Logan Tree Farm

PSA for Portlanders who celebrate: If you haven’t gotten your Christmas tree, it’s time to get chopping. Our normally wet, cool climate might perfect for growing fir trees, but last summer's intense heat wave damaged Christmas tree stocks, leaving many scorched or dead trees in its wake. Some farms are closing early this year as their limited number of trees sell out, while others were unable to open at all. But there are still plenty of places to get your hands on an evergreen.

One popular option for the hardiest among us is getting a $5 permit and finding your Christmas tree on national forestland. Permits are available at local vendors, including Sportsman’s Warehouse in Portland, Ace Heritage Hardware in Sandy, and other locations, or online, where you can also find maps of where you can and cannot hunt for trees. Through the federal Every Kid Outdoors program, fourth graders can get the $5 permit for free at the Zigzag Ranger Station (open for limited walk-up service) or online. (Note that all online orders also incur a processing fee.) 

But if you aren’t the kind of person who owns a Swede saw and a vehicle ready for snowy forest roads, here are a few spots to check out instead.

Zurbrugg Christmas Trees

16875 NW Germantown Rd, Portland ($55 flat rate)
A U-pick farm, with grand, noble, and Nordmann firs on offer. Show up on any day any time during daylight hours to handpick and hand-cut your tree. (Employees are available to lend a helping hand).

Pollard Ranch

13225 NW Skyline Blvd, Portland
Pollard Ranch, opened in 2010, offers U-cut, fresh-cut, and delivery options for their sustainably grown Christmas trees. Pick from noble, Douglas, grand, and Nordmann firs, which start at $30 for cut-your-own. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Fri–Sun, through Christmas Eve 

Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm

11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd, Portland
A giant selection of trees, plus playgrounds for the kids, wreaths, rentable fire pits to make your own s’mores, a farm store with homemade pumpkin doughnuts, and a whole lot of animals you can feed. You can get precut noble and grand firs for $12 a foot, or cut your own noble, grand, or Nordmann also for $12 a foot, or a Douglas fir for $9. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Fri–Sun, through Dec 19 or while supplies last 

Nob Hill

2034 NW 26th Ave, Portland & 2264 Molalla Ave, Oregon City
Nob Hill started selling locally sourced Christmas trees in 2013. They cut only what they think they can sell week by week, and unsold trees become wreaths or even mulch for next year’s stock. You can preorder or get your tree delivered to simplify the tree hunt. Douglas fir trees cost $45 to $140, and noble firs cost $60 to $260, depending on color and size.9 a.m.–5 p.m. Fri–Sun (Santa makes a visit at the Portland location 10 a.m.–2 p.m.)

Thorntons’ Treeland

7617 NE 119th St, Vancouver
Glen and Nancy Thornton sold their first tree in 1974 and have been at it ever since; these days, they work alongside their kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. Grab some free coffee or hot chocolate after picking the perfect tree. You can also find barn animals around the farm waiting to be fed and pet, or grab a hay ride. Trees are individually priced. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon–Fri, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat–Sun 

Logan Tree Farm

5415 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy (at Alberston's) & 15005 NW Cornell Rd (at Dinihanian's Farm Market), Beaverton
Logan Tree Farm has been selling trees through three generations for over 60 years, and began to sell holiday wreaths and garlands in the 1980s. They throw Alpine firs into the mix, too, along with noble, grand, and Douglas. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily through Dec 20 or while supplies last

Furrow Farm

25877 NW West Union Rd, Hillsboro 
In operation for more than 30 years, Furrow Farm offers noble, Nordmann, grand, and Douglas firs. Its U-cut option is now closed, but it still fresh-cut trees for $10 per foot, or $8 per foot for Douglas firs. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon–Fri, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat–Sun

Harrison Road Farm

37603 Harrison Rd, Banks
This conservation-focused tree farm prioritizing wildlife preservation, native plant growth and groundwater protection. You’ll find noble firs ($75 per tree, any size) and Douglas firs ($40 per tree, any size), as well as handmade wreaths for $25. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun through Dec 12, depending on stock

Rainy Mountain Farms

49400 SE Marmot Rd, Sandy
Rainy Mountain Farms plants around 1,000 trees, mainly noble firs. You’ll find loaner saws and balers to wrap your tree. Trees cost $40 regardless of size. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat–Sun, or by appointment, while supplies last (check website for updates)

U-Cut Christmas Trees Pacific Northwest Nobles

24730 NW Dixie Mountain Rd, North Plains
U-Cut Nobles offers all the supplies you’ll need to take the best noble tree home, including saws, step stools, and twine to tie it all up. Due to high demand and dwindling supplies, this weekend (December 10–12) will be its last for the season. Only trees under 10 feet tall will be available. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Fri–Sun through Dec 12

Sleighbells of Sherwood

23855 SW 195th Pl, Sherwood
Although it’s tough to tear yourself away from the well-stocked holiday gift shop, Sleighbells sells precut noble, Nordmann, Douglas, and grand firs. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., with extended hours some days

 

 

 

 

 

 

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