Not to be confused with the seaside city of Maine, Portland definitely holds its own in more ways than one when it comes to the cities of the Northwest. With a bursting foodie scene, incredible beaches AND mountains and probably the best brewery scene in the country…Portland is a city you want to stay in and make lifelong friends in.

In order to make those lifelong friends, it can sometimes prove difficult since there are so many things to see and do. Couplr’s aim is to bring locals and visitors alike, together to explore what this amazing city has to offer. 

Check out our Portland date guide here.

Portland Date Ideas: Your Next Date Night

Portland, Oregon we have arrived! The beautiful pacific northwest, find some new ideas for date night by using our Portland Date Ideas guide!

Morning, Breakfast & Brunch: 8 AM - 12 PM

Hunny Milk

Just woke up? Head over to Hunny Milk, a cute brunch spot that currently has a donut-centered menu. They have a fixed price with which you can choose a savory dish, sweet dish, and a drink- including cocktails, coffees, mimosas, teas, and more. Hunny Milk has a cute, warming atmosphere that’s worth the visit.

Hike a Portland Trail

If you love getting active in the morning with your partner, this date idea is perfect for you. Portland is home to more than 70 miles of beautiful trails to hike, run, walk, and bike. Some are also great for a mountain biking date, or simply walking your dog together. Make sure to grab some coffee or a smoothie for extra energy for the day afterwards. Find your new hiking crew with some other like-minded couples via our app! 

Little Griddle Cafe

You can never go wrong with a brunch date! Little Griddle Cafe is a cute spot to visit in the morning to grab a not-so-little bite to eat. They sell classic American breakfast dishes, and offer all sorts of classic brunch drinks- cocktails, marys, coffee libations, and so much more.

Mother's Bistro

If you’re looking for something a bit more classy, Mother’s Bistro is for you. They have a lovely breakfast menu, with fairly inexpensive prices, and a wide array of drink offerings. The country-style restaurant sports beautiful chandeliers, creating a homey atmosphere perfect for a relaxing morning out.

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Afternoon, Lunch: 12 PM- 4 PM

Lunch Cruise

This beautiful two hour lunch cruise along the Willamette River is a great date to enjoy the warmer spring weather. The lunch is prepared fresh and the views are just incredible. There’s also live entertainment during the meal and commentary on all of the sights you pass by.

Oak's Park

One of the highlights of being in Portland is being so close to Oak’s Park, an amusement park. The park has been operating since 1905, so it’s worth checking out the fun rides, roller skating, minigolf, games, food, and more that they offer. It makes for a fun, thrilling lunch date.

Wine Tasting at Seven Bridges Winery

For those in Portland over 21 years, wine tasting is a great way to spend your afternoon with your partner. It’s an intimate experience of sampling delicious wines from the beautiful vineyards. 


Spice up your lunch date with a bit of classic South Asian food at Swagat. The restaurant is well known for its delicious thali deal, which encompasses a large variety of Indian foods for a smaller price. They offer the classic dishes a la carte as well.

Evening, Dinner: 4 PM - 8 PM

Grand Central Bowl

For the more hyped dates, Grand Central Bowl is a great place to hit up to bowl and play games at their arcade. They also take reservations for dinner, so you can spend an ample amount of time here with your partner having fun.

Portland Food Carts

Exploring Portland means exploring the food culture, aka the food carts. Find the nearest food truck and try some of the small business’s best dishes. It makes for a great date as you’re trying new food together and exploring the area!

Lloyd Ice

This is a date you might table for the winter, but Lloyd Ice is a wonderful ice skating rink to hit up to ice skate with your date. Don’t know how to skate? No worries, they offer lessons and public skating times. They also offer broomball- hockey in sneakers- so be sure to check that out as well. 


If you’re looking for more of a fancy dinner date vibe, Canard is for you. Their dinner menu is heavily focused on French influences and creating unique dishes. The stylish venue is great for a luxurious romantic night out when you feel like splurging. They’re extremely popular though - with over 22K Instagram followers - so be sure to reserve a spot soon.

After Hours, Drinks & Small Bites: 8 PM - 12 AM

Watch a Musical at Keller Auditorium

The Keller Auditorium is a gorgeous venue boasting a wide range of performances, including Hamilton and concerts featuring artists such as Bastille. Be sure to grab some dinner beforehand so you can enjoy a beautiful performance. Get a group together for the next musical via our app. 

Pips and Bounce

Another fun, game-focused late night date is at Pips and Bounce. Play ping pong, drink, eat some snacks and shareables, and dance. It’s a great spot to get crazy and have some fun night out with your partner.

Chopsticks Karaoke

For the music lovers- head over to Chopsticks Karaoke. They offer in house drinks, including CBD, and serve various Asian snacks and dishes. The venue offers a huge variety of songs that you can sing to, and are open until 2 AM so you can party all night.


Located in North Portland, Interurban is a great late night date spot to hit up for upscale pub food and drinks. The retro decor gives the place a casual, warming vibe that is perfect for any late night date. The food has gotten incredible reviews, so even if you don’t drink, this is an awesome place to visit. 

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