For a city that receives 44 inches of rain per year, Portland sure has some cool restaurant and bar patios.
Portland is a city known for rain, but if you ask any local, they’ll tell you that summer makes all that precipitation worth it. The scenery stays green and lush, and the air is fresh. Plus, the average temperature is around 80°F (26°C)—it’s something of a perfect summer.
Though locals know a true Oregon summer really only lasts around two months (beginning of July through mid-September), restaurant and bar patios abound with outdoor areas to soak in the rays. And they are at capacity when the sun is shining. From Skyline Tavern’s forest-wrapped deck with Willamette Valley views to Rontoms’ sprawling outdoor seating, these are the best patios in Portland to soak up the summer sun.
While Rontoms’ vibe changes with the days of the week—one night it’s a chill place to have happy hour with friends, while the next it’s packed with people wanting to party—there’s no denying that patio any day. The sprawling outdoor seating area features both covered tables and open spaces. There are ping pong tables and an outdoor bar. Plus, in the summer, the bar’s free concert series—Sunday Sessions—moves outdoors, so you can listen to local live music while enjoying a warm Portland summer night.
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