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One of the outdoor dining booths at Oma’s Hideaway. Oma’s offers both individual dining pods, blocked off with partitions, and a larger back patio for outdoor seating.
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20 Portland Restaurants Where You Can Dine Outside in Style All Winter Long

From patios to individual cabanas, here’s where to eat and drink al fresco during the rainy months

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One of the outdoor dining booths at Oma’s Hideaway. Oma’s offers both individual dining pods, blocked off with partitions, and a larger back patio for outdoor seating.
| Molly J. Smith / EPDX

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 outdoors. While al fresco dining has always been a popular move in Portland, in 2021, it’s ubiquitous, even when it gets gray and rainy.

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 to ward off the poor weather. 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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gabagool

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7955 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203
(503) 894-9096
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One of the city’s top Italian restaurants for its heaping bowls of silky noodles and crispy polenta dishes, Gabagool offers takeout and outdoor dining out on its patio. Diners have a few options: There’s the covered patio area with bench seating and free-standing tables, and there’s a few free-standing tables out on the sidewalk with umbrellas. When the weather is gets really bad, it’s best to go for the covered patio, but on more temperate days there are plenty of choices.

2. Verdigris @ Daisy Bar & Cafe

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1465 NE Prescott St suite f
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 894-8125
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Chef Johnny Nunn has moved his cozy French restaurant up the street to his more casual cafe space, Daisy. On the covered, paved patio diners can find the same high quality three-course meals (and à la carte options), plus wine, beer, and cocktails. A cover keeps the rain off and heaters keep things warm for diners during happy hour, when they can find $1 oysters and discounted wine.

3. Eem - Thai BBQ & Cocktails

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3808 N Williams Ave st 127
Portland, OR 97227
(971) 295-1645
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The fabulous Thai barbecue restaurant Eem has gone through a number of pivots during the pandemic, offering everything from family meals for takeout to delivering cocktails. For limited onsite dining, it offers a number of booths made of wood and corrugate plastic for individual groups. Each has individual fire pits, allowing groups to stay warm while enjoying items like the brisket burnt ends in white curry and wild and flowery cocktails.

4. Tacovore

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3707 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 719-4898
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The popular taqueria on NE Fremont offers two kinds of winterized outdoor seating: the spacious tent out back offers full cover and heat, along with picnic tables for dining, while the covered wooden patio in front offers more stylish seating, also partially enclosed and heated. At both, diners can enjoy plates of tacos and enough margaritas to drive away the chill. 

5. Chameleon Restaurant & Bar

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2000 NE 40th Ave
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 460-2682
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Combining Thai flavors with others from around the globe — like duck ravioli in red curry sauce, green papaya salad, and panko and quinoa crusted King salmon with cilantro — Pat Jeung’s Chameleon has been an oft-overlooked mainstay of the Hollywood area for decades. Its back patio is a lush garden filled with outdoor seating, and now a new rooftop cover and heaters so that diners can sample Jeung’s global cuisine all year-round. 

6. Gado Gado

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1801 NE Cesar E Chavez Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 206-8778
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Gado Gado was quick to set up outside dining on its parking lot in Hollywood after COVID-19 struck, and even after facing numerous crises including break-ins and snow storms, it’s still going strong. Plant-filled, covered, and heated with standing heat lanterns, it’s a lovely and cozy place to dine on the restaurant’s signature Indonesian and Chinese curries, dumplings, and salads.

7. The Fireside

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801 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 477-9505
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A charming gastropub serving tavern staples like a smash burger, fried chicken sandwich, and pasta dishes alongside spirit-forward cocktails on the bustling NW 23rd Avenue, Fireside has gotten decked out for winter. The elaborate wooden seating area stretches halfway up the block, fully ventilated at the back but covered and lined with heaters to protect diners as they enjoy a fire-roasted brownie or whiskey drink. 

