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.
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!