July 2, 2020 | By Kailee Pence | No Comments

Best Places to Eat (and Drink) Outside in Tualatin Valley

Under Phase 1 of Oregon’s reopening, Tualatin Valley restaurants and breweries are now open for dine-in. 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.

tigard taphouse patio

Tigard Taphouse

Located in Downtown Tigard, this taphouse provides an expansive backyard patio and bar with picnic tables, umbrellas, and misters for hot summer days. With more than 26 rotating taps of craft beer, cider and wine, the Tigard Taphouse makes for a great evening out with your family or furry friend as the patio is dog-friendly.

Ridgewalker Brewing

A micro-brewery in the small town of Forest Grove, Ridgewalker brews its own specialty beer on-site and serves other Oregon craft beers, wines and kombuchas from more than 30 taps. The covered patio and sidewalk seating provide room to spread out and enjoy Ridgewalker Brewing’s American-style ales and a selection of tasty lunch and dinner options.

The Growlerie at Progress Ridge

With ample room on the beautiful lakeside patio, The Growlerie is a great location to try one of more than 40 craft beers, wines, hard ciders, kombuchas and root beers on tap. The taphouse also offers snacks, heartier fare,and desserts to snack on while taking in the view.

McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall

Located on a 6-acre former pioneer farmstead, the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse and Imbrie Hall offer plenty of patio space to social distance and enjoy a refreshing McMenamins ale, wine or spirit. This McMenamins location is one of their top producing breweries and offers a full menu seven days a week, including McMenamins’ famed Cajun tots.

There is no better time than summer to get out and enjoy one of these open and inviting outdoor patios.

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