8. República

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721 NW 9th Ave #175
Portland, OR 97209
(541) 900-5836
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A Mexican cafe by day and a tasting menu spot by night, República is easily one of the most exciting new restaurants in Portland. When dining on earthy quesadilla oaxaquena with salsa macha or enfrijolada with uni, it’s best to sit on the cafe’s gorgeous outdoor patio, positioned between the brick facade of the building and the lush plants that serve as a barrier between the dining area and the parking lot. It’s fully covered in winter, with heaters, so combined with a mezcal cocktail, winter will feel a world away.

9. The Star

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1309 NW Hoyt St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 300-7827
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One of the few dedicated deep-dish pizzerias in town, the sprawling Star in the Pearl has a spacious but cozy patio out front. A number of tables —including some standing room cocktail tables — are warmed by numerous heat lamps, while a roof keeps the rain out. It’s best enjoyed with a hot and cheesy deep dish pizza and a glass or two of red wine to ward off autumn’s chills.

Guests in masks sit on an industrial patio with a roof and heat lamps
Outdoor dining at the Star
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10. RingSide Steakhouse

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2165 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 223-1513
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Part of the appeal of this long-celebrated steakhouse is its moody, old-school interiors, with its table-side lamps and fireplaces. But as a pandemic necessity, Ringside decided to design its own outdoor dining space, and it’s a beauty. Tables draped in the same white tablecloths as the inside fill the secluded, tree-lined space, covered and accompanied by heat lamps. The restaurant takes reservations for dinners of dry-aged steaks and James Beard’s favorite onion rings.

11. Laurelhurst Market

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3155 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-3097
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One of the earlier restaurants to convert to outdoor dining, lauded steakhouse and butcher counter Laurelhurst Market fully renovated its parking lot. Now, it has a sprawling wooden patio with tented tables in the summer and a full cover in the colder months, and offers table service to enjoy its high-quality steak dinners, cocktails, and wine.

12. Flying Fish Company LLC

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3004 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 806-6747
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Lyf Gildersleeve’s sustainable fish market and restaurant Flying Fish Co. has built a charming little patio where diners can enjoy the seafood and wine of the market in relative comfort. Short, bright-toned hardwood walls, blue umbrellas, and bamboo offer protection from the rain, while heaters keep things warm.

13. Normandie

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1005 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 233-4129
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Bretonic seafood restaurant Normandie has accepted vaccinated diners inside for a while now, but those who still feel more safe dining al fresco will be comfortable on the erected wooden sidewalk patio. It’s now fully enclosed, save for one side, and decorated with assorted plants. Tables are heated by individual gas heaters, so even when the skies are gray and full of rain, it’s still a pleasant environment to enjoy some savory cocktails and charred octopus or gochujang pork lettuce wraps.

14. Hat Yai Belmont

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605 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-8156
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At the Belmont location of Earl Ninsom and Alan Akwai’s Southern Thai fried chicken restaurant, diners can order the crispy, shallot dusted chicken, buttery roti, and rich curry sauce to enjoy out on the well-lit wooden patio. Corrugated steel protects customers from the rain while gas lanterns keep them warm. There are also assorted tables under the overhanging roof, for those who want a bit more of an open space. 

15. Mirisata

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2420 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 233-4675
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Vegan, worker-owned Sri Lankan restaurant Mirisata serves colorful dishes of aromatic, herb-laden dhal, curry, fried rice, and sambol alongside roti and fritters. All of it is transportive to warmer climes, especially under the covered, heated wooden patio out front on Belmont.

16. Double Dragon

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1235 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 230-8340
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SE Division cocktail bar and restaurant Double Dragon has always had a nice patio. However, during the pandemic the team has poured time, money, and effort into bolstering the sprawling sidewalk patio, adding roofs, low fences, heat lamps, and umbrellas for shade. Order a couple of the bar’s tropical cocktails and a thick pork belly or tofu sandwich, and pretend like it’s summer.

