Your Guide to Modern Love in Portland

We know, we know — love is hard.

Whether you’ve got a steady boo or are single and ready to mingle, the topics of love, sex, and relationships are never easy to navigate. Our city doesn’t exactly have a great reputation when it comes to finding love, and many Portlanders would say that technology has made dating even more complicated here.

That’s why we’ve decided to dive into all things related to modern love: We talked with Ladan Radafshar, dating concierge and founder of FernDate about online dating. We got some ideas on how to find love in Portland without a dating app.

And, just to prove all those who said it’s impossible to find love in Portland wrong, we shared a handful of reader-submitted tiny love stories that are guaranteed to melt even the weariest of hearts.