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.
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.
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.
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.