There’s nothing better than the smell of a fresh pine tree in your home this time of year. Start or continue the family tradition of hunting down your favorite tree near Portland! Many farms are still allowed to hold their COVID-Friendly festivities, so you can bundle up and cut down your favorite! Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and check out these great farms we’ve rounded up.

photo: FrankGuido via flickr

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. While they’re unable to offer their usual tractor ride and hot cocoa, you can bring a thermos of your own and walk their beautiful trails, then spy the varied farm animals. Be prepared with masks and be ready for holiday fun!

Nov. 29-Dec. 24
Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to dark, Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m. to dark
Prices: $5/foot for Douglas firs; $8/foot for Noble, Nordman and Grand
25877 NW West Union Rd.
Hillsboro, Or

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. They are still running daily hayrides through the trees, where you can take your pick of firs like Douglas, Noble, Nordmann, Fraser and Grand (prices vary by variety).

Nov 27- Dec 13, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat.- Sun.
Dec 14 – Dec 23 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
7617 N.E. 119th St.
Vancouver, WA

photo: courtesy of Helvetia Tree Farm

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. Plan ahead– they’re only open for two weekends after Thanksgiving, so get your holiday decorations while you can!

Nov. 27-29; Dec. 5-6
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Prices: $57/tree for u-cut; pre-cut trees also available. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards
12814 NW Bishop Rd
Hillsboro, Or

Sauvie Island Farms

After the berry-picking crowds of summer have dispersed, 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 farm doesn’t come with all the holiday activities, these prices can’t be beat, so you have some extra cash for more presents or goodies.

Nov. 29-Dec. 21
Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sun.
Prices: $3/foot for Douglas firs; $4/foot for Grand firs; $5/foot for Noble firs; cash, check and credit/debit
19818 NW Sauvie Island Rd.
Portland, Or

—Katrina Emery


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