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Outstanding outdoor dining in Portland

Make the most of good weather by taking your meals al fresco on one of Portland’s many beautiful patios.

People sit under a canopy by the sidewalk for outdoor dining at Montelupo in Northeast Portland.

Dining al fresco, pasta al dente

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Is it just us, or does eating outside make food taste better?

Catch some rays or laze in the shade at one of these 17 Portland patios. Pro tip: Don’t miss the shade rating we’ve included for each of these locations.

Sunny's Pizza front patio features picnic tables of red, yellow, and blue.

Red, yellow, or blue — what do you do?

Restaurants

Sunny’s Pizza | 7738 SE 13th Ave. | Full sun
Park your behind on the primary-colored picnic tables and dig into delicious New York-style slices.

Montelupo Italian Market | 344 NE 28th Ave. | Fully covered
From the fettuccine to the mafaldine, you can’t go wrong indulging in fresh pasta and fresh air. Pro tip: Max party size inside the tent is six.

Takibi | 2275 NW Flanders St. | Fully covered
Behind the bamboo border you’ll find a serene oasis where you can enjoy Japanese-inspired cuisine from the comfort of a Snow Peak camp chair. Pro tip: Wine bottles are half-off on Thursday.

Phuket Cafe | 1818 NW 23rd Pl. | Fully covered
Embark on a culinary journey inside this Thai restaurant’s sidewalk seating designed to look like a train car.

Pork belly tacos at Matt's BBQ Tacos

Two hands are required for these tacos.

Food truck pods

Hinterland Bar & Carts | 2216 SE 50th Ave. | Fully covered
Burger Stevens and Matt’s BBQ Tacos headline this collection of eateries, which offers permanent dishes and silverware to cut down on waste.

Midtown Beer Garden | 431 SW Harvey Milk St. | Partially covered
Portland’s oldest food cart pod’s been reimagined, offering seating for 300 folks as well as easy wheelchair access. Pro tip: Local music acts perform occasionally on the stage.

Lil’ America | 1015 SE Stark St. | Partially covered
While some tables are exposed, umbrellas and a large canopy provide an escape from sun or rain as you munch on lunch.

St. Johns Food & Beer Porch | 7316 N. Lombard St. | Partially covered
Pizza or sushi tickle your fancy? There are 16 independently owned and operated food carts that call this place home.

People enjoy the rooftop bar at KEX Hotel in Portland

Rooftop dining with a view.

Photo by @kexportland

Bars and breweries

The Sunset Room | 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | Partially shaded
Imbibe a tropical cocktail (Jamaican daiquiri, anyone?) and snack on small plates like tuna crudo across from The Fair-Haired Dumbbell during golden hour. Pro tip: If you’re still hungry, try KEX Hotel’s other dining venue, Pacific Standard.

Portland Pub - Crux Fermentation Project | 2715 SE Eighth Ave., Ste. 175 | Partially shaded
Nestled in the shadow of Darigold, this outpost of the Bend brewery serves up sandwiches, burgers, and other hearty pub fare alongside their tasty beers.

Noble Rot | 1111 E. Burnside St., fourth floor | Partially shaded
Sipping vino and dining on entrees made with ingredients grown on the rooftop garden is certainly an elevated experience.

Bauman’s on Oak | 930 SE Oak St. | Partially shaded
Enjoy the spring menu curated by chef Daniel Green (formerly of Cafe Olli) on this award-winning cidery’s dog-friendly patio, which is also home to a pair of apple trees from the Bauman family farm in Gervais. Prepare yourself... cider slushies are coming this summer.

Dirty Pretty | 638 E. Burnside St. | Partially shaded
“Palm Springs in Portland” is the vibe that this cocktail bar brings to its new patio, coninciding with its one-year anniversary. Kick back under cabanas and enjoy a full food and drink menu, plus brunch (and a potential drag version). Sunday afternoon parties and movie nights are also on the summer agenda.

Fools and Horses + Pink Rabbit | 226 NW 12th Ave. + 232 NW 12th Ave. | Fully covered
These Uncommon Concepts spots are next to each other in the Pearl District, and although each one offers a distinct experience inside, the two are pairing up on the exterior to create a mega-patio with cozy picnic and coffee tables, disco balls, and QR code ordering for their respective kitchens. Expect to see DJ sets, a new weekend brunch menu, and Pride celebrations soon.

A fire pit blazes in the foreground as people enjoy outdoor dining at Flying Fish in Portland.

If the fire pit doesn’t warm you up, the clam chowder will.

Heated patios

Flying Fish | 3004 E. Burnside St. | Partially covered
The sustainably harvested seafood will have you hook, line, and sinker and ready to come back for more — especially when you’re cozied up next to the fire pit.

Rontoms | 600 E. Burnside St. | Partially shaded
This bar’s expansive patio out back is a great place to grab a drink and eat from a small-but-satisfying menu. Pro tip: Challenge your bestie to a round of table tennis.

Gado Gado | 1801 NE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. | Partially shaded
You gotta go to this Asian fusion restaurant that keeps its guests comfortable with propane heaters.

There are plenty more heated patio options to keep you toasty.

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