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 Aquariva at the River’s Edge Hotel & Spa on the banks of the Willamette.
Enjoy gourmet farm-to-table fare on the luxe garden patio at Meriwhether’s Restaurant and Skyline Farm. On the inner east side, Produce Row‘s clear covered patio makes outdoor dining possible rain or shine. Further north, the Japanese-inspired garden patio at Yakuza Lounge is unparalleled.