Heceta Head Lighthouse

This February, romance is in the air. From breathtaking mountain tops to exquisite cuisine, Oregon’s got your one-stop-shop for Valentine’s Day. While there are endless possibilities when it comes to romantic places in Oregon, we’ve picked a few of our favorites (submitted by the staff at Travel Oregon):

Assagio’s Restaurant (Recommended by Holly M.)
Assagio’s soft candlelight creates a very romantic atmosphere, and its nouveau Italian food is well worth the trip. They have the best bruchetta I’ve ever tasted! In addition to their exquisite cuisine, Assagio also serves over 10 premium Italian wines.
More information: http://www.assaggiorestaurant.com/
For more Portland restaurants, please visit our Places to Dine section.

Mt. Bachelor Village Resort (Recommended by Ashley M.)
Mt. Bachelor Village is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and relax with a loved one. Their river ridge condos are amazing- they include a huge fireplace, a gorgeous river view, an outdoor hot tub and full kitchen. Not to mention the enourmous jacuzzi tub for two upstairs, which makes for the perfect night in. It truly is a home away from home. Once I arrived, I never wanted to leave!
More information: http://www.mtbachelorvillage.com/
For more Central Oregon lodging, please visit our Places to Stay section.

Or, if you’d like to make it a girl’s weekend out, book a Girls Go Bend Getaway!

Timberline Lodge Dining Room (Recommended by Teresa O.)
It was Labor Day weekend four years ago and I dined with my husband on Oregon salmon, beef, berry cobbler and Pinot Noir. The dining room exudes romantic history and you can enjoy an after dinner soak in the hot tub underneath the stars and retire to a room with a view of Oregon’s highest peak, Mt. Hood.
More information: http://www.timberlinelodge.com
For more Mt.Hood/Gorge lodging, please visit our Places to Dine section.

The Bay House Restaurant (Recommended by Karen M.)
The most romantic, spectacular restaurant I’ve been to in Oregon is the Bay House, south of Lincoln City. The views are incredible as you watch the sunset (tip: check sunset timetables before making a reservation so you can be sure to see it! Oh, and tell them that you would like a window table ~ even though every table has a view!). If you are celebrating a special occasion, be sure to tell the staff when you make the reservation ~ they will often decorate the table with little table confetti. The service is completely professional and done at a leisurely pace so you never feel rushed. And the food is consistently amazing.
More information: http://www.thebayhouse.org/
For more Oregon Coast restaurants, please visit our Places to Dine section.

Heceta Head Lighthouse (Recommended by Mo S.)
One of my favorite places in Oregon is the viewpoint from the Heceta Head Lighthouse outside Florence. The lighthouse is perched on cliff with an absolutely stunning view of the Pacific and the rocky shoreline. The grounds also contain the original lighthouse keeper’s house which today is an Interpretive Center by day and a bed and breakfast by night (check for Valentine’s Day specials here).

The romantic grace of the lighthouse, paired with the panoramic views of the cliffs and the crashing waves makes this an idyllic spot for a kiss (or picnic).

For more Oregon Coast information, please visit our Coast section.

Summer Jo’s (Recommended by Ashley M.)
Summer Jo’s is located on an adorable little farm, and surrounded by rows of fresh flowers. The service is absolutely excellent, and the food is to die for. Be sure to try their Oregon Free-Range Country-fried Chicken Breast with creamy polenta. It is delicious! Also, a glass of wine and their choclate pyramid dessert are perfect for closing the evening!
More information: http://www.summerjo.com/
For more Southern Oregon restaurants, please visit our Places to Dine section.

Neskowin Beach (Recommended by Dixie R.)
Most romantic beach… Neskowin! The small town on the north side of Cascade Head is known for its golf courses and condos. Its best kept secret is the beach. There is a wide, sheltered, sandy beach not even visible from the highway that is dominated by the stunning beauty of Proposal Rock, a large basalt sea stack that, unlike others on the coast, is covered with vegetation and, thus, appears to be soft and inviting. In the 1800’s, the family who farmed the land adjacent to Hawk’s Creek had nine daughters. Each daughter received and accepted a proposal of marriage in front of that vegetation covered sea stack, which, for obvious reasons, came to be called Proposal Rock. It’s a perfect place for sipping champagne (or maybe a marvelous Oregon Pinot) at sunset while dreaming dreams.
For more Oregon Coast attractions, please visit our Attractions section.

