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Best Portland Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Portland.


 

Aalto Lounge Bar
12/20
3356 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214
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Mid-century décor is the star at this hip bar/restaurant. More...

Aquariva Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar Pacific Northwest
11/20
River's Edge Hotel & Spa
0470 SW Hamilton Ct.
Portland, OR 97239
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An eclectic array of food served in a waterfront setting. More...

The Farm Cafe Contemporary
13/20
10 SE 7th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
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Simple, well-prepared farm-to-table cooking. More...

La Calaca Comelona Mexican
12/20
2304 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214
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A cheerful, art-filled setting in which to experience palate-expanding Mexican food. More...

McMenamins Kennedy School Brewpub
11/20
5736 NE 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97211

Your grade school lunch was never this entertaining. More...

Meriwether's Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Meriwether 2601 NW Vaughn St.
Portland, OR 97210
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Stylish farm-to-table dining in an historic setting. More...

Noble Rot Wine Bar
13/20
Dining Room at Noble Rot, Portland, OR 1111 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214
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Vino with a view at this fourth floor wine bar. More...

Paley's Place Northwest
16/20
Dining Room at Paley 1204 NW 21st St.
Portland, OR 97209
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Blending French and Northwest cuisines, Paley's Place is a Portland farm-to-table dining tradition. More...

Tin Shed Café
11/20
1438 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
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A cheerful, homey café that's family- and pet-friendly typifying the exuberant Alberta Arts District. More...

The Veritable Quandary American
12/20
1220 SW 1st Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

Eclectic riverfront eatery with a late-night bar scene. More...

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