With the weather taking a cold turn and nights getting longer, Portlanders are ducking into restaurants to enjoy drinks or a cozy meal indoors. 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.Read More
14 Cozy Portland Restaurants and Bars with Fireplaces
Where to drink a cup of cocoa (or an Old Fashioned) by the fire
At this restored locksmith shop-turned-bar, boozy Manhattans and mulled sangria are served alongside brisket or portobello sliders. DJs spin vinyl sets most nights of the week while a wood stove next to the DJ booth lends a cozy, living room vibe.
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McMenamins Chapel Pub
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.
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 a Detroit-style pan pizza. Old Town is also available for private events.
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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.
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 baked chicken and blackened steelhead.
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 torte.
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 Upper Left Roasters coffee.
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 ribeye, an iceberg wedge, and the onion rings James Beard made famous.
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.
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 Italian coffee, a Negroni with brown sugar, coffee, and Campari whip.
Wyrd Leatherworks and Meadery
Fire crackles in the stone hearth at this medieval-themed mead hall and leather shop where visitors are welcome to bring board/card games or come in cosplay. Mead hall guests sip on flights of still and session meads made from Bee Local Honey while noshing on charcuterie boards, served in the evenings from Friday through Sunday.
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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 hot toddy or pitcher of beer, and maybe a personal-sized pizza.