Cape Lookout Trail (Recommended by Amy N.)
Cape Lookout trail is a great hike. It is a little ways from Tillamook, so it’s fun to stop and get ice cream or cheese afterwards. You take Hwy 6 towards Tillamook. Turn Left at Main Ave/US-101 S, Turn right at 3rd St. Continue on Netarts Hwy W, Slight left at Whiskey Creek Rd to Cape Lookout State Park. Go past the campground and up the hill to Cape Lookout trail head. The hike is moderate and the views are amazing. At the end of the trail there is a bench and sheer cliff walls drop down to the ocean. Bring a picnic and you could have quite the romantic adventure. When I was there we saw two whales right below us.
More information: Cape Lookout State Park
For more outdoor activities near the Oregon Coast, please visit our Outdoor Recreation section.

Stephanie Inn (Recommended by Kevin W.)
What’s better than snuggling up near a warm fire while watching the ocean? The Stephanie Inn has romance around every corner, from their 4-course Pacific Northwest cuisine to the jacuzzi tubs. Stephanie Inn also offers a romance package, complete with champagne, a bubble bath and chocolates. The perfect place for Valentine’s Day!
More information: http://www.stephanie-inn.com/welcome.asp
For more Oregon Coast Inns, please visit our Places to Stay section.

The Lucky Noodle (Recommended by Ashley M.)
The Lucky Noodle is hip and trendy, yet cozy and intimate. Their cuisine consists of a combination of delicious pasta dishes and Asian Fusion meals. And for dessert, treat your sweetheart to some homemade gelato!
More information: http://www.luckynoodle.com/
For additional Willamette Valley restaurants, please visit our Places to Dine section.

The Historic Union Hotel’s Fireside Cafe & Lounge (Recommended by Janet D.)
During the month of February, the Fireside Cafe & Lounge is offering a multi-course dinner, including a glass of wine and dessert. On February 10th, the hotel is hosting a Sweethearts Dance with music from the 1940s. Go back in time, and rest your tired dancin’ shoes at the hotel.
More information: http://www.theunionhotel.com/
For more Eastern Oregon Inns, please visit our Places to Stay section.

Jacksonville Inn (Recommended by Lisa R.)
The Jacksonville Inn is a unique and romantic escape from everyday life! The 8 rooms inside the Inn are each unique and supremely comfortable, decorated in authentic Western antiques, and a few come with their own ghost stories! The honeymoon cottages are fit for a king (or a President…….George W and Laura Bush stayed there)! The cottages have huge walk-in steam showers, whirlpool tubs, a complete entertainment center, wet bar, and fireplaces (all private and luxurious)! They also have their own intimate landscaped patio/garden area. All the accommodations include breakfast at the Inn as well and for a special treat, have breakfast out on the patio! The service was personal and attentive, and the food delicious, made even better by the sunshine and fresh air!
More information: http://www.jacksonvilleinn.com/
For more Southern Oregon restaurants, please visit our Places to Dine section.

Gillstrap Brothers Winery (Recommended by Mo S.)
For a totally off-the-beaten-path rendezvous, head to Cove (outside La Grande in Eastern Oregon) and visit the Gillstrap Brothers Winery. This third-generation family owned winery is located on a scenic hillside overlooking the seemingly endless rolling green hills of the Grande Ronde Valley. They produce some exceptional wines including the silky smooth Magic Syrah and the Rio Grande Ronde (produced from Kuhlman Foch grape). Pack a lunch and head for an afternoon of tasting!
More Information: http://www.gilstrapbrothers.com/
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  1. Mimi says…

    You missed a great bed and breakfast in Eugene – near the MacKenzie Study Center/Gutenberg College, The Secret Garden is luxurious and exquisite in detail. Food’s not bad either!

    Written on February 5th, 2007 / Flag this Comment
  2. John says…

    If you come to Portland, OR. You should try “Pho” a Vietnamese beef noodle soup. My favorite is Pho Hung Restaurant. Here is their website:

    Written on November 25th, 2008 / Flag this Comment
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