With the growing number of Oregonians getting COVID-19 boosters — and restaurants requiring proof of vaccination to dine inside — some Portlanders are starting to tiptoe back into restaurants, finally starting to let down their guard and enjoy a cozy indoor dining space. With its reputation as a cold and rainy place, Portland has always housed a number of restaurants and bars with fireplaces, places where people can sip stouts or soups by the warm crackle of the flame. Many, many Portland restaurants and bars are home to patios with outdoor fire pits, from EastBurn to the Rambler; this map specifically focuses on restaurants with indoor fireplaces, although a few spots on this map also have outdoor fire pit options for those who feel uneasy dining indoors. This map also skips over restaurants with wood-burning ovens in the kitchen — lovely, but they’re not exactly what we’re going for here. Per usual, this map is not ranked; it’s organized geographically.
Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More