Portland isn’t particularly known for its great weather. So when the sun is shining, you have to take advantage. One way to get the most out of a nice day is to find a local rooftop bar with a good happy hour and gorgeous views of the city. But it’s not always easy to find a comfortable place with decent prices. So to help you out, here is a list of the best rooftop bars in Portland to visit.
1. Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Departure is a Pan-Asian restaurant that offers craft cocktails and breathtaking views of the city. Located on the 15th floor of the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland, the restaurant offers outdoor drinks and dining on its iconic terrace.
Open from 4 pm – 11 pm, Wednesday – Sunday, Departure is the perfect place to bring a date or get together for drinks after work. Plus, if you need some food to pair with your drinks, their famous Pan-Asian cuisine will definitely hit the spot. Departure also offers a fabulous Sake list with more than 10 different cocktails made with Japanese liquor.
You’ll find Departure on the 15th floor of the Nines Hotel at 525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204.
2. Noble Rot
Located on the 4th Floor of a LEED Platinum Building in downtown Portland, Noble Rot is a quaint wine bar offering picturesque views from its rooftop garden. Immersed in a living ecosystem, the rooftop features live vegetable gardens used to source the ingredients found in the dishes served to customers.
Noble Rot isn’t just a bar, it’s an immersive natural world that is hydrated by an 8000-year-old glacier, giving it a one-of-a-kind ambiance. The restaurant is open from 5 pm – 10 pm on Tuesday – Saturday, making it the perfect spot for a light meal or after-work cocktail.
You’ll Find Noble Rot at 1111 East Burnside Street, Fourth Floor, Portland, OR 97214.
Palomar is a Cuban-inspired bar that features delicious shared platters and tropical cocktails. It offers a peaceful retreat where customers can sip daiquiris and gaze out upon the rest of the city from the comfort of their rooftop deck. Palomar offers a small slice of the Caribbean in the middle of Portland with a tropical theme and Art Deco-inspired interior design.
What is better way to relax and celebrate the weekend than by enjoying a cold daiquiri and beautiful views of the city? The bar is open from 5 pm – 11 pm, Wednesday through Saturday. However, if you want to get a spot, consider making a reservation in advance because it’s often crowded on nice days.
You’ll find Palomar at 959 SE Division St #100, Portland, OR 97214
4. Xport Rooftop Lounge
The Xport Rooftop Lounge is a chic venue offering indoor and outdoor dining with views of downtown Portland and the nearby mountains. Situated on the 16th floor of the Porter Hotel, Xport has two outdoor decks where you can enjoy small plates and craft cocktails. On colder nights, you can warm yourself beside the firepits and gather with friends and acquaintances on one of the outdoor couches.
Plus, it features a unique, Eastern-inspired menu with mouth-watering small plates like crab tots and fried brussels sprouts. It’s open from Sunday through Wednesday from 4-10 pm (on Friday and Saturday it’s open until midnight). This is one of our favorite spots for a casual date or weekend excursion.
You’ll find Xport Rooftop Lounge at SW Jefferson St &, SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204.
Tope is a chic Mexican eatery offering tacos, snacks, and mezcal-based cocktails. Located atop the Hoxton Hotel, the eatery offers sweeping views of the city skyline and a great menu that includes classic Mexican fare and agave spirits. Patrons can order a delicious taco and a glass of tequila and unwind after a long day of work.
Tope is one of the best rooftop bars for tequila and mezcal in Portland, with a menu that includes spirits that have been oven-roasted and fermented in rainwater. Tope is open from 4 pm to 11 pm, Thursday through Sunday, with the last call being served at 10:30 pm.
You’ll Find Tope at the Hoxton Hotel at 15 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.
6. 10 Barrel Brewing Company
10 Barrel Brewing Company is a trendy craft brewery with a popular rooftop patio. The bar offers an impressive selection and variation of beers, as well as wine, cocktails, and food. The sprawling outdoor deck is a great place to get together with friends on the weekend, with outdoor tables and great views of the city.
10 Barrel Brewing Company offers an extensive menu of locally brewed beers and is a welcoming place to hang out and watch a football game or have a small family party. It’s open daily from 11 am – 11 pm (Friday and Saturday, it’s open until midnight).
You’ll find 10 Barrel Brewing Company at 1411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209.
7. Radio Room
Radio Room is a trendy neighborhood bar housed in a refurbished Art Deco gas station. They offer indoor and outdoor dining with a great rooftop bar that has pleasant views of the local area. The terrace is half covered and has space heaters and a fireplace to keep it operational in the colder months.
They offer an extensive happy hour menu that includes their own take on classic cocktails like a Whiskey Sour, as well as beer, wine, and food specials. Plus, they have a live DJ every Friday and Saturday night spinning all vinyl. Radio Room is open daily from 9 am to 12 am, Sunday through Thursday, and 9 am – 1 am, Friday and Sunday.
You’ll find Radio Room at 1101 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211.
Next time you go out for a drink, check out these rooftop bars in Portland. They’re the best bars in the city to visit on a nice day.