Why not show love for both your Valentine and Portland this Valentine’s Day? Check out these resources to help you shop at a green business, give the gift of experience and more.
Find restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and breweries in Sustainability at Work’s directory of certified Portland businesses.
Portland’s Sustainability at Work program highlights local businesses that are certified for taking concrete actions to strengthen our economy, community and environment.
Treat your loved one: Getting ready for a big date? Or need a gift idea? Pamper yourself or someone else with a manicure, pedicure, massage or day at a spa from a Portland business.
Feed your foodie Valentine: Enjoy a meal together at a local restaurant. The list of restaurants is long, so check out Portland Monthly’s best. Restaurant gift certificates make great gifts or hints for future dates. The food cart scene makes for an impromptu opportunity to share a meal in one of Portland’s open spaces, like Pioneer Courthouse Square or Director Park.
Get outside together: Go on a walk or bike ride through one of Portland’s parks.
Offer food and flowers: Make a meal or bake something special for your Valentine using local food. Buying flowers for your Valentine? If you opt for cut flowers, look for flowers that are organic or local. Also consider purchasing a potted plant over fresh-cut flowers for a longer lasting impact.
Give vintage: Consider shopping at one of Portland’s many vintage stores for a unique gift idea.
Get crafty: Make a card or gift from recycled or reclaimed materials. SCRAP offers materials to make gifts personalized and unique, including craft items like fabric pieces, bottle caps, corks and dozens of others.
Do you have a favorite place to show your Portland love? Share your favorite Portland community resource.
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