Best Group-Friendly Restaurants in Portland, Oregon: Grab a Bite with Friends

Are you planning a get together with your friends or family and looking for the right spot to have dinner? You are in luck because we have compiled a list of the 10 best restaurants in Portland, Oregon to have a solid meal with your friends.

Portland literally has every type of restaurant imaginable so it is no surprise that groups have basically any type of restaurant available to them when dining.

Places like Andina serve not just interesting Peruvian food, but has an remarkable atmosphere capable of accommodating massive groups. 

The Kennedy School is perfect for groups that want a casual dinner with good beer and not be rushed. The same goes for the other breweries we included in the list. Breweries are always fun places for groups to hang out and Portland breweries tend to have good food. 

Portland City Grill is always a great place to dine with stunning views of the city and plenty of seating to accommodate large parties. 

Wherever you decide to dine your group, you will be happy and satisfied with any of the restaurants on our list. 

Southeast Portland


Hopworks Urban Brewery is Portland's first eco brewpub and home to their family friendly pub. The pub serves good food and beers. There are many TVs spread throughout the pub to watch sports on. They added a large back room that is perfect...  Read More



Departure restaurant and lounge is found in downtown Portland inside the Nines Hotel. They serve their own signature cocktail creations, like the Three Headed Elephant and Crazy 88. The bar is well stocked so they can make almost any cocktail...  Read More



Brix Tavern, an American restaurant and bar, is the perfect place in the Pearl District to dine with a large group. The overall layout of the restaurant makes it Ideal for large groups. Their menu features seasonal fare, an extensive craft...  Read More

Deschutes Brewery


Deschutes Brewery brings the Scottish pub to the Northwest over in the Pearl District. They have 18 beers on tap which include Deschutes mainstays, experimental beers, and seasonal ales. Deschutes Brewery is best known for their Mirror Pond Pale...  Read More

Portland City Grill


Located on the 30th floor of the Unico/US Bancorp Tower, this stylish steakhouse is lined with panoramic windows showcasing gorgeous views of downtown Portland. As the sun sets over the Cascade Mountains, patrons savor exquisite martinis, such...  Read More

McMenamin's Kennedy School


Built in 1915, this architecturally beautiful structure served generations of students before being closed in 1980. Following a series of renovations by the McMenamin brothers, it reopened as a neighborhood entertainment facility. These days, it...  Read More

BridgePort BrewPub


Bridgeport Brewpub serves up delicious food and their own draft beers seven days a week. They are best known for their signature artisan pizzas made in wood-fired ovens. Their chili verde is quite simply the best in Portland. Overall their food...  Read More



One restaurant that appears on just about everybody's best-of Portland list is Andina. With the tagline, "A Taste of Peru in the Pearl," Andina has taken traditional South American cuisine to the level of fine art. Located in the heart of...  Read More



Irving Street Kitchen offers outstanding Pacific Northwest cuisine made from the highest quality of ingredients. It also has amazing service. All the ingredients on Irving Street Kitchen's menu are house made, local & sustainable as...  Read More



Jackrabbit is a gorgeous restaurant inside the lobby of hipster hotel, The Duniway. The head celebrity chef is none other than Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino. Jackrabbit features an extensive raw bar with oysters and clams. The...  Read More


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