The holiday season has arrived, and what better way to welcome the festivities than by doing a cherished family tradition of choosing and cutting your own holiday tree? From the natural imperfections of the branch to the daily mess of falling needles to the amazing scent that fills your home, it’s these elements that make your holiday truly authentic.
In our city, whether you’re looking for a majestic Grand Fir or charming Fraser Fir to adorn your home, you’re spoiled for choice. These farms offer not only an impressive selection of trees but also an opportunity to enjoy the beginning of the festive season surrounded by the scent of fresh pines. Read on to discover the best U-cut tree farms in and near Portland.
#1 Lee Farms
21975 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062
Lee Farms, with its seven generations of family farming, stands proudly rooted deep in the Central Coast of Oregon. Specializing in growing several tree varieties, including Nordmann Fir, Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, and Grand Fir, the farm ensures a family-friendly, seamless, and fun experience for its patrons.
Not only can you enjoy wandering around their U-cut/we-cut fields to choose your perfect holiday tree but you can also sit back and relax as they cut, shake, and bale your chosen tree for you. Tree prices for Grand Fir are $12.95/foot and $9.95/foot for Douglas Fir. On the other hand, prices for Noble and Nordmann Fir range from $15,95/foot to $23.95/foot.
Tree supply is limited and they offer all of their trees on a first come, first serve basis. Beyond the tree-cutting experience, the farm also invites you to join their Winter Festival, a celebration filled with activities for the entire family.
#2 Pollard Ranch
13225 NW Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR 97231
Just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Portland, Pollard Ranch is a U-cut Christmas tree farm that offers fun-filled, wholesome activities for the whole family. With both of their Lower and Upper Units set atop Skyline Ridge in the Tualatin Mountains, you’ll get to savor the stunning panoramic views of the Coast Range, Tualatin Valley, and several peaks of the Cascades while you choose and cut your perfect holiday tree.
You can stroll through their expansive plantation of 35,000 trees (Noble, Nordmann, Douglas, and Grand Fir) and select your holiday centerpiece. You might also encounter some of their resident wildlife while you enjoy the beloved holiday tradition and a cup of hot cocoa.
U-cut tree prices start at $40 while the wreaths are $30 and the garland is $2.25/foot. The trees in this idyllic family ranch are full, healthy, and fragrant and it’s definitely worth the drive up the Skyline.
#3 Loch Lolly Christmas Forest
28366 NW Dorland Rd, North Plains, OR 97133
Loch Lolly Christmas Forest, opening on November 24th, is just 20 miles west of Portland. Bring your families and friends to search for your perfect tree on their 28-acre tree farm, all accessible by gravel road.
During weekends, kids can come and visit Santa who is sitting in his antique sleigh on the front porch of the farm’s holiday store. While you wait for your chosen tree to be ready, you can shop for ornaments, greenery, and gifts or enjoy a cup of hot coffee and chocolate next to a beautiful lake.
For directions and a schedule of Santa’s Weekends, click here. Visa and debit cards are accepted. Pricing is as follows:
- Douglas Fir – $50
- Grand Fir – $70
- Noble and Nordmann – $70
- Table tops (all species, 3’ and under) – $45
- Baling – $2 per tree
#4 JTB U-Cut Christmas Trees
18124 SE Richey Rd, Gresham, OR 97080
JTB U-Cut Christmas Trees is just a little over a 20-minute drive southeast of Portland. Spread across four lush acres, the farm offers a selection of Douglas, Grand, and Noble Firs.
All tools that might need to easily cut down and transport your tree are provided, including saws, kneeling pads, and twine. The farm also offers free shaking and baling to clean out the debris and make it easier for you to install it in your home. You can watch as they prepare your chosen tree and enjoy a nice hot cup of complimentary apple cider, candy canes, and fresh popcorn.
U-cut tree prices are $80 for Noble and Grand Firs and $70 for Douglas Firs. These prices are for any height and the farm only accepts cash and personal checks (photo identification is required). Just note that they open the day after Thanksgiving and might only be open for a few days so you must come as soon as possible.
#5 Furrow Farm
25877 NW West Union Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Sixteen miles northwest of downtown Portland, Furrow Farm is a third-generation farm that grows and harvests trees and hazelnuts. The farm has designated trails around the area, making your tree-cutting experience accessible and enjoyable.
When it comes to pricing, Noble, Nordmann, and Grand Fir are available at $12 per foot, while the Douglas Firs are priced at $10 per foot. This variety allows you to choose the perfect tree that fits both your budget and preferences. Aside from providing saws, the farm also offers free tree baling, twine, and tractor rides (weekends only).
Beyond the holiday trees, there are also other festive items for sale. This includes wreaths, garlands, tree stands, tree end ornaments, candles, real Oregon mistletoe, and so much more. Payment methods are cash and credit/debit cards.
#6 Helvetia Christmas Tree Farm
12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Helvetia Christmas Tree Farm, offering a selection of natural Noble, Grand, and Turkish Fir trees, will open their U-cut trees on November 24th. This family-owned business takes pride in giving their trees the best care possible and providing a great experience for the families who come year after year.
Apart from the rows of evergreens, the atmosphere at this stunning farm is nothing short of magical. From an open fire pit with free marshmallows and tractor train rides to photo-op with Santa in his sleigh and periodic bursts of artificial snow, you can definitely feel and enjoy the festivities in the air.
The price for the U-cut tree of any size is $70. Payment methods are checks, credit/debit cards, and cash.
#7 Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm
11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd, Portland, OR 97231
For over two and a half decades, Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm has been offering a blend of holiday spirit and lots of family fun. With a wide assortment of trees to choose from, including Douglas Fir at $11/ft and Noble, Grand, and all other trees at $13/ft, this family-owned and operated farm ensures that you can choose and cut the perfect centerpiece for your celebration.
Warmth and joy are what you can expect on the farm. Bring your kids to meet and take a photo with Santa and enjoy a hot drink and some pumpkin donuts after you’ve selected your tree. Your family could also explore their charming 1890 barn, where you can meet and feed friendly animals.
Don’t forget to check out the farm store that offers tree stands, local honey, apple cider, jams, and tons of wonderful gifts. Please note that the farm has a cashless system for convenience, so make sure to bring your cards when you visit.
We’re fortunate to have several options when it comes to selecting the ideal holiday tree. By visiting one of Portland’s best tree farms, you’re not only bringing home the best centerpiece for your celebration but you’re also supporting a local farm, many of which have been passed down through generations.