After two years of relying on delivery apps to satisfy late-night hunger pangs, it might seem impossible to find any Portland dining options open past the seemingly ubiquitous 10 p.m. closing time. As we leave our houses and start to engage in social behaviors again, we ask ourselves: where do we go? The students going on break from their all-nighters, the dates who just got out of the movies and the concerts, the workers from those restaurants that all closed at 10 p.m.?
In our latest update of this map, we’re only including restaurants closing 1 a.m. at the earliest, at least a few days of the week. For those who turn into a pumpkin at midnight, it’s always worth a visit to Double Dragon, Deadshot, or Bit House Saloon. If none of these spots appeal, the dive bar map might be worth a perusal; many hole-in-the-walls continue to fry mozz sticks and flip burgers late into the evening.
It should also be noted that since COVID hit, many of the city’s famed after-hours restaurants that survived the brutal sweep of closures have shifted to earlier bedtimes. That’s okay, and but just in case they ever decide to return to their previous hours: Sizzle Pie, Stammtisch, Luc Lac, Potato Champion, The Roxy, we miss you, come back to us (the people who want to eat your food at midnight before immediately falling asleep). Per usual, this map isn’t ranked; it’s organized geographically.
Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More