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19 Portland Bar Patios for Fall Revelry

The top spots to drink cocktails outdoors

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Somehow, fall is upon us again in the City of Roses. 2021 was in many ways an even stranger year than 2020, but if one thing remained constant it was that outdoor dining was crucial to the city. Thankfully, the newly erected plazas, patios, and street-side dining options look like they’ll be here to stay, at least through spring 2022.

For this map we’ve selected some of Portland’s best bar patios, ones that create a safe and comfortable environment without building an outside area that is essentially indoors; full tents with little circulation are out. And while hundreds of bars have modest but serviceable outside dining with street and sidewalk licenses, these are the places that are able to set up something a little more robust and more suitable for rainy fall days. Looking for a drink with a view? Check out our rooftop patio map. Looking for a full meal on a patio? Check out our restaurant patio map.

As usual, this map is organized geographically. It is not ranked.

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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Leisure Public House

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8002 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203
(503) 289-7606
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Tucked up in St. Johns, the casual cocktail bar Leisure Public House didn’t need to change much to provide a comfortable dining experience outside during the pandemic. In warmer weather, the assorted picnic tables and new sidewalk seating out front are perfectly serviceable, but when it’s cooler, the back patio provides a respite, with partial cover, heat, and tables well spread out. There’s even screens out there for sporting events and other programs.

2. Tiny Bubble Room

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2025 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 208-2660
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Primarily a beer bar and taphouse, Tiny Bubble Room is relatively new to the scene, having opened in fall of 2020. Its spacious patio is decked out with picnic tables with tented roofs, along with individual pods in storage containers so diners can enjoy the Southern food, impressive tap list, and cocktails outside year-round. 

3. Tulip Shop Tavern

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825 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 206-8483
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Aside from a killer smash burger and a fun takeout drink program, this top-notch cocktail bar disguised as a neighborhood haunt also sports a lovely back patio. Fully enclosed and partially covered, the patio is cozy in all weather, and is spacious enough for comfort. Order the smash burger and some cocktails and enjoy the sunny weather. 

4. Wilder

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5501 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
(971) 710-5428
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Many of Wilder’s best qualities proved to be a struggle during the pandemic: It was always a welcoming, cozy, neighborhood spot for a friendly conversation with the bartender over a drink at the bar. And while its regulars may be able to return to that one day, for now the bar has a pretty great alternative — Wilder was one of the few places in town to set up a full street plaza this summer, successfully crowdsourcing a tent to block the sun and rain. It’s open enough to the air to feel safe in, while still managing to keep out the worst of the wind and rain, especially with a few lamp heaters keeping things warm. 

5. Radio Room

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1101 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-2346
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Radio Room broke a years-long record of days open when it was forced to close temporarily due to the pandemic. And with current scheduling, it’s no longer open seven days a week, instead closing Tuesdays. However, other days have brunch and lunch options, happy hour, and a full dinner menu. It’s always sported one of the best patios on Alberta, with multiple levels, coverings, heaters, and plantlife. It’s a lovely space to watch a sunset.

6. Victoria Bar

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4835 N Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 360-7760
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The famously dog-friendly, vegan-friendly cocktail bar Victoria already had a pretty sizeable patio, and managed to provide a welcome respite for socially-distanced imbibing during the summer time. This last year, though, it has upped its game even more, adding additional tables, covers, and a new front patio seating area.

7. Prost Marketplace

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4237 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 954-2674
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Mississippi Avenue has no shortage of patios, but it’s hard to compete with Prost Marketplace. A sprawling roofed wooden patio with some of the city’s best food carts — including Matt’s BBQ, Burger Stevens, and Desi PDX — the food cart pod is decked out with seating, heaters, and lights. The only downside is the sheer popularity of the space can lead to some crowds, especially on nicer days, which can be anxiety-inducing for those trying to social distance as much as possible. It’s best to visit on a quieter weekday afternoon for a more relaxing time, and a better chance that Matt’s isn’t sold out of its brisket. In addition to the fabulous german beers from Prost, there’s also Bloodbuzz, a cocktail truck with a full bar.

8. The Rambler

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4205 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 459-4049
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A Southern-tinged neighborhood bar with relaxed party vibes, the Rambler has always drawn in diners to the patios and yards that stretch from the front to the back of the old craftsman-style building it’s housed in. It made some pandemic-era upgrades, though, by spacing tables out more, investing in heat lamps and roofs, and adding some additional seating along the side of the building. Even on a busy weekend night, it’s possible to find some secluded seating for socially-distant, comfortable outdoor drinking.

