With school starting and fall inching closer, it’s about time to pull out those extra blankets and rain jackets. Celebrate the changing seasons with a big bowl of steaming soup! With so many ways to simmer, stir, scoop and slurp, soup is something every member of your crew can enjoy. And no one can argue with a nice hunk of buttered bread or a grilled cheese on the side! Find your favorite bowl at one of these great places around Portland—but leave some in the pot for the rest of us! Read on for more!

New Seasons Market

In one of those obvious-but-not-obvious twists, New Seasons Market has really excellent soups. There's always at least three options, ranging from simple "Sniffle Buster" Chicken Noodle, to a more gourmet, like Apple, Chestnut and Celeriac. We recently spotted Chilled Tomato Peach Soup! Add a hunk of delicious baked-fresh bread and you've got a hearty meal. Mom and Dad can even add extra veggies from the salad bar for a picnic style dinner to eat there or take home. And with over 14 locations across Portland, you're never very far away from your soup.

Online: newseasonsmarket.com

photo: joi via flickr

What’s your favorite soup to slurp? Tell us in the comments below!

—Katrina