In Portland, there is no shortage of great places to eat. The gastronomic gem is loaded with great spots whether you’re looking for haute French cuisine or classic Pacific fare. Deciding where to take your special someone for dinner can be tricky with so many options. So we narrowed it down for you with these seven great picks. Get the sparks flying at these seven romantic restaurants in Portland.
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The marble bar, cute pink wallpaper and retro lighting screams Parisian-chic and is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic evening. Their classic French dishes are sure to wow, but their speciality is cocktails. Enjoy a plate of steak frites or duck confit and then clink a few glasses.
Their bar menu is decidedly simple. Just tell the bartender how you like it, and they will concoct something special for you.
Be ready to fall in love with British Isles cuisine at Raven and Rose. Housed in the historic Ladd Carriage House, you’ll find that it does not lack in charm or intimacy. At Raven and Rose, they take hospitality and quality very seriously. The staff will make you feel as though you’ve got the place to yourselves and the food will take you straight to a cottage in Castle Combe.
The Mediterranean meets Pacific in this adorable Italian eatery. At Ava Gene’s you’ll choose from only the freshest Italian bites sourced from local farmers and ranchers along with an extensive wine list. We all know that a bottle of red coupled with spaghetti followed by tiramisu is a classic date night. So create your own Lady & The Tramp moment at the adorable Ava Gene’s.
Take a seat in this charming victorian style home for a delicious Pacific Northwest meal. Not only does Paley’s Place come complete with an adorable vintage setting, but the food is also incredible. Here they are obsessed with seasonal local produce, so you know that your romantic dinner will not only be tasty but also as fresh as possible.
Simply put, it’s upscale without being pretentious and inviting without lacking intimacy. Perfect for date night.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find any better seafood on the Pacific Coast than Jacqueline’s. Here you can enjoy all the delicious fruits of the sea with your special someone. Their menu changes daily depending on that morning’s catch. You are sure to enjoy only the freshest, most locally produced fish and oysters at Jacqueline’s. Really, what says I love you like aphrodisiacs and white wine?
Head on over to this cosy Spanish restaurant that’s a Portland gem. At Bar Casa Vale, they bring the warmth and cosiness of Barcelona’s tapas bars to your table with delicious tapas and plates. Their food is cooked over a custom made wood-fired grill that provides a unique flavour to all of their dishes. Order your fill of tapas and be sure to enjoy some of their syrupy sweet sherry.
Have an adventurous dinner at 30th Avenue’s Expatriate. Take a bite from all of your favourite countries with their globally inspired menu. Without ever leaving the city, you can be transported around the world with their unique cultural plates and cocktails. Be sure to have a toast to yourselves with their famous sake.