Oregon, in my opinion, is an underrated state with a lot to offer. While Portland is well known for the rugged coastlines that stretch for 363 miles, scenic mountains, sandy deserts, hot springs, waterfalls, and old forests are sometimes hidden gems and an afterthought. Another great thing about the state is that it doesn’t take an entire day’s drive to make it from rough coastlines to pretty mountains so you can choose several destinations to include in one romantic trip to offer.
Portland Romantic Getaways
Portland is well known for it’s weird vibe and dedication to staying cool. It’s Oregon’s largest city and is full of fun things to do with plenty of art and culture to experience. Along with an awesome beer scene and plenty of rivers, parks and mountains, you won’t be bored in Portland.
The Duniway Portland, a Hilton Hotel
The Duniway is a boutique-style hotel located a block away from Pioneer Courthouse Square with custom interiors complemented by modern and bold design touches. While staying at the hotel, enjoy Chris Cosentino’s award-winning restaurant, Jackrabbit, which draws its inspiration from Portland’s rich history and craft.
The hotel includes a glamorous indoor pool and fitness area that does not disappoint. Located on the 11th floor, Abigail’s Hideaway is a private guest-only rooftop venue that creates a Zen atmosphere that focuses on wellness and mindfulness.
Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland
If you want to experience Keep Portland Weird vibes and enjoy wine, then stay at the Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland, located within walking distance of the downtown attractions. There are complimentary daily wine tastings, free bike rentals, and an adult game room with classic games.
At Bacchus bar, you can enjoy craft cocktails and Willamette Valley wines with Italian bites. For dinner, check out II Solito where chef Matthew Sigler handcrafts Italian classics.
The Benson, a Coast Hotel
The Benson is a historic downtown hotel built to put Portland on the international map with European style making it feel like you are very far from home. For dinner, enjoy a romantic evening at El Gaucho, the Northwest’s steakhouse legacy focused on elegant, old-school, tableside service. Head to The Palm Court for complimentary wine and beer in the evenings with live jazz from Wednesday till Saturday.
Romantic Getaways Near Portland
Without getting too far from Portland there are several areas that are perfect romantic getaways. Close by is the Willamette Valley where you can visit farms, tour wineries, enjoy hot springs, hike to waterfalls and even go on truffle hunting tours. Within 30 minutes you can also find resorts or a cozy bed and breakfast on the coast of the Bend River.
Abbey Road Farm
Enjoy a unique escape when you stay in the renovated grain silo at Abbey Road Farm. Take a walking tour of the farm, meet our animal friends and enjoy a multi-course breakfast with the Innkeeper and Chef, Will Preisch. While you are there make a reservation at the tasting room to try a few varieties of wine.
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Located just 25 miles outside of Portland, Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast is in the center of Willamette Valley Wine Country. Start your day with a gourmet breakfast made by Chef Kristin with local ingredients. From the bed and breakfast, you can explore wineries and fine dining restaurants nearby.
To make your stay more romantic, choose from one of the romance packages available that include flowers, chocolate truffles, sparkling wine, and silk rose pedals scattered in a heart on your bed.
Bridal Veil Lodge Bed And Breakfast
Enjoy a unique retreat at a renewed 1927 historic lodge only 30 minutes from Portland at Bridal Veil Lodge B&B. Relax among the dramatic tree coverage just a few minutes walk to a variety of waterfalls including the iconic Multnomah Falls. Private rooms feature amazing views of the forest through picture windows and skylights. Each morning enjoy a refined rustic farm to table breakfast with locally sourced ingredients.
The Allison Inn & Spa
The Allison Inn & Spa is set in the foothills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The resort offers the finest in dining at JORY Restaurant, nurturing and healing treatments at the spa, luxurious accommodations, stunning walking trails with our open-air art gallery, gardens, vineyard and valley views, and one of the most comprehensive wine lists in the Willamette Valley or the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings, complimentary local wine tasting on Thursday evenings, and take advantage of the luxury on-site Allison Spa with an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, pool terrace, 12 treatment rooms, fitness studio, and nail salon.
Romantic Beach Getaways
Beaches are made for romance. You can relax together with a stroll down the beach, enjoy a bonfire in the evening together making treats over the fire or simply listen to the waves crash from your patio. From Portland, there are several beaches within a 2-hour drive like Lincoln City, Ocean Side, or further south, Newport Beach.
The Ocean Lodge
Cannon Beach’s premiere oceanfront hotel, The Ocean Lodge, offers truly unique and romantic lodging on the Oregon coast, just steps away from iconic Haystack Rock. The lodge offers several add ons to make your stay romantic. They can prepare a Northwest-style picnic to go full of local foods or prepare your room with roses, champagne, rose petal turndown, and chocolate-covered roses. Spend the evening together with a beach bonfire with the hotel providing everything for you.
Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa
Nestled in Pacific City, alongside Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Headlands has everything you would want for a romantic getaway on the Oregon coast. Adventurous couples can learn to surf, go kayaking on the Nestucca River or climb the sand dunes for amazing ocean views. The Adventure Team can help you plan these activities as well as biking, clamming, tide-pooling, beach bonfires, and more.
