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14 Cozy Portland Restaurants and Bars with Fireplaces

Where to drink a cup of cocoa (or an Old Fashioned) by the fire

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The fireplace seating at Ringside
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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.

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McMenamins Chapel Pub

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This renovated chapel-turned-pub has lots of cozy nooks and crannies, including one near a traditional fireplace, but in the center of one of the dining areas is a larger, toasty-warm wood burning stove. For the full experience, devotees pair a fireside seat with a Terminator Stout and some Cajun tots.

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Old Town Brewing

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The Northeast Portland location of Old Town Brewing is home to a beautiful stone fireplace next to the bar, within a taproom with serious Tudor design touches. Visitors can sit in plush armchairs next to the fire with a pint, or maybe just a meatball sub. Old Town is also available for private events.

Radio Room

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Although Radio Room is mostly known for its large outdoor fireplace on the lower-floor patio, the dining room with the retro bingo sign is also home to a burly wood stove. To lean into the cold-weather vibes, opt for a bowl of the soup du jour, or a hearty plate of brunch biscuits and gravy.

This NE Alberta neighborhood bar is home to a roaring fireplace indoors, as well as a covered patio fireplace. Whether you cozy up to the spot indoors or out, any trip to Binks should involve pizza, pool, and a cheap pint.

The Fireside

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As its name would suggest, the Fireside has two large fireplaces: a round one in the back dining room and a large fireplace in the bar area. Here, Nob Hill neighbors go high-brow or low-brow, either opting for hearty French dips and smash burgers or seared Oregon albacore and bavette steaks.

Papa Haydn

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Papa Haydn is known for its dazzling layer cakes, but its restaurant serves nice array of small plates and cocktails for a lovely evening by the fire. Visitors should ask for a seat in the back to score a nice spot next to the fireplace, which burns throughout the winter months. Go all-out with a cup of cocoa, French onion soup, and a seasonal dessert like maple gingerbread cake.

This legendary Portland Peruvian restaurant is mainly known as a celebration spot for towering causas and super-fresh ceviche. However, Andina’s gas fireplace flickers from the main floor bar, where Pearl District locals snack on anticuchos and knock back pisco sours. It’s a prime spot to sip a post-dinner mocha or a cup of Nossa Familia coffee.

Vault Cocktail Lounge

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In this moody, low-lit cocktail lounge and restaurant, those lucky enough to do so nab the fireside armchairs where they can sip Manhattans and sours by firelight. Vault is also home to an impressive happy hour, with $5 sandwiches and $7 gimlets.

Ringside Steakhouse

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The old-school Ringside Steakhouse already feels cozy — thanks to its plush red banquettes, candle-lit tables, and brick ceiling — but those looking for a little additional heat can request a seat by the fireplace. To really do Ringside right, lean into the midcentury vibes: an Old Fashioned, a rib-eye, an iceberg wedge, and the onion rings James Beard made famous.

Doug Fir Lounge

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This hybrid bar/restaurant/music venue boasts a back patio fire pit in the spring and summer, but in the bar proper, there's a fireplace that helps drive home the "log cabin" theme. Those looking to sip an Old Fashioned on the cushy fireside couches should ask for directions to the fireplace room.

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

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Both Portland locations of this Irish brewpub and restaurant offer roaring fireplaces where regulars cozy up with a pint of Guinness or a double of Jameson. With a menu of corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew, and shepherd’s pie, Kells uses a diversity of tactics to warm up its visitors on chilly evenings.

Multnomah Whiskey Library

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If one were to get snowed in, there probably isn't a better place than one that has more than 2,000 bottles of booze. Multnomah Whiskey Library has all that, plus cocktails made with top-shelf spirits and a large fireplace surrounded by a few plush leather armchairs. Those who aren’t members should arrive early to put their names on the list; those who donate $250 to the Oregon Food Bank will be able to purchase a membership almost immediately, which allows them to make reservations.

Sapphire Hotel

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This quirky converted hotel lobby turned lounge is dark and cozy with a wood stove near one of the intimate seating areas, where couples snack on bacon-wrapped dates and charcuterie. To double-down on the hygge, visitors can opt for the bar’s hot buttered rum, brewed with peanuts for a little nutty sweetness.

Muddy Rudder Public House

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Sellwood's cozy neighborhood bar started out as a bungalow, and the house's original fireplace is still in action, lit in the evenings now that the weather has turned. Neighborhood locals warm up alongside it with a Jim Beam hot toddy or pitcher of beer, and maybe a personal-sized pizza.

