Valentine's Day

Our Top 12 Picks for Valentine's Day 2023 Events in Portland

ValenTango, Valentine's Day Murder Mystery Dinner, and More Things To Do from February 9–20
February 1, 2023
Overcome obstacles together at the My Muddy Valentine 5k. (Terrapin Events via Facebook)
What's better than a dozen roses for Valentine's Day? A dozen unique events you can go to with your valentine! Read on for our top picks for performances, parties, film screenings, and other ways to celebrate on February 14 and beyond, whether you're looking for something romantic (like Under The Covers: A Pre-Valentine's Affair), decidedly not romantic (like Queer Horror: Picnic at Hanging Rock), or something in between (like Portland Chamber Orchestra Presents: Love, Chocolate and The Brain, where you'll learn about the neuroscience of pleasure). If nothing here strikes your fancy, check out our guides to date night or restaurants offering Valentine's Day dinner, or check out our complete Valentine's Day guide to browse all the options for yourself.


The Second City Swipes Right: An Incomplete Guide to The Ultimate Date Night Add to a List
The Second City, Chicago's oldest ongoing improv theater troupe (and original stomping grounds of greats like Chris Farley, John Candy, and Amy Poehler) will head to Portland with an evening of caliente comedy and naughty hilarity that your Tinder date will dig.
Newmark Theatre, South Park Blocks (Fri Feb 10)

Valentine: A Night of Circus, Music & Love Add to a List
No Valentine's Day is complete without artistic juggling, so head to this circus performance—complete with aerialists, acrobats, and a live band—for a topsy-turvy celebration of love.
Alberta Rose Theatre, Concordia (Feb 13-14) 

Burlynomicon February Add to a List
Love-weary souls should head to Coffin Club's hallowed halls, which will soon creak to life with a decadent sensual delight. For this passion-filled edition of Burlynomicon, attendees can dine on Valentine's Day treats and ghoulish libations while feasting their eyes on burlesque apparitions and Cupid-struck cabaret performers.
Coffin Club, Buckman (Tues Feb 14)

ValenTango 2023 Add to a List  
The "largest and longest-running tango festival in North America" celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year with a wide range of classes, milongas, mixers, DJs, and orchestras, plus an unmatched lovey-dovey atmosphere.
Doubletree Hotel, Lloyd District (Feb 15-20) 


Your Song: A Valentine’s Singalong Tribute to Elton John Add to a List
No need to be alone this Valentine's Day; fellow members of the Rocket Club are here to help you get through it with a singalong celebration featuring Sir Elton John’s hits about love and loss. You may also hear some tunes from his friends and frenemies, too (*cough* Madonna *cough*).
Polaris Hall, Humboldt (Fri Feb 10)

Portland Gay Men's Chorus Presents: "It's Complicated" Add to a List
In the wise words of Avril Lavigne, "why do you have to go and make things so complicated?" The Portland Gay Men's Chorus (one of the longest-running gay men's choruses in the country!) will explore the many complex moods of love with uplifting choral renditions of pop tunes (think: Whitney Houston, Gloria Gaynor, Cher, Dolly Parton, etc).
Alberta Abbey, King (Sat Feb 11)

Under The Covers: A Pre-Valentine's Affair Add to a List
This Valentine's weekend, get cozy with local sweethearts the Moody Dudes, Pulp Western, and Falcon Heart as they cover classic love songs by artists like Hall & Oates, Beyoncé, and Boyz II Men that highlight the ups and downs of romance. 
Doug Fir Lounge, Buckman (Sat Feb 11)

Portland Chamber Orchestra Presents: Love, Chocolate and The Brain Add to a List  
Looking for Valentine's Day plans that are out of the ordinary? OHSU neuroscientist Larry Sherman will be joined by the Portland Chamber Orchestra and vocalist Naomi LaViolette for a thought-provoking, educational, and humorous multimedia discussion/concert that explores love, music, chocolate, and how the brain experiences pleasure. 
Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, Beaverton (Tues Feb 14)


Queer Horror: Picnic at Hanging Rock Add to a List
Grab your rose water and your candelabras, girls, 'cause nothing says Valentine's Day like a clique of dreamy boarding schoolers gone missing in Victorian-era Australia. This screening of Peter Weir's wistful madhouse Picnic at Hanging Rock is sure to take your breath away. Screened as part of the Hollywood’s bimonthly Queer Horror program, premier drag clown Carla Rossi will return to host the date night, which will open with a pre-show eleganza by unannounced "PDX all-stars."
Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District (Tues Feb 14)


Valentine's Day Murder Mystery Dinner Add to a List
This Valentine's Day, "murder is on the menu" at King Tide. Channel your inner Benoit Blanc and solve the mystery at hand while indulging in a seafood-packed dinner buffet from chef Alex Diestra and wines from Argyle.
King Tide Fish & Shell, RiverPlace (Feb 9 & 13)

Treat Yourself Sip & Shop Market Add to a List
Bundle up and mosey over to this free Valentine's Day-themed market, which will feature a bevy of local vendors, food, treats, massages, bottle service, photo ops, and other delights. You'll even get to spend some time petting adorable farm critters.
Triskelee Farm, West Linn (Sat Feb 11)


My Muddy Valentine 5k Obstacle Run Add to a List  
You know what's romantic? Obstacle courses. Think about it—you wobble haplessly through a 5K or 10K course and conquer a challenge with your sweetie, covered head-to-toe in mud. Once you're done, you pop in one of the Plumper Pumpkin Patch's hot showers and changing rooms to freshen up, then chow down on complimentary grub and gulp down a beer, exhausted but basking in post-workout endorphins. For those that see love as a challenge, maybe this is what Valentine's Day is all about.
Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm, Rock Creek (Sat Feb 11)

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