With the unique year we are experiencing, outdoor dining has become a big player. These Portland restaurants have really embraced the outdoor dining scene and bonus, they are kid-friendly.MoreLess
Their two locations, one in St Johns and one on Mississippi, were both approved to take over their local streets, so you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of tables at either spot. You’ll find a traditional taproom menu of great burgers, sandwiches, fish’n’chips, and chicken tenders. Award-winning beer included.
This sweet neighborhood cafe on SE 28th and Burnside serves up great Italian food with a friendly staff. While they don’t normally have outdoor dining, the new program is allowing them to take over some parking spaces nearby, set apart from the street with wide planter boxes. Kids will enjoy their own menu with pasta and veggie choices, and parents will enjoy the affordability– and the wine!
This bastion of kid-friendliness on Mississippi isn’t letting any old pandemic stop them–they’ve actually expanded their outdoor seating both in back by borrowing their neighbor’s, and in front by using the parking plazas. Order whole hot pizzas, bread sticks, salads, and drinks, then grab a spot outside to enjoy. Even better, many of their live performances for kids are still happening, like Tallulah’s Daddy on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
A classic favorite for breakfast in Portland since 1989! They offer outside dining with 6-feet spaced tables on their backyard patio. You might miss out on seeing the still-drivable 1961 pink Cadillac convertible on display inside, but you won’t even miss it with the lush patio and yummy food. You could get lunch and dinner, too, but you’re really there for the French Custard Toast or the Smoked Salmon Benedict.
Nestled into a corner of NW Portland sits one of the best Jewish deli’s of the Pacific Northwest. With a feel that’s straight from New York in the 60s, you can find bagels, knish, challah, nova lox, blintzes, corned beef hash, pastrami sandwiches, bagel dogs, latkes, pickles, and more! Supremely affordably, the many options make it friendly to even the pickiest of kids.
The founders of this brewery, situated on an impressive 2-acre property, are parents of young children themselves, and their family-friendly outdoor seating area proves it. Grab a burger, tacos, or falafel from the food carts (some offer only online ordering at this time) and then choose from a selection of beer brewed onsite. The tasting room inside is closed to diners, but you’ll find an impressive greenhouse beer garden along with plenty of outdoor space, with games and even a hop field.
Tamale Boy Dekum The Northeast branch of this food-truck-turned-restaurant boasts a well-priced kids’ menu and delicious authentic food from Oaxaca and Northern Mexico. Go for brunch on the weekend and enjoy breakfast burritos and chilaquiles over a game of Candyland–families are welcome to bring games. But the tamales are where it’s really at, so be sure to stop by for an easy weekday dinner, too.