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The Portland Rose Garden!


Face it: When you think about romantic destinations, does Portland truly come to mind? Couples don’t always have to find romance where you’d expect it, like in Paris or New York. The romance is wherever you bring it and find beauty in the places you visit. Portland is a sweet romantic city for casual couples who love the city, but enjoy quiet time and outdoor activities.

The International Rose Test Garden: Nothing says I love you than a sweet bouquet of flowers for the lovely lady. But, if you really want to express your love, give her an entire Rose Garden. Portland is nicknamed the Rose City for a reason. The climate is ideal for this romantic flower to bloom and at the International Rose Test Garden, you can observe a variety of roses. The garden is a tranquil spot to get away from the city and just enjoy the beauty and simplicity of flowers.

Multnomah Falls: Who says you have to go all the way to Canada to find a romantic cascade of waterfalls? Multnomah Falls is the second tallest year-round waterfalls in the United States. Located on the Columbia River Gorge, this is a romantic spot for the trekkers who love to hike for a good view. Just imagine reaching the falls, wiping off the sweat and getting down on one knee to propose to your loved one. Or, you can just celebrate upcoming nuptials at the nearby Bride Veil Falls where you can send invitations with a unique postal stamp.

Spa Sasse’: Put back the ahhhh in a spaaaahhh day with your lover at the Spa Sasse’. It’s not just your typical spa, but an oasis of calm in the heart of the city, as they proclaim. Portland is a very green city and so is this spa that features holistic ingredients to pamper and nourish your body. There’s an entire menu devoted to couple’s services like the Couples Massage or the Couples Hydro Bath Add On. The treatments will make you forget you’re in Portland and more like you’re in the tropics of Hawaii.

Living Room Theatres: One of the easiest date night ideas may seem too simple while you’re on vacation, but can be the perfect idea in Portland. Living Room Theaters is your cozy, comfortable and feel like you’re at home movie theatre to enjoy the latest flicks with your lover. What we love most is minors are not allowed after 7 p.m., which means you can enjoy your movie without rambunctious kids fooling around. And you won’t be eating popcorn and chips; instead you can indulge in ahi tuna, a panini or even sushi!

The Heathman Hotel: Most readers will know where we might be going with this suggestion if they’re a fan of top bestselling books. If you’re a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey, you’ve probably heard of The Heathman Hotel. Whether or not you want to splurge on the “Charlie Tango” package which includes a helicopter ride, or if you just want to let your imagination run wild, you can find romance at the Heathman. You don’t have to be a fan of the cook to find romance either; there are other romantic packages like the famous Romeo and Juliet package.

Feel the love of Rose City and book a flight to Portland today!

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