10 Best Places to Propose in Portland Oregon

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Portland, Oregon is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for gardens, natural scenic beauty, history, art, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. This guide describes some of the best places in Portland to ask that special woman or man to marry you.


Romantic Locations in Portland for Art or History Lovers

1. Portland Art Museum

Why not have a beautiful memory in a location full of beautiful art? The Portland Art Museum hosts traveling exhibitions as well as a stunning permanent collection, so you can propose with a favorite romantic painting or sculpture as the backdrop.

2. Pittock Mansion

Portland’s Pittock Mansion is a gorgeous 16,000 square foot French Renaissance house with an even more stunning view of five different mountains and the Willamette River. The house and grounds are full of picturesque locations to ask him or her to marry you.


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Outdoors Locations to Propose in Portland

3. Portland Japanese Garden

This tranquil Japanese garden is perfect for an intimate proposal. Japanese gardens are meant to be beautiful in any season, just like a good marriage.

4. Lan Su Chinese Garden

This garden is also full of beautiful places to propose, such as the teahouse or one of the courtyards. And even if it rains on that special day, there are places to take shelter as you pop the question, and many garden lovers say that it’s even more beautiful in the rain.

5. Hoyt Arboretum

If the woman or man you want to propose to is an environmentalist, the Hoyt Arboretum, designed to preserve endangered species, is a meaningful choice. With 12 miles of hiking trails, there are many gorgeous spots where you can propose.

6. Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls is just 30 minutes outside Portland and a beautiful spot for a romantic proposal. It can be crowded during summer weekends, so consider a quieter time for a private proposal.


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7. International Rose Test Garden

Ask somebody to name a romantic flower, and most of them will name roses. This makes the International Rose Test Garden a popular place to propose, especially near her or his favorite color of roses.


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Romantic Gourmet Destinations in Portland

Portland is full of romantic restaurants, wineries, and bars. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, fine liquor, or delicious meal.


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8. Portland Spirit Cruise

This 2.5 hour cruise along the Willamette River has lunch, brunch, and dinner options, so you can propose to that special somebody during the day or with the nighttime glow of the city’s lights.

9. Multnomah Whiskey Library

While the Multnomah Whiskey Library is a membership club, you can still make reservations to enjoy the fine liquors and propose in the cozy lounge, perhaps near the fireplace.


10. Salty On The Columbia River

This waterfront grill features outstanding views and a seafood menu with vegetarian options. You can dine and propose indoors or outdoors.



Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Portland has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.




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Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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