Paymaster Lounge
Rose and Thistle Public House
Drew Tyson/Thrillist
North 45 Pub
Prost! Portland
Drew Tyson/Thrillist
Andy Kryza/Thrillist
Departure Restaurant + Lounge
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1. Rontoms 600 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 (Buckman)

A covered patio and fire pit bring a cabin-like ambiance to this event venue and bar in East Portland. The rustic and cavernous space is decked out with mid-century modern touches, but peep the outside patio area: you have two (count 'em!) options for wine-ing and lounging. One is covered, has a bar, and serves as a music venue during the summer, and the other is a sprawling wooden deck filled with bamboo.

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2. Paymaster 1020 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Nob Hillalphabet Dist)

When you first get to Paymaster around happy hour and see that the line of people at the bar easily dwarfs the number of available tables and bar stools it’s easy to become apprehensive. But the line moves quickly and you’ll notice most patrons slip around a dark corner. After getting your beer go around the dark corner and emerge in one of the city’s best back patio, complete with covering, fans, heaters, and misters, as well as a pool table and other games.

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3. Rose & Thistle 2314 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 (Ne Portland)

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.

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4. StormBreaker Brewing 832 N Beech St, Portland, OR 97227

This newish brewpub took is serving some dark and tasty seasonal suds, also, there’s a full menu of “Stormburgers,” sandwiches, and share plates to be enjoyed out by the fit pit.

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5. North 45 Pub 517 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Nob Hillalphabet Dist)

Everything about North 45 takes its cues from international travel, up to and including its name (a reference to the resto's location on the 45th parallel). Perhaps most famously, the Conquistador makes Spanish coffee a bit more... well, Spanish, thanks to some Gran Gala, Kahlúa, 151, coffee, a flamed cinnamon-nutmeg sugared rim, and whipped cream. It's also got one of the best patios in NW Portland, with a small interior that belies the larger backyard, and a cozy back patio with a TV for Timbers games, and its own bar, so you won’t miss a moment.

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6. Prost 4237 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217 (Mississippi Ave)

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.

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7. Tamale Boy 1764 Northeast Dekum Street, Portland, OR 97211

With colorful murals and an outdoor patio, this food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar spot is slinging some sweet tamales in NE.

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8. Noble Rot 1111 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 (Lloyd District)

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.

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9. Roadside Attraction 1000 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Se Portland)

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?

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10. Departure Restaurant & Lounge 525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204 (Downtown)

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.

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11. Teote 1615 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Hawthorne Dist)

A fun and festive late-night spot and casual eatery, the Eastside's Teote is a super-authentic Latin American spot that serves up tasty street fare and grilled meat entrees alongside mezcal cocktails and cervezas aplenty. Known for their crave-worthy arepas, tossed with jalapenos, cheddar, and haberno lime crema, they're so good, you won't even mind that they're gluten free. Teote's semi-hidden upstairs bar area on the top floor, with its own bar area and fire pit, is a great summertime lounging locale.



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