10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Portland, Oregon



It's that time of year again when everyone is looking to add a little romance into their lives and the easiest way to do this is to take that someone you love out for a romantic evening. It is even easier to do in a city like Portland where there is an abundance of romantic restaurants to choose from.

We sorted through the Portland restaurants and selected the ones with the most romantic atmosphere, not the most expensive menu. In Portland you can literally find a romantic restaurant on any budget big or small. 

Ox tops our list, because it's cozy and has tremendous food. Even though El Gaucho made our list keep in mind that it is the most expensive one on our list and the others will cost much less. However, if you can splurge just once we highly recommend El Gaucho, because it will always be a night you remember. 

All the restaurants that have been selected have that special something that makes them more romantic then others in the city. For example Toro Bravo which has divine tapas in a dimly lit, cozy restaurant. Look through our top ten most romantic restaurant and find the perfect one for you and your love. 




Departures restaurant and lounge is found in downtown Portland inside the Nines Hotel. They serve their own signature cocktail creations, like the Three Headed Elephant and Crazy 88. The bar is well stocked so they can make almost any cocktail...  Read More


9
Downtown


Amber tones and polished woodwork characterize this restaurant, which also features expressive murals and a warm ambience. Located at the corner of SW Fifth Avenue, the upscale tavern is known for its skill with meats. Thanks to a grill,...  Read More




One restaurant that appears on just about everybody's best-of Portland list is Andina. With the tagline, "A Taste of Peru in the Pearl," Andina has taken traditional South American cuisine to the level of fine art. Located in the heart of...  Read More


7
Northeast Portland


Discover bliss in a butcher shop at Laurelhurst Market. During the day, the market sells quality cuts of meat as well as sensational steak sandwiches. By night, Laurelhurst transforms into a bustling steakhouse where diners sip handcrafted...  Read More


6
Northeast Portland
Acadia


A taste of New Orleans in the Pacific Northwest. That's what you'll find at this intimate bistro located in the northeastern section of the city. From classic Cajun and Creole favorites like seafood gumbo jambalaya and shrimp Creole, the menu is...  Read More


5
Northeast Portland


Toro Bravo is an intimate tapas restaurant (small plates) inspired by Spanish tapas bars in Spain open 7 nights a week at 5 PM. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is fantastic. Toro Bravo's menu changes daily, based on seasonal variations,...  Read More


Portland City Grill


Located on the 30th floor of the Unico/US Bancorp Tower, this stylish steakhouse is lined with panoramic windows showcasing gorgeous views of downtown Portland. As the sun sets over the Cascade Mountains, patrons savor exquisite martinis, such...  Read More


3
Southeast Portland


Ava Gene's features a Roman inspired menu is simple and rustic with an emphasis on the best local produce and meats grown and raised by Pacific Northwest farmers and ranchers. That is why they feature a seasonal always changing menu. They...  Read More


2
Downtown


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


1
Northeast Portland


Ox is delightful Argentine restaurant in North East Portland with a focus on grilled meats locally sourced, cooked over an open fire like Grilled Short Ribs, House Chorizo & Morcilla Sausages, Skirt Steak, and Sweetbreads. All meat orders...  Read More


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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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