Each of the guest rooms and cottages have a view of the ocean and Pacific City’s dramatic Haystack Rock and a private balcony or patio from which to enjoy it. At Meridian Restaurant & Bar you can enjoy Northwest Coastal cuisine with views of the beach and also arrange culinary adventures like seafood butchery and mixology.
Salishan Coastal Lodge
Find a luxury romantic getaway just off the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway in Gleneden Beach at Salishan Coastal Lodge. The Lodge has several on-site activities to keep you as active as you would like to be during your trip including an aerial park, golf course, and pump track. Grab one of our complimentary bikes or enjoy a short hike down Salishan Beach. There’s plenty of beach access, sand, and tide pools to hunt for agates and beach comb for driftwood and seashells. Or rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard.
To relax and unwind, take advantage of morning yoga, the remodeled outdoor infinity whirlpool, or one of the many other wellness experiences at the Salishan Spa. For dining, you can enjoy one of several casual options with Italian cuisine and craft beer or head to The Bay House at Salishan for one of only three AAA 4-Diamond restaurants in Oregon.
Thyme & Tide Bed and Breakfast
Enjoy a relaxing and romantic getaway in beautiful Oceanside, Oregon, nestled between Cape Lookout and Cape Meares at Thyme & Tide Bed and Breakfast. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf, wake up to a delicious hot and hearty multi-course breakfast, and enjoy some complementary Tillamook Ice Cream. From there, enjoy the beach and activities in the surrounding area.
Romantic Getaways Near Bend, Oregon
Bend is well known as a destination for outdoor pursuits and for its natural beauty. In the town, you can visit an art exhibit, dine at an award-winning restaurant, spoil yourself at one of the many spas, or trek the legendary Bend Ale Trail, the largest beer trail in the West. Leaving town you can arrive at beautiful ranches and resorts where you can plant romantic getaways for two, filled activities and taking advantage of as many amenities as you choose.
At Huntington Lodge, you can experience the tranquility of the high desert with panoramic mountain views, thoughtful accommodations, and luxury amenities. Enjoy a round of golf on one of the nationally-acclaimed courses, unwind with a rejuvenating massage at the spa, and relish in a culinary experience from the locally inspired, award-winning menus.
Hotel rooms feature stunning panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains, private terrace space, in-room fireplaces, full kitchens, and modern wood furnishings complemented by soft, organic layers, inspired by the natural tones of the high desert.
Escape to nearly 2000 acres at Brasada Ranch, 30 minutes from Bend Oregon. The resort has unique accommodations including the adult-only Ranch House suites or one-bedroom cabins with hot tubs.
Range Restaurant and Bar provides fine local cuisine with amazing views of the Cascade Peaks from expansive windows. The romance package includes roses, sparkling wine, gourmet chocolates, and artisan bath bombs. For activities, enjoy horseback riding instruction over 900 acres of trail riding and adventure, relax or play at the outdoor pools and waterslide or play a round of golf.
Romantic Ranch Getaways
Oregon has a few guest ranches where you can enjoy the comforts of home while getting in touch with your inner cowboy and cowgirl.
Wilson Ranches Retreat
Wilson Ranches Retreat is a central Oregon bed and breakfast that allows you an authentic ranch experience on a 9,000-acre working cattle and hay ranch in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley. Enjoy a homemade ranch breakfast daily on the deck overlooking the fields and Butte Creek Valley, in the dining room, a breakfast picnic, or the Wilson Ranches Saddlebag breakfast for your one-hour horseback ride.
To make your visit romantic, book the Anniversary Celebration package with flowers, a homemade pie, and a 1 hour horseback ride.
Silvies Valley Ranch
3 hours east of Bend Oregon is the Silvies Valley Ranch, a unique getaway for western adventures, golf, and ranch to table cuisine. At the ranch, you can stay at your own luxury cabin where there are luxurious rain showers, a stocked in-room wine cooler, a hot tub, and a comfy living room with fabulous views and a cozy fireplace.
For fun, you can enjoy activities like shooting, cattle roundup, goat herding, fishing, exploring, wagon rides, Indian cave tours, hiking, biking, and much more.
The spa facility features a nice gym, two-lane 25-meter pool, rock climbing wall, and beautiful locker rooms with a hot tub and sauna.
When to visit Oregon
Oregon’s part of the country, the Pacific Northwest often gets a bad rep when it comes to weather. What most don’t know is that Oregon’s climate varies depending on season and location. In summer, there are plenty of tourists because of the warm weather. If you’re not so worried about your tan and would rather explore the mountains, fall is the best time to visit. The leaves are changing and the crisp air makes for the perfect hiking conditions.
As for winter, most of the state gets pretty cold and snow isn’t uncommon. Experts say that September is the best month to visit. With the combination of warm weather, not very much rain, and thinner crowds, you’ll have your pick of outdoor activities and scenic views. If you can’t make it in September, any other season will be just as adventurous in Oregon. Just remember to come prepared!
What Type of Couple Would Enjoy a Honeymoon Here?
Because of Oregon’s outstanding outdoor views, most people living here are pretty earth-conscious and forward-thinking. Marijuana is legal here, which isn’t a big deal to the locals. There are also certain cities that ban plastic bags. The people in Oregon are kind, sustainability friendly, avid outdoorsman. What kind of couple would enjoy an Oregonian honeymoon? Anyone who is down to interact with friendly locals and experience one of the most underrated states in the nation.