Food & Drink

20 Patios in Portland to Visit This Spring

Revolution Hall, Tiny Bubble Room, and More
May 11, 2021
Admire the view from Revolution Hall's spacious rooftop deck. (Revolution Hall)

As the weather warms up and restaurants continue to offer socially distanced outdoor seating, there's never been a better time to dine al fresco. We've rounded up 20 patios in Portland where you can soak up the sun, from the party vibes at Tropicale to rooftop margaritas and tacos at Tope. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

ROOFTOP PATIOS

Botanist
The celebrated craft cocktail bar's capacious rooftop deck has plenty of room to spread out while sipping excellent gimlets and Negronis.
Northwest
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

Departure
The pan-Asian restaurant located above the Nines is known for its swanky, modern rooftop patio, which provides panoramic views of the city. The bar also boasts the largest saké list in Portland.
Southwest
Pickup or outdoor seating

Migration Brewing Rooftop at Canvas
Looking for some beer with a scenic view? The brewery recently reopened its downtown "Rooftop at Canvas" taproom, which opened as a temporary pop-up in 2020 and is now a permanent location. The taproom doesn't have a full kitchen but does serve light snacks such as cheese boards, jerky, and chips. The rooftop is open from 1-10 pm, Wednesday-Sunday, with hours subject to change depending on the weather.
Downtown
Outdoor seating

Revolution Hall
Nestled atop the former Washington High School, the venue's spacious rooftop deck provides a prime location for soaking up rays while digging into burgers and nursing a beer. Check out the live rooftop view on their website for a preview. Reservations are required for rooftop deck tables.
Southeast
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

The Society Hotel
The hip boutique hotel in the former Mariner's Building reopened on May 1 with a redesigned rooftop deck, as well as a new lobby and mural artwork collaborations. Grab a drink from the cafe and lounge's rotating selection of coffee, wine, and beer and savor it while taking in the new digs.
Old Town Chinatown
Pickup or outdoor seating

Tope
The Hoxton recently reopened its stylish rooftop taqueria, which features an outdoor terrace with sweeping vistas of the city. Chef Joel Lui-Kwan, who previously spent time at Jacqueline and Nobu Waikiki, has taken over as the new chef de cuisine, devising a menu that includes dishes like Oregon Bay shrimp ceviche, Modelo-battered rockfish tacos, and the "Hoxwrap" (a take on the Crunchwrap Supreme). Add on a carafe of margaritas, and you'll have all the makings of a dreamy evening.
Northwest
Pickup, delivery, outdoor seating, or limited indoor seating

OTHER PATIOS

Backyard Social
If you're cooped up in your apartment and the pandemic has given you a serious case of backyard envy, head to this North Portland tavern to get a full outdoor experience in their leafy, spacious patio area. The New American menu includes comforting fare like meatball subs, harissa-marinated hanger steak, duck leg confit, and bacon-wrapped dates.
North
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

Dimo's Apizza
Chef Doug Miriello's pop-up, which slings New Haven-style "apizza" pies (characterized by a long, cold fermentation period and a bake in a coal-fired oven), has plenty of space for outdoor seating on East Burnside. Besides apizza, the menu also features salads, vegetable dishes, East Coast-style grinders, beer, and wine.
Northeast
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

Eem
The Portland Mercury's 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." This past winter, the restaurant added a vibrant "vacation cabana"-inspired area for outdoor dining.
Northeast
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai
The popular San Francisco-based Thai restaurant's two Portland outposts both have sprawling, lovely patio spaces—the Hawthorne location is festooned with overhead hanging flowers, while the Pearl District location glitters with glowing string lights.
Pearl District, Southeast
Pickup, delivery, outdoor seating, or limited indoor seating

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.
Northeast
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

Güero
Portland Mercury contributor Suzette Smith writes, "I've biked past Güero's streetside deck, off NE 28th, at golden hour and appraised its glory—filled to capacity with jubilant pods of people chowing down on tortas and raising mezcal margaritas. Something about Güero's design and approach feels cool, like they meant to build a big patio NE Davis, no biggie. It's such a nice place you might forget we're under restrictions at all."
Northeast
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

Kachka
Great news: The much-adored Russian restaurant has reopened for outdoor dining, and it's added a fun new happy hour to boot. In a nod to several Kachka staffers' Mexican roots, the so-called "Tekc Mekc" menu (a play on "Tex-Mex" with Cyrillic characters) incorporates Latin influences, resulting in dishes like queso fundido khachapuri (!), Georgian cornbread gorditas, and lavash nachos. Other Kachka classics like vareniki, pelmeni, and Moscow mules also make an appearance.
Southeast
Pickup or outdoor seating

Noble Rot
Gaze out over downtown Portland from the balcony patio while sipping wine and snacking on small plates. The wine bar offers a curated selection of Pacific Northwest wines in addition to their famous “Sex With a View” cocktail, which is served for two in a pineapple (based on availability).
Eastside
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

The Old Gold
The comfortable, laidback bar co-owned by former Mercury staffer Ezra Caraeff has ample outdoor seating on the porch and sidewalks, as well as a tented patio. Dogs are welcome.
North
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

¿Por Qué No? Taqueria
The bright papel picado garland, string lights, and colorful vinyl tablecloths at the taqueria's Mississippi location will put a smile on your face as you enjoy tacos and margaritas.
North
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

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.
Southeast
Pickup, delivery, outdoor seating, or limited indoor seating

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. Portland Mercury contributor and EverOut associate editor Janey Wong called the "Tantalus Royale" cocktail an "effervescent delight," writing, "With the addition of Combier Pamplemousse, lemon, and orange bitters, the cocktail is light, bright, and made for sipping in the sunshine."
North
Pickup or outdoor seating

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.
Northeast
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

The Vern
In October, 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.
Southeast
Pickup or outdoor seating