I am planning to pop the question on a weekend get away to Portland during the weekend of Dec 14-15-16 (to see the parade of lights) We have visited Portland a couple times before(during the summer), and have kept it pretty casual. The trip is not a surprise, but the prosal, nice hotel and restaurant will be. Does anone have personal recommendations for a place to stay and to eat? I have been reading reviews and so far I am leaning towards the Harbor Hotel or Pomegranite Inn for lodging. For restaurants, I have a list of about 10 possibilities at the moment. I'm look for romantic, but not so formal that I'd feel uncomfortable without a jacket.
I'd like to ask the question in a surprise location before dinner that is very memorable, possibly the mansion if it is not too crowded and I can pull her to the side in a quiet room. If it is warm enough, maybe outside near the water.
Thanks for any advice!