Portland people are known for being weird and unique. Everyone knows that we like beer and Voodoo Donuts. And although all of these things are true, there is one thing that people forget: we can be incredibly romantic. We truly cherish the loved ones in our life and like to spend most of our time finding fun things to do with them. Listed here are some of the most romantic things to do in Portland:
1. See a concert.
At McMenamins Edgefield, you can see your favorite band while laying on a blanket in an open field under the serene Oregon sky.
2. Go dancing.
Every Friday there's a salsa dancing class Aztec Willie's Taquiera, and it's the perfect excuse to get hot and heavy with your beau.
3. KIVA Tea Cafe & Spa
Come here for delicious tea and an always necessary spa day. They offer everything from tranquil massages to revitalizing facials.
4. Enjoy a cocktail on a rooftop.
The best place to go for a delicious cocktail is at Departure, which also happens to be overlooking the gorgeous city of Portland.
5. Kayak the river.
If you're looking for something romantic that's also adventurous, rent a kayak to float down the Willamette River.
6. Take a staycation.
Book a night at the trendy Jupiter Hotel. Coordinate it to when your favorite band is playing at the Doug Fir next door.
7. Take a hike.
Nothing is more romantic than immersing yourself in nature with a loved one, to enjoy the nature and scenic views together.
8. Rent bikes.
Enjoy the fresh air with your lover while riding along the river and through the streets of Portland. Maybe even make it a tandem!
9. Treat yourself to a fancy meal.
There are so many delicious fine dining restaurants in Portland; and although they may take a big bite out of your wallet, they are more than worth it. Paley's Place is one of the many to choose from, and if you go you have to try foie gras!
10. Visit the Portland Japanese Garden.
If you're looking for a quick oasis getaway, the Portland Japanese Garden is your best bet. Hidden the middle of Portland's West Hills neighborhood is 5.5 acres of majestic nature and gorgeous architecture- perfect for a romantic stroll!
11. Go see a movie.
In Portland, we have more than just movie theaters; we have movie theater restaurants. You can enjoy a film while having a beer and eating delicious food. It gives you every reason not to have the typical movie night in.