Situated about 10 miles west of Portland, Beaverton offers a unique blend of suburban living and urban distinction. While many residents can easily venture to the many restaurants, bars and attractions in Portland, there is so much to do, see and taste in Beaverton itself.
Peruse our list of date ideas in Beaverton to enhance your next adventure with your significant other! We included a mix of artsy, boozy, child-like, indulgent, outdoorsy and historic options to suit every taste.
Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Juetten via Cooper Mountain Vineyards
Embark on an adventure in wine tasting at Cooper Mountain Vineyards. The tasting room is located into a rustic barn, which once housed the original winery that began operation in 1987. Cooper Mountain Vineyards is open every day from 12–5 p.m. Visit for a tasting flight experience or a glass of wine, or choose a more extravagant tasting experience, such as the Sensory Terroir Tasting (every Saturday at 12:30 p.m.) or the Biodynamic Tasting and Tour (by reservation only).
Enjoy dinner and a show with a visit to Cinetopia, an extravagant restaurant-meets-movie-theater at Progress Ridge. Each of their auditoriums features the industry’s finest comforts with plush leather extra-wide seats, extra leg room, and excellent stadium viewing. You may purchase unique and classic concessions and use a special tray that attaches to your arm rest. Or order from the theater’s full-service restaurant and wine bar, Vinotopia. After the movie, visit Cinetopia’s art gallery featuring the work of talented artists!
Take in the beauty of Beaverton with a walk through Tualatin Hills Nature Park, an expansive 222-acre wildlife preserve at the confluence of Cedar Mill Creek and Beaverton Creek. The nature park is filled with wetlands, forests and streams that are home to a diverse array of wildlife. Tualatin Hills Nature Park is a haven for hikers, birders and botanists, who can observe the seasonal changes and breathtaking beauty of the area. Explore about 5 miles of trails, some of which is paved and the rest, well-maintained with a soft surface. The park is an excellent place to set up a picnic, take a leisurely hike through nature, and spend some quality time away from it all with your loved one.
Photo Courtesy of Oyatsupan Bakers
Sit down and enjoy a sweet or savory treat at Oyatsupan Bakers, a bakery combining Japanese and western baking traditions. The name is a mashup of two Japanese words, “oyatsu” meaning snack and “pan” meaning bread or sweet roll. This authentic bakery serves full meals and both sweet and savory pastries, including cream puffs, brioche, matcha shortbread, curry-filled donuts, pork tonkatsu sandwiches, curry soup, and more. Everything on the menu is crafted with extreme care, and owner Hiro Horie is proud of the distinction between everyday store-bought breads and his bakery’s fresh, preservative-free breads made twice a day.
History lovers should consider exploring Jenkins Estate, a tranquil 68-acre estate on the northwest slope of Cooper Mountain overlooking the Tualatin Valley. Guests are invited to take self-guided tours of this spectacular property, which includes a seven-bedroom main house, a collection of historic buildings, and breathtaking gardens all around. The grounds are open from dawn to dusk.
Photo Courtesy of Decarli
Decarli is arguably the best date night restaurant option in Beaverton, due to its elegant decor, refined Italian menu, and overall cozy and inviting atmosphere. Jana and Paul Decarli, the husband-and-wife duo behind Decarli, are committed to showcasing Oregon’s considerable bounty of seasonal ingredients. Paul’s culinary style draws from his Swiss/Italian-American roots, resulting in food that is at once sophisticated and rustic. Enjoy the flavor-packed Italian dishes inside Decarli’s gorgeous interior, featuring Douglas Fir floors, exposed brick walls, brass chandeliers, and exposed beam ceilings.
Spend some time exploring the charming area along Southwest Broadway Street, dotted with shops, restaurants, bars, and a number of art galleries. Admire the work of local artists at Art on Broadway, a beautiful gallery representing the artwork of twelve award-winning local artists who work in a wide range of materials and styles. Each month, the gallery hosts a reception to celebrate new work and encourage art awareness within the community. Take a look at the calendar to see if their next reception could be your next date night adventure!
Photo Courtesy of KingPins
Revert to the carefree days of your childhood with a date night at KingPins, a bowling, arcade, food and event destination in Beaverton. Play a game of laser tag in the 3,800-square-foot glow-in-the-dark arena, bowl a strike in the bowling alley, and grab a bite to eat and a drink! Make a reservation for your next fun (yet slightly competitive!) date night outing.
Put your artistic skills to the test with a date night at CeramiCafe Art Lounge, a dynamic paint-your-own-pottery studio in Cedar Hills Crossing! The professional staff at CeramiCafe guides you through the process of creating your very own masterpiece. Choose from over 500 bisque pieces to paint with their special non-toxic, dishwater-safe paint. Prices range from $8 to $80, depending on the item chosen, and all prices are all-inclusive. CeramiCafe operates on a walk-in basis, so there’s no need to create a reservation or call ahead!
Don’t let the rain or clouds keep you from a thrilling date night activity! Work together as a team to solve the mystery at an escape room. Portland Escape Rooms has a location in Beaverton, which has several themed rooms, including American Revolution, Kidnapped!, Trapped in a Room With a Zombie, Arcade, Madame Neptune’s Voodoo Curse, and Steampunk Airship. Book your hour-long stay in one of these unique rooms — and race against the clock to escape in time.
Sometimes the best dates are spent simply sitting down and catching up over a cup of coffee. Try a new shop or visit your neighborhood favorite and opt for the fanciest latte you don’t typically splurge on. Located in the heart of Beaverton, Bogza Coffee is an excellent coffee shop with a modern rustic feel. Complement your drink of choice (caffeinated or non-caffeinated) with a sweet or savory pastry — and surprise your significant other with a bag of beans to brew at home!
Cozy up with a beer and a bite to eat inside the inviting atmosphere at McMenamins Cedar Hills. This longtime pub moved across the street into a new, larger space — but the commitment to serving up exceptional brews and bites remains the same. Choose from 40 taps of handcrafted ales and ciders, served from the gorgeous circular bar area housed in a hut of sorts. Gather around the fireplace during the warmer months or relax on the outdoor patio during the spring and summer.
If you’re planning your date on a Saturday morning, consider a leisurely stroll through the Beaverton Farmers’ Market. The market is Oregon’s largest farmers’ market and is open almost all year long. During the summer, the market averages between 15,000 and 20,000 visitors each Saturday! Peruse the variety of products from growers, farmers and ranchers — both conventional and organic. Artisan food producers offer prepared products ranging from fruit jams to farmstead cheeses, breads and pastries, pickles, pasta, chocolate and more. Plus, enjoy live music while you shop and convenient access to the Beaverton Library and City Park before or after your farmers’ market visit.
Winter Market: February–April | Every Saturday 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Summer Market: May–September | Every Saturday 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (May–Sept.) + 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (October–November)
Fall Market: October–November | Every Saturday 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
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