Galentine's in Portland, OR

I don’t know about you but, I think Leslie Knope was on to something when she proclaimed Galentine’s the best day of the year. Maybe it’s because, like Knope, I always love getting together with my Gals and gift them random stuff that clearly had their names written all over them (I <3 random gift giving).

So, to commemorate Leslie Knope’s favorite day, and for me to share with the world my obsession with Parks & Rec, I’ve gathered recommendations from our Portland Locals for the best places to celebrate Galentine’s Day in the City of Roses.

Little Bird Bistro

This Frech-style bistro has me swooning over every picture on their instagram account. It would also put Leslie Knope’s waffle obsession to shame because their coffee creme brulee > waffles. Just don't tell Leslie I said that! Great recommendation from Portland Local Expert Hannah


Maybe you are really, really wanting to take a trip to Spain with your Gals and you just haven’t gotten around booking those tickets. To give you that extra nudge, head on over to Ataula, Hannah’s recommendation, for some Barcelona-style tapas. I’m sure you’ll sell them on the idea from the first bite!

The Matador

Features made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails & the most diverse selection of tequilas! Our Local Expert Mindi L. recommends this place for nachos and margaritas. Andale over to their Instagram account for more inspiration!

Papa Haydn

Although mainly a restaurant, Portland Local Expert Mindi says to head on over for their decadent desserts! Judging by their Insta account, we can see why!