9. Mad Hanna

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6127 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 288-2944
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A popular watering hole in the Beaumont and Roseway communities for those in the know, Mad Hanna rocks an awesome back lawn. A partially covered space provides protection from any wayward rain drops, and the rest is devoted to casual seating with a welcoming thrown-together vibe. The bar even hosts DJs and occasionally masseuses, and has a tendency to throw the occasional barbecue. Drinks are straightforward — nothing too fancy, nor too expensive. 

10. Bar West

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1221 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 208-2852
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Bar West temporarily shuttered in the fall, but reopened with a glorious new patio in spring. The elegant wood structure is almost as stylish as the breezy, bright interior. Cafe tables are strewn throughout, and one fenced side is devoted to bar seating. A wooden cover with heaters provides some safety from the weather, though the entirely open sides mean it’s best enjoyed on sunny days, especially with a glass of local rosé or one of the photogenic cocktails from the bar. 

11. Paymaster Lounge

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1020 NW 17th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 943-2780
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Paymaster’s quirky covered patio has been a longstanding haunt for those in the Nob Hill and Slab Town areas for its many features—covered with heaters for the winter and misters for the summer, there’s also pool tables and a walk-up window to place orders, so no one has to go back inside to do so (it’s still necessary to mask-up while ordering, of course).

12. Botanist

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910 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(971) 533-8064
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Chic cocktail bar Botanist spent some time closed during the confusing closings and reopenings of the city’s bars, but it’s back and fully operational. It boasts one of the largest patios in town, and definitely the largest rooftop patio, with dozens of tables under strings of lights. Many nights see musical acts, while weekend brunch is often accompanied by drag performances. More than just a sweet patio, Botanist also serves sophisticated and creative cocktails, often incorporating kitchen ingredients and local honeys.

13. Tropicale

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2337 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 894-9484
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At Tropicale, Portland’s first dedicated piña colada bar, it feels like summertime all year round. This is partially thanks to its front patio—decked out with umbrellas and a partial roof cover—where folk sip boozy and non-alcoholic drinks out of whole pineapple shells and dine on Caribbean tacos and ceviche. 

14. Stammtisch

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401 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 206-7983
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The sibling bar to Prost, Stammtisch’s patio was originally more for block parties and other summertime events, but the team weatherized it for this winter, adding tented booths, covered tables, and heat lamps. On sunny days it’s all about a crisp German lager, and in cooler weather, diners can relax and warm up with some gluhwein.

15. Momo's

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725 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 478-9600
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After a long time closed, Momo’s is back in action. This unassuming dive bar is a consummate hangout for Portland State students and downtown residents who fill its wide, concrete back patio each night. There’s room enough to space out, with open sunny areas for nicer weather and two covered areas with heaters for when things start to get gray (or too sunny). It’s nothing too fancy, but it’s an honest bar with plenty of space to meet up with friends or have a solitary drink.

16. OK Omens

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1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-9959
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Fine dining restaurant Castagna may be closed for onsite dining, but fans of chef Justin Woodward’s cooking can order a weekend dinner from Castagna or dine out on OK Omens’ patio. Lined with umbrellas and string lights, the stone patio serves as the setting where diners can sample the incredible wine selection along with cheesy beignets, fried chicken salad, and a pretty immaculate burger.

17. Palomar

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959 SE Division St #100
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 357-8020
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One of Portland’s best daiquiri bars, Palomar’s breezy interior is closed for dining, but it’s taken over the rooftop for reservation-only partying. Up there, visitors can enjoy a beautiful view of the city, its river, and bridges while snacking on Cuban treats and imbibing some rum-based cocktails. It’s a bit more weather-dependent than other places, but some umbrellas protect diners from moderate inclement weather. On sunny days, it’s perfect. 

18. Someday

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3634 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

Someday spent 2020 in a series of pivots, from to-go wine-based cocktails to opening its patio to closing it again, but now it’s fully set up. Tucked behind an alleyway on SE Division, the bar has a covered and heated patio out back and a window for orders, as well as a more secluded amount of seating in the muraled alleyway. It’s joined by a number of food carts, including a sushi spot and meze cart. Hopefully someday it will be able to welcome diners to its sleek, stylish interior once again, but until then, it’s not a bad way to make do, especially with some of the bar’s Basque cider or tequila and tamarind cocktails in hand.

