We thought it would be fun to offer a few Valentine’s Day Romance Travel Deals in our regular "Travel News".  We put a quick shout out on Twitter asking for the best Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaways and Travel Deals–the response was huge.  We had to break the list into regions just to get it all in!  Enjoy the Northwest Valentines Day page and if you want more ideas beyond visit our Valentine’s Weekend Getaways and Travel Deals page for deals to tropical locations like Kauai, the Bahamas, Mexico, Aruba and to great cities like San Francisco, Napa Valley, Florida and Santa Monica.

PORTLAND
Hotel deLuxe My Chocolate Valentine package (Rates start at $199)
Package includes glamorous overnight accommodations, valet parking with unlimited in-and-out privileges, two glorious chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttermilk icing from Portland’s fabulous Saint Cupcake, a sumptuous bottle of Oregon’s own Pinot Noir, rose petal turndown, gift certificate to Cacao for their famous sipping chocolates and dinner for two at Gracie’s restaurant where the chef plans a special heartfelt menu.

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Hotel Lucia iconTurning Up the Heat Package (Rates start at $229)At Portland’s most famous boutique hotel, the Hotel Lucia offers fun packages inviting couples to raise the dial on romance with its “Turning Up the Heat” package. Couples will enjoy mouthwatering chocolate-dipped strawberries, a bottle of bubbly, a complimentary in-room movie (naughty or nice – your choice!) and romantic breakfast in bed.

Jupiter Hotel icon Distillery Row Package (rates start at $169)
What warms a lover’s heart – or palate – better than chocolate on the rocks! As one of the local distilleries included in the Jupiter Hotel’s Distillery Row package, New Deal Distillery unveils its Mudd Puddle Chocolate Vodka just in time for Valentine’s Day.

  • Hotel package includes tour of five local boutique distilleries, deluxe guestroom accommodations, breakfast and a bottle or two of locally crafted spirits. With five local micro-distilleries within stumbling distance of each other, and the Jupiter Hotel, the Distillery Row Package is available throughout 2010. The package offers visitors an intimate look at Portland’s boutique Distillery Row with a tour of five distilleries, cocktail recipes from each distillery and two $20 gift certificates to take home the spirit of your choice from any distillery on tour. The Jupiter suggests transportation to and from Distillery Row (available for an additional fee) – with PDX Pedicab (pdxpedicab.com) or the Jupiter’s own Ride Me Bicycles.
  • Distillery Row Spirits Package includes

• deluxe overnight accommodation for two guests as well as the following amenities:
• One day’s Passport for two to five local distilleries on nearby Distillery Row.
• Complimentary Breakfast for two at the Jupiter’s Doug Fir Restaurant.
• Two $20 gift certificates that can be redeemed at any distillery on the tour.
• Complimentary overnight parking, wi-fi, and organic roast Stumptown coffee.
• Distillery Row map and accompanying brochures in a folder upon check-in; cocktail recipe cards from each distillery on tour.

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WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Why restrict Valentine’s Day to only one day? Have a Valentine’s weekend by starting your love story at Willamette Valley Vineyards with the "Pinot Noir & Chocolate Celebration (800-344-9463)." Your stay at the Oregon Garden Resort (503-874-2500) comes with a variety of travel packages, with one being a special package to the Mt.Angel Wurstfest; celebrating the mighty German sausage (wurst). Head down to downtown Salem and enjoy "Chocolate Sunday" at the Elsinore Theatre (503-375-3574), a Valentine’s Day concert performed by the renowned Salem Chamber Orchestra, and "Cupid’s Night Out" at the Riverfront Carousel. End with a romantic, Hollywood-inspired Valentine’s Day dinner at Prudence Uncorked. A horse-drawn carriage, four-course dinner, bottle of wine…perfect love story!

OREGON COAST
The Oregon coast is definitely a magical place, so grab your favorite Prince or Princess and check out some of our sweet deals that are available during Valentine’s Day weekend!

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Lodging packages for a romantic weekend in Cannon Beach!
The Ocean Lodge at Cannon Beach Give Your Love the Key to Your Heart
— Packages starting at $450
• Two luxurious, one-hour in-room massages in a beautiful oceanfront guest room
• Chilled Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine and flutes
• Newmans @ 988 dinner credit of $100
• Gourmet Chocolates
• Linen turn-down service with scattered rose petals
• Scented Candlelight
• Fragrant Bubble Bath

