For the majority of Portlanders, summer’s arrival means one thing: getting a table at an outdoor patio or grabbing sidewalk seating at a favorite bar or restaurant. Summer is a glorious three- to four-month stretch when we enjoy our world-famous microbrews, spirits and food outside without the fear of getting rained on.
Downtown beer enthusiasts can take a seat on the sidewalks outside of Rogue Distillery & Public House and Deschutes Brewery or lounge on the patios of BridgePort Brewpub, Henry’s 12th Street Tavern or 10 Barrel Brewing‘s rooftop. The outdoor scene isn’t limited to beer; great dining options abound at Nel Centro and Jake’s Famous Crawfish. If you’re looking for a view to go along with your food or drink, but still want to feel the breeze blowing through your hair, try Departure’s 15th floor open air patio. For a unique waterfront option, check out Rosswood at the River’s Edge Hotel & Spa on the banks of the Willamette.