Want to get in the mood? Take a listen, it’s a full range of emotions in music form. Depends on your mood, really. For the Happy Singles via The Bold ItalicFor the couples looking to make love last via Refinery29For the people looking for perks of being single on this day, or just looking to survive it via Thought CatalogFor the ones who find humor in the shit kids say on their Valentine’s via BuzzFeedFor the ones who find humor in others despair via ThrillistAnd at last, for the locals who want to attempt to spice up the bedroom tonight. Handcuffs are involved.
No plans yet? Tisk Tisk. Not to worry, here are a few last minute recommendations for tonight. No they don’t cost $85 per person and no you don’t need to dress fancy...unless you want to. It is Portland afterall.The Tannery5425 E Burnside St. Portland, ORWe went last night and fell head over heals, along with the rest of Portland. We saw about 18 different people we knew and loved every minute of it. Small and intimate with dim lighting and family style tables. Amazing cocktails (the Hot Toddy was one of the better ones I’ve had) and food that gives off an intoxicating smell of butter...in the best way possible. Get there early to grab a seat, it’s pretty limited. Don’t worry, DJ Bill “Mr Romance” Portland will be bringing you great tunes all evening.Torta-landia 4144 SE 60th Portland, OROne of our favorite neighborhood mexican spots. Great, fresh, quality ingredients and unique dishes that won’t have you worrying about a plummeting bank account balance. We promise, you won’t be waiting for a table and won’t be hungry upon departing. Order one of the many flavored margaritas (personal favorite: passion fruit) and enjoy tonight’s live music.The Pied Cow Coffeehouse3244 SE Belmont St. Portland, ORWe recommend this place for an after dinner dessert spot. They are sooooo effing good. Sit in the old victorian house or in the garden patio, enjoy some hookah (high school style) or fondue while secretly gawking at the servers...you’ll see for yourself. It’s fun, laid back and they have honey-lavender steamers and Chocolate stout ice cream floats. Nuff said.Nicholas Restaurant3223 NE Broadway Portland, OR318 SE Grand Ave Portland, OR323 N Main Ave. Gresham, OR Family owned Middle Eastern food that will keep you coming back, again and again and again. Don’t know whether it is the huge flat bread (FREE) they give you when you sit down or the massive amounts of dips they have for the bread, but every time we go, we are like giddy school girls who appear to have not eaten for at least a week. With a few different locations, you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting a seat. And like Rajmulx said on Youtube: “Who needs a valentine when i can watch lana del rey.” Watch the video she released today. And if you are really feeling desperate. Contact this guy from Craigslist.Happy Valentine's Day people!