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Valentine’s Day in Eugene, Cascades & Coast … Our Top Picks!

Published: February 12, 2014
Sparkling Nights


Domaine Meriwether Winery

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 are our top last-minute picks for how to woo and wow your Valentine in RealOregon.


SweetWaters on the River (February 14 and 15, 2014) One of the only riverside restaurants in our area, SweetWaters created a special Sweethearts Menu for this special weekend. Reservations recommended.

Our Daily Bread Restaurant (February 14 and 15, 2014) Our Daily Bread is the Eugene area’s best kept secret. Housed in a beautifully renovated country church in Veneta, the special menu includes garlic rosemary game hen, pine nut and herb crusted halibut and a chocolate-cherry mousse.

Koho Bistro Leave the Valentine’s Day cooking to a two-time Iron Chef Oregon winner. Chef Jeff Strom and his wife, Angela, serve delicious meals at this West Eugene treasure. They still have openings for the early (4 p.m.) and late (9 p.m.) sittings.

Toadstool Cupcakes


Red Velvet Double Fudge Cupcake from Toadstool Cupcakes

Chocolate and Desserts

Chocolate Decadence Fabulous, delicious, mouth-watering… we really could go on. And you’d never guess it is vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Treat your cocoa-loving sweetie to a box of chocolate buttons, hearts, almond clusters and truffles.

Toadstool Cupcakes Formerly Larry’s Cupcakes, Toadstool Cupcakes has a special Red Velvet Double Fudge Toadstool just for Valentine’s Day. They are just as good as they sound.


Sky Lanterns Dinner at Pfeiffer Winery


Sky Lanterns Dinner at Pfeiffer Winery

Wine Valentine's Day at Territorial Vineyards with Steel Wool (Friday, February 14, 2014) Eugene’s urban wine scene kicks it up a notch with live music in the Whiteaker neighborhood (aka “the Whit”).

Romance and Rhapsody in the Cellar (Saturday, February 15, 2014) This event had me at the chocolate-dipped wine glasses. The views, the bubbly, the warmth and the hospitality at Domaine Meriwether are hard to beat.

Fondue, Wine and Sky Lanterns Dinner at Pfeiffer Winery (Saturday, February 15, 2014) The fondue and Pinot will be flowing at Pfeiffer Winery Saturday night. Enjoy a romantic celebration in a rose filled fireside pavilion. When night sets in, send a lantern floating high above the vineyard.


Zwickelmania Brunch & Brewery Tour (Saturday, February 15, 2014) Craft beer is the key to many an Oregonian heart. So, say I love you (or, “I think you’re really cool”) by taking your sweetheart on a brewery tour with Zwickelmania, a statewide event where you can meet the brewers and sample their favorite beers.

Hellshire Day and Barrel-Aged Beer Fest (Saturday, February 15, 2014) Confession: I wait all year for Oakshire Brewing to release more Hellshire. It’s that good. The brewery is turning the fourth release of the barrel-aged brilliance into a big ‘ole Barrel-Aged Beer Fest.

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


Author: Molly Blancett

Molly Blancett is a previous social media manager for Travel Lane County. Work brought her to Eugene, but her love for the city and the region kept her here. Molly enjoys the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region by running Pre's Trail, sipping wine at Sweet Cheeks or hiking to a new waterfall.