Romantic Dates in Portland, OR
Okay girls, we all know about that while all the couples are out celebrating their love for each other, we need somewhere we can go to escape the romance parade. Departure in Portland is the perfect solution -- ultra sleek and modern with the hottest in decor, the best little areas to lounge around with a drink in hand and to top it off, a delicious menu. Departure is that excuse you've been looking for to pull out your extra high heels and the dress that you splurged on, but haven't had a chance to wear yet. We also love their rooftop deck, which stays cozy on chilly PDX nights thanks to an army of heated lamps!
Whether you're coming to Portland for a romantic weekend away from home, or Portland is your home and you want to take a stay-cation in this gorgeous city, Hotel deLuxe should be your first choice of places to stay. The romance will start the second you walk into the lobby with your sweetheart on your arm -- you'll feel like you stepped back in time to the era of Old Hollywood, but with an obvious modern influence. If you really want to turn on the romance, book the Marlene Dietrich Suite, which features an eight-foot round luxury bed and an unbelievable view of the city. The hotel has two in-house restaurants, both of which are highly recommended, but for this weekend, maybe room service would be the best choice!
It's not hard to make the connection between romance and jazz, so if you're looking for a way to spend a music-filled evening with your sweetheart, Jimmy Mak's offers the best of both. Jimmy Mak's has been recognized year after year for hosting the top jazz artists in the world, as well as offering a club that will make you feel like you're at home. If you're planning on spending the evening at Jimmy Mak's, make reservations and come early enough to enjoy their extensive and delicious Mediterranean menu. They also offer a great Happy Hour menu, if you want to catch an earlier show.
Gruner in Portland is self-described as 'cozy alpine cuisine' and diners would agree that if you're looking for somewhere to enjoy a romantic, candle lit dinner, Gruner is the place to visit. But even with such an ideal atmosphere, Gruner's menu still shines through -- a marriage between flavors of the Pacific Northwest and dishes of the Northern European alpine regions, it will be hard to pick just one dish. Don't leave before having dessert -- Gruner also offers an extensive dessert and after-dinner drink menu so that you can settle in and speak sweet nothings to each other all night long. Or, at least until they kick you out at closing time.
Spa Sasse' is located in the heart of downtown Portland, but it's one of the city's best-kept secrets. This subterranean spa has a small street level entrance that leads below ground to a 5000+ square foot piece of heaven. Spa Sasse' is the perfect place to spend a romantic day -- they specialize in couple's treatments including favorites such as the couple's rain bath and salt scrub. Want to make the experience extra special? When you call to book your appointment, ask about having a town car arranged to pick you up at your home and bring you back after you've spent the day relaxing together.