The Ocean Lodge icon A Romantic Beach Interlude — $89.00
Open the door to your room and the mood is immediately set as you absorb the beauty of your spectacular ocean view. Pop the cork on your bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine* and offer up a toast to your romantic stay with Ocean Lodge Champagne flutes. The delectable little box of Verdun chocolates will complement the wine. You might choose to fill your corner-style Jacuzzi tub, sprinkling the water with heavenly-scented bath salts. The warm light from your Pacifica soy candle is perfectly relaxing.  Our gently scented massage cream will help to relax any sore muscles. A night at the beach—it’s good for the body and good for the soul.
*a sparkling cider may be substituted. Call 888-777-4047


The Inn at Cannon Beach icon
Good for the Body, Good for the Soul
— Packages starting at $260
The beach inspires romance like no place else on earth. Bring the object of your affection to the Inn at Cannon Beach where we have set the stage for your two private and luxurious, one-hour massages, delivered to your deluxe guest room with all the romantic finishing touches. They include a chilled bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine* with commemorative flutes, scented candlelight, and a celebratory bubble bath. Call 800-321-6304

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The Total Package for Valentine’s Day — $95.00
We’ve gathered together everything you’ll need to impress your sweetheart with caring thoughtfulness. You’ll arrive at the most romantic spot on the Oregon Coast, check into your beautiful guest room, pop the cork on your sparkling wine,* and enjoy a glass of bubbly in your keepsake flutes while soaking up the relaxing warmth of your pre-dinner bubble bath. Then, it’s off to a romantic dinner; finished off back at the Inn with the last of your sparkling wine!

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• A chilled bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine
• 2 signature Champagne Flutes (sparkling cider or wine may be substituted)
• Scented Bubble Bath
• Rose Petal Welcome
• $50 Gift Certificate to Driftwood Restaurant or Newmans @ 988

Land’s End Oceanfront Motel – Romance Package in Cannon Beach icon
Cozy up with your sweetheart in front of the fireplace and enjoy the ocean view. Romance package includes champagne, roses and chocolate covered strawberries.
Now – February 28, 2010. Call 503-436-2264 for more details.

Tyee Lodge & Ocean House B&B – Pick-Your-Price Valentines Promotion
Ocean House and Tyee Lodge are your premier Ocean Front Bed & Breakfast Inn’s on the Oregon Coast. Each offers professionally decorated theme rooms with private baths and unobstructed views of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. All guests are treated to a gourmet plated breakfast each morning – in a word, wonderful.
1. Stay two nights at regular price, receive the third night FREE.
2. Stay two nights in any of our rooms for $300, including room tax. The Cottage is also available for $399.
3. Special pricing $99 per night, Sunday-Thursday on select rooms; call Innkeeper for details. (Siletz, Tillamook, Neskowin, Newport Cove, Far East & Pacific Breeze rooms)
4. Special pricing $149 per night, Friday-Saturday on select rooms; call Innkeeper for details.
5. Weekly Discount: receive 35% off the room rate for a 7 night stay in any of our rooms.
6. AAA Discount: 10% off base room rate.
*Only one discount may be applied per customer(s) per visit; prices subject to change without notice. Please indicate which discount you would like to apply in the “comment” box as you make reservations; you will receive a confirmation via email. Don’t hesitate to call should you have any questions or need assistance. Call 541-265-8953 for more details.

CONFLUENCE ~ A Wine, Beer, Seafood, Music Festival in Reedsport
February 12 – 14, 2010: This award winning event is A Wine, Beer, Seafood, and Music Festival where different styles of music merge and flow together throughout the two days of the festival. Oregon wineries and breweries will vend their respective products and food vendors serve culinary delights of the Oregon Coast. A variety of musicians perform. Visit www.reedsportcc.org or call 541-271-3495 for more information.

Annual Charleston Crab Feed
February 13, 2010; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Give your Sweetie Crabs for Valentine’s Weekend! Join us at Old Charleston School House, Seven Devils Road for the annual Charleston Crab Feed. Fresh Dungeness Crab, all the fixings and even more fun. The Wild Women of Charleston will be there as always to help celebrate the best bounty on the Oregon Coast. Visit www.OregonsAdventureCoast.com or call 541-269-0215 for more details.

A Sweet Affaire Wine Tasting, Hors d’oeuvre and Chocolate Too in Seaside
February 14, 2010; 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation is putting on a special event of delicious proportions that includes a wine auction. Cost is $35.00 per ticket. Located at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 1st Ave.
Visit www.SunsetEmpire.com or call 503-738-3311 for more details.

Northwest EcoExcursions Guided Kayak & Hiking Trips – Nature Lovers Kayaking for 2
February 13 & 14, 2010: Allow our guides to lead you on a relaxing paddle through the historical estuary of Beaver Creek on the Central Oregon Coast. See winter birds passing through on their migration north. Because spring comes early on the coast, mid-February is the perfect time to witness the mating rituals and nest building of various bird varieties. All equipment and instruction is included, and transportation included from a hotel or park in the Newport area. Beginners welcome. $50 per couple ($25 per person). Call 541-765-2598 for more details.