19. Bible Club PDX

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6716 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
(971) 279-2198
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Cozy, snug, intimate: the fantastically vintage Bible Club’s interior is everything that doesn’t work during today’s pandemic. Luckily, the outside back patio — though normally only open in the spring and summer — now stays open for fall and winter with extra covering and heating. There’s even the occasional live music performance, and all of Bible Club’s well-crafted Prohibition-era drinks and French wines.

1. Leisure Public House

8002 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

Tucked up in St. Johns, the casual cocktail bar Leisure Public House didn’t need to change much to provide a comfortable dining experience outside during the pandemic. In warmer weather, the assorted picnic tables and new sidewalk seating out front are perfectly serviceable, but when it’s cooler, the back patio provides a respite, with partial cover, heat, and tables well spread out. There’s even screens out there for sporting events and other programs.

8002 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203

2. Tiny Bubble Room

2025 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97217

Primarily a beer bar and taphouse, Tiny Bubble Room is relatively new to the scene, having opened in fall of 2020. Its spacious patio is decked out with picnic tables with tented roofs, along with individual pods in storage containers so diners can enjoy the Southern food, impressive tap list, and cocktails outside year-round. 

2025 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97217

3. Tulip Shop Tavern

825 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

Aside from a killer smash burger and a fun takeout drink program, this top-notch cocktail bar disguised as a neighborhood haunt also sports a lovely back patio. Fully enclosed and partially covered, the patio is cozy in all weather, and is spacious enough for comfort. Order the smash burger and some cocktails and enjoy the sunny weather. 

825 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217

4. Wilder

5501 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Many of Wilder’s best qualities proved to be a struggle during the pandemic: It was always a welcoming, cozy, neighborhood spot for a friendly conversation with the bartender over a drink at the bar. And while its regulars may be able to return to that one day, for now the bar has a pretty great alternative — Wilder was one of the few places in town to set up a full street plaza this summer, successfully crowdsourcing a tent to block the sun and rain. It’s open enough to the air to feel safe in, while still managing to keep out the worst of the wind and rain, especially with a few lamp heaters keeping things warm. 

5501 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

5. Radio Room

1101 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Radio Room broke a years-long record of days open when it was forced to close temporarily due to the pandemic. And with current scheduling, it’s no longer open seven days a week, instead closing Tuesdays. However, other days have brunch and lunch options, happy hour, and a full dinner menu. It’s always sported one of the best patios on Alberta, with multiple levels, coverings, heaters, and plantlife. It’s a lovely space to watch a sunset.

1101 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

6. Victoria Bar

4835 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217

The famously dog-friendly, vegan-friendly cocktail bar Victoria already had a pretty sizeable patio, and managed to provide a welcome respite for socially-distanced imbibing during the summer time. This last year, though, it has upped its game even more, adding additional tables, covers, and a new front patio seating area.

4835 N Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217

7. Prost Marketplace

4237 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Mississippi Avenue has no shortage of patios, but it’s hard to compete with Prost Marketplace. A sprawling roofed wooden patio with some of the city’s best food carts — including Matt’s BBQ, Burger Stevens, and Desi PDX — the food cart pod is decked out with seating, heaters, and lights. The only downside is the sheer popularity of the space can lead to some crowds, especially on nicer days, which can be anxiety-inducing for those trying to social distance as much as possible. It’s best to visit on a quieter weekday afternoon for a more relaxing time, and a better chance that Matt’s isn’t sold out of its brisket. In addition to the fabulous german beers from Prost, there’s also Bloodbuzz, a cocktail truck with a full bar.

4237 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217

8. The Rambler

4205 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217

A Southern-tinged neighborhood bar with relaxed party vibes, the Rambler has always drawn in diners to the patios and yards that stretch from the front to the back of the old craftsman-style building it’s housed in. It made some pandemic-era upgrades, though, by spacing tables out more, investing in heat lamps and roofs, and adding some additional seating along the side of the building. Even on a busy weekend night, it’s possible to find some secluded seating for socially-distant, comfortable outdoor drinking.

4205 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217

9. Mad Hanna

6127 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213

A popular watering hole in the Beaumont and Roseway communities for those in the know, Mad Hanna rocks an awesome back lawn. A partially covered space provides protection from any wayward rain drops, and the rest is devoted to casual seating with a welcoming thrown-together vibe. The bar even hosts DJs and occasionally masseuses, and has a tendency to throw the occasional barbecue. Drinks are straightforward — nothing too fancy, nor too expensive. 

