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Valentine's Day 2013 Events

Where to Go and What To Do in Portland, Valentine's Day 2013


Updated January 28, 2013

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest date nights of the year -- so plan ahead! There are also lots of love- and Valentine's-themed events happening in early February, before the big day. Also, be sure to check our February 2013 Events page for a list of cool stuff happening all month long.

Expect this list to grow -- we'll add events as we hear about them.

Pre-Valentine's Events

Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition

What: A 21-and-over lingerie fashion show accompanied by music from DJ Gregarious. The event will feature several vendors selling apparel, and both men and women will be modeling what could be the perfect gift for your sweetie.
Where: The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell
When: 8 p.m.
Price: $10 pre-order
Website: secretsociety.net

9th Annual Valentine Fanconi Anemia Run/Walk 5K/8K/12K
Run/walk to fight and fundriase for Fanconi anemia, a "a life threatening disease that leads to bone marrow failure and cancers in children and young adults."
Where: Downtown Portland
When: 8:00 a.m.
Website: valentinerunportland.com

Portland Center for the Performing Arts Free Noontime Showcase: Sally Harmon and Frank Gruner

What: Pianist/composer Sally Harmon joins bass player Frank Gruner for romantic music to get you in the mood pre-Valentine's Day. And what's more romantic than free? Bring your lunch and enjoy a midday performance. It's an all-age-appropriate show.
Where: Antoinette Hatfield Hall, Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Website: pcpa.com

2/12 - 2/17
Kenny & Zuke's Valentine's Special Desserts and Cocktails

What: Desserts and cocktails designed to share are on offer at Kenny & Zuke's, including heart-shaped sandwich cookies, red velvet cheese cake and a vegan red velvet cake.
Where: Kenny & Zuke's Deli Bar (for cocktails and desserts): 3901 N Williams Avenue; and downtown Delicatessen (for desserts): 1038 SW Stark Street
Website: kennyandzukes.com

2/1 - 2/28
Salt & Straw -- Valentine's Ice Cream Flights
Salt & Straw ice cream collaborated with five local gourmet chocaltiers to create five seasonal flavors as well as a "Love Potion Float." Flavors range from chocolate mole with raisins, pepitas and pecans to chèvre with black pepper ganache to a Meyer lemon chocolate sorbet. Get in there for some samples!
Where:The Salt & Straw Scoop Shop is located at 2035 NE Alberta Street; The Salt & Straw Scoop Shop and Bakery is located at 838 NW 23rd Avenue.
Cost: $6
Website: saltandstraw.com
Phone: 503-208-3867 (NE Alberta Street); 971-271-8168 (NW 23rd Avenue)

Valentine's Day Events

A Roberta Flack Valentine
Roberta Flack joins the Oregon Symphony to sing classic love songs.
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Drive
When: 7:30 p.m.
Website: orsymphony.org

Gay & Grey Valentines Day Social
Gay & Grey focuses on creating a supporting a nurturing environment for GLBTQI seniors.
Where: Crush, 1400 SE Morrison
When: 4:00 p.m.
Website: gayandgreypdx.org

A Lovers' Night of Indie/Electro-pop from the Emerald City with Head Like A Kite, Chaos Chaos
Seattle's electro-pop comes to Portland for a love serenade. Of sorts.
Where: Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside Street
When: Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at door
Website: dougfirlounge.com

Valentine's Kiss and Tell
Portland Story Theater presents a "a Valentine's date to remember, with wine, chocolate, and stories of real love and romance woven together in a funny, sexy and intimate evening of story theater, featuring some of Portland Story Theater's favorites." 21+ show.
Where: Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 Northeast Alberta Street
When: 8 p.m.
Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at door -- includes champagne and chocolate
Website: portlandstorytheater.com/

Anti-Valentines Day Event
Singles who revel in their singleness, or just don't want to be surrounded by make-out artists, can commingle at Jones bar for dancing and drinking.
Where: Jones, 107 NW Couch Street
Cost: $10
When: 7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Website: jonesbarportland.com

Andina's Dia de los Enamorados
Peruvian restaurant Andina offers a prix fixe menu for Valentine's Day, with several wine options, dessert and three food courses.
Where: 1314 NW Glisan
Cost: $65 - $155, depending on wine choice
When: Seatings from 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Website: andinarestaurant.com

23 Hoyt -- Chef Amber's Special Three-Course Valentine's Menu
A prix fixe menu at $50 for three courses at 23 Hoyt restaurant. First course is potato soup, chilled roasted beets or braised duck ragu; entree is wild mushroom ragu, King salmon, roasted chicken breast or 21-day dry aged sirloin steak; and dessert is miniature whoopie pies, caramel pots de crème or warm chocolate cake with mint ice cream.
Where: 529 NW 23rd at Hoyt
Cost: $50
Website: 23hoyt.com
Phone: 503-445-7400

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