I am so excited to finally say that Daniel and I have our Christmas tree up, and our house is all decorated for the holiday! It finally feels like Christmas time! We usually get our trees from a lot near our house, but this year we decided to go to a Christmas tree farm. I mean, we are in Oregon after all! I did some quick research and found three farms, all about 20-30 minutes outside of Portland.
One I found was the Sauvie Island Farms, which we decided not to go to because we went to a pumpkin patch on Sauvie Island durin the fall. We figured it would be fun to go somewhere we haven’t been before. Our other two options were Quail Creek Ranch and Plumber Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm.
We chose to go to Quail Creek Ranch because it looked beautiful. Take a look!
Unlike Plumber Farms, basically everything was free at Quail Creek Ranch (except the trees, of course)! They provide saws if you want to cut your own tree, but they will also cut them down for you free of charge too. They also shake, bail, twine, and help tie your tree to your car for free as well! That was all I really needed to hear to make my decision. I guess I’m a sucker for the word free!
They also serve complimentary hot chocolate and cider by a big, warm bonfire!
We decided to cut our own tree, since I had never done that before, and Daniel hadn’t in a really long time (ok, maybe Daniel did the cutting). Plus, now that we’re Oregonians, we wanted to do it the lumberjack way! There was even some snow on the ground, so it really felt legit!
Quail Creek Ranch has a variety of trees – Douglas Firs ranging from $15-$25, Grand Firs ranging from $20-$35, and Nobles ranging from $50-$100. We found our tree after searching the farm for about 30 minutes, and we chose a douglas fir this year. Ours was over 4 feet tall, so it was $25 – not too shabby! Way better than the $80 we always had to spend in Hollywood!
Everyone at the farm was very friendly and helpful. All the little complimentary touches really added in making our experience wonderful. If you haven’t gotten your tree yet, I highly recommend visiting Quail Creek Ranch! And don’t forget to grab a candy cane on your way out!
Tip: They don’t really have much of a selection of tree stands, so you will want to pick one up before you go. We got ours at our local Fred Meyer!
Here’s our tree all decorated!
We have a tradition of buying a new ornament each year, and this year it was a donut! What are some of your traditions?