Along with snow, rain and sleet, I think there’s something else in the air in Central Oregon – Love! While everyday should be an occasion to show your loved one just how much they mean to you, it doesn’t hurt to have that extra incentive a.k.a. Valentine’s day! Whether you’re an outdoorsy couple who loves to spend your days together skiing Mt. Bachelor or hiking at Smith Rock; or a romantic couple that loves walks along the Deschutes River and a glass of wine by the fire, there’s something for everyone this Valentine’s day in Bend and Central Oregon. Here are a few of our favorite picks to make your V-day extra special.
At Sunriver Resort, take your beau to a five course dinner at Carson’s American Kitchen for just $60. If V-day for you also means VEGAN, check out the High Desert Museum’s special Valentine’s day dinner featuring a delicious vegan multi-course meal from A Broken Angel food cart (also check them out behind Palate on any other day!). Would you rather bring your love to downtown Bend? In that case, enjoy a 3 course meal and two drinks each for $50 at everyone’s favorite South American eatery, Barrio. After dinner head over to Crux for their special beer and dessert pairings sure to leave you drunk on love and maybe an IPA or two.
Don’t have a date? There’s activities for us single folk too. Check out the Single’s Paint and Sip party at Art, Oh my! Or check out one of the many live music options awaiting you this V-day. Groove with Orgone and Monophonics, two funk bands sure to bring the house down at The Domino Room on the 14th. And who knows, maybe you’ll meet your valentine on the dance floor?
And of course, we couldn’t call ourselves Twist without recommending a delicious cocktail to make this V-Day just a little more enjoyable!
Pomegranate Citrus Crush
2 T Pomegranate seeds
1 t superfine sugar
Juice from half a lime
1.5 oz Vodka
2 oz Pink Grapefruit Perrier
Place pomegranate seeds, sugar and lime in a glass and muddle until seeds are slightly crushed. Add ice, vodka and Perrier. Drink and love responsibly.