Portland has always been proud of its patios, with restaurants and bars across the city sporting outdoor seating year round. During the pandemic, that flexibility has become a lifeline, and even as more and more places open their doors for full capacity indoor dining, the patios, plazas, and sidewalk seating areas remain. Some of them are holdovers from previous, pre-pandemic days. Others are newly constructed spaces where diners can enjoy a meal in the sun or under a shady cover. While al fresco dining has always been a popular move in Portland, in 2021, it’s ubiquitous.
Because of that, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of restaurants around town offering a few seats outside where they can sit outside and eat something delicious, often along sidewalks or into the now-emptied parking areas. However, the ones on this map these offer an extra level of comfort or style, and often more space than the usual. This map focuses primarily on restaurants offering outdoor dining — those looking for bars, rooftops, picnic options, and food cart pods can find all of that at Eater Portland’s Guide to Eating Outside.
Note: The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.
The points on this map guide are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically. For all the latest Portland dining intel, subscribe to Eater Portland’s newsletter.Read More