The Portland Book of Dates

Image: Eden Dawn

Who doesn't love a good power couple? Portland Monthly style editor Eden Dawn and illustrator Ashod Simonian do a lot together: they have fun, go on (lots of) dates, and now they have written a new book, The Portland Book of Dates: Adventures, Escapes, and Secret Spots. The new guidebook features a collection of more than 155 outings in and around the Rose City to inspire romance and adventure.

For our first episode of 2021, Portland Monthly digital editor Gabriel Granillo spoke with Eden Dawn about the research behind the book, how COVID has impacted its release, and how small businesses are still struggling.



  • Eden Dawn, Portland Monthly style editor


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