V Day

The Valentine’s Day 2018 Hit List

If it were our money, these are the five places we’d take our honeys.

02/05/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Date Night PDX

25 Great Dates in and around Portland

Romantic evenings, chill times with a pal, roving parties, and trips for two: plan your next outing or overnight here.

01/30/2018 Edited by Eden Dawn By Hannah Bonnie, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Anya Rehon, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Eleanor Van Buren

Strategies

How to Fix Up Your Friend

Would you guest-curate your pal's online dating life?

01/30/2018 By Fiona McCann

Mayor Seeking Mayor

These Two Oregon Mayors Got Married

Finally, a spouse who understands your job.

11/20/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Love Happenings

Spread the Love: 14 Valentine Events for the 14th

From live music to steamy stories to dirty runs to anti-V-Day bashes, we've got you covered.

02/08/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Check-In with Love

Hotel Romance: Nine Overnight Options for Valentine's Day

From urban oases to out-of-town escapes, we round up nine superfine hotels still taking in late-planning lovers.

02/07/2017 By Regan Breeden

Performance

Bri Pruett on Dating, Small-Batch Granola, and Why She's Leaving Portland

The longtime local comedian brings back her solo show, Stellar, before she abandons us for Los Angeles.

01/04/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Performance

Makin' Whoopee!: Sex-Positive Entertainment for Post-Election Portland

Crush Bar welcomes burlesque dancers, pornographic films, and performance art in a new variety show from storyteller and sex educator Amory Jane.

11/30/2016 By Ko Ricker

THE NUMBERS

What Do the Stats Say about Romance in Portland?

Good for fetishists. Bad for 20-something women.

04/22/2016 By Ramona DeNies

ESSAY

Can an Excel Spreadsheet Help a Dating-Averse 40-Something Find Love?

Former Live Wire host Courtenay Hameister plays the numbers game.

04/22/2016 By Courtenay Hameister

HOW-TO

How to Do Polyamory, Successfully

It’s even harder than you think. Google can help.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

HOW-TO

How to Maneuver the Murky World of Internet Dating

Dating coach Alma Rubenstein helps you navigate the stars and the swipes.

04/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

HOW-TO

Some Tips on Self-Romance from She Bop’s Sex Ed Coordinator

Amory Jane can help you love yourself a little better.

04/22/2016 By Kelly Clarke

LOVE STORIES

Six Couples Reveal How They Found True Love

From church choir to the public bus, love finds you in the strangest places.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann