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20 Patios in Portland to Visit This Summer

Revolution Hall, Hinterland, and More
June 22, 2022
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The time is finally ripe to lounge on a patio, like the one at Mediterranean Exploration Company. (Mediterranean Exploration Company)
It's certainly been a gloomy spring, dominated by a record-breaking rainfall, but the clouds have parted at last. This occasion definitely calls for parking yourself on a patio, preferably while sipping the cold beverage of your choice. We've rounded up some worthy options here, from Revolution Hall's rooftop to the hype-worthy Hinterland Bar and Food Carts. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

ROOFTOP PATIOS

Departure Add to a List
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.
Downtown
Pickup, dine-in

Lolo Pass Add to a List
Soak up the sunset from this hip hostel's rooftop bar while enjoying a Spanish-inspired menu of snacks like boquerones and garlicky shrimp.
Buckman
Pickup, dine-in

Revolution Hall Add to a List
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. 
Buckman
Pickup, dine-in

Tope Add to a List
The Hoxton's stylish rooftop taqueria features an outdoor terrace with sweeping vistas of the city. Executive chef Joel Lui-Kwan's menu 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.
Old Town-Chinatown
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

OTHER PATIOS

Dimo's Apizza Add to a List
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.
Kerns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Eem Add to a List
Former Portland Mercury restaurant critic Andrea Damewood called this 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." The restaurant has individual booths with fire pits for outdoor dining.
Boise
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

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

Gabagool Add to a List
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.
St. Johns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Gado Gado Add to a List and Oma's Hideaway Add to a List
Thomas and Mariah Pisha-Duffly's acclaimed Indonesian Chinese spot Gado Gado boasts a homey, colorful covered patio space with a tropical vibe, complete with bright geometric-patterned rugs, string lights, and plants. Its sibling Oma's Hideaway also has a patio in addition to its glam "disco dining room."
Hollywood, Richmond
Dine-in

Güero Add to a List
The Portland Mercury's 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 on NE Davis, no biggie."
Kerns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Hinterland Bar and Food Carts Add to a List
This buzzy food cart pod hosts local favorites Burger Stevens and Matt's BBQ Tacos Add to a List , plus up-and-comers La Taquiza Vegana Add to a List Poppyseed Add to a List , and Third Culture Kitchen Add to a List and offers plentiful covered outdoor seating. There's also a cocktail bar serving wine, rotating beers on tap, nonalcoholic drinks, and special drink pairings to complement each of the carts onsite. If you're looking to maximize your experience, Portland Mercury contributor and EverOut associate editor Janey Wong has suggestions on what to order.
Mount Tabor
Pickup, dine-in

Mediterranean Exploration Company Add to a List , Shalom Y'all Add to a List , and Yalla Add to a List
These restaurants from Sesame Collective are all offering full dinner service on their patios for the season. Patio reservations are currently available at Yalla and will be available at the other two restaurants "just as soon as we can count on the sun to stick around for good."
Pearl District, Buckman, Multnomah Village
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

OK Omens Add to a List
This wine-focused restaurant offers full dinner service on its patio, which features umbrella-covered tables. The menu is creative, nostalgic, 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

Produce Row Café Add to a List
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

Prost! Marketplace Add to a List
The powerhouse food cart pod hosts some of the city's most in-demand carts, including Matt's BBQBurger StevensFried Egg I'm in Love Add to a List Little Conejo Add to a List , and DesiPDX, and features a covered wooden patio illuminated with string lights.
Mississippi
Pickup, dine-in

Quaintrelle Add to a List
This upscale, playful neighborhood spot reopened in a new location on SE Clinton last summer, complete with a new patio. 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

Radio Room Add to a List
The remodeled former art deco-style gas station offers plenty of patio dining. 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

The Rambler Add to a List
Kick back with some craft beer, cocktails, and pub grub at this quaint 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

Tiny Bubble Room Add to a List
The casual craft beer taphouse offers a patio with picnic tables under a large tent in addition to private pods in shipping containers. 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."
Kenton
Pickup, dine-in

Tropicale Add to a List
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

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