Oregon is for lovers.

Oregon is for lovers.

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. If you haven’t yet made plans to wow your Valentine, here are some suggestions for a quiet and romantic evening in three uniquely Oregon settings, all about a one-hour drive from Portland.

 Multnomah Falls Lodge

Judging by the popularity of Multnomah Falls Lodge as a wedding site, there’s something decidedly romantic about this majestic waterfall nestled in the Gorge. The lodge offers a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu, and this year the featured entrees include dry aged prime rib, wild Alaskan salmon with locally made crab and artichoke ravioli or an exotic Moroccan stew with butternut squash, almonds and apricots.

 Bonneville Hot Springs

For something a little more indulgent, why not journey just a few miles up the road to Bonneville Hot Springs? They offer a number of romantic getaway packages in different price ranges. If you’re wanting “the works” then you’ll want to check out the Ultimate Romance and Spa Package that includes a dozen roses, a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, an in-room massage for both of you, and breakfast in bed the next day.

The Oregon Garden

There’s nothing more romantic than a garden. A beautiful garden conjures images of by-gone era when love-lorn poets retreated to nature for inspiration. Treat the inspiration in your life to the Sweet Dreams Package at The Oregon Garden Resort which includes a night’s stay, admission to the garden, a 50 minute massage, desert to share, and a full breakfast buffet in the morning. A petit bouquet of roses and tulips, four French-milled heart shaped soaps, and a pair of Moonstruck chocolates will set the mood, and the late check-out will no doubt come in handy!

Condo Love!

Real estate can be romantic too! What could be more romantic than this NW alphabet district condo? Perfectly situated between Nob Hill and the Pearl District, you’ll be just a romantic stroll away from the best upscale dining, art galleries, and entertainment. Listed by Lisa Owens at Realty Trust Group. Contact Lisa by phone at 503.312.2330 or by email at lowens@realtytrust.com.

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