Portland dating ideas
While it's no secret that Portland is teeming with attractive singles (particularly of the artistic persuasion), we are often faced with the all too familiar conundrum: Just where do you take someone on that crucial first date? Well, these restaurants and bars can likely accommodate your dating style, no matter if it's swanky and sleek, cozy and romantic, flannel and IPA, or awkward and shifty. Let us (and the greater world of Portland singles) in on your secret in the comments below.(The points on this map guide are not ranked but organized geographically).For a more hands-on experience, try a tour of Ecliptic or a brewing class at F. If you have a four-legged friend in tow (or if you’re just looking for some prime dog-spotting), walk a few blocks east to the pup-friendly Tin Shed Garden Cafe, which offers a special menu just for Fido.
If your sweetie would rather sip whiskey, pick up a Portland Distillery Passport and tour some of the city’s finest craft distilleries, including Stone Barn Brandyworks, New Deal and Clear Creek.
The passport includes tastings, gift cards and maps for both the Central Eastside Distillery Row and the Northwest Distiller’s District.
Time your visit just right and close out the night at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Its monthly “OMSI After Dark” events offer food, drinks and a kid-free museum experience.
—Michelle De Vona As William Faulkner once claimed, “there’s no such thing as bad whiskey.” He then subtlety added, “Some whiskeys just happen to be better than others.” The latter rings true at this classy bourbon bar set in a Victorian house, which takes on a cozy, candlelit vibe come nightfall.
Featuring an extensive selection of American whiskey, it’s a perfect place for a casual yet romantic first date involving drinks and a few small plates.
If you are looking for unique things to do in Portland, Oregon, the Pittock Mansion offers a rare view into the lives of Portland’s early inhabitants.
Guests can walk through the house and learn about what life was like during the early 1900s, then enjoy a picnic in the beautifully landscaped gardens and take in the breathtaking city vistas.
Wrap up with happy hour at the east side’s Kachka, or, in Northwest Portland, try Ataula for modernist Spanish fare.