McMenamins Chapel Pub

McMenamins Chapel Pub [Official]

This renovated chapel-turned-pub has lots of cozy nooks and crannies, including one near a traditional fireplace, but in the center of one of the dining areas is a larger, toasty-warm wood burning stove. For the full experience, devotees pair a fireside seat with a Terminator Stout and some Cajun tots.

McMenamins Chapel Pub [Official]

Old Town Brewing

The Northeast Portland location of Old Town Brewing is home to a beautiful stone fireplace next to the bar, within a taproom with serious Tudor design touches. Visitors can sit in plush armchairs next to the fire with a pint, or maybe just a meatball sub. Old Town is also available for private events.

Radio Room

Although Radio Room is mostly known for its large outdoor fireplace on the lower-floor patio, the dining room with the retro bingo sign is also home to a burly wood stove. To lean into the cold-weather vibes, opt for a bowl of the soup du jour, or a hearty plate of brunch biscuits and gravy.

Binks

This NE Alberta neighborhood bar is home to a roaring fireplace indoors, as well as a covered patio fireplace. Whether you cozy up to the spot indoors or out, any trip to Binks should involve pizza, pool, and a cheap pint.

The Fireside

As its name would suggest, the Fireside has two large fireplaces: a round one in the back dining room and a large fireplace in the bar area. Here, Nob Hill neighbors go high-brow or low-brow, either opting for hearty French dips and smash burgers or seared Oregon albacore and bavette steaks.

Papa Haydn

Papa Haydn is known for its dazzling layer cakes, but its restaurant serves nice array of small plates and cocktails for a lovely evening by the fire. Visitors should ask for a seat in the back to score a nice spot next to the fireplace, which burns throughout the winter months. Go all-out with a cup of cocoa, French onion soup, and a seasonal dessert like maple gingerbread cake.

Andina

This legendary Portland Peruvian restaurant is mainly known as a celebration spot for towering causas and super-fresh ceviche. However, Andina’s gas fireplace flickers from the main floor bar, where Pearl District locals snack on anticuchos and knock back pisco sours. It’s a prime spot to sip a post-dinner mocha or a cup of Nossa Familia coffee.

Vault Cocktail Lounge

In this moody, low-lit cocktail lounge and restaurant, those lucky enough to do so nab the fireside armchairs where they can sip Manhattans and sours by firelight. Vault is also home to an impressive happy hour, with $5 sandwiches and $7 gimlets.

Ringside Steakhouse

The old-school Ringside Steakhouse already feels cozy — thanks to its plush red banquettes, candle-lit tables, and brick ceiling — but those looking for a little additional heat can request a seat by the fireplace. To really do Ringside right, lean into the midcentury vibes: an Old Fashioned, a rib-eye, an iceberg wedge, and the onion rings James Beard made famous.

Doug Fir Lounge

This hybrid bar/restaurant/music venue boasts a back patio fire pit in the spring and summer, but in the bar proper, there's a fireplace that helps drive home the "log cabin" theme. Those looking to sip an Old Fashioned on the cushy fireside couches should ask for directions to the fireplace room.

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Both Portland locations of this Irish brewpub and restaurant offer roaring fireplaces where regulars cozy up with a pint of Guinness or a double of Jameson. With a menu of corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew, and shepherd’s pie, Kells uses a diversity of tactics to warm up its visitors on chilly evenings.

Multnomah Whiskey Library

If one were to get snowed in, there probably isn't a better place than one that has more than 2,000 bottles of booze. Multnomah Whiskey Library has all that, plus cocktails made with top-shelf spirits and a large fireplace surrounded by a few plush leather armchairs. Those who aren’t members should arrive early to put their names on the list; those who donate $250 to the Oregon Food Bank will be able to purchase a membership almost immediately, which allows them to make reservations.

Sapphire Hotel

This quirky converted hotel lobby turned lounge is dark and cozy with a wood stove near one of the intimate seating areas, where couples snack on bacon-wrapped dates and charcuterie. To double-down on the hygge, visitors can opt for the bar’s hot buttered rum, brewed with peanuts for a little nutty sweetness.

Muddy Rudder Public House

Sellwood's cozy neighborhood bar started out as a bungalow, and the house's original fireplace is still in action, lit in the evenings now that the weather has turned. Neighborhood locals warm up alongside it with a Jim Beam hot toddy or pitcher of beer, and maybe a personal-sized pizza.

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