New Oregon restaurants perfect for Valentine’s Day reservations
written by Jen Stevenson
Date night reaches new heights in 2018, thanks to these three much-buzzed-about romantic hotspots. They’re perfect for dinner for two, or a room with a view.
Romantic Oregon Restaurants: McMinnville
Historic downtown McMinnville’s reputation as a bona fide wine country destination continues to grow with the imminent arrival of the luxurious Atticus Hotel, featuring thirty-six spacious studios and suites outfitted with locally crafted furnishings and art, Pendleton robes, and Flag & Wire coffee. Slated for a spring opening, the Atticus raises the bar with a full-service concierge, Tesla charging stations, and Bless Your Heart Burgers, sister restaurant to the popular Portland eatery.
Romantic Oregon Restaurants: Bend
In Bend, Bos Taurus steakhouse has quickly established itself as one of downtown’s top tables, wooing diners with briny Oregon oysters, roasted bone marrow, smoky blue cheese-smothered wedge salads, and for the couple with a serious appetite, a 36-ounce Tomahawk rib-eye for two.
Romantic Oregon Restaurants: Portland
In Portland, those in the know waited with bated breath for James Beard-nominated chef Trent Pierce to reopen his upscale prix fixe fish house Roe in its new downtown location in early December. Not one to disappoint, Pierce’s menu tempts with charcoal-grilled Kona abalone, porcini-crusted walu, and for those with seats at the Schnitz, an elegantly expedited three-”part” pre-theater menu.