Wind down after dinner at one of these Portland hideaways and you're sure to be lucky in love. The bars will supply the mood lighting and the booze... you take care of the rest.
Dark red walls + candlelit tables + a whole menu full of bubbly concoctions = your dream date. The space was once home to an early Portland brothel, so you know there are sexy vibes in the ether.
This retro-chic hideaway anchors its entire Happy Hour around Champagne cocktails like the Portland ‘85 (with Clear Creek pear brandy, Clear Creek pear liqueur, and Champagne), the Springtime in Paris (St Germain elderflower liqueur, rhubarb bitters, and champagne), or the Elizabeth Taylor (featuring crème de violette and Champagne).
Best cocktails in town meets sophisticated, adventurous, and internationally-inspired seasonal cuisine. Communal tables, ultra-hip clientele, and some damn good French fries. Now serving brunch!
Perfect for date night or a drop-in glass of rosé off East Burnside (come summertime they have 10 rosés by glass) with a daily-rotating wine list and expert staff.
This Victorian-era music hall and cocktail serves up a wide selection of equally old-world sparkling classics like Hemingway's bubble creation Death in the Afternoon (with absinthe and champagne) or the Spritz (an Italian stand-by combining prosecco and Aperol).
This craft cocktail bar serves the most sophisticated drinking food in town. Try the black tea fried chicken or braised short rib, and try at least three cocktails.
Bar manager Tommy Klus mixes up historically inspired cocktails paired with a minimalist selection of drinking nosh (care of neighboring Grüner’s award-winning kitchen).
With rock-bottom prices on glass pours and sophisticated-yet-affordable vino-friendly nosh (deviled quail eggs, anyone?), Fausse Piste winemaker Jesse Skiles’s signless Sauvage is a speakeasy even a vintner could love.
Rum Club is an industry favorite. Expect to see high-profile bartenders drinking Fernet and trading stories from the night's service. Try the Ellwood.
This V-Day, the Wine Collective is hosting a fondue-for-two party (with both the cheese and chocolate varieties) as well as a fondue-feuled "singles mixer" for those without a dinner date.