Over the past years, the ongoing protests and Covid-19 restrictions resulted in a serious and sustained negative impact on the Portland, Oregon craft dining and drinking scene. In response, Travel Portland issued the Portland Patio Guide, a listing of patios and plazas that offer opportunities for outdoor dining. This Portland Outdoor Dining Guide will continue to be updated as more restaurants, breweries, bars and food trucks re-open.
Portland Outdoor Dining Guide
Below is a sampling of the myriad ways local establishments got creative regarding how to present their wares.
In Fall 2020, Concept Entertainment Group (CEG) launched Central Kitchen, Portland’s first online food hall, in Southeast Portland (816 SE 8th Ave.). Here they offered takeout and delivery from six diverse restaurants which include Thirsty Lion, Southern Jewel, Killer Wings, Soy Joy, Tequila Sunrise, and BYOBurger.
This location is opened daily from 4pm to 9pm for curbside pickup. In February 2021, they expanded their operations to offer food from Killer Wings, Southern Jewel, Soy Joy, and Pizza and Spice from Thirsty Lion’s Tigard and Tanasbourne locations.
Central Kitchen’s Southeast location is also home to Central Bowl, a bowling alley and arcade serving food from Central Kitchen.
Bit House Collective
Those near the Oregon Convention Center and Moda Center who are looking for a tropical-inspired craft beer or cocktail paired with Filipino bar food should check out Bit House Collective (727 SE Grand Ave.).
This new bar and restaurant is founded by three Portland food and drink innovators – Pono Brewing (Head Brewer Larry Clouser), Magna Katina (Chefs Carlo Lamagna, Dante Fernandez and Roberto Almodovar), and Mixtress Natasha Mesa (formerly of Deadshot).
Indoor and outdoor dining is available as well as to-go drink and food. They are opened Tuesday-Saturday from 4pm to 11pm and Sundays from 2pm to 9pm.
Higgins Restaurant (1200 SW Park Ave.), Oregon’s original farm-to-table restaurant which opened in 1994 has now reopened their downtown location for dine-in services Wednesday-Sunday from 5pm to 9pm.
Enjoy their showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest paired with their world-class beer program and dedicated wine and spirits offerings. Their dinner menu is also available for takeout with the addition to the burger, pastrami, and bistro potatoes to start.
For another farm-to-table restaurant experience, check out Quaintrelle (2032 SE Clinton St). Their award-winning cuisine, cocktails, and wine list are inspired by the Pacific Northwest and driven by a desire to create delicious food that is beautiful, elegant, and fun.
Chef Ryley Eckersley and bar manager Camille Cavan craft their rotating menu and cocktails using ingredients delivered daily from Pacific Northwest farmers, fisherman and ranchers.
Dining is available in the restaurant or outside in the covered and heated patio. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 4pm to 8 pm, reservations are recommended.
Both StormBreaker Brewing’s locations are open for covered and heated outdoor seating where guests can pair their signature craft beers with pub fare like their rockfish and chips.
In addition, they have individual seating pods at their St. John’s location (8409 N. Lombard St.), which is opened Monday-Thursday from noon to 8pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30amto 9pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 8pm.
They have also opened a new indoor space, The Right as Rain Room, next to their Mississippi Avenue location (832 N. Beech Street), which is opened Sunday from 11am-9pm, Monday from noon to 9pm, Tuesday-Thursday noon to 10pm, Friday from noon to 11pm, and Saturday from 11am to 11pm.
Savor a pint of PDX brewing history over at Ecliptic Brewing (825 N. Cook St.), a venture from John Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon.
This brewery combines Harris’ two passions-brewing and astronomy-to create seasonal and traditional beers, with names like Ecliptic Starburst IPA and Flamingo Planet Guava Blonde Ale that pair well with their rotating menu of dishes made with seasonal and local ingredients whenever possible.
They are open for indoor and outdoor dining, along with food and beer-to-go, Monday & Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm, Wednesday & Sunday from noon to 8pm, Thursday-Saturday from noon to 9pm.
Portland Cider’s Hawthorne Pub (3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd.) is open for limited indoors seating where visitors can choose from 30 taps featuring Portland Cider’s traditional and seasonal ciders along with offerings from other local cider makers. They are open Wednesday-Sunday from 3pm to 9pm.
Their Clackamas Pub 98925 SE Jannsen Road, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR) offers limited dine-in seating Wednesday-Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, Friday from 3pm to 10pm, Saturday from noon to 10pm and Sunday from noon to 9pm.
Celebrate both cider and wine at Alter Ego Cider and Helloteria Wine’s wine and cider bar located at 2025 SE 7th Avenue. Their to-go hours are on Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm. Also, virtual tastings are available for those wishing to raise a glass at home.
Enso Winery’s (1416 SE Stark St.) large space allows them to keep customers more than eight feet apart while still maintaining their open communal vibe. In addition to their old-world style whites, reds, and rosés, they have a selection of Pacific Northwest beers and ciders.
Pair one’s drink with their selection of meats, cheeses, almonds, olives, and chocolates. Currently, they’re open Monday-Thursday from 4pm to 8pm, Friday from 4pm to 10pm, Saturday from 2pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm! Walk-ins are welcome with reservations recommended for groups of six.
Celebrate the fruits of the vine from Bertony Faustin, the first recorded black winemaker in Oregon, at Abbey Creek Vineyard. The Crick PDX (917 SW Morrison St.) is open Wednesday-Friday from 2pm to 8pm for tastings (Reservations required) along with bottles to go.
Wine connoisseurs can pick up bottles to go at the OG Crick (31441 NW Commercial St, North Plains) on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm.
For those with an affinity for gin, Aria Portland Dry Gin’s (2304 NW Savier St.) tasting room is open Wednesday/Sunday from noon to 6 for curbside pickup and delivery.
Freeland Spirits (2671 NV Vaughn St.) offers curbside pickup and delivery of their gin, bourbon, and geneva products daily from noon to 6pm. For those looking to experience a spirits tasting, head over to Bull Run Distillery (2259 NW Quimby St.).
Their tasting room is open and they are doing flights with reservations along with tastings to go and bottle sales on Wednesday to Sun from noon to 6pm.
Single malt whiskey aficionados should check out Westward Whiskey’s three locations. Their distillery (65 Southeast Washington St.) is open for curbside delivery and walk-in bottle purchases of Westward Whiskey and other House Spirits products from Thursday-Monday from noon to 5pm.
Tastings are by reservation only. Their PopUp (1430 NW 23rd Ave) is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon to 8pm for bottle purchases, curated gifts, and small complimentary tastes to those 21+ and older.
Also, they have two locations at the PDX International Airport. Their tasting room at Concourse C is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm and offers tastings without reservations along with bottle sales. Their other location at Concourse E is open daily from 8:30am to 3pm for bottle sales.
For other dining options with limited contact, check out Portland’s dynamic food cart scene. In addition, use the hashtag #pdxtogo to find Portland-based businesses that offer delivery, take-out, online orders, and gift cards.
Before heading to a particular establishment, check the website for any updated information and to see if a reservation is recommended or required.
In addition, Travel Oregon compiled a guide to help interested parties navigate the ever-evolving rules for enjoying a night out in PDX as well Along those lines, skim the latest Covid-19 rules governing public indoor and outdoor gatherings in Portland.