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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

From patios to individual cabanas, here’s where to eat and drink al fresco

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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 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.

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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 hot, it’s best to go for the covered patio, but on more temperate days there are plenty of choices.

2. Biba Chamoru Kitchen + Oakshire Beer Hall

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5013 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218
(503) 781-4476
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Sharing a space with Oakshire Beer Hall, Biba serves everything from weekend oxtail soup to crispy lumpia to eat on the shared space’s large outdoor tented area. Plenty of Biba’s classic dishes, endemic to the Mariana Islands, are well-suited to summer dining, including the barbecue chicken fiesta plate and the kelaguen chicken, served spicy and cold; however, those looking for something else can also bring food from nearby Italian cart Sorbu or pizzeria Pizza Jerk under the tent.

3. 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 shades diners during happy hour, when they can find $1 oysters and discounted wine.

4. Mississippi Studios

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3939 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-3895
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One of Portland’s most happenin’ venues for smaller acts — local and traveling — Mississippi Studios is open for business, and its attached restaurant Bar Bar is slinging burgers and fries out on its sprawling back patio. The patio received some upgrades lat year, with additional cover, but it is still mostly open; its large size means a decent crowd can fit without squeezing in too much.

5. 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 plenty of ventilation, allowing groups to feel safe while enjoying items like the brisket burnt ends in white curry and wild and flowery cocktails.

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 and covered but with plenty of open air, it’s a lovely and cozy place to dine on the restaurant’s signature Indonesian and Chinese curries, dumplings, and salads.

7. G-Love New American Kitchen

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1615 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(971) 229-1043
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G-Love’s Slabtown patio is certainly a pretty one, lit by string lights and covered in the event of rain; diners sit at sleek white tables and dine on heirloom tomatoes with goat milk ricotta, sipping summery, produce-heavy cocktails. But the best seat in the house isn’t technically on the patio — it’s parked next door. The restaurant’s glitzed-up Volkswagen camper, affectionately named Gus the Bus, is a quirky, intimate spot for dates, complete with a lava lamp. It’s available for walk-ins, or customers can request it when making a reservation.

8. Republica

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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. But when dining on compressed watermelon aguachile or earthy quesadilla oaxaquena with salsa macha, 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 partially covered but still absorbs sun on hot days, easily enjoyed with a glass of Bichi pet nat or a mezcal cocktail.

9. Chicha

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1314 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228-9535
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At the moment, Portland’s beloved Peruvian restaurant Andina is closed. However, its more casual, street-food focused concept Chicha has opened outdoors on tiered, covered patio seating along the bustling, pedestrian-friendly 13th street in the Pearl. There, diners can crush pisco sours or limonadas along with soft-shell crab sandwiches, various anticuchos (meat skewers), empanadas, and rice bowls.

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. Glass tables sit on patterned rugs in a secluded, tree-lined space, covered and accompanied by heat lamps on cold nights. 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. Today, the restaurant offers full table service — with reservations available by phone — 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 shade from the sun while not obstructing air flow at all.

13. Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen

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835 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 222-0047
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The famous Vietnamese restaurant Luc Lac used to be all about the late-night crowd, catering to off-work industry employees and post-bar crawl refueling with herb-laden noodle bowls and steaming bowls of aromatic pho. Its location downtown it was never much of a patio spot, but these days it has a stylish seating area with umbrella-shaded tables and a fenced deck. And while it’s not open until the wee-hours of the morning anymore, it is open until 10 p.m. each day for outdoor dining.

14. Pied Cow Coffeehouse

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3244 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 230-4866
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After more than a year closed, the eccentric cafe and hookah bar the Pied Cow is back, and with it one of Portland’s most treasured patios. While the (reportedly haunted) Victorian building is closed, its gravelly, tree-lined lawn and covered patio are open, with orders placed at the window. On assorted plastic chairs at wooden tables, Portlanders young and old gather for hookahs, coffee drinks, hummus platters, pie, carafes of wine, and the famous brownie boat. When people lament the loss of “Old Portland,” they can head to the Pied Cow for placation. 

A painted plate sits on a worn black wooden table. The plate has a slice of pie surrounded by whip cream; next to it is small juice glass with prosecco.
Apple pie and prosecco at the Pied Cow
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15. 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 couple of the bar’s tropical cocktail and a thick pork belly or tofu sandwich, and embrace the Portland summer.

16. 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; 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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17. Olympia Provisions Public House

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3384 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 384-2259
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Those looking to satisfy their cravings for European Alpine food can find sausages, fondue, and schnitzel at the patio at Olympia Provisions Public House. The famed local charcuterie and sausage shop has vastly expanded its patio seating, adding covered areas and more umbrella-clad picnic tables on which to enjoy the array of beers and sausages.

