Hubby took me here for Valentine's Day. We hadn't been in several years (mostly because we like to try new places, especially expensive restaurants), and it was a great choice. It is one of the few nice, busy restaurants in Portland that isn't so loud you have to shout at one another to communicate. Couples were seated on either side of us, but we didn't hear their conversations at all. The overall noise level was just as unobtrusive.
Food was excellent and the wine too. They have a great wine selection, which was one of the reasons we went back.