1. Salty's on the Columbia3939 N Marine Dr, Portland
2. Noble Rot1111 E Burnside St, Portland
3. Vendetta4306 N Williams Ave, Portland
4. Prost4237 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
5. Rose & Thistle2314 NE Broadway St, Portland
6. Roadside Attraction1000 SE 12th Ave, Portland
7. Departure Restaurant & Lounge525 SW Morrison St, Portland
Salty's on the Columbia is a seafood and steak resto boasting some awesome views of the river from their outdoor patio.
Offering scenic views of Portland, Noble Rot's a wine bar with a serious vino menu (they've got 300+ bottles in stock from small wineries in the Pacific Northwest and across Europe). Noble Rot's always topping out best of Portland lists, and for good reason; It's a solid date spot with great happy hour specials, and awesome dinner menu, and a great rooftop bar.
The inside of Vendetta, a friendly and not-too-hip neighborhood bar, is basically a very large garage, entirely concrete with wide warehouse doors. The comfort-food inspired menu includes Portland French bread sandwiches -- such as the popular pulled pork or cheesecake -- and daily happy hour specials. Vendetta also boasts a lovely, 3000sqft patio with gravel pathways and plenty of plants and picnic tables
This German biergarten and restaurant on Mississippi offers an authentic Teutonic experience, with its braunschweiger (pâté), Bavarian pretzel, and wurst sampler. Portland’s best bar for German biers is also one of the best bars for outdoor drinking, especially if you’re looking to enjoy a liter of lager without the confines of a ceiling. This dog-friendly patio has an outdoor bar, perfect for any occasion.
Rose & Thistle is a Scottish-style pub tucked away in NE Portland, with a secret patio that you can enjoy while sipping on authentic drafts.
The front yard of Roadside Attraction feels like a Secret Garden, as most the tables are covered by low-hanging vegetation, and it’s almost entirely blocked off from the street. It’s an iconic Portland location: rustic, quirky, dark, and frustratingly cash only. But what more do you expect from a beer bar attached to a thrift shop?
Located in the Nines Hotel, The Departure serves authentic pan-Asian cuisine -- such as sushi, dim sum, and kushiyaki, along with vegan and gluten-free items-- and creative cocktails in a scenic, double balconied setting with a great outdoor seating area and sweeping views of downtown PDX. Try the Tasho Macho, the venue's longest-surviving drink, which is an Asian fusion take on the Moscow mule.