Portland's an excellent town for cocktails, and these 5 picks for romantic drinks are all conveniently located near at least one great restaurant. If all goes well, you and your date can move the party from the bar to the dinner table.
'Interurban tavern' on Serious Eats
You will find no wild infusions at Interurban, a brand new bar in the sleepily trendy Mississippi neighborhood of north Portland; there is no dry ice, no fat transduction, and nary a tincture on display. Call it "back to basics" if you like, though that's somewhat disingenuous; there's nothing "basic" about a well-made cocktail.