You never have to go far in Portland to see the bright colors of fall. Here are a few spots to visit in the coming days while there’s sun, and in the coming weeks: it’s not too late to enjoy the red maples, yellow sour gums, and orange persimmon leaves.
These spots will likely take a week or two to reach full brilliance but are lovely now too:
A few trees are approaching their peak. Also: learn your trees from their catalog of all their plants. Check out their maple trail in the coming weeks; just one Korean maple is in full color right now.
There's a wide variety of trees about to burst into color and fine evergreens. (See below for a photo.)
The St. Johns Bridge from Cathedral Park. (John Notarianni / City Cast Portland)
Get in your share of the fall colors with a walk along the river with a view of the photogenic St. Johns Bridge.
The first bit of color. (Portland Japanese Garden)
Perhaps my favorite spot is the Japanese Garden. They predict the brightest colors in the coming weeks.
What are your favorite fall sites near home?