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The Best Portland Party Porches and Patios


Billy Ray's dive

2216 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

This dank, cash-only dive has an excellent back patio, an outside oasis on an otherwise bleak stretch of MLK.


4237 N Mississippi Ave.

Next to the food-cart pod on Mississippi, Prost is the closest thing the city has to a German biergarten.

The Fixin' To

8218 N Lombard St.

In a dive-bar zone underserved by patios, the Fixin' To is all patio. The bar within feels like a staging area for a charming porch-sit with some frito pie.

Great Notion Brewing

2204 NE Alberta St., No. 101


With a menu of Great Notion's fine summer-friendly IPAs, the taphouse patio extends into a surprisingly expansive day-sipping arbor.



930 SE Sandy Blvd.

Once the game's over, head to Century's new rooftop patio to break things down with Portland's coolest sports watchers.

Gold Dust Meridian

3267 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Hang a left in front of the entrance and go around back—you'll find an oddly peaceful patio on a touristy stretch of Hawthorne.

Lucky Labrador

Multiple locations in Portland.

Bring your dog! Bring your kids! Drink some beer!


600 E Burnside St.

The gigantic Rontoms patio welcomes all comers, in all seasons. Expect it to be packed every summer.


1615 SE 12th Ave.

Teote's patio feels mysterious, because secretly it's a rooftop—a hidden garden bounded on all sides by buildings, including its own.

White Owl Social Club

1305 SE 8th Ave.

A mullet of a bar, White Owl Social Club keeps the business in front and the parties out back on a huge-ass patio that is a sea of picnic tables leading up the steps to an always-occupied set of benches around a fire pit.


21st Avenue Bar & Grill

721 NW 21st Ave.

The westside's answer to the Rontoms patio is a quiet reprieve in an otherwise slammed bar district.

Ankeny Alley

Southwest 2nd Avenue and Ankeny Street

Downtown is shy on decent patios—and so the bars of Ankeny banded together to form a shared space on a closed-off street.

Goose Hollow Inn

1927 SW Jefferson St.

Bud Clark, we like you for so many things—but we all liked you first for this idyllic little pub with one of the city's most provincial-cosmopolitan patios.


725 SW 10th Ave.

Momo is the westside's secret garden—a roughly 50-seat enclave preciously guarded by the towering pitted brick and peeling white walls of surrounding businesses that's surprisingly welcoming and cheap of drink.

Paymaster Lounge

1020 NW 17th Ave.


The cigarette-rich, corrugated-top back patio of Paymaster stretches on forever like a Louisiana swamp house, a beer pitcher for every table.

Pope House Bourbon Lounge

2075 NW Glisan St.

The Pope House's front-porch stoop-sit is a haven for the whiskey-inclined, with a sense of calm rarely attainable in Northwest Portland.