10 Romantic Things to Do in Portland, Oregon

Romance can be found all around Portland, Oregon. There is almost no end to the romantic activities found here. Romantic options include quite hikes, fine dining, intimate bars, upscale theaters, and stunning parks. Trying to decide where to take some one for a romantic time in Portland can be confusing and that is why we have narrowed it down into just 10 romantic activities. 

We could have picked well over 10 romantic hikes, but instead included the most romantic one Multnomah Falls. The same goes for restaurants. There are loads of romantic restaurants, so we included the one we consider to be the most romantic, El Gaucho. Portland has lots of little bars, but we only included one; one romantic wine and dessert bar, Pix Patisserie.  

Portland is home to many spa options and we include the top two based on intimacy and relaxation, Kiva Day Spa and Blooming Moon Wellness Spa.

Portland, Oregon happens to have some of the nicest movie theaters around and again two of them made our list, Cinetopia and Living Room Theater. 

If you find yourself wanting to all of these then head out to the Edgefield where you can watch a movie, have a romantic dinner, enjoy a cozy wine bar with live music, and more. 

Instead of sorting through hundreds of options we hope our top 10 romantic activities helps you plan the perfect date quickly. 


El Gaucho is the perfect romantic restaurant in downtwon Portland with its impeccable service, dimly lit dining room, and amazing food. Every patron is made to feel like the guest of honor at this elegant steakhouse, where live Latin music and...  Read More

Northeast Portland

Pix Patisserie has become a popular late night hot spot in Northeast Portland. Known for their award winning beautiful hand crafted French desserts, bottomless coffee, and extensive champagne list. One look at their dessert case and you will...  Read More

The Living Room theater in downtown Portland, Oregon is only of only two theaters of this kind in the United States. Living Room Theater is a perfect place to catch an independent film at a sophisticated yet superbly comfortable environment that...  Read More

Majestic and much-photographed, this Columbia River Gorge attraction is one of Oregon's biggest draws. Hiking trails lead up the face of the mountain, and a bridge crossing the waterfall offers an impressive vantage point. Standing in front of...  Read More

Not only will you see roses that you've never seen before here, you will also have an incredible view of the city and Mt. Hood from these terraced gardens. Instituted in 1917, the gardens give trial runs to various rose hybrids before they're...  Read More

Blooming Moon Wellness Spa

A cooperative wellness spa, Blooming Moon is comprised of dedicated practitioners looking to provide the best treatments to the Portland community. The self-employed therapists set their own schedules, which means clients enjoy the thoughtful...  Read More

Alphabet District

Kiva Tea Cafe Spa is not only a great place to enjoy a wonderful tea from around the world and healthy lunches that taste amazing, but it also happens to be the home of Kiva Day Spa. Kiva Day Spa offers a wide range of luxurious spa...  Read More

Airport - Pdx

Officially known as the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, this 62-acre site offers a beautiful place to meditate and to view statuary and gardens. The plaza level, lush with greenery, also houses a rock-carved grotto with a replica of...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Courtesy Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office

Cinetopia offers stadium seating in all of their theaters, but the type of seating varies on which theater you visit. The Living Room, for adults only, offers the most romantic seating with couches and oversized chairs you can share to sit in....  Read More


Edgefield is a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest that blends Oregon's natural beauty with McMenamins' signature whimsy: original buildings carefully restored with cozy interiors, gardens grown using organic methods, great food and...  Read More


Meet Meagan Shamy

Meagan Shamy is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan

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