Trying to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, the Where To Eat Guide Portland has got you covered. Here is a continuation of fabulous Where To Eat Guide picks, by category, hand-selected to woo and wow.
If the object of your affection is adventurous, a culinary journey to one (or several) of Portland’s globe-trotting dining spots is the answer.. Only the best for the one you love? Impress them with the finest cuisine at some of Bridgetown’s most elegant establishments. Not currently attached? Gather together all the folks you adore for a fantastic meal. It’s all about the love, right?
There’s nothing more romantic than a global adventure! Start with a trip to Italy, France and the greater Mediterranean at Serratto. The seasonal menu features natural meats, the freshest seafood and locally grown produce--much of it organic. Share a soup or salad, house-made Pappardelle with braised wild boar, radish, arugula, hazelnuts and shaved pecorino or Bouillabaisse with seafood, baby red potatoes, fennel, saffron and grilled bread. Serratto also has an extensive wine list with selections from the U.S., France, Spain and Italy.
The Carriage House Burger at Raven & Rose. Photo: Raven & Rose Facebook
Explore the flavors of the British Isles with your favorite lad or lass at a cozy Sunday brunch, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Find out what an Irish Breakfast consists of, sample house-made Donut Muffins or enjoy Bread Pudding French Toast. Lunch options like Beer-Battered Fish and Chips, the Carriage House Burger and Shepherd’s Pie are also available. Spella Caffé espresso drinks are on the menu, as are fresh juice mimosas and Irish Coffee.
Photo: Le Pigeon Facebook
Continuing your trip around the world, you can treat your sweet to Le Pigeon’s exquisitely presented French-inspired cuisine, such as Beef Cheek Bourguignon “2016” with potato latke, red onion marmalade and carrots montreal or Mushroom and Wild Rice “Stroganoff” with fried egg, cauliflower, white truffle and parmesan. Or, of course, Le Pigeon’s famous burger. Alternatively, when making a reservation, ask about the five- or seven-course tasting menus with possible wine pairings. Your Valentine will be impressed!
Afternoon Tea at The Heathman. Photo: The Heathman Facebook.
Only The Best:
The Heathman Tea Court Lounge is an incredibly romantic place to meet the one you love for afternoon tea. You will surely be bowled over by the lovely décor and Austrian hand-cut chandelier. Enjoy dainties like Smoked Salmon Napoleon, Paté Maison, John's Famous Lanai Banana Bread, and Parisian Opera Cake. If your chosen Valentine’s Day date is a young person, ask about the Peter Rabbit Tea for Little Sippers. Advance reservations are required. The Heathman dinner menu will also make your date swoon – this is a memorable choice for someone new who you would like to impress.
Who isn’t wowed by a steak dinner? RingSide Steakhouse serves the highest quality cuts of meat, aged a minimum of four weeks and seasoned to perfection. For starters, order Classic Dungeness Crab Cocktail or Chili-Lime Crab Cakes. Then tuck into Prime Rib, Filet Mignon or Peppered New York Steak, served with garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato, french fries or wild rice pilaf. To complete the experience, add some sides such as the Local Squash Trio with
Candied Walnuts, Fried Sage and Blood Orange Gastrique or Baked Spinach with parmesan and house-made bacon. Ask about RingSide’s three course supper menu!
Photo: Urban Fondue Facebook
Single But Not Lonely:
Who says you have to be paired up to have an incredible Valentine’s Day? Grab your best guys and gals and choose from Urban Fondue’s gigantic list of savory fondues, sweet fondues, stuff to dip, salads, sides and unbelievable cocktails. Go hungry and be prepared to stay for a while. Try everything! Isn’t Valentine’s Day all about enjoying the richness and sweetness that life has to offer?