Looking for a romantic evening in Portland Oregon need not be difficult. Portland has some of the Pacific Northwest’s most romantic restaurants for that special dinner.
Salty’s Seafood Grill
3839 N.E. Marine Drive
Salty’s sits right on the banks of the famous Columbia River giving the patrons a great view of the river activities. A boat launch is about 4 blocks from Salty’s so the Columbia River activity is always exciting.
The romantic atmosphere of Salty’s entices many of the patrons for those special occasions. Executive Chef Dana Cress is always whipping up some of the fresh local seafood’s for the menu. April 2010 presents lobster and shrimp stuffed wild Salmon. Salty’s menu also provides patrons with dinners such as Prime Rib, T-Bone crusted in toasted pepercorns, Halibut Oscar, Seafood Fritti Platter and much more. The menu prices are a bit spending running from $25.99 to $45.99 per meal, but with the romantic atmosphere and the great service the prices are well worth a visit to Salty’s for that romantic dinner.
Seating at Salty’s is inside or on the patio sitting right at the waters edge. During the Christmas holiday season the deck is an exciting place for viewing of Portland’s famous Christmas Ships on Parade.
Portland City Grill
111 S.W. 5th Ave
Romance at the top of the city is what the Portland City Grill provides its patrons with. While eating that wonderful dinner spend the evening viewing the city below or the beauty of the Cascade Mountain Range.
Portland City Grill’s menu is filled with fresh tasty items such as Petite Filet Mignon, Blue Cheese Top Sirloin, Roasted “Duo” of Ellensburg Lamb or perhaps the Grilled Center Cut Pork Chop. Menu prices are bit high at this romantic Portland Hot Spot but for that romantic meal it is a great place to make that reservation.
Morton’s the Steakhouse
213 S.W. Clay Street
Morton’s is secreted on a small side street in downtown Portland right across form the Keller Auditorium. This darkened site brings romance to mind when you walk in the front door.
Menu items such as Tuna tartar, Prime Ocean Platter, Filet Mignon or Double cut Porterhouse Steak and the slightly smaller steaks such as the New York Strip Steak are absolutely to die for. Also for the non-steak eater there is Double Rib Lamb Chops, Chicken Christopher and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes to choose from.
Morton’s is probably the most expensive of these three restaurants and of course each entrée is just that an entrée and you choose your vegetable, salad, soup and other sides at an additional price. However, if romance is the idea then Morton’s is a quiet and unique atmosphere that enhances that feeling of romance for a couple or even a group.