Renew Your Vows in Lincoln City!
February 14, 2010; starting at 2:00 pm: Free Vow Renewals in Lincoln City– 16 free vow renewal ceremonies will be offered in Lincoln City on Valentines Day for the second year in a row! Four different venues within Lincoln City will offer four ceremonies each. Registration is open to the first 16 couples who call. Visit www.oregoncoast.org or call 541-996-2119 for more details.

Celebrate Valentine’s with Simple Joy & Affection with Jennifer French in Florence
An exhibition for the whimsical watercolors of published author and creator of Gulls First Impressions, one-of-a-kind greeting cards. Her work is bound to evoke a smile. Opening reception February 13, 3 to 5 p.m. Backstreet Gallery Co-operative.
February 1, 2010 – February 28, 2010; Daily, 10 am – 5 pm. Call 541-997-8980 for more details.

Cafe on the Bay at Waldport Beach Hotel – Valentine’s Day Dinner
February 14, 2010; 4 pm – 9 pm – By Reservation Only
This romantic dinner for two includes New Yor Steak, Lobster Tail, all the trimmings, 2 desserts & two beverages (beer, wine or fountain drink) for just $49.95! Call 541-563-7700 for more details.

Gold Beach is for Lovers!
Now – February 2010: In Gold Beach this February, discover romance and “Glass Balls” on the beach! Ask about “Lodging for Lovers” specials and enter the “Stay in Gold Beach and Win $10,000.00 in Gold” sweepstakes. While in Gold Beach, do a little or do a lot. Enjoy fresh Dungeness crab, piping-hot chowder and fabulous fish & chips. Try whale-watching, storm-watching, beachcombing, hiking or fish the Rogue for winter Steelhead. Also, check out our fabulous new spa, chocolate and wine shops, concerts, galleries and museums. Call 800-525-2334 for more details.

Inn at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City – Romance at the Cape Package
Grab that someone special for a romantic beach getaway to the Inn at Cape Kiwanda on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Enjoy a two-night stay in an ocean-view Kiwanda Guest room, celebrate with a $50 dining credit to the award winning Pelican Pub & Brewery (located right across the street), savor delicious Moonstruck Chocolates* and enjoy your choice of a bottle of Oregon wine (Pinot Noir or Chardonnay), bubbly champagne, Pelican Pub Bridal Ale or sparkling cider upon your arrival. This 2-night package is available any day of the week. Call 888-965-7001 for more details.

Newport’s Hallmark Resort Newport – Sweetheart Package (rates start at $164)
Just imagine…. The two of you, strolling, hand-in-hand on a secluded beach with the soft, foamy tide rushing to shore. Let your eyes rest peacefully on the waves as you witness the breathtaking beauty. It’s a perfect time and perfect place to be together. Our sweetheart package includes these gifts –
• Romance basket, champagne (or cider), keepsake glasses, bath fragrances, sweetheart bear, taffy, candle, and chocolates.
• Breakfast for two “on us”, at Georgie’s Beachside Grill oceanfront restaurant.
• First-run-movie, complimentary, in your guestroom. Your choice.
Call 888-448-4449 for more details.

Edwin K Bed & Breakfast in Florence ($195 per couple)
Now – February 28, 2010: Includes one room for two, elegant 5-course breakfast accompanied by Mary Adams on piano, box of chocolates, bottle of champagne, dinner for two at Pomodori Restaurant with one free dessert. Two night minimum on Valentine’s Day weekend. Call 541-997-8360 for more details.

Oregon Beach Vacations – Sweetheart of a Deal on the North – Central Coast
Now – February 28, 2010: Book your Oregon Coast vacation now and save money on a three night stay. From now through February 2010, the third night is free with a two night stay. Choose from a list of our participating homes and condos located on the North and Central Oregon coast. Our reservation specialists are available to assist you 24/7. Reservations must be made by phone. Stays must be completed by February 28, 2010. Call 800-723-2383 for more information.
 

SEATTLE
Hotel Max icon :
My Red Hot Valentine package (rates starting at $199)
The artful Seattle hotel offers a Valentine’s Day package sure to spark some romance with its “My Red Hot Valentine” package. Couples will enjoy an in-room movie (naughty or nice), red rose petals, red velvet mini cupcakes, bottle of red wine (Washington made, of course), red votive candles, turn-down service and unlimited in-and-out valet parking!
The package is available from February 12 thru February 14