PORTLAND—For a city as supposedly sun-challenged as Portland, there are certainly a healthy amount of outdoor dining options there. So as the epically sunny spring quickly blends into summer, Eater PDX is on the hunt for places to dine al fresco. Check out 21 of the city's best patios.
DOWNTOWN—Your day just got better, all you cultish fans of Boke Bowl fried chicken: The popular ramen restaurant is opening the Boke Dokie food cart downtown, dedicated to serving its "add-on" Southern-fried chicken in sandwich form seven days a week. Owners Patrick Fleming and Brannon Riceci tell Eater Boke Dokie opens this Wednesday, May 11, and on opening day, you can get a free fried chicken sandwich or tofu sandwich, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until supplies run out).
NORTHEAST—Only an elite set of Portland restaurants can claim to do whole-animal butchery in-house, and Grain & Gristle and Old Salt Marketplace, both owned by Ben Meyer, have done it for five years now. See the process captured in photos by Eater Portland photographer, Dina Avila.