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Doesn't it feel like just yesterday we were still wearing shorts? And then all of sudden Snovember hit the streets, but instead of actual snow, it's just cold. If you're not quite ready to succumb to indoor-only days for the rest of the winter, these spots have the best of both worlds: booze and an outdoor fire pit. Warm up on the outside, while you're warming up on the inside.

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1. A Roadside Attraction

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1000 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 233-0743
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Known for its kitschy and quirky decor, A Roadside Attraction is a dive bar with some serious grandma flair. The back patio is full of greenery and a large fire pit for warming up the toes on a cold PDX evening. [Photo]

2. Bravo Lounge

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8560 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97266

This casual eatery and bar off SE Division has a back patio area with a pool table, foosball, and a wood-burning stove. When it’s too chilly to sit out by the fire, you can always head in and warm up on the stage with karaoke Wednesday through Saturday evenings.

3. Cider Mill

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6722 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 246-7266
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The fire pit is lit year-round (weather permitting) at this local dinner house known for its large portions of Fryer Tuck’s chicken. There’s also live music on Friday and Saturday nights. [Photo]

4. Doug Fir Lounge

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830 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-9663
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It's almost impossible to tire of the Don Draper meets Lumberjack decor of The Doug Fir Lounge, but it's also hard to resist the cozy firepit in the outside courtyard shared with the Jupiter Hotel. Gather 'round with an $8 cocktail and enjoy the glow.

5. EastBurn

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1800 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-2876
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There's an assortment of compelling seating options at EastBurn, including a basement room complete with Skee-Ball. But the vegetation-embraced heated patio, with tabletop fire pits and chair swings, is hard to beat. Grab a beer from one of the 19 craft brews on tap.

6. McMenamins Kennedy School

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5736 NE 33rd Ave
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 249-3983
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When you're done taking a dip in the steaming soaking pool, cozy up with a beer by the mosaic fireplace in the courtyard of the Courtyard Restaurant. The wraparound brick bench gets delightfully warm.

7. Nel Centro

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1408 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 484-1099
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Downtown’s Hotel Modera is a sleek destination for business travelers, but locals go to the restaurant for upscale Italian dishes from chef David Machado. Outside is an urban oasis complete with a living wall of plants and a long, gas-fueled fire pit with a modern aesthetic. Sip Italian wines by the glass or expertly crafted cocktails, including hand-warmers like an Allspice Toddy or coffee spiked with Krogstad Aquavit.

8. Radio Room

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1101 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-2346
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This NE Alberta spot is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving up truffle fries and a brunch menu that lasts until 11 p.m. The outdoor patio space has a long firepit with plenty of space to gather around with friends, and the upper patio has a fireplace.

9. RingSide Steakhouse

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14021 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97230
(503) 255-0750
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Although the fancy steakhouse on the Glendoveer Golf Course is slated for a more casual makeunder after the first of the year, the outdoor patio's firepit tables thankfully won't be going anywhere. There's a smart list of wines by the glass, as well as cocktails made from local spirits.

10. Rontoms

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600 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-4536
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The large, covered outdoor patio is the ultimate year-round hang-out with a cozy fireplace and heaters, ping pong, a back bar, and live music.

11. Skyline Tavern

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8031 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229
(503) 286-4788
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This rustic tavern with its tree-lined view has an out-of-town feel, but it's a perennial favorite with locals. It's also a great place for a rousing game of horseshoes or ping pong. It isn’t well-known for its culinary options, so BYO-steak or burgers to grill up on the communal outdoor barbeque and fire pit.

12. StormBreaker Brewing

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832 N Beech St
Portland, OR 97227
(971) 703-4516
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StormBreaker is one of Portland's newest brewpubs, taking over the space formerly home to Amnesia Brewing. Unlike the former, kids are welcome here, and the menu is stocked with burgers, plus veggie boards and sides. And unlike most pubs, there's a good selection of cocktails, as well as a menu of beer and whiskey pairings.

13. Tamale Boy

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1764 NE Dekum St
Portland, OR 97211

Though it's known for its tamales, Tamale Boy's brick-and-mortar location has a tasty selection of Mexican-inspired cocktails and margaritas, which you can enjoy from the spacious, firepit-equipped, outdoor patio.

14. Tidbit Food Farm and Garden

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SE Division
Portland, OR

Portland's most deluxe cart pod has a big, bench-flanked gathering space with a firepit in the middle. It also has Scout, a beer cart serving up 10 taps of craft brews in a range of styles.

