The holidays are about family get-togethers, seeing old friends, making new ones and so much more… and often it’s also about getting engaged. What if you want to do more than just propose on your front porch or at the same romantic restaurant you’ve been visiting for the last few years. What if you want to make a big splash proposal or one that your friends and family, heck, strangers, will talk about forever? We’ve come up with some fun, unforgettable ideas on where and how to propose in Portland that might just make you want to get engaged all over again.
KIVA – Tea Cafe Spa
Two words: Couples Massage.
Followed by an Intuitive Tarot Card Reading or an Astrology Consolation with, surprise – the ring!
1533 NW 24th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
Pedal Bike Tours
Take a Donuts of Portland Bike Tour. Call ahead to Voodoo Doughnuts (503-241-4704) and ask them to prep a very surprising donut box just for her.
133 SW Second Avenue
Call ahead and talk to one of the vendors at the Portland Saturday Market to set up a place where they have the ring waiting for you.
- Is your love a dog person? Perhaps Doodlebug Dogs (Booth 807) can hook a ring onto a cute dog outfit. Once your loved one buys the outfit, they’ll see the ring. Voila.
- Want to be cute? Go to Toys 4 U (Booth 110) and have the ring waiting in a Jack-in-the-Box.
- Want to hide the ring among other things that sparkle? Work with one of the vendors at Old Town Glass (Booth 334) or Rich Glass Studio (Booth 239) to see how they can position your engagement ring to shine.
2 SW Naito Pkwy.
Portland, Or 97204
Under the 100 lights in a corner table at Ava Gene’s.
Make one of their fabulous six-course dinner menus an unforgettable surprise seven-course meal, when they bring out the dessert wine with their engagement ring bow-tied around the neck of the bottle.
3377 SE Division St
Portland, Or 97202
Salt & Straw
Switch it up from the Champaign-on-Ice-and-Diamond-Presentation scenario. Instead, add a new twist to the “ice” with ice cream. Gingerbread Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peppermint, a Spiked Eggnog? We say go for the Spiked Eggnog and we mean spiked! Ask for a taste – with a ring bow tied to a cone or a spoon. Talk about an unforgettable brain freeze.
838 NW 23rd Avenue
The Nines Stay
Give high-end a new meaning by taking your loved one to dinner at the Urban Farmers Restaurant (with a ring presented at the appropriate time by the waitstaff) or, more unique, head to their Library and play a game of pool, with a ring waiting in a corner pocket of their billiards table or in one of their favorite books. Add more to the surprise by giving them a room key, because you’ve reserved a Romantic Package stay to make the special occasion last even longer.
525 SW Morrison
Portland, Or 97204
Photo Credit: Julian Paolo Dayag