The cozy patio at Gado Gado

Are you craving a better dining experience than Grubhub on your couch, yet remain skeptical about trading comfort for frigid outdoor dining or the Omicron-ridden world of indoor dining? Us too. These are just some of the restaurants, food cart pods, and bars across Portland offering the solution to our COVID and coziness-related qualms: outdoor covered and heated seating. Enjoy everything from crispy cauliflower tacos to tiki drinks in pufferfish-shaped mugs while staying warm and avoiding indoor crowds. We’ve done the work so that your hangry, freezing selves don’t have to.

North

Broder Nord 

Heating method: Heaters

This is your spot for Nordic cuisine, specializing in brunch and lunch. Enjoy delicious Danish pancakes, baked grapefruit, and traditional Scandinavian sandwiches on a cozy outdoor patio. 3765 N Mississippi Ave 

Eem

The Pipe Dream cocktail, as seen from one of Eem's private outdoor dining pods

Heating method: Private table fire pits

This lauded modern Thai BBQ eatery—our 2019 restaurant of the year, in fact—serves killer curries, ‘very spicy’ papaya salads, and tasty tiki drinks in pufferfish mugs. 3808 N Williams Ave #127 

Gabagool 

Heating method: Heaters

Enjoy contemporary Italian-American cuisine at this food-cart-turned-brick-and-mortor, including flatbread pizetta, sandwiches, and, the highlight, fresh handmade pasta rolled on site daily.  7955 N Lombard St 

Kayo’s Ramen Bar 

Heating method: Heaters

Japanese Assari-style ramen are served here in a cozy environment, with lots of vegan options available. Kayo’s touts everything from traditional ramen—TanTan being the favorite—to more inventive dishes like curry, pineapple-ginger, and an umami-loaded wasabi smoked salmon ramen. 3808 N Williams Ave #124   

Northeast

Gado Gado 

The Gado Gado experience, outdoors

 

Heating method: Heaters

Our Rising Star Restaurant of 2019, Gado Gado specializes in the Dutch-Indonesian dining experience “Rijsttafel,” or Rice Table. Enjoy curries, breads, dumplings, aromatic rice, sambals, and more served family style—and don't miss the cocktails while you're at it. 1801 NE Cesar E Chavez Blvd  

Hat Yai 

Heating method: Heaters

This counter-service restaurant features casual Thai cuisine inspired by streetside shops in Southern Thailand. Take their famous fried chicken or delicious handmade roti to go, or find a seat at their outdoor, picnic style tables. Brisket curry recommended. 1605 NE Killingsworth St

Radio Room 

Heating method: Heaters and fire pit

Travel back to the '60s at this Northeast stalwart. Sip a cocktail named after the Beach Boys atop the heated rooftop patio or enjoy a fried chicken dinner surrounded by funky mid-century décor. 1101 NE Alberta St 

Tacovore 

Heating method: Heaters

This hip taqueria serves Tex Mex favorites, using local and sustainable ingredients. Check out their delicious margaritas and taste-bomb vegetarian options including crispy cauliflower and smoked tofu tacos. 3707 NE Fremont St 

Northwest

G-Love 

Heating method: Heaters

A self-proclaimed “reverse steakhouse” where locally grown vegetables are the centerpiece of each dish. 1615 NW 21st Ave 

Mama Bird

Heating method: Heaters

New American restaurant known for its wood fire grilled chicken and vegetables; its owner, Gabriel Pascuzzi, featured on Top Chef Portland. 2145 NW Raleigh St 

República 

Heating method: Heaters

Our 2021 pick for Restaurant of the Year, República offers both an a la carte menu of homestyle Mexican food and a five course Mexican-forward tasting menu. Featuring dishes from various regions of Mexico, from tortas to guisados to quesadillas to handmade tortillas. 721 NW 9th Ave   

Southeast

Double Dragon

Heating method: Heaters

This gourmet Vietnamese bar and eatery touts everything from creative cocktails and bar food to ramen, chicken bowls, and banh mi. 1235 SE Division St 

Flying Fish Co 

Heating method: Heaters and fire pit

Fresh catch market prioritizing quality and sustainability above all else. Browse the week’s fresh haul of fish, shellfish, oysters and meat, or choose from dine-in menu options such as salmon poke, steelhead salad, clam chowder, fish tacos, and more. 3004 East Burnside Street 