15. White Owl Social Club

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1305 SE 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-9672
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The large outdoor space is ablaze in the summer, but even during the chilly months the back firepit keeps imbibers warm, and the craft cocktails will warm you from the inside. For dessert, order the roast-your-own-s’mores to complete the campfire experience.

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1. A Roadside Attraction

1000 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Known for its kitschy and quirky decor, A Roadside Attraction is a dive bar with some serious grandma flair. The back patio is full of greenery and a large fire pit for warming up the toes on a cold PDX evening. [Photo]

1000 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

2. Bravo Lounge

8560 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97266

This casual eatery and bar off SE Division has a back patio area with a pool table, foosball, and a wood-burning stove. When it’s too chilly to sit out by the fire, you can always head in and warm up on the stage with karaoke Wednesday through Saturday evenings.

8560 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97266

3. Cider Mill

6722 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

The fire pit is lit year-round (weather permitting) at this local dinner house known for its large portions of Fryer Tuck’s chicken. There’s also live music on Friday and Saturday nights. [Photo]

6722 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

4. Doug Fir Lounge

830 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

It's almost impossible to tire of the Don Draper meets Lumberjack decor of The Doug Fir Lounge, but it's also hard to resist the cozy firepit in the outside courtyard shared with the Jupiter Hotel. Gather 'round with an $8 cocktail and enjoy the glow.

830 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

5. EastBurn

1800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

There's an assortment of compelling seating options at EastBurn, including a basement room complete with Skee-Ball. But the vegetation-embraced heated patio, with tabletop fire pits and chair swings, is hard to beat. Grab a beer from one of the 19 craft brews on tap.

1800 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

6. McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211

When you're done taking a dip in the steaming soaking pool, cozy up with a beer by the mosaic fireplace in the courtyard of the Courtyard Restaurant. The wraparound brick bench gets delightfully warm.

5736 NE 33rd Ave
Portland, OR 97211

7. Nel Centro

1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Downtown’s Hotel Modera is a sleek destination for business travelers, but locals go to the restaurant for upscale Italian dishes from chef David Machado. Outside is an urban oasis complete with a living wall of plants and a long, gas-fueled fire pit with a modern aesthetic. Sip Italian wines by the glass or expertly crafted cocktails, including hand-warmers like an Allspice Toddy or coffee spiked with Krogstad Aquavit.

1408 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97201

8. Radio Room

1101 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

This NE Alberta spot is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving up truffle fries and a brunch menu that lasts until 11 p.m. The outdoor patio space has a long firepit with plenty of space to gather around with friends, and the upper patio has a fireplace.

1101 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

9. RingSide Steakhouse

14021 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97230

Although the fancy steakhouse on the Glendoveer Golf Course is slated for a more casual makeunder after the first of the year, the outdoor patio's firepit tables thankfully won't be going anywhere. There's a smart list of wines by the glass, as well as cocktails made from local spirits.

14021 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97230

10. Rontoms

600 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

The large, covered outdoor patio is the ultimate year-round hang-out with a cozy fireplace and heaters, ping pong, a back bar, and live music.

600 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

11. Skyline Tavern

8031 NW Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR 97229

This rustic tavern with its tree-lined view has an out-of-town feel, but it's a perennial favorite with locals. It's also a great place for a rousing game of horseshoes or ping pong. It isn’t well-known for its culinary options, so BYO-steak or burgers to grill up on the communal outdoor barbeque and fire pit.

8031 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229

12. StormBreaker Brewing

832 N Beech St, Portland, OR 97227

StormBreaker is one of Portland's newest brewpubs, taking over the space formerly home to Amnesia Brewing. Unlike the former, kids are welcome here, and the menu is stocked with burgers, plus veggie boards and sides. And unlike most pubs, there's a good selection of cocktails, as well as a menu of beer and whiskey pairings.

832 N Beech St
Portland, OR 97227

13. Tamale Boy

1764 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211

Though it's known for its tamales, Tamale Boy's brick-and-mortar location has a tasty selection of Mexican-inspired cocktails and margaritas, which you can enjoy from the spacious, firepit-equipped, outdoor patio.

1764 NE Dekum St
Portland, OR 97211

14. Tidbit Food Farm and Garden

SE Division, Portland, OR

Portland's most deluxe cart pod has a big, bench-flanked gathering space with a firepit in the middle. It also has Scout, a beer cart serving up 10 taps of craft brews in a range of styles.

SE Division
Portland, OR

15. White Owl Social Club

1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

The large outdoor space is ablaze in the summer, but even during the chilly months the back firepit keeps imbibers warm, and the craft cocktails will warm you from the inside. For dessert, order the roast-your-own-s’mores to complete the campfire experience.

1305 SE 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

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