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 hot, 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. Biba Chamoru Kitchen + Oakshire Beer Hall

5013 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

Sharing a space with Oakshire Beer Hall, Biba serves everything from weekend oxtail soup to crispy lumpia to eat on the shared space’s large outdoor tented area. Plenty of Biba’s classic dishes, endemic to the Mariana Islands, are well-suited to summer dining, including the barbecue chicken fiesta plate and the kelaguen chicken, served spicy and cold; however, those looking for something else can also bring food from nearby Italian cart Sorbu or pizzeria Pizza Jerk under the tent.

5013 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

3. 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 shades diners during happy hour, when they can find $1 oysters and discounted wine.

1465 NE Prescott St suite f
Portland, OR 97211

4. Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

One of Portland’s most happenin’ venues for smaller acts — local and traveling — Mississippi Studios is open for business, and its attached restaurant Bar Bar is slinging burgers and fries out on its sprawling back patio. The patio received some upgrades lat year, with additional cover, but it is still mostly open; its large size means a decent crowd can fit without squeezing in too much.

3939 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

5. 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 plenty of ventilation, allowing groups to feel safe 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

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 and covered but with plenty of open air, 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. G-Love New American Kitchen

1615 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

G-Love’s Slabtown patio is certainly a pretty one, lit by string lights and covered in the event of rain; diners sit at sleek white tables and dine on heirloom tomatoes with goat milk ricotta, sipping summery, produce-heavy cocktails. But the best seat in the house isn’t technically on the patio — it’s parked next door. The restaurant’s glitzed-up Volkswagen camper, affectionately named Gus the Bus, is a quirky, intimate spot for dates, complete with a lava lamp. It’s available for walk-ins, or customers can request it when making a reservation.

1615 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

8. Republica

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. But when dining on compressed watermelon aguachile or earthy quesadilla oaxaquena with salsa macha, 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 partially covered but still absorbs sun on hot days, easily enjoyed with a glass of Bichi pet nat or a mezcal cocktail.

721 NW 9th Ave #175
Portland, OR 97209

9. Chicha

1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

At the moment, Portland’s beloved Peruvian restaurant Andina is closed. However, its more casual, street-food focused concept Chicha has opened outdoors on tiered, covered patio seating along the bustling, pedestrian-friendly 13th street in the Pearl. There, diners can crush pisco sours or limonadas along with soft-shell crab sandwiches, various anticuchos (meat skewers), empanadas, and rice bowls.

1314 NW Glisan 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. Glass tables sit on patterned rugs in a secluded, tree-lined space, covered and accompanied by heat lamps on cold nights. 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. Today, the restaurant offers full table service — with reservations available by phone — 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 shade from the sun while not obstructing air flow at all.

3004 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

13. Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen

835 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

The famous Vietnamese restaurant Luc Lac used to be all about the late-night crowd, catering to off-work industry employees and post-bar crawl refueling with herb-laden noodle bowls and steaming bowls of aromatic pho. Its location downtown it was never much of a patio spot, but these days it has a stylish seating area with umbrella-shaded tables and a fenced deck. And while it’s not open until the wee-hours of the morning anymore, it is open until 10 p.m. each day for outdoor dining.

835 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

14. Pied Cow Coffeehouse

3244 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
A painted plate sits on a worn black wooden table. The plate has a slice of pie surrounded by whip cream; next to it is small juice glass with prosecco.
Apple pie and prosecco at the Pied Cow
Alex Frane/EPDX

After more than a year closed, the eccentric cafe and hookah bar the Pied Cow is back, and with it one of Portland’s most treasured patios. While the (reportedly haunted) Victorian building is closed, its gravelly, tree-lined lawn and covered patio are open, with orders placed at the window. On assorted plastic chairs at wooden tables, Portlanders young and old gather for hookahs, coffee drinks, hummus platters, pie, carafes of wine, and the famous brownie boat. When people lament the loss of “Old Portland,” they can head to the Pied Cow for placation. 

3244 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

15. 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 couple of the bar’s tropical cocktail and a thick pork belly or tofu sandwich, and embrace the Portland summer.

1235 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

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16. 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; 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

17. Olympia Provisions Public House

3384 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Those looking to satisfy their cravings for European Alpine food can find sausages, fondue, and schnitzel at the patio at Olympia Provisions Public House. The famed local charcuterie and sausage shop has vastly expanded its patio seating, adding covered areas and more umbrella-clad picnic tables on which to enjoy the array of beers and sausages.

3384 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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