There are so many fun things to experience in Portland, and they’re especially fun when you get to enjoy them with that special someone. From outdoor concerts to classic arcade games, choose any of these unique date ideas in Portland, and we promise you and your beau will love it.
1. OMSI After Dark
On the last Wednesday of every month, OMSI closes its door to children during the after hours so the adults can play. Take your counterpart here to enjoy drinks while conducting science experiments.
2. McMenamins Edgefield
Relax in an open-field amphitheater in the summer to see one of your favorite bands play. There's seriously nothing better than seeing live music with your partner in the Pacific Northwest outdoors.
3. Ground Kontrol
Get competitive during a fun date at Ground Kontrol, where you can endlessly play classic arcade vintage games in the middle of downtown Portland.
4. Sauvie Island
Don't want to drive too far out of the city for a romantic beach getaway? Well you're in a world of luck, because Collin's Beach on Sauvie Island is Portland's version of a beach. Located on the Columbia River, you can come here for a glorious dip or even to pick fresh fruits in the local farms with your lover.
5. Pips & Bounce
With great vibes and even better music, you'll have to go to Pips & Bounce for a friendly and flirty game of ping pong with your loved one.
6. Bottle & Bottega
Get to know your date in an artistic fashion at Bottle & Bottega, where you can enjoy painting while sipping a delicious glass of vino.
7. Columbia River Gorge
When we said you'd be embarking on a plethora of hikes if you
dated someone from Portland
, we weren't kidding. The Columbia Gorge is home to tons of pleasant hikes, lovely waterfalls, and breathtaking scenery.
8. Outdoor Movie
Snuggle up to your beau while watching a movie in the great outdoors during the Portland summer. There are places all over the city that host movie nights, namely Woodlawn Park and The Fields Park.
9. Escape the room!
What's more fun than getting locked in a room and figuring out how to get escape with your sweetheart?
10. 90's Dance Flashback
Pretend that you're teleporting back to the good ol' 90's by dancing the night away at the Crystal Ballroom in downtown Portland.
11. Portland Food Carts
Go to one of the many food cart hubs in Portland so you never have to fight over what restaurant to go to!
12. Drinks at Sapphire Hotel
Impress your date by bringing them to this longtime Hawthorne haunt, where the drinks are delightfully creative. You have to try their most famous drink that's served with actual Pop Rocks.
13. Take a stroll.
Perhaps the most enjoyable date in Portland is a gorgeous city walk. Whether it's along the waterfront or around any of our
Do you know of any other date ideas in Portland? Feel free to share in the comments.