Kiss & Tell begins with jazz at 7 p.m. and features stories of love and romance woven together in a funny, sexy, and intimate evening of story theater for age 21+ with drinks for sale at Portland Story Theater.
February 9, 2019
14 miles south
My Muddy Valentine 5K features fun obstacles, mud, music, food, beverages (beer, cider, Mimosas, and root beer) at Lee Farms in Tualatin. Shorter challenge for kids under age 16. Bring ID if you are age 21+.
Valentine’s Day dinner
February 14, 2019
Greater Portland area
OpenTable lists restaurants in the Portland area that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day.
PDX Jazz Festival features 100 performances by local acts and jazz legends every day.
0.3 miles SW
See 8 different programs of short films on 8 days during Short Cuts at the Portland Art Museum.
Chinese New Year
0.5 miles NW
See cultural performances on a stage, make crafts, watch demonstrations of calligraphy and paper cutting, and tour five Chinese associations during Portland Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration. A lion dance and dragon parade is at 4 p.m. on NW Davis Street (between 3rd and 4th). Free.
Psychedelic rock festival
0.5 miles NW
Sabertooth features rock and psychedelic music for all ages at the Crystal Ballroom, with free beer tasting Sat. until 9:30 p.m. in Ringlers Pub on the main floor.
See 30 exhibits of beautiful Northwest rocks, and watch club members cut, grind, and polish stones at Oregon Agate & Mineral Show in OMSI Auditorium. Free except parking. [Correct closing time is 5 p.m.]
Wear a 1930s costume to Prohibition Party for vintage food, drink, and dancing to live flapper songs, cocktail party classics, and bootlegger folk music at Circa 33. “Period is dress strongly encouraged.”
Pay $10 cash per car at Kruger’s Farm Market on Sauvie Island to take the Raptor Road Trip with four stops for guided bird viewing, live raptors up close, hawk ID displays, and even free drinks & doughnuts in the morning. Bring binoculars but no pets.
Winter bike ride
14 miles east
Worst Day of the Year Ride is a bicycle ride of 4 or 15 or 42 miles with warm treats, a costume contest, and an after party, beginning and ending at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub. Helmet required. Kids 12 and younger free.
Daddy daughter dance
17.5 miles SW
Semi-formal Princess Promenade includes dancing, music, snacks, face painting, and adult princesses at Sherwood Center for the Arts for girls from kindergarten to grade 8.
2 miles NE
Beginners are welcome at the Salsa Social, which has a lesson at 8 p.m. and dancing at 8:30 p.m. at The Secret Society for age 21+.
Valentine’s Day humor
4.7 miles NE
Adults tell stories about their lives and share embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, and home movies) at Mortified Doomed Valentine Show at Alberta Rose Theatre for age 18+.
Enjoy tea, scones, sandwiches, and desserts at the Farmhouse Valentine Tea & Antique Quilt Exhibit in Fairview to benefit the historical society. Gloves, hats, and children are welcome. Advance registration is required, and state if you need vegan or gluten-free.
Valentine’s Day at the winery
57 miles SW
Murder in the Cellar is a catered dinner with wine and a mystery show at Eola Hills Wine Cellars, west of Salem. Wearing a speakeasy costume is optional.