It's almost Valentine's Day, one of the busiest dining out holidays, and I thought I'd prep you with some last minute ideas. Although most restaurants are booked up, there's plenty of options to do something fun and interesting with your loved one, whether that involves eating a delicious meal at home or out.
Via Chicago - Although not fancy, if you're looking for something casual and fun, try their Sweetheart Deal, featured all day tomorrow. It's hard to go wrong with a large salad, any small deep dish pizza, shared dessert and a bottle of Cava for just $40. 2013 NE Alberta Street, Portland. 503.719.6909
Pour Wine Bar - Recently visiting this quaint, little wine bar on NE Broadway, I think it's the perfect place to take your lovely for V-day. The space is funky and modern and the people behind the bar are knowledgeable and friendly. 2755 NE Broadway, Portland. 503.288.7687
The Meadow - This gourmet salt and chocolate shop is a great way to stock up on sweet treats that are a little different than your standard box of chocolates. From local chocolate producers such as Woodblock, Moonstruck and Xocolatl, to other interesting national and international varieties, you're guaranteed to find something unique. 3731 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland. 503.288.4633
Lauretta Jean's Pie - I couldn't resist mentioning the loverly red velvet cake special from Lauretta Jean's. The cakes are elegant and look perfect to share with your honey for tomorrow eve. Enjoy them in the shop or take one home with you and devour over candlelight. 3402 Division Street, Portland. 503.235.3119
Papa Murphy's - There's nothing wrong with going simple for Valentine's day and being economical too! When Papa Murphy's Valentine's deal landed in my inbox, I just had to spread the word of their Heartbreaker pizza for just $8. Add a chocolate chip cookie dough treat for just another $3 and you've got yourself a V-day feast for under $12. Various locations around Portland.