Planning a getaway with your sweetheart? Enjoy a perfect evening with your sweetie at one of Portland’s award-winning, romantic restaurants. We rounded up a few of the best restaurants for a romantic dinner for two, with intimate atmospheres and unforgettable food.
Romantic Restaurants in Portland
Set in a remodeled Victorian home, storied Portland institution Paley’s Place always makes for a memorable evening. James Beard Award-winning chef Vitaly Paley’s lauded cuisine highlights the best of what the Northwest has to offer, with dishes like Quinault River steelhead and Wilson Ranch rib eye artfully paired with an Oregon-heavy wine list.
With cozy brick walls and intimate seating, a meal at Le Pigeon feels like eating dinner in a friend’s well-decorated living room — if your friend was James Beard Award winner Gabriel Rucker. The signature dessert, decadent foie gras profiteroles, embodies Rucker’s delicious creativity.
What’s more romantic than dipping food in melted cheese? At chic Urban Fondue, fromage is just the beginning: This is full-tilt fondue, with a variety of meat entrées cooked at your table in piping hot broth and indulgent dessert dips like classic chocolate and rich caramel cognac.
St. Jack offers a taste of rustic France with a Pacific Northwest twist. Their sleek space in Northwest Portland is charming and inviting, and the classic French fare features plenty of local ingredients and an impressive cheese menu. For a casual date night, grab a spot at their beautiful bar (declared the best restaurant bar in the city in 2014 by Willamette Week) and watch the bartenders work their magic.
Looking to end your romantic evening on a sweet note? Stop at Pix Patisserie for a one-of-a-kind dessert experience with a distinctly Parisian atmosphere. From classic French treats like macarons and éclairs to beautifully crafted desserts that resemble works of art, Pix always wows. You’ll also find the perfect nightcap among their extensive beer, wine and cocktail offerings, including an award-winning sparkling wine list.
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