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20 Covered and Heated Patios Perfect for Cold, Rainy Weather in Portland

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October 27, 2021
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Savor some natural wine and inventive bites on OK Omens' charming patio. (OK Omens)

If you've got cabin fever from being cooped up in your home for too long, but the weather isn't exactly conducive to dining al fresco, take refuge in one of the many cozy covered and/or heated patios dotting the city. We've rounded up this list of 20 spots where you can warm up this fall and winter. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

Botanist
The celebrated craft cocktail bar's rooftop deck has plenty of room to spread out while sipping excellent gimlets and Negronis.
Pearl District
Pickup, dine-in
Covered


EastBurn
You can lounge on a swing seat on this pub's covered and heated back patio—need we say more? The menu features elevated comfort food like lobster mac and cheese, "trinity fries" (a trio of russets, sweet potatoes, and fried leeks), and the "Uber Sandwich" (house-smoked pork tenderloin and a potato pancake with scallion sour cream, caramelized onions, and bourbon-apple chutney on a toasted potato bun).
Buckman
Pickup, dine-in
Covered, heated


Eem
Former Portland Mercury food critic Andrea Damewood called the Thai barbecue spot with tropical cocktails "the restaurant equivalent of Lizzo: infectious, critically and commercially acclaimed, and addictive AF," writing, "You cannot go wrong in ordering, from the hot fried cauliflower to the divine brisket in white curry to the fried rice with burnt ends. And both the cocktails and mocktails are some of the best in town—my favorite piña colada, made with coffee and salt to keep it from being too cloying, is on the menu again." Last year, the restaurant added a vibrant "vacation cabana"-inspired area for outdoor dining.
Boise
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Covered, heated

Gabagool
Named for the pronunciation of "capicola" in a Southern Italian or New Jersey accent (as immortalized by The Sopranos), this spot offers handcrafted Italian food made from local ingredients. Snag a primo spot on their covered patio with bench seating and tables and enjoy a hearty meatball sandwich or a big bowl of handmade pasta for even more warmth.
St. Johns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Covered


Gado Gado
Thomas and Mariah Pisha-Duffly's acclaimed Indonesian-Chinese spot boasts a homey, colorful covered patio space with a tropical vibe, complete with bright geometric-patterned rugs, string lights, plants, and heaters.
Hollywood
Dine-in
Covered, heated


G-Love
The self-proclaimed "reverse steakhouse" (which serves an abundance of veggie-based dishes supplemented by a handful of animal protein dishes) partners with local Olde Moon Farm to source its ingredients. It also happens to have a covered patio with heaters, so you can enjoy its inventive fare, like the popular ensalata bomba and crusty avocado, all year round.
Nob Hill
Pickup, dine-in
Covered, heated


Interurban
Cozy up next to a blazing fire pit on this New American saloon's covered patio. The menu features upscale pub grub, pre-Prohibition era cocktails, draft beer, and a wide selection of whiskey.
Boise
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Covered, heated


Laurelhurst Market
The brasserie-inspired steakhouse and butcher shop's expansive wooden patio is fully covered and adorned with twinkling lights.
Kerns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Covered, heated


OK Omens
This hip wine-focused restaurant offers full dinner service on its patio, which features private, individual heated cabanas. The menu is creative and wildly delicious—try the Sichuan peppercorn-dusted fried chicken bites, the torito salad, or the Tillamook cheese beignets, and save room for the aptly named "Kinda Like a McFlurry" (vanilla ice cream, peanut butter cups, Butterfingers, Heath bar, and chocolate) for dessert.
Ladd's Addition
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Covered, heated

¿Por Qué No? Taqueria
The bright papel picado garland, string lights, and colorful vinyl tablecloths at this taqueria will put a smile on your face as you enjoy tacos and margaritas.
Hawthorne, Mississippi
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Covered, heated


Produce Row Café
The craft beer pioneer and Central Eastside staple is known for its extensive selection of brews, as well as its roomy patio with plenty of picnic tables.
Buckman
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Covered, heated


Prost! Marketplace
The powerhouse food cart pod hosts some of the city's most in-demand carts, including Matt's BBQ, Burger Stevens, Fried Egg I'm in Love, Little Conejo, and DesiPDX, and features a spacious covered and heated wooden patio illuminated with string lights.
Mississippi
Pickup, dine-in
Covered, heated


Quaintrelle
This upscale, playful neighborhood spot reopened in a new location on SE Clinton in August, complete with a new patio. Portland Mercury contributor and EverOut associate editor Janey Wong writes, "Bedecked with plants brought over from the Mississippi location, the freshly replanted patio garden is a lush oasis that transports diners out of the city for the duration of their meal while also serving a practical purpose, providing edible flowers and herbs such as shiso and lemon verbena for cocktails and dishes." The revamped outdoor space features a pergola with motorized walls and a large tent with open windows and heat sources inside.
Hosford-Abernethy
Dine-in
Covered, heated

Radio Room
The remodeled former gas station offers plenty of patio dining with heaters and fireplaces. Don't miss the popular happy hour from 3-7 pm and 10 pm-2 am daily, which features deals on their classic cocktails like the "Pet Sounds" (gin, lemon, lime, cucumber, sugar, rhubarb bitters, and soda) and the "Rose Bird" (apple-spiced bourbon, lemon, grenadine, and cherry), plus food specials like fries and aioli, dirty olives, grilled cheese, chickpea fritters, and grilled chicken sandwiches.
King
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Covered, heated


The Rambler
Kick back with some craft beer, cocktails, and pub grub at this cozy bungalow-style tavern, which has a sprawling covered patio and fire pits. You can even play bocce ball and lawn games.
Mississippi
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Covered, heated


Rontoms
This longtime Eastside favorite's roomy patio has been known as one of the best in Portland for years. It's decked out with heat lamps and outdoor fireplaces for maximum coziness.
Buckman
Pickup, dine-in
Covered, heated


Tiny Bubble Room
The casual craft beer taphouse has picnic tables under a large tent in addition to private pods in shipping containers, which were actually planned before the pandemic. Janey Wong calls the "Tantalus Royale" cocktail, made with Combier Pamplemousse, lemon, and orange bitters,  an "effervescent delight."
Kenton
Pickup, dine-in
Covered, heated

Tropicale
With a convivial party atmosphere, cheerful decor, and festive lighting, the Latin American cocktail bar and kitchen provide an ideal ambiance for sipping one of their famous piña coladas served in a hollowed-out pineapple.
Kerns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in
Covered, heated


Tulip Shop Tavern
Dine on comfort food like smash burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and the "Schnitzelwich" on this friendly neighborhood spot's covered and heated back patio.
Humboldt
Pickup, dine-in
Covered, heated


The Vern
Last year, the beloved neighborhood dive and self-proclaimed "belle of Belmont" repurposed its parking lot into a large fenced and covered patio, with gas-powered tabletop firepits for chilly nights. The pub grub-based menu includes tots, crab beignets, sweet potato jojos, smoked wings, burgers, and brisket sandwiches.
Buckman
Pickup, dine-in
Covered, heated