Okay, so maybe you don’t have it in your budget to profess your love for your valentine as profusely as Mughai Emperor Shah Jahan did when he built the Taj Mahal as a memorial to his wife. You can still make a good impression by taking advantage of these Valentine’s Day offerings in and around Lake Oswego.
♥Get artsy. Add the personal touch to your valentine wishes by taking a valentine-themed class at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. 505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego.
-Valentine Day Cards using print-making techniques. Wednesday, February 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $28/Resident; $42/Non-resident. Register for class #14962. 503.675.2549.
-Quill a Heart. Learn the art of quilling (rolling long strips of paper into coils or scrolls that are arranged into unique designs) to create a valentine your loved one will appreciate. Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $22/Resident/$33/Non-resident. Register for class #14931. 5503.675.2549.
♥Wine tasting. Our very own wine connoisseurs at World Class Wines have several events scheduled for the month of February that will help you and your valentine, “Love the wine you’re with!” Choose from:
-Bubbles! Wine Tasting Class and Food Pairing on Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $60/person.
-Valentine Day Wines and Big Sexy Reds with Anna Goodman as part of their regular Friday night Wine Tasting series on February 3 from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Cost is $15 to sample six wines with $5 more for a bonus pour of two additional wines.
-Wine and Chocolate Tasting Class on Wednesday, February 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $60/person.
–Valentine’s Day Wine-Pairing Dinner. Enjoy a four course prix-fixe meal paired with exceptional wines each step of the way at The Harvest Wine Bar on Tuesday, February 14. Reservations are needed so call 503.747.7263. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m. $40/person for food only; $60/person includes wine. 14559 Westlake Drive.
♥My Muddy 5K Obstacle Course Valentine Run. If you feel like getting down and dirty with your valentine, then this annual event is just the ticket. Includes 20 fun and challenging valentine-themed obstacles such as the “Heart Stomp” and “Tunnels of Love.” Registration: $65/person; $120/couple or pair. Hot showers are available for $5 extra. A bonfire as well as food and drink round out the activities. Saturday, February 11, with first wave beginning at 10:00 a.m.; final wave at 1:00 p.m. Lee Farms, 21975 SW 65th Avenue, Tualatin. Free shuttle from free parking at Legacy Meridian Park. Limited parking available at Lee Farms for $20. 503.926.2622.
♥Art Throb. If your valentine would rather glam up than get down and dirty, then consider the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s benefit masquerade gala compete with a moveable feast, wine, beer, bubbly, art, auction and dancing. Saturday, February 11 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Tickets: $100/person. Marylhurst University Hawthorn Room, 17600 Pacific Highway. 503.675.3738.
♥Teen Valentine Cookie Decorating and Card Making. If the teenager in your family is looking for a creative way to let their “certain someone” know they care, steer them to the Lake Oswego Public Library on Saturday, February 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Supplies will be provided to create one-of-a-kind greetings both edible and not. 706 Fourth Street, 503.635.3758.
♥Cheap date. Okay, so your valentine doesn’t need to know what you paid for this gourmet lunch that includes chicken wellington, raspberry white chocolate scones and red velvet lava cake. Monday, February 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Suggested donation: $4/persons 60+; $5/others. Limited seating so call to reserve: 503.697.6580.
♥Even cheaper date. Treat your valentine to coffee at one of our coffee spots in town and ask them to create latte art in the shape of a heart. You might want to visit a few spots beforehand as not every barista has mastered the craft.
♥Say it with a song. Make a date at one of our local music venues to let your valentine know that you care. Check out the Lake Theater and Café for An Acoustic Night with Ty Curtis on February 13 or a Blues Dance with Kevin Selfe, Lisa Mann and Dean Mueller on February 20. (106 N. State Street, 503.482.2135). If you’d rather sing her or him the blues yourself, the Open Mic stage is waiting at Maher’s Irish Pub on Wednesday, February 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (sign-in at 6:30 p.m.). 352 B Avenue, 503.305.8087.
♥Dine in or dine out. Riccardo’s Ristorante is making it easy for you to do both with a special Valentine’s Day menu. The restaurant will be serving its guests a four course Italian dinner where tables for two can share an antipasti and primo course while enjoying individual main courses and dessert for $75/person. Seatings begin at 4:30 but tables are limited so call in your reservation now at 503.636.4104. If you’d rather stay in, their to-go menu that night features two bake-at-home lasagnas, two salads, bread and a bottle of wine for $60. Call to place your order: 503.636.4104. 16035 Boones Ferry Road.
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