In town

There’s no separation between kitchen and dining room at the romantic DOC, a cozy Italian eatery on NE Killingsworth Street. Which is why reservations are a must—as is leaning in close to hear over the kitchen commotion.

End your night extravagantly at Portland’s White House, a luxurious B&B that features sparkling chandeliers, bubbling fountains, and a gourmet breakfast by candlelight. We like the Balcony Room. Why? Three words: six shower heads (and room for two).

At home

Bust out your best (recycled) paper plates and order takeout from one of the 100 restaurants Delivered Dish serves, like Acadia or Everett Street Bistro. No dishes means more time for … other things.

Savor the cartoon-free silence snuggled up in the sheets—all the better if they’re supersoft, Italian-made Legna sheets from French Quarter Linens.

Weekend getaway

Drink in wine country Sideways–style on a guided bike tour with Pedal Bike Tours. Just be sure to spit as much as you sample or you’ll end up truly twisted.

Spoil yourself at the Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard. The Master Suite in this Tuscan-style villa offers pure lavishness: a two-person jetted tub and a balcony with heart-stirring views of the vineyards and Mounts Hood and Jefferson.

This article appeared in the May 2010 issue of Portland Monthly Magazine.

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