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

17 Romantic Date Night Restaurants in Portland

1. QuaintrelleQuaintrelle

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.

2. Janken

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Janken by Marielle Gibbons

At Janken, get ready to tantalize your taste buds with an unforgettable journey through Asia! With a focus on Japanese and Korean cuisines, the menu is filled with flavorful family-style plates. Savor fresh daily fish selections alongside vegan & gluten-free dishes like Kimchi Fried Rice or tableside A5 Wagyu Hot Stone – served steaming hot off a stone for maximum flavor impact! And don’t miss out on luxurious delicacies like Caviar Service complete with latkes & blinis. An Asian gastronomy paradise awaits you at Janken! Located at 250 NW 13th Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

3. KannKann Beverages Courtesy of Eva Kosmas Flores

Kann brings a spectrum of tantalizing flavors from the African, Caribbean, and Southeast Asian diaspora! The menu will feature an irresistible mix of traditional Haitian fare as well as dishes inspired by the cultures around it. Be ready to take your taste buds on an immersive cultural adventure – Kann promises to be Portland’s first Haitian-inspired dining destination not to miss! Located at 548 SE Ash Street Portland.

4. Dolly Olive

dolly oliveDolly Olive is an exquisite restaurant offering a delectable array of Southern Mediterranean flavors. Through their in-house bakery program and freshly made pasta, the dishes served are sure to tantalize your taste buds! Diners can expect only top-quality ingredients that have been crafted with love or imported straight from countries around the idyllic Mediterranean Sea. Located at 527 SW 12th Avenue.

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5. Willamette Valley Vineyards Happy Valley Tasting RoomWILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS_Happy Valley Cuisine

Happy Valley Tasting Room and Restaurant is the perfect destination for a cozy night out with friends. With world-class, sustainably made wines and outdoor fireplaces to provide warmth while you enjoy Pacific Northwest flavors paired perfectly with your wine of choice—a visit here offers an unforgettable evening experience! Located at 172nd Ave in Happy Valley, just outside of Portland. 

6. Domaine Serene Wine LoungeDomaine Serene Wine Lounge

Taste the terroir with a memorable meal at Domaine Serene! Escape to their estate for exquisite award-winning wine, savory dishes from an acclaimed chef’s kitchen, and fine French dining seven days a week. Enjoy culinary creations coupled with world-class wines of Château de la Crée or Maison Evenstad while indulging in views that captivate your senses.

7. UrdanetaUrdaneta

Immerse yourself in the foodie paradise of Urdaneta. Experience flavor explosions with their signature pintxos and tapas dishes—including golden-fried croquetas, jamón Ibérico slices and Pulpo a la Brasa served on an aerated truffle potato bed! For dessert, indulge your sweet tooth in the heavenly burnt Basque Cheesecake that will have you craving more every time. Let this cozy spot’s ambiance set the perfect mood for your tantalizingly delicious adventure! Located at 3033 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211. 

8. ArdenArden PDX

Foodie couples looking for the ultimate romantic culinary experience will find it at this chic Pearl District wine bar. Delight in classic special occasion treats like oysters and pinot noir, or savor something a bit more creative like Chef Erik Van Kley’s famous pasta dishes with roasted chanterelles and mushroom broth, plus an optional helping of burgundy truffles! During certain nights you can even try their specialty dish-for-two featuring succulent roast chicken with dijon brown butter & confit green apples; perfect as a way to take your date night up another notch! Located at 417 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, 

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9. Can FontFilet Mignon Paella at Can Font

Can Font is a luxurious escape right in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District, transporting guests to Barcelona through its flavorful traditional Catalan cuisine. With expertly crafted dishes such as Squid Ink Paella and Saltejat de Bolets amb Pop i Llangostins by native Barcelonan Josep Vidal, you can tantalize your taste buds with wild fish, local meats and seasonal produce – no matter what dietary preferences! Finally, top off this Spanish culinary feast with one (or two!) of Can Font’s decadent desserts for an extraordinary dining experience. Located at 1015 NW Northrup St. Portland, OR 97209.



10. 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

11. 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.

12. 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

13. 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.

14. 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

15. Ox

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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.

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

16. 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.

17. Departure


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..

What Portland restaurants for anniversary dinners do you recommend?

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