About Susan S
Lives in Vancouver, Canada
Since Mar 2014
Susan was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and has also lived in Victoria, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Austria. She has a background in international business and fascinated by new cultures and languages.
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water
Equipment Hire, Bike Tours
Flea & Street Markets
Theatres, Dinner Theatres
Bars & Clubs, Jazz Clubs & Bars
The Columbia River Gorge is a definite must-see for those who love the outdoors. Whether it be hiking, biking, kayaking, or camping, there are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in. The beautiful falls and breathtaking views make this a worthwhile romantic destination.
Tired after a long day of hiking? Book a spa date at The DragonTree, which is known for its cozy, relaxing, and quaint atmosphere.
Portland is the bike capital of America, so exploring it by bike is pretty much a necessity. A bike tour is a great way to cover a lot of the city within a small amount of time, and it's also a fun way to get active together.
They say that the road to the heart is through the stomach, so why not give your stomach (and heart) a lot of fuel by exploring Portland's famous food carts? You'll get to tour the city and also sample some excellent eats.
If you're in Portland over a weekend, be sure to check out the Portland Saturday Market, which showcases many local artists on Saturdays and Sundays. The art is incredible, and so is the waterfront location — the perfect place for a casual stroll on a weekend afternoon!
The International Rose Test Garden (also known as the Portland Rose Garden) is known as the oldest public garden in America. As its name implies, the garden's primary purpose is to test new rose varieties, and it's the oldest rose testing program in the country. Each year, the city of Portland awards a Gold Medal to the best introductions, which are then planted in the Gold Medal Garden. All the beauty of the place makes it an ideal spot for a hand-in-hand stroll.
Departure Restaurant and Lounge is a posh place to bring a date. From the 15th floor of The Nines Hotel, you will enjoy beautiful views of the city, especially in the outdoor dining room. Don't forget to dress up for the occasion!
For a low-key date, check out the Living Room Theater. Popular for its independent films and comfortable atmosphere, this is a great place to relax, order food and drinks, and sit back and enjoy the movie!
Conveniently located in the Pearl District, Jimmy Mak's, is a great spot to enjoy great tunes and food. It is an absolute must-see spot for jazz lovers.
If you have extra time for a quick getaway, take a day trip or spend a night or two at Cannon Beach, about an hour and a half drive away from Portland. Take a romantic stroll, watch the sunset on the beach, and top off the evening at one of the waterfront restaurants. There are plenty of options to choose from.