Fall in the PNW is definitely something to be experienced. Colorful trees line the streets with leaves, pumpkin spice take over is in full effect and finding all the seasonal treats is 100% priority! Here is a rain or shine day guide to fun fall activities around Portland.Support small business and local for the holiday season!
Sleepy Monk Coffee Roaster
But first, Coffee
If you're a coffee lover welcome to heaven! The PNW and Portland have some the most coffee shops per capita in the world! Most coffee shop offer free wi-fi, comfy sitting nooks and handmade brunch treats to make you feel right at home. Here are some of my favorite coffee stops all the way from the coast to the inner city of Portland,OR!
Insomnia Coffee- Cannon Beach & PDX Metro locations
Proud Mary- Imported Coffees - PDX Metro
Keeper Coffee- SE Woodstock Area
Nossa Familia- Brazilian Coffee House- PDX Metro Area
Headstock Coffee- Best Coffee Art designs- PDX Metro Area
Hubers- Best Spanish Coffees- Downtown PDX
Proud Mary Coffee
NE Alberta Street Portland,OR
Next Stop, The Pumpkin Patch!
Nothing is more fall festive than a trip to a family owned Pumpkin Patch. Farm areas around the PNW and PDX area are booming with corn fields and waiting for you and your loved ones to pick a pumpkin and get lost together! If your looking for a family friendly fun day this check out some of these local farms with a little extra to offer.
Visit Halloween Town- FREE entry- Located an hour outside PDX is the quaint town of St. Helens,OR. From the end of Sept to Oct 31st the city center is transformed into Disneys iconic Halloween Town. Visit during the weekends for night parades, character meet and greets & more!
Yesteryear Farms- FREE entry- family owned and operated sunflower, corn maze, pumpkin patch and Christmas Tree farm with the best local food vendors, movie nights and gift shop. Seasonal photo areas are also staged throughout the property!
The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvies Island- Located about 30 minutes outside of Portland you will find the largest variety of u-pick pumpkins here, a farm fresh market, and hayrides for the little ones! Don't miss out on their night corn maze with hidden speakeasy bars for the parents!
The Maize at the Pumpkin Patch- Also located on Sauvies Island the largest corn maze you will find in the area. They also offer u-pick pumpkins, a petting zoo and food on site.
Topaz Farms- Farming and education come first here and I love the passion behind this property! Catch a fall concert, grab a pumpkin and check out their wide variety of in house goods from their farm fresh market.
Most days during fall season have a chance for rain but that's nothing locals aren't used. Make sure to dress accordingly for your adventures and always bring shoes prepared for mud.
Finally, back at home
A nice day out in the crisp fall air is good for the soul but nothing feel better than being cozy at home! Get comfy and cozy because I have a list of cuddly and creepy movies perfect for a solo or date night.
Family Fall Films - October Sky, Halloweentown, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stoner, Ghostbusters, Stardust, Hocus Pocus, Casper, Scary Movie Trilogy, Coraline, Nightmare before Christmas, Maleficent
Creepy Films- Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hallow, Jeepers Creepers,The Shining,Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Joker, 30 days of Night, The Thing, The Descent, Pans Labyrinth