There's beginning to be a chill in the air as our days are getting just a bit shorter and the evenings longer. Fall is here, but that doesn't mean you need to race inside. With covered and heated patios across Mt. Hood Territory, you can still dine, sip and savor outside with all of the coziness of the indoors.
Whiskey Hill Winery in Canby has covered outdoor seating with three fire pits to keep your party warm. Bundle up and enjoy some Oregon spring winetasting, including their flagship wines, pinot noir, pinot noir rosé and white pinot noir. These are joined by Leon Millot, Marechal Foch, gamay noir, riesling and gewürztraminer. Find out how they are handling tastings during COVID-19.
Brand new to downtown Oregon City, the buzzy Corner 14 is the city's first food cart pod, complete with original, handcrafted cocktails, beers on tap and in bottles, axe throwing and all sorts of mouthwatering foods, from Russian to salmon tacos. The covered, heated patio, plus plenty of tented seating and firepits will keep you dry during spring showers.
Lola's Café Bar is Lake Oswego's newest gathering spot. Your daytime and nighttime spot, they offer a coffee bar, smoothies, bowls, sandwiches and salads during the day. They then transition to happy hour, draft beer and craft cocktails later in the day. Plus, they have a sustainable gifts market, as well as a large covered patio in the front of the shop.
Looking for delicious noodle dishes, fresh sushi, poke bowls, sake and so many wonderful craft cocktails (also available to go)? Koya Kitchen in Welches is where it's at, and their beautiful outdoor garden and multiple covered seating areas will make you want to pass the season there daily. This A-frame covered patio is affectionately nicknamed The Temple.
The MarKum Inn, a 125-year-old restaurant outside of Molalla, has rebuilt itself (literally) after burning in several fires over the decades. That rebuilding spirit has gotten them through tough times and have kept their humor sharp, mentioned that they offer "wood-fired foods." Award your palate with one of their locally sourced steaks or wood-fired pizzas on their covered patio.
Tavern on Kruse in Lake Oswego recently unveiled their new covered patio with a stretched clear cover and red checkered tablecloths that help keep heat inside. In gratitude for the farm previously on this site, they source the most seasonal ingredients available from local farmers and artisans. Much of their produce comes from their executive chef’s Newberg farm.
Owner Baird Bulmore wants to make sure you know to come as you are; there's no dress code at Baird's on B. In fact, they even provide warm blankets on their covered, heated patio balcony for chilly spring evenings, so you don't have to dress up in any sense of the word. The menu highlights Pacific Northwest fare emphasizing local and seasonal products.
Opened in 2020, Valley Public House is Happy Valley's first food hall complete with two covered and heated patios, one that is family friendly and one for 21+. Get your fill of Ranch's pizza and Tamale Boy and wash it all down with beers and wines on tap, or suit up for an evening at Whiskey Barrel Lounge with upscale dining and, of course, a great whiskey selection.