Falling For Oregon

Falling For Oregon

In Article, Sober Living by Tree House Recovery

Fall is coming and sweater weather lovers everywhere are giddy with excitement. Hardly a bad season exists to be living in recovery in Oregon because the seasons of Oregon have something to offer everyone. Fall in the Pacific Northwest is no exception. The Pacific Northwest is robust with beautiful coniferous forests, stunning mountains, and iconic lakes which offer spectacular sights once all the fall foliage bursts into its final flames of oranges and reds before falling off for winter. No matter your stance on sweater-weather, witnessing the voluminous splendor of fall foliage in Oregon is nothing to be missed. It’s time again to plan an epic Oregon road trip to catch the changing of the seasons in full technicolor.

Discovering areas dense with deciduous trees doesn’t take much. Many urban and suburban areas intentionally plant trees which will turn color in the fall. Though visiting Oregon’s small towns and neighborhoods can be an adventure in themselves, there are also other nature based experiences to be had.


The window for fall foliage is unfortunately short in Oregon. When fall foliage will appear and when it will make its transition into winter can rarely be anticipated depending on summer weather. Planning a road trip for fall foliage can’t be planned too far ahead, much like wildflowers in the spring. Once you hear the colors are bursting, it is time to get in the car and go. Though the dates can vary, the time of year is generally the same. To get the best of fall colors in the trees, plan to take a road trip anywhere within late September to mid October timing.

Where To Go

Portlandians are blessed to no end by their close proximity to Mount Hood. Just a short drive outside of the city, Mt. Hood and all of its surrounding nature offers magnificent sights all year round. A locals favorite, Mt. Hood Scenic Loop will take you on a journey along the Columbia River Gorge, orchards, farms, and more areas around the Mt. Hood base where trees are bursting with color. Never give up a chance to drive the Mount Hood Scenic Byway or the Historic Columbia River Highway. You might find clusters of color coated trails which can lead you to beautiful autumnal waterfalls.

For more Oregon and Portland sights, look for our next blog.

Located in Portland, Oregon, Tree House Recovery offers men a unique approach to addiction treatment, drawing inspiration from the inspiring beauty of the Pacific Northwest. For information on how we’re helping men find freedom from addiction, call us today: (503) 850-2474