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11 Best Rooftop Bars In Portland To Drink At In 2023 (+ What To Order)

When the weather is warmer and the days are longer in Portland Oregon, nothing feels better than soaking up the sunshine in a rooftop bar with a drink in one hand. 

If you’re looking for a place to chill and admire the stunning city views of Portland, you’re just in the right place.

Listed below are 11 of the best rooftop bars in Portland for you to drink to your heart’s content.

1. Palomar

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Palomar is everyone’s favorite go-to rooftop bar whenever all they want to do is relax and down some drinks. This trendy Cuban-inspired hangout spot offers scrumptious sharing plates with daiquiris and interesting tropical cocktails.

Is this Moscow Mule or the best drink to ever exist? Palomar’s Moscow Mule is the true star of the show. Made with carbonated coconut water and homemade ginger ale, there is something magical about this drink that will take you to another dimension.

The classic Old Fashioned is also among the highlights of their menu. With subtle citrus notes, this one tastes orangey and sweet. If you don’t like a strong alcoholic taste, Palomar made sure this drink existed for you.

What to order: Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned

Address: 959 SE Division St #100, Portland, OR 97214

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2. KEX Portland

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KEX Portland is a Scandinavian-style hotel with a fabulous rooftop bar set in a cool, historic building. Their famous rooftop bar has an overall hipster vibe and is open seasonally. If you’re looking for a spot to chill and down some drinks, KEX Portland might be the place for you.

With a refreshing watermelon flavor to appreciate the summer breeze better, KEX’s Watermelon Margarita is hard to miss. Thanks to the watermelon, this one is naturally sweet and a fun cocktail to enjoy on its own.

Craving something that will wake you up? The Espresso Martini might just be the one you need. With a strong coffee and alcoholic taste, this one is not for the faint of heart!

What to order: Watermelon Margarita, Espresso Martini

Address: 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

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3. Roof Deck at Revolution Hall

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A scenic rooftop bar open seasonally, the Roof Deck at Revolution Hall serves draft beer, unique cocktails, and bar bites with a fun and youthful vibe. Set on the roof of an old high school building with string lights, this cozy spot will let you reminisce about the past while indulging in unique drinks.

When it comes to cocktail drinks, the Maritime Silk Road is among everyone’s favorites. If you like piña coladas in general, this one will also steal your heart! It’s so good; one is simply not enough.

Sometimes, all you need is some good old Sangria to make you feel better. Roof Deck’s Farthest Shore Sangria is made of red wine brandy sangria that many people love. This drink is the perfect fruity summer beverage.

What to order: Maritime Silk Road, Farthest Shore Sangria

Address: 1300 SE Stark St #110, Portland, OR 97214

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4. Sapphire Hotel

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Sapphire Hotel is where you want to go if you want to feel sexy in a red and intimate rooftop bar. Nope, this is not a hotel. Serving killer cocktails and a variety of wine, port, and beer, this spot makes it hard to find anything you won’t like.

If you’ve never had Polenta Fries, this is your sign to have them at Sapphire Hotel. Served in thick strips of creamy polenta, this one is to die for! And the Pomodoro sauce it comes with? *chef’s kiss.* 

A truffle-infused gin, Sapphire Hotel’s Black Truffle Martini exudes elegance. This drink has a sultry flavor brought about by the French vermouth. If you want to try something new, this is a must-have. 

What to order: Polenta Fries, Black Truffle Martini

Address: 5008 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

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5. Noble Rot

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One of the first wine bars in Portland, Noble Rot has been pouring since 2002. This 4th-floor wine bar offers picturesque city views and small plates highlighting ingredients sourced from the rooftop’s very own garden.

Nothing beats a good old Macaroni & Cheese and Noble Rot made sure to remind you of that. Did we mention this has been around on their menu for two decades? Trust us; they know what they’re doing with this one.

The Pineapple Daiquiri is one of Noble Rot’s featured cocktails, a simple and fruity drink to satiate your thirst. Fresh pineapple juice incorporated with rum and lime juice— this drink is refreshing to the core.

What to order: Macaroni & Cheese, Pineapple Daiquiri

Address: 1111 East Burnside Street, Fourth Floor, Portland, OR 97214

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6. The Xport Rooftop Lounge

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Situated high above the city of Portland, The Xport Rooftop Lounge is the perfect escape for adventurous foodies. Their rooftop restaurant and bar boasts continental classics and exotic Eastern bites, allowing for an out-of-this-world culinary experience with skyline and mountain views.