6127 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213

10. Bar West

1221 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Bar West temporarily shuttered in the fall, but reopened with a glorious new patio in spring. The elegant wood structure is almost as stylish as the breezy, bright interior. Cafe tables are strewn throughout, and one fenced side is devoted to bar seating. A wooden cover with heaters provides some safety from the weather, though the entirely open sides mean it’s best enjoyed on sunny days, especially with a glass of local rosé or one of the photogenic cocktails from the bar. 

1221 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

11. Paymaster Lounge

1020 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Paymaster’s quirky covered patio has been a longstanding haunt for those in the Nob Hill and Slab Town areas for its many features—covered with heaters for the winter and misters for the summer, there’s also pool tables and a walk-up window to place orders, so no one has to go back inside to do so (it’s still necessary to mask-up while ordering, of course).

1020 NW 17th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

12. Botanist

910 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Chic cocktail bar Botanist spent some time closed during the confusing closings and reopenings of the city’s bars, but it’s back and fully operational. It boasts one of the largest patios in town, and definitely the largest rooftop patio, with dozens of tables under strings of lights. Many nights see musical acts, while weekend brunch is often accompanied by drag performances. More than just a sweet patio, Botanist also serves sophisticated and creative cocktails, often incorporating kitchen ingredients and local honeys.

910 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

13. Tropicale

2337 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232

At Tropicale, Portland’s first dedicated piña colada bar, it feels like summertime all year round. This is partially thanks to its front patio—decked out with umbrellas and a partial roof cover—where folk sip boozy and non-alcoholic drinks out of whole pineapple shells and dine on Caribbean tacos and ceviche. 

2337 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232

14. Stammtisch

401 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

The sibling bar to Prost, Stammtisch’s patio was originally more for block parties and other summertime events, but the team weatherized it for this winter, adding tented booths, covered tables, and heat lamps. On sunny days it’s all about a crisp German lager, and in cooler weather, diners can relax and warm up with some gluhwein.

401 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

15. Momo's

725 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

After a long time closed, Momo’s is back in action. This unassuming dive bar is a consummate hangout for Portland State students and downtown residents who fill its wide, concrete back patio each night. There’s room enough to space out, with open sunny areas for nicer weather and two covered areas with heaters for when things start to get gray (or too sunny). It’s nothing too fancy, but it’s an honest bar with plenty of space to meet up with friends or have a solitary drink.

725 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

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16. OK Omens

1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Fine dining restaurant Castagna may be closed for onsite dining, but fans of chef Justin Woodward’s cooking can order a weekend dinner from Castagna or dine out on OK Omens’ patio. Lined with umbrellas and string lights, the stone patio serves as the setting where diners can sample the incredible wine selection along with cheesy beignets, fried chicken salad, and a pretty immaculate burger.

1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

17. Palomar

959 SE Division St #100, Portland, OR 97214

One of Portland’s best daiquiri bars, Palomar’s breezy interior is closed for dining, but it’s taken over the rooftop for reservation-only partying. Up there, visitors can enjoy a beautiful view of the city, its river, and bridges while snacking on Cuban treats and imbibing some rum-based cocktails. It’s a bit more weather-dependent than other places, but some umbrellas protect diners from moderate inclement weather. On sunny days, it’s perfect. 

959 SE Division St #100
Portland, OR 97214

18. Someday

3634 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Someday spent 2020 in a series of pivots, from to-go wine-based cocktails to opening its patio to closing it again, but now it’s fully set up. Tucked behind an alleyway on SE Division, the bar has a covered and heated patio out back and a window for orders, as well as a more secluded amount of seating in the muraled alleyway. It’s joined by a number of food carts, including a sushi spot and meze cart. Hopefully someday it will be able to welcome diners to its sleek, stylish interior once again, but until then, it’s not a bad way to make do, especially with some of the bar’s Basque cider or tequila and tamarind cocktails in hand.

3634 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

19. Bible Club PDX

6716 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Cozy, snug, intimate: the fantastically vintage Bible Club’s interior is everything that doesn’t work during today’s pandemic. Luckily, the outside back patio — though normally only open in the spring and summer — now stays open for fall and winter with extra covering and heating. There’s even the occasional live music performance, and all of Bible Club’s well-crafted Prohibition-era drinks and French wines.

6716 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

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