Outdoor Dining Areas in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley
We need more space these days and with summer in full swing, dining outside has never been better. In Oregon’s Tualatin Valley, many businesses are expanding their outdoor dining space to allow more space for more people.
Open Air Beaverton
In downtown Beaverton, several businesses are getting creative with their outdoor seating. Beaverton’s “Restaurant Row” is even better with extra space outside as restaurants have taken over street parking spots.
Favorite Ex Novo has five new tables spaced 10 feet apart for beer lovers to enjoy Detroit-style pizza and locally brewed beer.
Syndicate Wine Bar not only has picnic tables in its private parking lot, it has decked out former street parking spaces, turning them into patios with lounge chairs, umbrellas, lights and even “grass” to complete the ambiance. Reservations are strongly recommended as is bringing food from surrounding businesses.
Beaverton’s 1st Street Commons is another option for outdoor dining. Order takeout (including closed containers of alcohol) from any downtown business and enjoy it at covered tables in the closed off block of SW 1st Street between SW Watson and SW Washington Avenues. This common area will be open through October 2020.
The BG’s Food Cartel also has plenty of picnic tables to enjoy the many options the food cart pod has to offer.
Public parking is available in downtown Beaverton at the city library lot (home of the Beaverton Farmers Market)
Sherwood Al Fresco
Sherwood Al Fresco is bringing people together while keeping them 6 feet apart. This European-style dining area expands restaurants onto sidewalks and streets. The city has blocked off streets to allow plenty of tables for various businesses in the area to invite more diners.
Enjoy the tastes of Old Town Sherwood under the shade of umbrellas and tents. Sip wine and enjoy a charcuterie platter at 503 Uncorked or Rallison Cellars or grab some pub fare and beer at Smockville Brewhouse or Fat Milos.
Railroad Street is closed between Washington and Pine Streets. Expanded outdoor dining will be available through September 8. Here is a map of open parking >>>
NOTE: Washington County is in Phase 1 of Oregon’s reopening framework, meaning businesses can open with limited capacity and new regulations for sanitation. Face coverings are also required indoors and in outdoor areas where you can not maintain 6 feet of space from people outside your household. You do not have to wear masks while seated and eating/drinking in restaurants. Read more about Oregon’s mask mandate >>>
If you’re looking to get out of the house (or hotel) and support local businesses while staying physically distant, try one of these spacious patios with delicious food and one-of-a-kind brews.
Take advantage of the shopping sprees, wine packages, seasonal packages and more that will make your Tualatin Valley getaway even more special!
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