17. Oma's Hideaway

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3131 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(971) 754-4923
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From the team behind Gado Gado, Oma’s Hideaway has taken over the spot previously home to the Whiskey Soda Lounge. For a while it operated as takeout only with a different concept, but it has reopened its spacious back patio for dining, arrayed with umbrella-shaded tables and heaters; toward the front, diners can sit in partitioned outdoor dining “booths” along the perimeter of the restaurant, festooned by brilliantly patterned tablecloths. In either space, diners can feast on the Malaysian and Chinese cooking, as well as an exceptional cheeseburger served with crinkle fries.

A person in overalls drops off a plate of food at a table outside Oma’s Hideaway
Brittnee Kumre drops off food to Mickayla Dundeas, center, and Michaila Grant, left, at Oma’s Hideaway.
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18. BGs Food Cartel

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4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 605-9163
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Beaverton’s sprawling food cart pod is one of the culinary hotspots in Beaverton, with various vendors serving things like po’boys, barbecue, and vegan fried chicken sandwiches. On nice days, the string-light-lit outdoor space is cozy and spacious, while rainy and cold days are best suited to the covered patio with its large heat lamps.

19. Yalla

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7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 206-4007
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One branch of the Sesame Collective restaurant group, Multnomah Village’s Yalla features a menu of Mediterranean dishes like meze platters, pastrami, kebabs, and a pretty excellent fried chicken with harissa honey and pickled cauliflower. Opening in the summer of 2020 meant patio seating was essentially required, so the team went all out. In front, diners can find individual picnic pods, covered and partially walled, complete with cherry-red bussing trays. In back, a covered wooden deck with heat lamps and white metal seating provides for small groups. 

White metal tables and chairs sit on a covered wooden deck.
Yall’s back patio

20. Valley Public House

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12960 SE 162nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(971) 271-2099
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A new food hall in nearby Happy Valley, Valley Public House offers thick square slabs of Ranch pizza and enchiladas and moles from Tamale Boy. The bar keeps a slate of beverages on tap, from beers to cocktails to kombuchas, with two outdoor patios — one family-friendly and another 21+ — sporting stone fireplaces and cushioned chairs. Order takeout food from any of the businesses, grab a few drinks, and nab one of the outdoor seats for dinner or weekend brunch.

1. Gabagool

7955 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

One of the city’s top Italian restaurants for its heaping bowls of silky noodles and crispy polenta dishes, Gabagool offers takeout and outdoor dining out on its patio. Diners have a few options: There’s the covered patio area with bench seating and free-standing tables, and there’s a few free-standing tables out on the sidewalk with umbrellas. When the weather is gets really bad, it’s best to go for the covered patio, but on more temperate days there are plenty of choices.

7955 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203

2. Verdigris @ Daisy Bar & Cafe

1465 NE Prescott St suite f, Portland, OR 97211

Chef Johnny Nunn has moved his cozy French restaurant up the street to his more casual cafe space, Daisy. On the covered, paved patio diners can find the same high quality three-course meals (and à la carte options), plus wine, beer, and cocktails. A cover keeps the rain off and heaters keep things warm for diners during happy hour, when they can find $1 oysters and discounted wine.

1465 NE Prescott St suite f
Portland, OR 97211

3. Eem - Thai BBQ & Cocktails

3808 N Williams Ave st 127, Portland, OR 97227

The fabulous Thai barbecue restaurant Eem has gone through a number of pivots during the pandemic, offering everything from family meals for takeout to delivering cocktails. For limited onsite dining, it offers a number of booths made of wood and corrugate plastic for individual groups. Each has individual fire pits, allowing groups to stay warm while enjoying items like the brisket burnt ends in white curry and wild and flowery cocktails.

3808 N Williams Ave st 127
Portland, OR 97227

4. Tacovore

3707 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

The popular taqueria on NE Fremont offers two kinds of winterized outdoor seating: the spacious tent out back offers full cover and heat, along with picnic tables for dining, while the covered wooden patio in front offers more stylish seating, also partially enclosed and heated. At both, diners can enjoy plates of tacos and enough margaritas to drive away the chill. 

