Summer is finally here! For the majority of Portlanders, that means one thing: getting a table at an outdoor patio or grabbing sidewalk seating at a favorite bar or restaurant. Summer is a glorious three- to four-month stretch when we enjoy our world-famous microbrews, spirits and food outside without the fear of getting rained on.
When downtown, I enjoy taking a seat with fellow beer enthusiasts on the sidewalks outside of Rogue Distillery & Public House and Deschutes Brewery or lounging on the patios of BridgePort Brewpub or Henry’s 12th Street Tavern. The outdoor scene isn’t limited to beer; great dining options abound at The Heathman Restaurant & Bar, Nel Centro or Jake’s Famous Crawfish. If you’re looking for a view to go along with your food or drink, but still want to feel the breeze blowing through your hair, try Departure’s 15th floor open air patio.