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Top Picks for Valentine's Day

Published: January 31, 2019
Our chefs, winemakers, and chocolatiers are spicing it up this week in preparation for Valentine’s Day. February 14th is also Oregon's birthday, so raise a glass to our beautiful state while you are celebrating with your sweetheart.

Here is a guide to our favorite places to spend the most romantic holiday of the year!

Dinner

  • Oregon Electric Station  - This restaurant serves fine Northwest cuisine in a romantic setting. Dine in antique railroad cars at this historic landmark location that offers a taste of 1920s elegance.
  • The Vintage - This intimate restaurant feels like home because it is inside a charming old two-story house in downtown Eugene. Voted "Best Date Restaurant" by Eugene Weekly readers, The Vintage specializes in crepes, fondue (chocolate or cheese) and specialty cocktails. 

Sweet Life Patisserie by Melanie Griffin

Sweet Treats

  • Sweet Life Patisserie - Sweet Life offers decadence that you don't have to feel guilty about. With a large selection of delicious desserts made with local, organic ingredients and options for vegan and gluten-free, your valentine will be over the moon for these petite sweets.
  • Euphoria Chocolate Company - With three convenient locations in Eugene, Euphoria makes falling in love easy. Their hand-dipped truffles come in a variety of delightful flavors including popular beer, wine and liquor-infused.

Beer & Wine

  • Civic Winery & Wines - Civic may be the newest winery in Eugene but the wines are crafted in the style of ancient winemakers. This space brings the magic of wine country to downtown Eugene. 
  • Alesong Brewing & Blending - Alesong offers barrel-aged beers in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. Their handcrafted small-batch beers are a must-try for beer lovers.

Entertainment 

  • The Jazz Station - Catch a live jazz show on Valentine's Day at this cozy non-profit venue on Broadway Street in downtown Eugene. Enjoy the art walls featuring works by local artists and have a drink at the bar serving beer and wine.
  • Claim 52 Kitchen - Claim 52 is offering a Valentine's Day themed escape room experience. Put your love to the test by trying to solve the mystery before your time is up. 

Inn at the 5th

Overnight Getaways

  • McKenzie Orchards B&B - Book a weekend romance package at this B&B which includes a gourmet four-course dinner with wine and champagne, a cooking demo and their signature breakfast. This spacious country inn is conveniently located in Springfield just minutes from downtown Eugene. 
  • Inn at the 5th - Cozy up with your valentine at this boutique inn located in the market district of Eugene. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on arrival, salon and spa services, in-suite fireplaces and large soaking tubs and luxury shuttle to anywhere in Eugene.

Find a complete list of Valentine’s dinners and events on our website.

 

Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology and Cinema. After finishing school, she worked as a touring concert photographer for many years before expanding into writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Tourism Marketing Coordinator for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia. 

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and buying too many house plants. Follow her Instagram for Lane County's best kept secrets.

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