Sun-Kissed Bites: The Best Spring Patios in Portland

Portland’s blooming, Spring is in full swing, and that means patio season is here! Unwind and savor delicious food under the sun at one of these top eight springtime patios in Portland.

From casual brunch spots to serene and picturesque settings with panoramic views of the city, there’s something for every mood. Discover your new favorite patio and make the most of this beautiful season!

Produce Row Cafe

$$ • American, Gastropub, Bar

204 SE Oak St, Portland, OR 97214 • (503) 232-8355

Weekend brunches, live music and DJ, and a year-round patio are the top reasons why Produce Row Cafe is a popular gastro-pub in the city’s Central Eastside. Its spacious patio, which has been expanded to over 2,500 square feet, is one of the largest and best patios in Portland. Furthermore, it’s equipped with heaters and covered areas to ensure a comfortable dining experience even during colder or rainy weather.

Popular Dishes: Pro Row Burger, Produce Bowl, Crispy Chicken Sandwich

OK Omens

$$ • American, Wine Bars

1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 • (503) 231-9959

Hawthorne Boulevard is a trendy dining district with a variety of cuisines, and OK Omens is one of the most noteworthy restaurants in the area. It has a patio that offers a relaxed atmosphere for dining and socializing, with a fire pit for cooler Spring evenings. As a wine-focused restaurant, its cocktails—including a zero-proof paloma—and beers are popular choices for patio dining.

Popular Dishes: Torito Salad, Crab Pasta, Crispy Duck Leg

Coquine Market Café

$$ • American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly

6833 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215 • (503) 477-9582

Coquine Market Café is located next door to Coquine Restaurant. The cafe has an à la carte dinner menu so you can come for coffee and freshly baked pastries and shop for market goods and home essentials. The patio provides a charming setting to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and delicious seasonal offerings.

Popular Dishes: Butter Lettuce Salad, Smoked Trout Roe, Lamb

Backyard Social

$$ • New American, Tapas/Small Plates

1914 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217 • (503) 719-4316

Backyard Social is a local small plate restaurant and bar that offers a range of dining options, including brunch, dinner, and happy hour special. The restaurant also hosts events, such as open mic comedy nights, making it a lively and engaging place to spend time with family and friends. On top of its indoor tables and bar seats, it features covered and heated outdoor seating which is still a good option even in less-than-perfect weather.

Popular Dishes: Bacon Wrapped Dates, Hanger Steak, Deviled Eggs

Casa Zoraya

$$ • Peruvian

841 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97217 • (503) 384-2455

Casa Zoraya blends ancient Peruvian cuisine with modern flavors, creating a dynamic dining experience that celebrates the culture of Peru through its food, live music, and special events. This rich culture is also reflected through the restaurant design which celebrates the vibrant colors and rustic beauty found in the spaces and streets of Peru. Additionally, its patio is renowned for its charm and ambiance, perfect for enjoying dishes like ceviche and tropical pisco sours.

Popular Dishes: Lomo Saltado Criollo, Aji De Gallina, Arroz Con Mariscos

Departure Restaurant + Lounge

$$$ • Pan-Asian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly

525 SW Morrison St 15th Floor, Portland, OR 97204 • (503) 802-5370

Located on the 15th floor, Departure is a Pan-Asian restaurant in a comfortable and alluring atmosphere high above the downtown Portland city center. From meal-sized classics and street food-styled starters to ethically sourced sushi and rice and noodle specialty, this restaurant embraces the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Moreover, it features a sophisticated, modern rooftop patio that provides panoramic views of the city while you enjoy a meal or a drink.

Popular Dishes: Departure Wings, Crispy Pork Belly, Bibimbap

Eem – Thai BBQ & Cocktails

$$ • Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly

3808 North Williams Avenue St, 127, Portland, OR 97227 • (971) 295-1645

Eem is a restaurant that stands out for its innovative blend of Thai barbecue cuisine and outstanding cocktails. The patio at Eem features outdoor booths with individual tabletop fire pits. Additionally, the menu showcases a fusion of bold Thai flavors with Texas-style barbecue, offering a diverse and exciting culinary experience perfect for this season.

Popular Dishes: White Curry, Sweet and Sour Fried Chicken, Smoked Pork Krapao

Flying Fish

$$ • Seafood, Seafood Market

3004 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 • (971) 806-6747

Spring is a prime time for seafood, and Flying Fish specializes in top-tier, mouthwatering seafood dishes. This family-owned and operated fish market prioritizes quality and sustainability, ensuring its restaurant sources not only the freshest catch but also humane protein from land and sea. The market’s front patio, equipped with heating, is situated under a large white tent, lit with softly glowing string lights, providing a cozy atmosphere to savor the ocean's bounty.

Popular Dishes: Fish and Chips, Fish Tacos, Clam Chowder

So, for a delightful spring experience, be sure to check out Portland’s fantastic patio options. But don’t stop there!

Portland offers a wealth of outdoor activities, from scenic hikes and vibrant parks to charming farmers’ markets to historical landmarks. Get out there and explore all that Portland has to offer this beautiful season!

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