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The author of "Unique Eats & Eateries in Portland, Oregon", Adam Sawyer talked about hot spots around the Portland Area to eat outside. Click here for more information about Adam.


Tropicale, a new walk-up cocktail bar with Caribbean and Latin American small plates, has opened in the Kerns neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. With this new brick-and-mortar space, owner Alfredo Climaco found a permanent oasis for his popular cocktails and zero proof drinks, both longtime attractions at the Portland Night Market and city street fairs.

Lady of the Mountain

KEX Portland, the first U.S. location of the Iceland-born social hotel, recently unveiled its new rooftop bar, Lady of the Mountain. Named after the female personification of Iceland, Lady of the Mountain features a summery cocktail menu by Bar Manager Lydia McLuen and drink-friendly snacks. The verdant rooftop overlooks Portland’s Central Eastside and the treelines beyond, with ample spacing between its six tables. Lady of the Mountain seats 20 guests in all and tables are available by reservation only from 5 pm to 10 pm Wednesday through Sunday.

Alit Wines

This summer, Alit Wines and Le Pigeon will team up for a special pop up engagement at the Alit Wine Room in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The Alit Summer pop up will bring a little Le Pigeon to wine country, featuring a dish developed by two-time James Beard-winning chef Gabriel Rucker, exclusively for the tasting room. Le Pigeon’s Double Duck CrunchWrap Supreme will only be available at the Dundee tasting room beginning Friday, July 17th through September. The Alit Summer pop up will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.


Montelupo, a new Italian restaurant and market by Portland restaurateur Adam Berger, has opened on Northeast 28th Avenue at Flanders Street. For dine-in, the corner space offers plenty of outdoor seating and limited contact service; fresh house-made pasta, salads, sides, desserts, and Italian market items are also available for take-out. Montelupo is open daily, from 4 pm to 9 pm Monday through Thursday and 12 pm to 9 pm Friday through Sunday.

Paley’s Place

Northwest Portland’s culinary cornerstone, Paley’s Place, has opened its Victorian house dining room again, as well as its patio, for diners. The menu consists of a three-course dinner with options for each course, plus add-ons, and the restaurant will continue to serve its takeaway program.