Valentine’s Day is one of those occasions it’s best to plan ahead for. Especially if you want to surprise your valentine with something that requires a reservation. Spots at romantic restaurants can fill up fast. Things can sell out. So don’t delay. I’ve done some legwork to save you time.
1. Make a dinner reservation. A few places in town are offering special Valentine’s Day menus including:
●Tavern on Kruse. Enjoy a three course dinner featuring scallop-mousse stuffed lobster for two for $100/couple. Phone reservations required. 4835 Meadows Road, #133. 503.303.5280.
●Riccardo’s is offering a special four course menu at $80/person (not including wine, drinks and gratuities). Share an Antipasti and Primo Course (three offerings each) and then select individual Secondo Courses and Dessert offerings.
2. Make something special. Nic & Figs is offering a Mixed Media Heart College class sending you home with a 12×12 canvas covered with a variety of hearts you’ve created out of different mediums: paper, glitter, tissue, paint. Thursday, February 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for $48.
3. Do something special together. Nic & Figs to the rescue again! They are offering a class you can do with your child or your girlfriend! Sweetie Pies is a valentine-themed baking class on Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for $44/person. Galentine’s Day is an Introductory to Calligraphy class sending you home with a pen, nibs, ink and practice sheets to perfect scripting the perfect love notes! Tuesday, February 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 425 2nd Street. 503.479.8596.
4. Feel the love. Make a date in advance for Tom Grant and Shelly Rudolph’s “Winter Romance” concert at the Lake Theater and Café on Monday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy duets, soulful pop and romantic jazz so much so that your valentine won’t mind having to postpone your celebration. $15/person. 106 N. State Street.