.
Good to Know: The U-cut season ends here on December 11, 2022.
Opening Day: Nov. 25, 2022
25470 N.W. Dixie Mountain Rd.
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6. Thornton’s Treeland
Tucked minutes away from downtown Vancouver, Thornton’s Treeland offers not only trees but a beautiful lifesize Nativity scene, hot chocolate and coffee in their rustic old barn. You’ll also find wreaths, crafts and even some treats for the kids in the barn, as well as a petting zoo. They also offer hayrides through the trees, where you can take your pick of firs like Douglas, Noble, Nordmann, Fraser and Grand (prices vary by variety).
Opening Day: Nov. 25. 2022
7617 N.E. 119th St.
7. JTB U-Cut Christmas Trees
At JTB Christmas Trees in Gresham your family can have a fun time walking through the fields and picking out your own tree. This beautiful farm has over four acres of Noble, Grand, and Douglas firs to choose from. There are no pre-cut trees, so come prepared to cut! They provide all of the tools you need to easily cut down and transport your tree, and they offer free shaking and baling to clean out the debris and make it easy to install in your home. Only cash or personal checks are accepted here.
Opening Day: Nov. 25, 2022
18124 S.E. Richey Rd.
8. Helvetia Christmas Tree Farm
The magical red barn at Helvetia is full of local gifts and decor like handmade wreaths and lavender products. Elsewhere, you can find an open fire pit with free marshmallows, and visits with Santa Claus; you can make a whole magical afternoon of it at this family farm. Noble and Turkish trees are available for u-cut, at heights of up to 10 feet, with free shaking and baling.
Good to Know: Plan ahead—because of this year's tree shortage they’re only offering one weekend of u-cut on November 25 to 27 and another weekend to pick out pre-cut trees only on December 3 and 4.
Dates: Nov. 25-27, 2022
12814 N.W. Bishop Rd.
9. Sauvie Island Farms
After the berry-picking crowds of summer have dispersed, and the pumpkin season is over, it’s time for fir trees at this popular third-generation family farm. U-cut Douglas, Grand, and Noble fir trees are available, alongside fresh wreaths and cedar garlands. While this Portland tree farm doesn’t come with all the holiday activities, these prices can’t be beat (just $50 a tree), so you have some extra cash for more presents or goodies. Plus, they've got saws so you can cut your own tree, and they offer tree bailing too. But they won't be offering wreaths or garlands this year.
Good to Know: Due to low inventory, Sauvie Island Farms will only be open for U-cut Christmas trees on November 25 and 26, 2022. If they do not sell out on those days, they'll open that next Friday and Saturday too.
Dates: Nov. 25 & 26, 2022
19818 N.W. Sauvie Island Rd.
10. Pollard Ranch Christmas Tree Farm
This farm has about 35,000 fresh cut or U-cut trees at various stages of growth, including many in the 5-7 feet range. For something a little different (or maybe for the kids' room?), you can pick up a table-top tree that will grow larger for use in future years. You can also get your fresh wreaths, garlands, and tree stands here, too. Short on time? Pre-order your tree online before you stop by.
Good to Know: Pollard Ranch offers home delivery limited only to the Portland metropolitan area.
Dates: Through Dec. 18, 2022
13225 N.W. Skyline Blvd.
additional reporting by Dhyana Levey