Make a trip to Portland romantic by taking in the sights, trying out some of the city’s best restaurants and finding sugary treats to bring back to your hotel room. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Portland when we want to feel the love.
Portland Japanese Garden
Nestled in the hills of Portland, the Japanese Garden is a beautiful and tranquil escape from the city. Spend an afternoon wandering through the gardens and take in the stunning views.
Portland Art Museum
The Portland Art Museum is filled with works from great artists of the past. Wander through the halls together and take in a few pieces that catch your eye before heading out to enjoy a delicious drink at one of Portland’s best bars, Back Bar.
Portland Spirit Cruise
Enjoy a romantic evening cruising down the Willamette River on the Portland Spirit. Take in the sights of Portland as you sip on a glass of wine or champagne and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by the onboard chef.
Head to the Upfor Gallery for a unique and intimate art experience. With only one exhibition at a time, this gallery is perfect for couples looking to take in some new artwork and discuss their interpretations together.
Portland Farmer’s Market
The Portland Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to wander on a Saturday morning. With fresh produce, tasty foods and flowers, this market is the perfect place to pick up a little something for your hotel room.
The Pittock Mansion is a beautiful historic mansion that overlooks downtown Portland. Spend an afternoon touring the mansion and take in the stunning views of the city before enjoying a drink or dinner at one of Portland’s many restaurants.
International Rose Test Garden
The International Rose Test Garden is home to over 7,000 rose bushes and is the perfect place for a romantic stroll. Stroll through the garden and take in the beauty of the roses before enjoying a picnic lunch in the park.
The Oregon Symphony is a world-renowned orchestra that puts on spectacular performances. Spend an evening together taking in performance and enjoying a delicious meal at one of Portland’s best restaurants.
Grab Something to Eat
For breakfast, try Blue Star Donuts for a delicious and unique donut experience. For lunch, try out one of Portland’s best food carts, like Podnah’s Pit or Nong’s Khao Man Gai. For dinner, grab a table at one of Portland’s finest restaurants, like Castagna or Willow Restaurant.
For a sweet treat, try the amazing flavors of ice cream at Salt & Straw. Like pear and blue cheese or strawberries and balsamic vinegar, this ice cream shop is sure to please.
Once you have explored Portland, consider taking a romantic day trip away.
Visit Cannon Beach
You can take a day trip to Cannon Beach, a small town on the coast that creates a very cozy and romantic atmosphere. With its picturesque rocky coastline, adorable boutiques and restaurants, and easy access to the beach, it’s definitely worth a visit!
Visit an Oregon Winery
If you’re looking for a day trip that will take you out of the city, consider visiting one of Oregon’s many wineries. With beautiful scenery and a plethora of wines to choose from, Oregon wineries are the perfect destination for a romantic day trip.
No matter what you choose to do, Portland is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. With stunning views, delicious food, and plenty of activities to keep you busy, Portland is sure to sweep you off your feet.