Our Fall Bucket List

Nov 6, 2023 | CC Loves

how to spend fall days

 Above: Fall outfit inspiration courtesy of Barbour x Alexa Chung

The days are getting shorter, cooler, and decidedly damp. Fall has truly arrived in Portland, and we’re not mad about it. Here’s how we love to spend the season.

Try a new seasonal recipe like this snackable apple cake by cookbook author Letitia Clark, or a kale caesar salad with delicata squash croutons

Bundle up for a long walk in the rain with a chocolate bar in your pocket, a great podcast or audiobook, and a thermos of something warm. Come home for a hot shower.

Spend an afternoon by the fire at Ponzi Vineyards.

Look for fall foliage at Portland’s Japanese Garden

Curl up with a cup of spiced apple cider and great book or movie (if you ask us, drizzly autumn days are the perfect time to revisit the classics, like Pride & Prejudice, Jayne Eyre, Little Women or Wuthering Heights). If your taste lies more in the nonfiction sphere, check out Entangled Life or Truffle Hound.  

For movies, you can’t go wrong with When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, or Little Women. Back-to-School season also has us in the mood for more films with more academic settings, like Dead Poet’s Society or Mona Lisa Smile. 

Go foraging for mushroom in Tillamook State Forest.

Learn a new craft with Wildcraft Studio School

Learn about native wildflowers and make a “seed bomb” in the free class hosted by Backyard University & The Other Side Nursery on November 11.

Have a soak at Knott Springs Spa

Warm up after a hike to the Pittock Mansion with a bowl of Boxer Ramen

Head to the Gorge for a hike. On your way home, stop for some apples & pears from Kiyokawa or Mt View Orchards, and some soup, sandwich, and an spiced apple cider from Sugarpine Drive-In. 

Build a fall wardrobe you love with a free styling appointment at Consign Couture