As soon as the rainy season ends and the sun comes out, Portlanders flock outdoors. And given the city’s renowned passion for good food and drink, it’s no wonder there are so many great options for al fresco dining. Here are a few of the best outdoor dining areas to while away the hot days and cool evenings.
Upscale and romantic. Decadent, inventive Pacific NW cuisine. Menu emphasizes seasonal & locally-sourced ingredients.
Quite possibly the best steakhouse in the city, it features a butcher shop offering meats smoked, roasted, stuffed, cured & corned on the premises. Dine on the patio when the weather’s nice.
Take the elevator up to the fourth floor & let yourself be enveloped in the decadent atmosphere—a fantastic destination for wine, tapas, and desserts. (Also rooftop garden seating.)
The secret is out about the authentic Thai dishes and amazing wings served here, buoyed by glowing press, rave reviews, and a devoted cult following.
Deliberately quirky but infinitely charming nonetheless, with a spacious outdoor patio, lots of microbrews, and grilled food on the menu.
Nice selection of local liquors + brews, and great fondue. Spacious and cozy interior (sofas, a fireplace). Huge back patio.
Italian & French-style cuisine w/a Mediterranean theme. Great selection of cocktails + local, French and Italian wines. The beautiful, spacious outdoor patio (w/ fire pits) is a welcome respite from the hustle & bustle of downtown.