10 Best Outdoor Dining Spots in Portland, Oregon

It may come as a surprise to you (because of the rain), but many of the restaurants in Portland, Oregon offer outdoor dining. Why? Because when it is sunny outside the whole city gets this incredible vibe and everyone wants to be outdoors soaking up the sunshine. So, with that in mind we scoured the city and found the 10 best restaurants with outdoor patios. Each patio on the list is unique in its own way. For example Prost is the closest thing Portland has to a beer garden with German beers on tap and a nice outdoor patio surrounded by food carts. There there's Tamale Boy's permanent location with a large patio with corn hole and often features live music. Plus Portland has some swanky rooftop patios as well, like the rooftop patio at Ned Ludd. Over at Departures you can dine on Asian Fusion and sip a signature cocktail while overlooking Portland from their outdoor patio. At Altabira you can experience Portland's newest rooftop patio part of Portland's newest hotel, Hotel Eastlund. Even better are the restaurant patios overlooking the water. Three Degrees Waterfront Grill has phenomenal food and overlooks the Willamette river. If you are willing to go on a little drive to the eastside you can dine at Riverview Restaurant who's patio overlooks the Sandy river. Each of these restaurants are worth a visit and we hope you enjoy the ones you visit. 

Riverview Restaurant


Riverview restaurant is a 25 minute drive from downtown Portland. It's located in Troutdale, Oregon on the Sandy river. It is home to one of Portland's most popular chefs Junki Yoshida. Riverview offers Asian fusion cuisine with selections of...  Read More

Noble Rot


Noble Rot is located on the top floor of one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the US, the Leed-Platinum building. Wine flights are offered everyday and there are over 300 bottles of wine to choose from. If none of those choices...  Read More



Follow the scent of grilled fare to Edgefield's summer treasure during warmer months. Think European-style piazza.photo Think intimate New Orleans courtyard. Think outdoor garden oasis and you'll get a pretty good idea of what we're talking...  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

Northeast Portland


Situated on the top floor of the Hotel Eastlund, Altabira is an American beer-centric restaurant and bar by chef David Machado. The restaurant is perched high above Portland's fast-growing Lloyd District on the city's East Side. With sweeping...  Read More

Northeast Portland


Tamale Boy restaurant and kitchen is the Tamale Boy's permanent location in addition to their wildly popular food cart. Ingredients are fresh, locally sourced from the Pacific Northwest. Including ingredients like Hood River pears and Rogue...  Read More

Northeast Portland


Open daily for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner, the comfortable mahogany booths and eclectic light fixtures of Kennedy School's Courtyard Restaurant invite you to hang out, stay awhile. Transformed from the old school's cafeteria, the...  Read More

North Portland


Situated in the historic Mississippi District, Prost! offers Portland an inviting neighborhood pub as a gathering place for friends, great bier, and authentic German food. Each bier, imported from Germany, is poured properly into its...  Read More

Southeast Portland


Teote Areperia is a Latin American street food experience celebrating gluten-free arepas (a flatbread made of ground maize dough or cooked flour) in a beautiful restaurant with a killer patio. The patio has a fire pit, benches, a bar and a great...  Read More


Meet Meagan Wristen

Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan