Do you have a big night out coming up and need somewhere swanky to go out to eat?

I’ve had the pleasure of dining all over Portland the surrounding cities, so when my friend ask me where she and her husband should dine to celebrate their anniversary I had plenty of suggests.  Over the years I have definitely found some upscale spots perfect for an anniversary dinner or other special occasion. Here are 17 romantic restaurants portland.

17 Romantic Date Night Restaurants in Portland

Oui Wine Bar and restaurant at SE Wine Collective

Oui Wine Bar and Restaurant

I’ve been a huge fan of SE Wine Collective for years now. It’s a cozy spot and the chef is spectacular. You can expect a romantic meal with beautiful food and incredible wine. It is a small space so be sure to make a reservation in advance.

A sample menu of one of their five course meals for $50 per person:

  • Chicken liver mousse, fig + ginger compote + olive oil crostini
  • Winter citrus, radish, salsa macha, cilantro + sheep’s cheese
  • Roasted carrots, whipped sunflower seed butter, beluga lentils + green garlic confit
  • Duck a l’orange, walnut risotto + roasted fennel + candied kumquats
  • Spiced chocolate pot de creme, hot fudge, cocoa nib buttercrunch + whipped creme fraiche

Oui Wine Bar and Restaurant at SE Wine Collective is located at 2425 SE 35th Pl, Portland, OR 97214


Quaintrelle is another intimate spot with colorful food plated beautifully. If your special someone is a vegetarian then I would head here.

Quaintrelle is located in North Portland at 3936 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227.

Ava GenesAva Genes

Ava Genes‘ atmosphere is not as romantic as some of the other ones on this list, but their food is amazing and they have an extensive wine list. They tend to stay pretty full, so make an advance reservation.

Ave Gene’s is located at 3377 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202


Acadia New Orleans Bistro is fabulous and a very romantic dinner. Be sure to check the hours, because they are only open at certain times.

Andinasalmon at Andina

Andina is an experience. The atmosphere is romantic, the Peruvian food is nothing short of inspired and there’s usually live music.

Andina is located in the Pearl District at  1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209.

Raven and RoseRaven and Rose

Raven and Rose is an inviting romantic restaurant inside a historic building. The food is creative and perfect over candlelight.

Raven and Rose is located in downtown Portland at 1331 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201.

Radarbutternut squash at Radar

Radar is an intimate restaurant in North Portland. If you appreciate a stellar cocktail this is your place. The cocktail menu was created by a famous NYC bartender.

Radar is located at 3951 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227.

Portland City Grill

Views from Portland City Grill

Views from Portland City Grill

Portland City Grill is more for the romantic atmosphere and views. Situated on the 30th floor of a downtown Portland building ensures that the views of the Portland skyline are fabulous. This restaurant can be expensive, but they offer a happy hour in the bar that is extremely affordable.

Portland City Grill is located at 111 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Toro BravoToro Bravo

Toro Bravo is a candle lit tapas restaurant. Couples can enjoy each other’s company over small plates of delicious food.

Toro Bravo is located at 120 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212.

Little Bird Bistro

Little Bird Bistro is a charming eatery in downtown Portland with heavenly food and an excellent wine list.

Little Bird Bistro is located in downtown Portland at 215 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204.

Mucca Osteriamucca osteria

Mucca Osteria is a little Italian eatery in downtown Portland, Oregon. The food here is excellent. Oddly, enough the best steak I’ve had in Portland was here.

Mucca Osteria is located at 1022 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205.

King Tide Fish & ShellKing Tide Fish & Shell a seafood restaurant in Portland, Oregon.

King Tide has phenomenal food. It is mostly a seafood restaurant, so if you or your loved one wants seafood this is where you should go. They have a waterfront view in downtown Portland, which makes it a romantic setting.

King Tide is located inside RiverPlace Hotel at 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201


ox portland

Heirloom Hominy, Braised Pork Belly, Chiles, Cilantro,
Olive Oil-Fried Duck Egg at Ox in Portland

Ox restaurant is the perfect spot for lovers, specifically meat lovers.

Ox is located in North Portland near the Nike Outlet store 2225 NE Martin Luther King JR. Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97212.

Laurelhurst MarketLaurelhurst Market

If you want to indulge in a steak dinner, dine at Laurelhurst Market. The atmosphere in their romantic dinner is romantic and the food is awesome.

Laurelhurst Market is located at 3155 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214.


Jackrabbit Restaurant at the Duniway

Jackrabbit Restaurant at the Duniway

Jackrabbit is a hotel lobby restaurant, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s anything less than spectacular. The atmosphere is dark and inviting.

Jackrabbit restaurant is located inside The Duniway hotel at 830 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204.



Departure is another spot in downtown Portland with tremendous views. They offer Asian fusion cuisine.

Departure is located at 525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204.

Bar Avignon

Bar Avignon is tiny, so whoever you are with you need to be comfortable touching them while you eat. (Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the point is you can get super cozy with your date here.)

Bar Avignon is located at 2138 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202.

What Portland restaurants for anniversary dinner do you recommend?

17 Romantic restaurants in Portland Oregon