Try something new this Valentine’s Day
Instead of overspending on February 14, try one of these free and cheap Valentine’s Day activities in Portland. Enjoying each other’s company and celebrating your love does not have to come with a hefty price tag. The events below range from free to cheap, at $5 to $35.
Also, if you’re rolling solo this V Day, all of these activities are fun by yourself or with friends. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. Feel free to treat yourself to something special!
If you’re looking for a great deal on flowers for your loved one, you can get two dozen roses for $19.99 at one of these nearby markets.
Not all of the activities below are on February 14. Check the dates and times of these activities to make sure they align with your chosen day of celebration.
Play games at Ground Kontrol
Celebrate your Valentine a day early at this arcade’s second Thursday Free Play. Unlock a full night of free arcade games when you pay $7 at the door. Ground Kontrol has more than 100 video games and 40 pinball machines. Free Play starts at noon for all ages, and is 21+ only after 5 p.m.
Treat yo self to spa + wine + food
If you’re looking to get your love a solo gift, I recommend Blooming Moon Spa’s Weekday Happy Hour. Enjoy a foot massage, foot soak, wine and hors d’oeuvres for $35. Booking available Tuesday- Friday from 3 to 8 p.m.
Learn a new cooking skill
Food classes and culinary experiences in Portland don’t have to cost you hundreds of dollars. Basics Market has a whole calendar of cheap classes and culinary technique demonstrations you’re sure to love.
Toast your relationship at a free brewery tour
Claim your title at a trivia night
Get sweet and bubbly on a wine and chocolate tour
Take a short drive north to Southwest Washington wine country for the wine and chocolate weekend on Feb. 14-16. Last year I took my beau to this and we had a wonderful time taking in the beautiful facility and enjoying our hearty pourings and delicious treats. We split ours and it was plenty for the two of us. Hours vary.
Cuddle up at the theater
Seeing a movie is always something I look forward to. Thankfully in Portland, you don’t have to pay $12+ per ticket. Here are six places where you can see a movie for $6 or less.
Take a (romantic) stroll
If you’re looking for a completely free Valentine’s celebration, pack a snack for two and a blanket and head to one of Portland’s best urban parks.
Dance the night away to live music
In Portland, the live music possibilities are endless, but why pay more than $15? These five venues offer unique vibes and cheap tickets, and have shows almost every night of the week.
Have a laugh together
If you’re a lover of comedy and want to see the talent right here in your community, attend a Portland comedy night. Here are five places around Portland that host weekly free and cheap comedy nights.
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