Looking for a Christmas tree adventure? Here are some of the local u-cut tree farms that surround the Portland-metro area. Many farms also offer food and drink, a chance to see animals or meet Santa. Many are requiring ticketed entry this year, so check the farm websites before you go.
Thank you to our sponsor, Washington Square — Where the Stores Are. Their Santa will be at the mall starting November 12, and a visit with Santa is always free (photo packages available for purchase).
Note for 2021: Check with the farms directly for the latest information as there may be changes at any time. If you head out, follow social distancing best practices.
Christmas Mountain Choose and Cut
Enjoy acres of trees, wagon rides, hot drinks, spectacular views, great spots for photo ops, a festive atmosphere and more. This year tickets for a two-hour visit are required for entry. A ticket admits one vehicle. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there on weekends for conversation and photos, with social distancing in place. Free tree shaking and baling. Dogs allowed on leash. Opens November 26.
Where: 25470 NW Dixie Mountain Rd., Scappoose
Frog Pond Christmas Tree Farm
Frog Pond Farm will have pre-cut trees, garlands and wreaths, and their gift store will be open. Visit the camel, llamas, goats and donkeys. Opens November 19.
Where: 2995 SW Advance Rd., Wilsonville
Fresh cut and u-cut trees available, including Noble, Nordmann, Grand, and Douglas Fir, free tree baling, and other items for sale such as mistletoe, wreaths, garland and more. Tractor ride (TBD) and farm animals to view. Saws and twine provided. New: exit road with three to four pay lanes. Opens November 26.
Where: 25877 NW West Union Rd., Hillsboro
Helvetia Christmas Tree Farm
Offering u-cut and pre-cut Noble Fir, Grand and Turkish (Nordmann) trees, wreaths, tractor-train rides, fire pits with free marshmallows, artificial snow every five minutes, photo ops with The Grinch in a sleigh, and a gift shop. Open November 26-28 only, due to tree shortage.
Where: 12814 NW Bishop Rd., Hillsboro
This family farm offers an excellent selection of fresh cut and u-cut Noble, Nordmann, Grand and Douglas Fir. They cut, shake, bale and load for you. There’s also a farm store with gifts, food and treats. Opens November 13.
Where: 21975 SW 65th Ave., Tualatin
Loch Lolly Christmas Forest
The Christmas Forest features 28 acres of Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, and Nordmann. U-cut and pre-cut trees. Opens November 26 with Santa visits in his antique sleigh on weekends.
Where: 28366 NW Dorland Rd., North Plains
Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm
You can pick out a tree from the store, use one of their saws to cut one down yourself, or have one of the Plumper staff cut it down for you. Hot drinks, pumpkin donuts, and snacks available for purchase, plus their gift store is open, and kids love to see the farm animals. New: You can preorder a tree (and gift shop items, including donuts!) online for contactless pick up or reserve a private fire pit and s’mores kit. Opens the Saturday before Thanksgiving (Nov 20).
Where: 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd., Portland
Choose one of their 35,000 Christmas trees — you’re sure to find the perfect one. Plus, drink cocoa by the fire, and enjoy the local wildlife. They have Noble, Nordmann, Douglas and Grand Fir trees, plus wreaths and garlands. Opens November 20, 2021, through Christmas Eve.
Where: 13225 NW Skyline Boulevard, Portland.
Sauvie Island Farms
Just 10 miles from Downtown Portland, this farm offers Douglas, Grand and Noble Fir. Typically cookies are available for purchase. Open November 26 & 27 only, due to low inventory this year.
Where: 19818 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland
Washougal River Christmas Trees
Washougal River Christmas Trees offers Noble, Fraser, Grand and Douglas Fir, wreaths and table-top trees, too. Free cocoa, coffee and candy canes and a large covered area with animals, including wiener pigs, rabbits, dwarf goats, miniature horses, and Elvis the mini donkey. Friendly pets are welcome. They are an official “Letters to Santa” collection station. Opens November 26.
Where: 39336 NE Washougal River Rd, Washougal, WA
Bauman Farms offers U-Cut and Pre-Cut trees, including Douglas, Noble and Specialty Fir. Using curated fresh local greens and special Bauman embellishments, they offer one-of-a-kind decorated wreaths and centerpieces to get your home ready for the season of merry and bright!
Where: 2989 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Gervais, OR 97026