By Katie Vaughan
Nothing says “fall” in the Pacific Northwest like fresh, crisp apples. But if trudging through a field for U-pick fruit is not your ideal autumn day, here’s an adults-only alternative: hard cider. Unlike the fresh fruit, apples in cider form are available to enjoy year-round — and unlike beer, this brew is naturally gluten-free. Follow our guide to enjoy a tour of Portland’s best cider houses, plus plenty of food and other fun.