The Best Outdoor Dining In Portland Oregon: 2022 Update

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Written By John @ The Portlandist

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Even before the coronavirus pandemic dramatically changed the way we experience public spaces, Portland boasted a wealth of restaurants with notable patios, verandas, courtyards, and porches where diners could enjoy their food al fresco.

With COVID-related regulations pushing businesses to rethink the way they allocate their square footage, many managers opted to enhance their outdoor dining spaces, enabling customers to partake in the simple pleasures of dining out without risking their health. Given the city’s mild climate, lush greenery, and myriad people-watching opportunities, the trend toward outdoor dining is likely to continue.

Below, we’ll dive into the best places for outdoor dining in Portland, both in 2022 and beyond. Check them out next time you’re in the mood for a fantastic meal in the fresh air.

The Best Outdoor Dining in Portland Oregon

Below are our picks for the top 10 best options for Outdoor Dining in Portland Oregon. To snap directly to a specific location, please click the corresponding link in the list below.

  1. Bang Bang DONE
  2. DarSalam
  3. Normandie DONE
  4. Double Dragon DONE
  5. Gabagool
  6. Verdigris
  7. Quaintrelle
  8. Yalla
  9. The Star
  10. G-Love New American Kitchen DONE

10. Bang Bang

This hip Asian fusion spot features a mix of small plates, bowls, and fun cocktails, and while its indoor dining area has reopened, the new outdoor space in its former parking lot remains a delightful area to enjoy a meal and a beverage.

Covered seating and patio heating ensure customer comfort regardless of the weather, and walls made of wooden planters add an intimate feel to the space.

Bang Bang’s Drunken Wings are a big draw for diners, with a unique house-made glaze that melds sweet soy, fried garlic and shallots. Pair a six-piece order with the pickled cucumber salad for a solid meal, or opt for the three-piece serving to save room for one of the tempting entrees.

Main dish highlights include the Curry Fry Deluxe, a heaping portion of French fries covered with fried chicken, crispy garlic, soft-boiled egg, crispy garlic and curry sauce, and the Pineapple Curry Bowl, built on a base of coconut rice and layered with fried chicken, grilled pineapple, gai lan, pickled vegetables and fried shallots.

From the bar, we recommend the summery spicy pineapple margarita, featuring the twin flames of spicy tequila and chili salt along with the cooling influence of pineapple and lime. During the crisp fall and winter months, the Bang Bang Hot Toddy with bourbon, Thai chili-infused brandy, allspice dram, and lemon is guaranteed to warm you from the inside out.

Instagram | Web | (503) 287-3846
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday
4727 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97213


9. The Fireside

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801 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97210


8. Normandie

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This seafood-centric French bistro opened in 2018 and has since become a neighborhood cornerstone, with its breezy menu of boozy beverages and coastal cuisine.

The expansive wooden sidewalk patio is a welcoming space for diners wishing to enjoy their meals al fresco, with its lush potted greenery, a partial enclosure, and individual gas heaters for each table when temperatures drop.

The cocktail menu is sure to make you crack a smile, featuring cleverly-named drinks like Goes Well With Destruction, Despair, and Oysters (vodka, dill Aquavit, smoked beet, apple, horseradish, and tonic) and Good Ol’ Boredom (rum, Calvados, dry vermouth, cherry, lime, and toasted pistachio).

The kitchen menu is equally brilliant, though it lacks the cheeky naming humor, overflowing with flavor-packed options like miso deviled eggs with tobiko and furikake; snap pea, strawberry, and cucumber salad with feta mousse and cured lemon; charred Spanish octopus niçoise with baby potatoes and cherry tomatoes; and Parisienne gnocchi with Dungeness crab, maitake, leeks, and fish sauce caramel. For a bright finish to your meal, try the pink peppercorn meringues with strawberry ice cream, blackberry sorbet, strawberries, and lavender syrup.

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4:00 pm to 12:00 am every day
1005 SE Ankeny Street, Portland, Oregon 97214


7. Double Dragon

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Though its patio has always been popular with customers, the management behind Double Dragon doubled down on their outdoor investment during the pandemic

They went about installing overhead cover, umbrellas, fencing, heat lamps and other creature comforts to the sprawling space.

Relax with an inspired beverage prepared by the team of expert mixologists; top choices include the Toucan Sam (blackstrap rum, lime, pineapple, and Campari) and the Enchanted Florist (Reposado tequila, Jamaican rum, amaro abano, lime, bell pepper, and passionfruit).

Pair your drink with one of Double Dragon’s “snacks,” like the crispy brussels sprouts with pork belly lardons, fish sauce, and bonito, or fill your belly with one of the house specialties, such as the sumptuous house ramen served with chicken and pork bone broth, lime leaf, coconut milk, seared pork belly, soft-boiled egg, scallions, basil, and cilantro.

Instagram | Web | (503)-230-8340
12:00 pm to 12:00 am Sunday through Thursday
12:00 pm to 1:00 am Friday and Saturday
1235 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202


6. Gabagool

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7955 N Lombard Street, Portland, Oregon 97203


5. Verdigris

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1465 NE Prescott Street, Portland, Oregon 97211


4. Quaintrelle

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2032 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Oregon 97202


3. Yalla

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7850 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, Oregon 97219


2. The Star

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1309 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, Oregon 97209


1. G-Love New American Kitchen

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In a dramatic departure from the approach taken by most white-tablecloth restaurants, G-Love New American Kitchen eschews massive steaks and slabs of salmon to focus primarily on fresh, locally-grown produce and other plant-based ingredients.

Diners can enjoy chef Garrett Benedict’s imaginative creations in the modern, light-filled dining room as well as the lovely patio space, which offers the comforts of crisp white tents, lighting, and heaters during less-than-ideal weather.

The Little Things segment of the menu pops with the kitchen’s creativity; try the crusty avocado with coco-black spice seed mix, tamari-yuzu, and lemon, or the spring peas with preserved lime yogurt, macadamia nuts, pineapple vinegar, and lemongrass.

The cocktail menu is equally playful, featuring mixes like the Daisy (elderflower gin, peach, apricot, orange, and honey) and the Keira (rum, pineapple demerara, and banana). For dessert, get lost in the Coconut Cloud, a sublime concoction made with calamansi sorbet, yuzu, and black lime.

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4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday

1615 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209


Our Final Thoughts: The Best Outdoor Dining in Portland Oregon

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