Two things have got people excited to be outside during the evenings this summer: Pokémon Go and patio bars. Earlier this year, we released a list of our favorite patio bars around Portland. Now that Pokémon Go has exploded into town we checked back in to see where you can stock up on both alcohol and poké balls while you lounge around on a crisp summer night.
These are the best places to drink great beers and farm the nearest Poké Stops for poké balls and eggs.
1216 SE Division St, 503-273-9227, Monday-Sunday 11:30 am-2:30 am.
Double Dragon is a Poké Stop! You can farm poké balls for as long as you can drink.
1235 SE Division St, 503-203-8340, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 12 pm-12 am, Friday and Saturday 12 pm-1 am.
Better yet, Apex, the huge beer patio across the street, is a Pokémon Gym. If you get enough liquid confidence at Double Dragon, maybe you'll have the guts to take on the challenge.
2100 SE Clinton St, 503-731-6500, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 2 pm-2:30 am, Saturday and Sunday 10 am- 2:30 am.
Night Light Lounge may not be a Poké Stop. But, if you are hanging out on their patio, the Fifty Licks ice cream shop across the street has all your Poké Stop needs.
1305 SE 8th Ave, (503) 236-9672, Monday-Sunday 3 pm-2:30 am.
You and your Poké-friends getting social at the White Owl Social Club? Lucky for you, the bar happens to be a Poké Stop!
1036 NE Alberta St, 503.284.7665, Monday-Sunday 3 pm-2 am.
4237 N Mississippi Ave, 503-954-2674, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 11:30 am-2:30 am, Friday-Saturday 11 am-2:30 am.
The big mansion across the street from Prost!, the John Palmer House, serves as the closest Poké Stop to this bar. Easily reachable from the patio.
2204 NE Alberta, 503-548-4491, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday an Sunday 12 pm-10 pm, Friday-Saturday 12 pm- 11 pm.
Technically, Great Notion Brewing is its own Poké Stop. However, it is still listed as the previous tenant of Great Notion's facilities, The Mash Tun Brew Pub. Across the street from Great Notion, you can also find a Pokémon gym.
1101 NE Alberta St, 503-287-2346, Monday-Sunday 9 am-2 am.
Near Alberta Street Pub, this bar also has easy access to the Poké Stop at Caravan Tiny House Hotel.
725 SW 10th Ave, 503-478-9600, Monday-Sunday 3 pm-2:30 am.
The area around Momo's, near the central library, is surprisingly void of Poké Stops for how central the location is. But, the Montbell Bear (who some may remember as a victim of vest theft) serves as a reachable Poké Stop from the patio of this bar.
1927 SW Jefferson St, 503-228-7010, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11 am-12 am, Friday 11 am-1 am.
Now, the Goose Hollow Inn not only welcomes visitors to Goose Hollow with drinks, but also with Poké Balls. This inn is also a Poké Stop.
3652 SE Division St, 503-236-8755, Tuesday 5 pm-12 am, Wednesday-Thursday 12 am-1 pm and 5 pm-12 am, Friday-Saturday 5 pm-2 am, Sunday-Monday 7 pm-12 am.
While it's not a patio bar, The Victory Bar is one of our favorites and happens to also be a Poké Stop amidst many, many surrounding Poké Stops and Gyms.