3707 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212

5. Chameleon Restaurant & Bar

2000 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

Combining Thai flavors with others from around the globe — like duck ravioli in red curry sauce, green papaya salad, and panko and quinoa crusted King salmon with cilantro — Pat Jeung’s Chameleon has been an oft-overlooked mainstay of the Hollywood area for decades. Its back patio is a lush garden filled with outdoor seating, and now a new rooftop cover and heaters so that diners can sample Jeung’s global cuisine all year-round. 

2000 NE 40th Ave
Portland, OR 97212

6. Gado Gado

1801 NE Cesar E Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

Gado Gado was quick to set up outside dining on its parking lot in Hollywood after COVID-19 struck, and even after facing numerous crises including break-ins and snow storms, it’s still going strong. Plant-filled, covered, and heated with standing heat lanterns, it’s a lovely and cozy place to dine on the restaurant’s signature Indonesian and Chinese curries, dumplings, and salads.

1801 NE Cesar E Chavez Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

7. The Fireside

801 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

A charming gastropub serving tavern staples like a smash burger, fried chicken sandwich, and pasta dishes alongside spirit-forward cocktails on the bustling NW 23rd Avenue, Fireside has gotten decked out for winter. The elaborate wooden seating area stretches halfway up the block, fully ventilated at the back but covered and lined with heaters to protect diners as they enjoy a fire-roasted brownie or whiskey drink. 

801 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97210

8. República

721 NW 9th Ave #175, Portland, OR 97209

A Mexican cafe by day and a tasting menu spot by night, República is easily one of the most exciting new restaurants in Portland. When dining on earthy quesadilla oaxaquena with salsa macha or enfrijolada with uni, it’s best to sit on the cafe’s gorgeous outdoor patio, positioned between the brick facade of the building and the lush plants that serve as a barrier between the dining area and the parking lot. It’s fully covered in winter, with heaters, so combined with a mezcal cocktail, winter will feel a world away.

721 NW 9th Ave #175
Portland, OR 97209

9. The Star

1309 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209
Guests in masks sit on an industrial patio with a roof and heat lamps
Outdoor dining at the Star
The Star/Official

One of the few dedicated deep-dish pizzerias in town, the sprawling Star in the Pearl has a spacious but cozy patio out front. A number of tables —including some standing room cocktail tables — are warmed by numerous heat lamps, while a roof keeps the rain out. It’s best enjoyed with a hot and cheesy deep dish pizza and a glass or two of red wine to ward off autumn’s chills.

1309 NW Hoyt St
Portland, OR 97209

10. RingSide Steakhouse

2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210

Part of the appeal of this long-celebrated steakhouse is its moody, old-school interiors, with its table-side lamps and fireplaces. But as a pandemic necessity, Ringside decided to design its own outdoor dining space, and it’s a beauty. Tables draped in the same white tablecloths as the inside fill the secluded, tree-lined space, covered and accompanied by heat lamps. The restaurant takes reservations for dinners of dry-aged steaks and James Beard’s favorite onion rings.

2165 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97210

11. Laurelhurst Market

3155 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

One of the earlier restaurants to convert to outdoor dining, lauded steakhouse and butcher counter Laurelhurst Market fully renovated its parking lot. Now, it has a sprawling wooden patio with tented tables in the summer and a full cover in the colder months, and offers table service to enjoy its high-quality steak dinners, cocktails, and wine.

3155 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

12. Flying Fish Company LLC

3004 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Lyf Gildersleeve’s sustainable fish market and restaurant Flying Fish Co. has built a charming little patio where diners can enjoy the seafood and wine of the market in relative comfort. Short, bright-toned hardwood walls, blue umbrellas, and bamboo offer protection from the rain, while heaters keep things warm.

