Aquariva – 0470 SW Hamilton Court, Portland, OR 97239. Lovely terrace on the bank of the Willamette River, just on the edge of the South Waterfront.
Bluehour – 250 NW 13th Ave, Portland. Popular tables on raised loading dock, side street.
Clark Lewis – 1001 SE Water Ave #160 97214. No patio as such, but a wall of rollup doors.
Departure – 525 SW Morrison, Portland 97204. “Lauded as one of the best outdoor patios in Portland, Departure offers modern Asian cuisine in a sleek, cosmopolitan setting. Perched atop The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland, it boasts sweeping views of the city, mountains and river. Departure is Portland’s one-of-a-kind, sky-high retreat for quick bites, leisurely dining, or an evening of global cocktails. To best enjoy the rooftop scene, visit for a sunset dinner or happy hour 4-6pm daily.
Goose Hollow Inn – 1927 SW Jefferson St., Portland 97201. Very popular outdoor eating/deck. Mixed sun/shade.
Grüner – 527 SW 12th Ave, Portland 97205. 28 outdoor seats along 12th Avenue – benches and big umbrellas. German/Alpine cuisine.
Hall Street Grill – 3375 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton 97005. Heated tent-like covered patio with open sides.
Meriwether’s – 2601 NW Vaughn St, Portland. Huge, lush garden patio out back, completely separate from the street. A lovely place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast.
Ned Ludd – 3925 NE MLK Blvd, Portland 97212. “American craft kitchen Ned Ludd, will open the patio weather permitting and serve its wood fired seasonal menu that draws from the bounty of Oregon and the greater Northwest region. Intentional and engaging, the menu features a diverse selection of fresh local ingredients from Roasted Trout to Spiced Roasted Beets.
Noble Rot – 1111 E. Burnside, Portland 97214. 4th floor rooftop patio with a great view of the city.
Screen Door – 2337 E. Burnside, Portland 97214. Patio on the side street.
Three Degrees Waterfront Bar & Grill – Riverplace Hotel 1410 SW Harbor Way, Portland 97201. “Our dining room features a terrace that overlooks the esplanade with a view of the Willamette river. We also have a bar patio featuring a view of the river, and rocking chairs with heaters.”
Portland's a magnet for sleek hotel experiences, from upscale boutique hotels to major luxury hotel chains, the city has something to exceed even the most discriminating of traveler 's tastes. Peruse our list and find a excuse to reserve a room and stay. You'll be glad you did.
Locals should consider booking in advance for Engagements, Anniversarys, Birthdays, Parents Night Out, New Year's Eve, Valentines, 4th Of July and as a base station for Christmas shopping and wrapping.
When it comes to sprucing up your home, flowers are arguably the prettiest option. Natasha Burton of Glo asked DIY expert and event planner Kim Foren of Geranium Lake Flowers how to get the look of some of the hottest trends of the season, without the crazy price tag or a professional florist's skills. Check out these amazing over-the-top floral inspirations, then get even more inspired by our easy-to-replicate interpretations.
Sammy's is a “same day” flowers kind of establishment, offering Portland Flower Delivery and Same Day Flower Delivery. Sammy's custom arrangements are hand picked from the fresh seasonal displays that have lined Portland streets for over 25 years.
Sammy's talented team appreciates diversity in design and can cater to any aesthetic. Every day Sammy's send out colorful birthday bouquets, romantic anniversary arrangements, congratulatory flowers, new baby and get well soon flowers, and sympathy arrangements.
Most of us have been asked or will be asked to put a few words together and repeat them in front of a staring crowd. For most people, this is a formidable challenge. For some, it's a nightmare. With Toasts for All Occasions as your guide, you'll never be afraid of "saying a few words" again. This unique updated reference book gathers hundreds of toast samples -- from traditional and conservative, to uncommon and amusing -- that can be adapted by anyone, in any situation, at any time...even at the last minute! The hundreds of examples in Toasts for All Occasions can be easily modified to fit any circumstance or situation. It will provide you with the blueprint for a flawless and heartwarming personal or business toast that you can put together days or moments before the spotlight is on you.
The ideal romantic lake outing requires three things. 1. Natural beauty, because soaring hearts demand scenery to match. 2. Not too many people, because romance shuns crowds. 3. Some luxury, because love likes it a little cushy. Suttle Lake, in central Oregon, earns top marks in all three categories. The glacier-formed lake is undeniably a stunner. But oddly, even at the height of summer, Suttle never feels mobbed—despite being one of Oregon’s more accessible mountain lakes (U.S. 20 skirts its northern shore).
But luxury is where Suttle really scores. Its seven-year-old resort is a modern take on Mt. Hood’s Timberline Lodge, big on rough-hewn beams and wrought-iron chandeliers. The spa offers couples’ massages; the Boathouse Restaurant serves surprisingly-ambitious-for-being-out-in-the wilds Northwest cuisine, like grilled salmon with charmoula cumin sauce and buttermilk-soaked trout and chips. There’s a long list of activities you can participate in—kayaking, canoeing, fly-fishing, hiking. But if you just want to sit on the lodge lawn gazing off at the lake and thinking only about each other, that’s fine too.
Stay: Eagle Feather, the most desirable of the 11 lodge suites, features a sitting room with a stone fireplace and a sleeping loft overlooking the lake. The older lodge cabins are pretty simple, but four contemporary versions fronting Cinder Beach feature all the modern luxuries of the lodge rooms. Lodge suites from $199, waterfront cabins from $299; 2-night min.; thelodgeatsuttlelake.com