Fall in the PNW is definitely something to be experienced. Colorful trees line the streets with leaves, pumpkin everything is everywhere and its 100% cuddle season! Here is a guide to a perfect day for fall, rain or shine and some of my favorite fall focused businesses along the way!
Sleepy Monk Coffee Roaster
But first, Coffee
If your a coffee lover welcome to heaven! The PNW and Portland have some the most coffee shops per capita in the world. The baristas make coffee designs so beautiful you feed bad drinking it so honestly the $6 a cup is worth it. 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!
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.
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!
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 3, 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