Portland offers interesting activities and adventures for all sorts of couples.
Even during the best of times, dating is fraught with all kinds of Dating -- whether it's a first date or the 1,th -- during a pandemic? That's a different animal altogether, because the trusty ol' dinner and a movie option probably isn't physically possible.
Fret not Read on, lovers. The Oregon Zoo is back open for business, although you do have to reserve tickets in advance online. See how your partner interacts with all of the spectacular animals housed at the zoo is always a good time; in fact, there's no better way to get to know somebody over the span of just a couple of hours. Dates don't have to be anxiety-inducing. Far from it, especially when you and your partner decide to amble through the Lan Su Chinese Gardena beautiful and relaxing outdoor wonderland that is way more than just a botanical garden though it's an excellent one of those, too.
Date night ideas in portland
In the outskirts of the Pearl District you'll find Pomarius Nurseryone of Portland's best-kept secrets. Though the nursery is ALWAYS a good place to visit, we recommend taking advantage of one of their open-markets for your next day-time date.
Just remember: even if the date doesn't go smoothly, you're still goin' home with snazzy new plants for the apartment. Meeting up at a local watering hole for a drink is the go-to first date move for many people.
You might think this option is off the table due to the pandemic, but you're only partially right Many Portland establishments have begun offering cocktails for takeout, and we think sister spots Angel Face and Navarre both do a great job of it. There are very few better ways to bond with somebody than taking in the natural splendor afforded by the beautiful world that surrounds us. Portland-dwellers are particularly lucky in this respect, as you can't toss a stone without hitting a gorgeous local park or panorama-viewing spot. We've highlighted three public parks that are currently open and they're all great spotsbut really What could make a more romantic destination than Oregon's coastline?
Pandemic-friendly date night ideas
There are plenty of cool spots on the coast that offer splendid views and enough privacy to feel like you and yours are the only two people in the world cuz that's what love feels like, right? We recommend Seaside and Cannon Beach as two primo beach spots. Shared taste in music can sometimes be one of the tightest bonds you can have in a romantic relationship, so why not put it to the test and hit one of Portland's amazing record stores for a date amongst the stacks?
Just remember: even if you're totally judging your partner for heading for the Oldies section, you can't SHOW it. Portland is an outdoor patio kind of town, so naturally tons of our restaurants and bars have spacious outdoor patios that offer social distance and if you're lucky plenty of heaters to keep your date warm and cozy.
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