Romantic February Events

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be in a hurry to make some last minute plans. Hotel Modera is scouring Portland for romantic events this month so you don’t have to!  Cozy up to your special someone with these romantic events!

Portland International Film Fest
When: February 9th – 25th 2012
Where: Movie Venues all over Portland
Website: nwfilm.org

This year’s PIFF presents 93 feature and 46 short films from more than three dozen countries, in an inspiring, eclectic snapshot of recent international cinema that they hope will stimulate your film going well beyond the Festival itself.  Buy your petite amie some popcorn and take in the romantic French films such as Goodbye First Love or The Fairy playing at this year’s PIFF.

The Portland Opera’s Madame Butterfly
When: February 3rd- 11th 2012
Where: Keller Auditorium
Address: 222 SW Clay, Portland, OR 97201
Website: www.portlandopera.org

Closing this weekend is the Portland Opera’s Madame Butterfly. It is said to be a spectacular show and is expected to be one of the most unforgettable and emotional of all operas.  Madame Butterfly will be opening Friday night February 3rd showing all weekend, and again the weekend of February 10th & 11th.  Make it a date night and stay the night at Hotel Modera.  You can walk the two blocks to Keller Auditorium!

Portland Pedicab
When: Year round
Where: Downtown Portland
Website: portlandpedicabs.net

The Portland Pedicab service is one great way to surprise your significant other.  If you’re looking for more than just dinner and a gift exchange, reserve a pedicab for a ride along the water front.  Snuggle up under a blanket and whisper sweet nothings into each others’ ears while a pedicab delivers you to your next romantic destination!

Broadway Across America: Beauty & The Beast
When: Broadway Across America: Beauty & The Beast
Where: Keller Auditorium
Address: 222 SW Clay St, Portland OR, 97201
Website: www.beautyandthebeastontour.com

For those of you who like the classic love stories of Disney, then you will be thrilled to know that Broadway Across America is bringing Beauty and the Beast to Portland.  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress.  If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self.  But time is running out.  If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Gunther von Hagens: Body Worlds & The Brain
When: Now through Early March
Where: OMSI
Address: 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland OR, 97214
Website: www.omsi.edu/bodyworlds

If you and your significant other aren’t interested in the more traditional romantic events, and are drawn to things more cerebral, take a stroll through OMSI’s most recent exhibit together and visit Gunther von Hagens: Body Worlds & The Brain.  This exhibit includes more than 200 authentic human specimens—including entire bodies, individual organs, and transparent body slices.  Specimens on display stem from body donors, individuals who donated their bodies to the Institute for Plastination. This all-new presentation highlights neuroscience, brain development, and performance and invites profound reflection on the power, beauty, and fragility of the amazing human body and brain.  After all, it’s what’s inside that counts.

Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline
When: Now through April 8th 2012
Where: Portland Center Stage
Address: 128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Website: www.pcs.org/cymbeline/

What is more romantic than taking in a Shakespearian show with your significant other?  Portland Center Stage is now showing Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Based on legends about early Celtic kings, Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare’s most fantastical creations–familiar Shakespearean themes of jealousy and innocence wronged are joined with divine intervention from the gods. A lovely princess, an evil queen, a misguided king and a thoroughly rotten clown inhabit this fairy tale-like story of life, and love, renewed.

Chocolate Decadence Tour
When: Weekly - Friday, Saturday & Sundays at 3pm
Where: Portland Walking Tours
Address: Meet at - 1001 SW Broadway, Portland OR, 97201
Website: www.portlandwalkingtours.com

Chocolate! Rich, delicious, wonderful chocolate! This tour is no mere candy shop tour, rather Portland Walking Tours has assembled the finest local chocolatiers and are ready to introduce you to the vast world of chocolate from bean to bar and beyond.  Like wine, chocolate comes in different varieties, types and kinds.  This tour is full of guided tastings, stimulating commentary, and sweet exploration!

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