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Because We Love You: 10 More Valentine's Dinner Options

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Just in case our original roundup wasn't enough to get your juices flowing (and just in case you're workin' that procrastination angle when it comes to reservations), we have a few more options for some Valentine's Day food-loving. Now let us never speak of Valentine's Day again.

1) Where: Kin
What: Kevin Shikami's locally-minded Pearl restaurant will offer a three-course tasting menu for couples, with several selections within each course.
How much: $40 per person.
Address: 524 NW 14th St., 503-228-4546

2) Where: Spints Alehouse
What: An eight-course dinner for two offered through Valentine's Day weekend (from February 11 to 14). Inspired by the shared-plate romance of Lady and the Tramp, chef Alyssa Gregg whips up a shared tasting menu featuring bites of kumamoto oysters, cured sea scallops, venison tartar, and quail.
How much: $75 per couple. Sweet deal.
Address: 401 NE 28th Ave; 503-847-2534

3) Suzette Creperie
What: Suzette adjusts its regular brunch menu on February 12 and 13 to include "Sweetheart's Brunch" options like chocolate eclairs and crepes (though singles are totally welcome); a reservations-only V-Day dinner features four courses (with a selection of starters, two crepes, and salad) for an uber-affordable $20.
How much: Brunch pricing a la carte; dinner $20 per person.
Address: 2921 NE Alberta St.; 503-473-8657

4) Vino Paradiso
What: Paul Losch serves up a four-course prix fixe on both Valentine's Day and the Saturday before, featuring options like beet and kale ravioli, sauteed duck breast, and semolina-crusted trout. Monday's dinner requires reservations to one of two seatings at 5:30pm and 8pm, while Saturday's love menu is available in addition to the spot's regular offerings.
How much: $60 per person, with an optional $20 wine pairing.
Address: 417 NW Tenth Ave.; 503-295-9536

5) St. Jack
What: The SE French bistro turns on its European charm with a four-course menu highlighting some of the spot's most popular dishes to date. We'd tell you what they are, but chef Aaron Barnett is keeping this one a sweet surprise.
How much: $55 per person, wine & spirits pairing an additional $30.
Address: 2039 SE Clinton Street; 503-360-1281

6) Salt, Fire & Time
What: Community-supported kitchen Salt, Fire, & Time is spreading the love to its loyal diners with a Community Valentine's Day Feast on February 11 (7pm), promising the usual menu plus "so much more graititude for you and your sweetie."
How much: $10/plate.
Address: 1902 NW 24th Ave.; 503-208-2758

7) Trebol
What: A set three-course Valentine's Day menu featuring a scallop, prawn and spinach salad, pork tenderlion with root veggie hash, and Mexican chocolate and Malbec cheesecake.
How much: $45 per person.
Address: 4835 N Albina Ave., 503-517-9347

8) EastBurn
What: The EastBurn goes all out with an aphrodisiac-themed dinner celebrating love of food. The five course prix fixe features familiar sexytime suspects like oysters, foie gras, and black truffles, in addition to a main course highlighting Portland's true love: pork.
How much: $150 per couple.
Address: 1800 SE Burnside; 503-236-2876

9) Ace Hotel/Clyde Common
What: The Ace Hotel is throwing a Valentine's party on February 13 (at 10am), featuring live music, a craft table, and most importantly for our purposes, a European-style continental breakfast courtesy Clyde Common.
How much: $25 at the door, not including alcohol (a cash bar will be on-site).
Address: 1022 SW Stark St; 503-228-2277

10) Aquariva
What: Andy Arndt cooks up options for more morning and evening eaters: Build-your-own Bloody Mary at Sunday brunch on Feb. 13, then stumble back downstairs for a three-course, prix fixe V-Day dinner featuring menu options like crab and cucumber pillows served with caviar; poached Hawaiian tuna with a tomato fondue, and a palate-cleaning intermezzo of Champagne and rose sorbet.
How much: Brunch a la carte, dinner $40 per person.
Address: 0470 Southwest Hamilton Court; 503-802-5850

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