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Portland has always been proud of its patios, with restaurants and bars across the city sporting outdoor seating year round. Early in the pandemic, that flexibility became a lifeline, and even as more places opened their doors for full capacity indoor dining, the patios, plazas, and sidewalk seating areas remained. Some of them are holdovers from previous, pre-pandemic days. Others are newly constructed spaces where diners can enjoy a meal outdoors. While al fresco dining has always been a popular move in Portland, in 2023, it’s ubiquitous, even when it gets gray and rainy.
Because of that, dozens, if not hundreds, of restaurants around town offer a few seats outside, where visitors can sit and eat something delicious along sidewalks or into parking areas. However, the ones on this map offer an extra level of comfort to ward off the poor weather. This map focuses primarily on restaurants offering outdoor dining — those looking for bars, rooftops, picnic options, and food cart pods can find all of that at Eater Portland’s Guide to Eating Outside.
Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.