Hat Yai 

Heating method: Heaters

Similar menu to the Northeast location, with fried chicken, roti, curries, and cocktails. 605 SE Belmont St 

Lazy Susan

Heating method: Fire pit

This charcoal fired neighborhood grill serves produce sourced from local farms and heritage meats. Check out the ‘Brunch Box,’ a Lazy Susan takeout favorite, with weekly rotating items ranging from a lavender scone, a salmon board, bialys, beef fat fried hash browns, and more. 7937 SE Stark St 

Mirakutei

The signature Mirakutei roll, eaten on their outdoor patio

Heating method: Heaters

Classy yet unassuming Japanese fusion restaurant featuring unique sushi rolls, Sapporo style ramen, and lots of sake. 536 E Burnside St  

Oma’s Hideaway

Heating method: Heaters

Chinese-Malaysian fusion including flaky roti, tropical cocktails, and funky vibes. 3131 SE Division St 

Paadee 

Heating method: Heaters

Thai comfort food served in a hip environment. Paadee serves craft cocktails and Thai street food alike, including pork belly fried rice, khao soi, and pad kee mao. 6 SE 28th Ave 

The Sweet Hereafter 

Heating method: Heaters

Funky vegan eatery and bar featuring cocktails served in mason jars, upscale ‘bar food’ starter plates, and favorites like Tofu Banh Mi and Fried Chicken Poor Boy. 3326 SE Belmont St 

Southwest

Yalla

Heating method: Heaters

Neighborhood Mediterranean smokehouse offering a variety of smoked meats, roasted vegetable dishes, and comfort food on their beautiful back patio. 7850 SW Capitol Hwy 

Afuri Izakaya 

Heating method: Heaters

Hailing from Tokyo, Afuri Izakaya opened its first location outside of Japan right here in Portland. Experience authentically crafted Japanese cuisine, such as Afuri’s signature yuzu citrus ramen, plus sushi, gyoza, beer, and sake. 923 SE 7th Ave  

Oswego Grill Beaverton 

Heating method: Heaters

Wood-fired steakhouse prioritizing fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Swing by their twice-daily happy hour for artisanal handcrafted cocktails and Kobe beef sliders.  3211 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005 

Bars 

North 

Bar Bar

Heating method: Heaters and fire pit

Bar and kitchen for boutique music venue, Mississippi Studios. 3939 N Mississippi Ave 

Florida Room

Heating method: Heaters

Pool, pinball, and plenty of vegan food at this watering hole. 435 N Killingsworth St 

High Water Mark

Heating method: Heaters

Heavy metal hangout for those that like a stiff drink and even stiffer hair. 6800 NE Martin Luther King Blvd 

Leisure Public House

Heating method: Heaters and fire pit

Casual cocktails and DIY bruschetta with St. Johns trademark small town vibes. 8002 N Lombard St 

Prost

Heating method: Heaters and fire pit

An authentic German pub for guzzling Pilsner, Weissebier, and Dunkels alongside fresh Bavarian pretzels and authentic bratwurst mit sauerkraut. 4237 N Mississippi Ave 

Psychic Bar

A mangonada slushy at Psychic Bar

Heating method: Fire pits

Date night den hiding in a Victorian house. 3560 N Mississippi Ave 

Tiny Bubble Room

Heating method: Individual table fire pits

Try dozens of microbrews in the red vinyl booths of this taproom that was once an iconic Chinese restaurant/karaoke bar. 2025 N Lombard St 

Northeast 

Alleyway

Heating method: Heaters

Punk rock community haunt serving up salty food and service. 2415 NE Alberta St 

Dame

Heating method: Heaters 

Hip women-owned natural wine bar with outstanding food of the Italian persuasion. 2930 NE Killingsworth St 

Keys Lounge

Heating method: Heaters

Immaculately lit mid-century cocktail bar featuring drinks like the Pink Flamingo, the Stetson, and the Acapulco Gold. 533 N Killingsworth Ave 

Le Clos

Heating method: Heaters

Candlelit patio of funky underground wine bar, Les Caves. 1719 NE Alberta St 

Radio Room

Heating method: Fire pit

Art Deco lounge serving up modern versions of classic cocktails. 1101 NE Alberta St 

The Rambler

Heating method: Heaters and fire pit

A converted ‘20s bungalow for sipping microbrews around a fire. 4205 N Mississippi Ave 

