In 1991, Kimpton Group bought the hotel and restored it to its former glory, and in 2009, gave the rooms and lobby another makeover.
Book the hotel’s own romance package for in-room bubbly and rose petal turn-down service, or create your own with a classic twist.
Spend the morning treasure hunting the likes of Lulu’s Vintage and Magpie (shopvintageportland.com).
The circa 1907 Dan & Louis Oyster Bar Restaurant (danandlouis.com) has plenty of its own artifacts on display, but the oysters are the real attraction–and, of course, an aphrodisiac themselves.
If your tastes are more turf than mollusks, book a table at Ringside Steakhouse (ringsidesteakhouse.com), where nothing says “I love you” like a 14 oz. STAY: THE ALLISON INN & SPA, NEWBERG DINE: The Inn’s own Jory is worth the trip.
Who needs couple’s therapy when you can have “Pinot Therapy,” one of many Oregon-inspired spa treatments on the menu at The Allison Inn & Spa (theallison.com, rooms start at 5).
Forget about the drugstore greeting card, February 14th dinner reservation and other Valentine’s Day clichés. Give yourself a good dose of Pinot therapy (in every sense of the word) at a world-class inn and spa in wine country. Make yourself at home in a luxury condo in the Gorge, an artsy suite in Jacksonville or a cozy cottage in downtown Bend.
A better idea: Pack your bags, grab your sweetie, check in at one of Oregon’s great lodges, inns or cottages – and check out for the weekend. And if your intentions are great, but your budget is small, not to worry.
We put together these ten sweet escapes to suit any romantic whim. Hot springs, coastal yurts and moonlit ski outings can be yours for less than what you’d pay for a dozen roses.
STAY: HOTEL VINTAGE PLAZA, PORTLAND WHEN: History buffs should plan to go before February 12.
Music lovers, time your trip for the Portland Jazz Festival, February 17 through 26.
Portland has more than its share of sexy boutique hotels, but this downtown gem is one of the most romantic in our book.
We’re suckers for history, and Hotel Vintage Plaza (rooms starting around 0) is no misnomer.
The Portland landmark first opened its doors to hotel guests in 1894 and, during its heyday, played host to dignitaries and industrialists.