10 Best Places to Propose in Portland Oregon (2024)

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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 mansions, rivers, waterfalls, vineyards, mountains, gardens or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in Portland to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Portland for Outdoor Lovers
  • Pittock Mansion
  • Mt. Tabor Park
  • Japanese Garden
  • Portland Waterfront
  • St. Johns Bridge
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden
  • The Grotto
  • Romantic Destinations in Portland
  • Multnomah Falls
  • Vineyards
  • Portland Trail Blazers - Moda Center
  • Best Places to Propose in Portland

Romantic Locations in Portland for Outdoor Lovers


1. Pittock Mansion

This historic mansion offers stunning views of the city and the Cascade Mountains. The beautiful gardens and the panoramic backdrop make it a romantic spot for a proposal.


2. Mt. Tabor Park

With its scenic views of downtown Portland and the surrounding areas, Mt. Tabor Park is a great spot for a sunset proposal. The park's reservoirs and trails add to its charm.


3. Japanese Garden

Located in Washington Park, the Portland Japanese Garden is a serene and beautiful location with traditional Japanese landscaping, koi ponds, and tranquil pathways.


4. Portland Waterfront 

Along the Willamette River, the Portland Waterfront Park offers scenic views, especially at sunset. The bridges and city lights create a romantic atmosphere. 


5. St. Johns Bridge

For a picturesque and dramatic proposal, consider the area around St. Johns Bridge. Cathedral Park, located beneath the bridge, offers a beautiful setting with the iconic bridge as a backdrop.


6. Lan Su Chinese Garden 

This classical Chinese garden in the heart of the city is a peaceful oasis with beautiful architecture, koi ponds, and lush plantings. The garden's tea house offers a lovely setting for a proposal.


7. The Grotto 

This peaceful sanctuary features beautiful gardens, a reflection pool, and a cliffside chapel with stunning views. The tranquil environment makes it a special place for a proposal.




Suzanne was amazing! I utilized the layaway service and it was a breeze. Ring made its way to Texas and was even more gorgeous in person."
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Romantic Destinations in Portland 

Portland is full of romantic vineyards and waterfalls. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, at a spectacular vineyard, or at a beautiful waterfall.

8. Multnomah Falls

Just a short drive from Portland, Multnomah Falls is one of Oregon's most iconic and picturesque waterfalls. The stunning backdrop and sound of cascading water make it a magical spot for a proposal.



I've purchased two vintage rings from Suzanne over the past decade and my wife has loved both. Great service, communication and speedy delivery.”

 Lee S verified buyer

9. Vineyards 

Located in the Dundee Hills, Stoller Family Estate offers breathtaking views of the vineyard and surrounding hills. Their modern tasting room and beautiful outdoor spaces provide a picturesque setting for a proposal. Domaine Serene winery in the Dundee Hills is known for its elegant wines and stunning estate. The beautiful grounds and luxurious ambiance make it an ideal spot for a romantic proposal.


10. Portland Trail Blazers - Moda Center

Proposing at a Portland Trail Blazers game offers a unique and exhilarating way to pop the question, blending the excitement of live sports with the personal joy of a marriage proposal. The public nature of the proposal can turn it into a grand event, with the option to display your message on the video board, making your declaration of love a highlight of the night.


Best Places to Propose in Portland

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. 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 Sachs

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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