Tropicale

A frozen piña colada from Tropicale

Heating method: Heaters

Ultra-vibrant home of Portland’s favorite piña coladas. 2337 NE Glisan St 

Victoria

Heating method: Heaters

Dreamy date night stop offering classic, seasonal, and virgin cocktails plus robust vegan-friendly meals. 4835 N Albina Ave 

Wilder

Heating method: Heaters

Earth vibes and aromatic cocktails abound at this snug spot. 5501 NE 30th Ave 

Northwest 

Bar West

Heating method: Heat lamps

Lush green patio with stylish drinks and farm fresh food. 1221 NW 21st Ave 

Pink Rabbit

Heating method: Heaters

Neon-soaked and unapologetically feminine Pearl District purlieu with cocktails, mocktails, and a Thai-inspired menu. 232 NW 12th Ave 

North 45

Heating method: Heaters

Whiskey and Belgian beer galore on this domed glass patio. 517 NW 21st Ave 

Paymaster Lounge

Heating method: Heaters

Offbeat oasis in the Alphabet District. 1020 NW 17th Ave 

Pope House Bourbon Lounge

Heating method: Heaters

A no-frills house bar to sip a no-nonsense tumbler of bourbon. 2075 NW Glisan St 

Southeast 

Aalto Lounge

Heating method: Heaters

Spirit-forward and stylish space to unwind. 3356 SE Belmont St 

Hungry Tiger

Heating method: Heaters

Purveyor of famous vegan corndogs and fine feline furnishings. 213 SE 12th Ave 

OK Omens

Heating method: Heaters

Luxurious, wine-focused restaurant/bar for the sommelier within. 1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd 

Rontoms

Heating method: Heaters and individual table fire pits

A chic spot to get cozy around dazzling tabletop fires. 600 E Burnside St 

Rum Club

Heating method: Heaters

Beach party vibes in a glass, no matter the weather. 720 SE Sandy Blvd 

Southwest 

Momo

Heating method: Heaters

Divey downtown gem hidden in an upscale neighborhood. 725 SW 10th Ave 

Scooter McQuade’s Restaurant and Bar

Heating method: Heaters

An old school drinking joint walking distance from Providence Park. 1321 SW Washington St 

Shanghai Tunnel Bar

Heating method: Heaters

An underground bar with a sidewalk patio featuring punk and oldie themed DJ nights. 211 SW Ankeny 

Food Cart Pods 

North

Cartside PDX

Heating method: Fire pit

A new and intimately sized Williams food cart pod offering build-your-own gumbo, Korean corndogs, and a deceptively simple smash burger. 1825 N Williams Ave 

Killingsworth Station Food Carts

Heating method: Fire pit

Sugary beignets, Polish pierogis, latkes, pupusas, and more all at this Overlook pod. 1331 N Killingsworth St 

Pröst Marketplace

Heating method: Heaters and fire pit

Home to many icons of the Portland food cart scene including meat maestro Matt’s BBQ, breakfast beacon Fried Egg I’m In Love, and taqueria Little Conejo. 4237 N Mississippi Ave 

Northeast

Piedmont Station Food Carts

Heating method: Heaters

A pod full of greenery and boasting fish ‘n’ chips, kebabs of all kinds, and heaping Hawaiian platters. 625 NE Killingsworth St 

Southeast

Cartopia

Heating method: Heaters and fire pit

A well-balanced assortment of carts, from gravy- drenched poutine to crispy fried chicken to wood-fired pizza, at this food cart pod pioneer. 1207 SE Hawthorne Blvd 

Hawthorne Asylum

Heating method: Fire pit

Near endless options at this historic location from Philly cheese steaks to Guyanese bakes to sweet or savory waffles all around one giant, central fire pit. 1080 SE Madison Ave 

Piknik Park PDX

Heating method: Heaters

Petite Sellwood pod featuring boba tea, vegetarian eats, and Korean fusion. 1122 SE Tacoma St 

Pod 28

Heating method: Heaters

Crepes, falafel, beer and more at this cart just a few blocks from the Laurelhurst Theater. 113 SE 28th Ave 

Portland Mercado

The covered bar area at Portland Mercado

Heating method: Heaters

Latin American cuisine galore, from  Venezuelan arepas, authentic Cuban plates, Oaxacan mole, and Peruvian sandwiches. 7238 SE Foster Rd 

Southwest

BG’s Food Cartel 

Heating method: Heaters

Beaverton's first and largest food cart pod; over 31 carts! 4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave 

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