You’ve made it past the first few awkward dates, discovered that you work well enough in bed together, and realized that you haven’t spent more than a day apart in months. You’re dating. They’re your SO, your partner, your lover.
Go to the gorge
The West Coast is the Best Coast for a reason. Oregon is the prettiest state in the country (sorry, Oklahoma), and the gorge is just an hour outside of Portland. Go be a cliché Portland couple and go hiking at Eagle Creek.
Go to the coast
You know what else is right near Portland? The Oregon coast. It might not have the beaches of California, but it has beautiful beaches nevertheless, and some scenic coastal towns and beach houses. Rent one for the night, or just camp on the beach together.
Get a fancy prix fixe dinner
Perfect for your one-month, one-year, or 10-year anniversary, Portland is rife with fancy restaurants with chef’s tasting menus. Try a luxurious dinner at a place like Coquine, Beast, LangBaan (if you can get in), Le Pigeon, Roe, or the inimitable Paley’s Place.