Portland Guide to Self-Cut Christmas Trees (+ Bonus Kit)


“Dad, this tree won't fit in our back yardIt's not going in the yard, Russ. It's going in the living room.”

Yes, you could hit one of your nearby neighborhood Christmas tree lots, but something life calls you to the greater adventure. Lucky for us, Portland has a number of tree farms nearby where you can bring the family out to find the perfect tree to take home. And to help make the experience better we put together a Self-Cut Christmas Tree Kit to help you fell your tree and bring it home safely.


  • Bring a tarp to protect your car from sap.

  • Better than trust the thin twine, use some heavier duty ratchet straps to secure your tree.

  • If your tree is going on the roof, always face the bottom of the tree forward.

  • Remove any friendly tree squirrels hiding in your tree by shaking it out before strapping it down.

Portland Area Tree Farms

(Make sure to check hours of operation before making your trip, most farms are only open on the weekends or during limited weekday hours.)

Quail Creek Ranch

“Welcome to Quail Creek Ranch, a Northwest holiday tradition since 1985.  
Find your perfect Christmas tree among the 20 acres
 packed with 20,000 Nobles, Douglas Firs, specialty trees of all sizes and handmade wreaths, garland and mistletoe!  
Stop by and enjoy candy canes and hot cocoa by the fire pit.”
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 9am-4pm

9949 NW Kaiser Road, Portland, OR 97231

Sauvie Island Farms

“Offers a variety of 'pick your own' fruits and vegetables for those who desire the freshest produce right from the field. Our season begins in June with strawberries and ends in December with Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir & Christmas trees. Bring the whole family and experience our country farm just 10 miles from downtown Portland. No Dogs allowed on the farm.”
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Closed SUNDAY.

19818 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231

Holiday U-Cut Tree Farm

“Close-In South Hillsboro Family Holiday U-Cut Tree Farm. Open for two weekends this 2018 Holiday Season. Saturday November 24th and Sunday November 25th and Saturday December 1st and Sunday 2nd.”
Saturday December 1st and Sunday 2nd. 9AM – 4PM
5365 SW 209th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97007

Helvetica Christmas Tree Farm

“Noble Fir, Grand and Turkish (Nordman) up to 10 feet. We have a selection of natural untrimmed Christmas trees to choose from also... tractor-train rides, tree field pick-up, an open fire pit with free marshmallows, snow (artificial) every five minutes, visits with Santa Claus, a spectacular display of hobby trains, farm animals, a shop full of unique gifts and lavender products, free tree shaking and baling, an art work shop and much, much more.”
Saturday December 1st and Sunday 2nd. 9AM – 4PM
12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Sunny Day Tree Farm

“Create a holiday tradition your kids will treasure for a lifetime. Set on 80 hilltop acres in Sherwood, Oregon, the Sunny Day Tree Farm offers majestic views of the wine country of the Willamette Valley. Hosts Jon and Su Schatz make every person feel right at home, creating a wonderful experience for you and your family!”
Nov. 17th - Dec. 22nd / Tues - Sun from 10AM-5PM (Monday - Closed)
25100 SW Neill Rd, Sherwood, Oregon 97140

Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm

“Come and choose your own Christmas tree. Whether you want to pick one out from our store, use one of our saws to cut one down yourself, or have one of us cut it down for you, we’re here to make your holiday season brighter! Take a break from the cold and enjoy a hot drink, watch our homemade pumpkin donuts being made and enjoy them while they are hot. Visit Santa (check schedule) or spend some time in our 1890 barn feeding the animals. We some great tree stands, local honey, jams, apple cider, alpaca products (socks & stuffed animals), lavender sachets, candles, candy, nuts & more…”

Nov. 23rd - Dec. 9th on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays. 9AM to 5PM
11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd, Portland, OR 97231

Omni is a locally owned rentals service that gets the community’s unused items out of storage and into your hands. Rent a tree cutting kit from Omni, and we’ll deliver it to you and pick it back up when you’re done. Get $25 for your first rental with Omni.

Tree Cutting Kit


Ready to get your Christmas tree on! Well go get your own with this tree cutting kit to make it easy this year! Comes with one 20" fine tooth handsaw, 2 pairs of safety glasses, one pair of water-resistant leather gloves, one 6'x8' heavy duty tarp and four 12' ratchet tie-downs! Make it easy this holiday!

Darius Monsef