Xport’s Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts are in a league of their own. Coming from the name itself, the brussel sprouts are glazed in maple syrup and served with juicy bacon bits that will make your taste buds burst with joy.

Xport is home to potentially the best Whiskey Sour you’ll ever get to taste in town. This drink has an interesting woody flavor that you will love if you’re a huge fan of whiskey! The egg white’s added frothy texture on top makes it a fun drink.

What to order: Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts, Whiskey Sour

Address: SW Jefferson St &, SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

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7. Lolo Pass

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Lolo Pass is a proudly female-owned and managed hotel-hostel hybrid offering a rooftop bar for everyone to enjoy. Lolo’s topmost floor transforms into a great spot to gather for great drinks over lovely views when the rooftop is basking in the moonlight with a nice breeze.

Lolo Pass’ Burrata is imaginative and made with top-notch ingredients. With the perfect blend of textures, this Italian-inspired dish will satiate your palates just enough to prepare you for a round of cocktails.

Quench your thirst with an irresistible Floradora. This cocktail drink features raspberry, allowing a slightly sweet flavor to balance out the strong taste of alcohol. With a refreshing taste, this is the perfect drink to indulge in while you enjoy stunning city views.

What to order: Burrata, Floradora

Address: 1616 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

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8. Tope

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Tope is a rooftop bar with an outdoor terrace that offers breathtaking city views. Situated on the top of the Hoxton Hotel, this cute little Mexican-inspired place will make you wish you could keep this gem to yourself.

If you’re hungry and craving some tacos, Tope’s Carnitas Tacos is something you don’t generally find in Portland. Tender, juicy, and well-seasoned— what more could you ask for? Abundantly full, these will fill you up in no time.

If you’re looking for something a little different, the Spicy Margarita might be right up your alley. Thoughtfully designed and very tasty, this drink is the perfect combination for your tacos. 

What to order: Carnitas Tacos, Spicy Margarita

Address: 15 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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9. Metropolitan Tavern

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Perched high above Portland’s fast-growing Lloyd District, Metropolitan Tavern features 16 tap handles of local craft beers, select European and Northwest wines, and locally distilled spirits. From the spacious and cozy bar seats on the beautiful patio, this is the place to be for a good time with friends or someone you want to impress. 

When it’s happy hour, the Kobe Beef Sliders in Metropolitan Tavern is everyone’s go-to shareable plate. These taste exactly like you imagine them to be. Cooked to perfection, it’ll only take one bite for you to fall in love.

Nothing tastes better than a drink made with love, and this place’s Margarita is precisely that. The classic drink is made even more special with the bartender’s touch. We don’t know what magic they put in this drink, but we love every bit of it.

What to order: Kobe Beef Sliders, Margarita

Address: 1021 NE Grand Ave Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232

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10. Radio Room

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A remodeled gas station known for its weekend Bloody Mary Bar and heated rooftop patio, the Radio Room is a classic mid-century restaurant and cocktail bar in one. Serving delicious food and drinks at the correct prices, Radio Room is rich in history for a reason.

If you like keeping it classy, the Rosebird might be the perfect Radio Room original for you. Spiked with apple-spiced bourbon, lemon, grenadine, and cherry— this one is far from a disappointment.

Want your drink zero-proof? The Mich-A-Nada is Radio Room’s bloody mary mix made with lemon and your choice of non-alcoholic beer. This drink is served in a tajin salt-rimmed glass that gives it an added salty flavor and texture.

What to order: Rosebird, Mich-a-nada

Address: 1101 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

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11. Punch Bowl Social Portland

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Punch Bowl Social Portland is the biggest punch bowl social to date. Located downtown by the Waterfront, this 32,000-square-foot giant is the spot for fine cocktails, scratch-to-craft meals, and entertainment that can rock your night. Offering games like bowling, billiards, and darts— you’ll never get bored here.

If you like surprises, the day’s Featured Punch might be your best option. This one is made to serve four persons and is filled to the brim. If you feel like ordering this solo, remember to drink responsibly!

The Steal My Sunshine is the perfect drink for cold summer nights. Not too strong, but also not too sweet. This Punch Bowl is a truly refreshing drink with tequila, watermelon syrup, cucumber water, fresh lemon juice, and more.

What to order: Featured Punch, Steal My Sunshine (Watermelon Punch Bowl) 

Address: 340 SW Morrison St Suite 4305, Portland, OR 97204

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Find yourself hungry? Luckily for you, Portland’s culinary scene is just as awesome as their drinks. Check our list of the best restaurants in Portland for mouth-watering recommendations.