3004 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

13. Normandie

1005 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214

Bretonic seafood restaurant Normandie has accepted vaccinated diners inside for a while now, but those who still feel more safe dining al fresco will be comfortable on the erected wooden sidewalk patio. It’s now fully enclosed, save for one side, and decorated with assorted plants. Tables are heated by individual gas heaters, so even when the skies are gray and full of rain, it’s still a pleasant environment to enjoy some savory cocktails and charred octopus or gochujang pork lettuce wraps.

1005 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214

14. Hat Yai Belmont

605 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

At the Belmont location of Earl Ninsom and Alan Akwai’s Southern Thai fried chicken restaurant, diners can order the crispy, shallot dusted chicken, buttery roti, and rich curry sauce to enjoy out on the well-lit wooden patio. Corrugated steel protects customers from the rain while gas lanterns keep them warm. There are also assorted tables under the overhanging roof, for those who want a bit more of an open space. 

605 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

15. Mirisata

2420 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

Vegan, worker-owned Sri Lankan restaurant Mirisata serves colorful dishes of aromatic, herb-laden dhal, curry, fried rice, and sambol alongside roti and fritters. All of it is transportive to warmer climes, especially under the covered, heated wooden patio out front on Belmont.

2420 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

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16. Double Dragon

1235 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

SE Division cocktail bar and restaurant Double Dragon has always had a nice patio. However, during the pandemic the team has poured time, money, and effort into bolstering the sprawling sidewalk patio, adding roofs, low fences, heat lamps, and umbrellas for shade. Order a couple of the bar’s tropical cocktails and a thick pork belly or tofu sandwich, and pretend like it’s summer.

1235 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

17. Oma's Hideaway

3131 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
A person in overalls drops off a plate of food at a table outside Oma’s Hideaway
Brittnee Kumre drops off food to Mickayla Dundeas, center, and Michaila Grant, left, at Oma’s Hideaway.
Molly J. Smith / EPDX

From the team behind Gado Gado, Oma’s Hideaway has taken over the spot previously home to the Whiskey Soda Lounge. For a while it operated as takeout only with a different concept, but it has reopened its spacious back patio for dining, arrayed with umbrella-shaded tables and heaters; toward the front, diners can sit in partitioned outdoor dining “booths” along the perimeter of the restaurant, festooned by brilliantly patterned tablecloths. In either space, diners can feast on the Malaysian and Chinese cooking, as well as an exceptional cheeseburger served with crinkle fries.

3131 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

18. BGs Food Cartel

4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

Beaverton’s sprawling food cart pod is one of the culinary hotspots in Beaverton, with various vendors serving things like po’boys, barbecue, and vegan fried chicken sandwiches. On nice days, the string-light-lit outdoor space is cozy and spacious, while rainy and cold days are best suited to the covered patio with its large heat lamps.

4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005

19. Yalla

7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
White metal tables and chairs sit on a covered wooden deck.
Yall’s back patio

One branch of the Sesame Collective restaurant group, Multnomah Village’s Yalla features a menu of Mediterranean dishes like meze platters, pastrami, kebabs, and a pretty excellent fried chicken with harissa honey and pickled cauliflower. Opening in the summer of 2020 meant patio seating was essentially required, so the team went all out. In front, diners can find individual picnic pods, covered and partially walled, complete with cherry-red bussing trays. In back, a covered wooden deck with heat lamps and white metal seating provides for small groups. 

7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

20. Valley Public House

12960 SE 162nd Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086

A new food hall in nearby Happy Valley, Valley Public House offers thick square slabs of Ranch pizza and enchiladas and moles from Tamale Boy. The bar keeps a slate of beverages on tap, from beers to cocktails to kombuchas, with two outdoor patios — one family-friendly and another 21+ — sporting stone fireplaces and cushioned chairs. Order takeout food from any of the businesses, grab a few drinks, and nab one of the outdoor seats for dinner or weekend brunch.

12960 SE 162nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086

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