With cooler temperatures rolling in and Portland’s removal of parklets and sidewalk dining, outdoor dining options are slimming down, but fret not, there are still places to cozy up outdoors in Portland, including fire pits and fire tables, patios with tower and radiant heaters, and a number of locations offering HUGA seat warmers on enclosed patios for you to enjoy outdoor dining throughout the cooler months.
Here’s the Ultimate Portland Old Port Guide to Outdoor Dining in Portland, Maine (Winter 2024 edition)! Check back as we continue to edit!
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Allagash Brewing Co.
An independent craft brewery brewing up some of the best Belgian-style beers, Allagash Brewing Co. has a “little enchanted forest” which has newly been winterized with fire pits, tables with individual heaters, and their larger covered, enclosed patio will remain open as well.
Alto Terrace Bar + Kitchen
Enjoy the cold weather in Alto Terrace Bar + Kitchen’s heated igloos! With igloo dining, you can grab up to six of your friends or co-workers to enjoy their outdoor terrace in the winter. Igloos are ski-lodge themed and feature special lighting and decor to enhance the ambiance. Each igloo features a heater to stay warm even on the coldest winter nights, blankets to cozy up in, and bluetooth speakers so you can play your favorite tunes. Igloo dining can be reserved online.
With plenty of room both indoor and outdoor, Après craft seltzer + cider house is open with seating out front that features fire pits. Dog-friendly!
Belleflower Brewing Co.
Belleflower Brewing Co. usually has their fire pits going and available Thursday – Sunday. Seated alongside one of Portland’s prettiest murals, the patio is additionally dog-friendly!
DiMillo’s On The Water
DiMillo’s is a popular marina mainstay in a huge former car ferry. Their side deck is heated and enclosed, but just a heads up they usually keep it closed due to extreme cold weather until about late winter, April timeline.
A friendly local taqueria serving fresh and delicious Mexican cuisine, El Rayo has its back deck open. Just a heads up, no heaters or fire pits but El Rayo’s back patio has exposure to the sun!
The Porthole keeps their “big deck energy” going all year long! The Porthole Lodge is equipped with has firepits, and Adirondack ski chairs, and is dog friendly. Grab a drink and cozy up with your pup by the fire!
Foundation Brewing Co.
Founded on the idea that at the base of human community, you will find good people and good beer, Foundation Brewing Co. is a full spectrum brewery featuring an outdoor patio which will continue to remain open with heaters and fire tables in the cooler weather. Still dog-friendly in the winter!
Harbor Bistro & Terrace
Experience winter like never before with Harbor Bistro + Terrace’s Fire + Ice Igloos. Cozy and enchanting, each igloo can fit up to six people. A memorable evening under the stars features: Firey or Icey Decor & Lighting (set the mood with your choice of fire-themed warmth or icy coolness), a heater to stay toasty warm, blankets to wrap up in and stay comfortable throughout the night, and a bluetooh speaker so that you can create the perfect ambiance with your favorite tunes. Make your Igloo reservation today at by calling (207) 523-2075 or online.
Offering one of the best waterfront views at their hip, warehouse setting with funky fixtures, Liquid Riot’s will offer outdoor seating on their enclosed back patio with heat lamps through the cooler months.
An open-air bar located on the 6th floor of the Canopy Hotel, Luna’s rooftop bar overlooks the bustling Commercial Street. There are fire pits and fury blankets to cozy up. Reservations recommended!
Serving sourdough Pizza Napoletana, spritzes and Southern Italian natural wine, Quanto Basta’s private back patio is open with heaters when there isn’t an accumulation of snow.
Root Wild Kombucha
Root Wild Kombucha offers craft Kombucha and artisan ales. Enjoy flights, pours, cans and more on their patio, which has propane fire tables, propane heaters, great sun exposure and decent wind protection through the cooler months.
A neighborhood Texas-style BBQ joint and market, Terlingua intends to serve their outdoor spaces: the corral (a heated bar space), their deck and huts in the Margarita Garden. There are overhead heating elements in the corral and on the deck, as well as stand up towers and HUGA heated seat cushions.
Wilson County Barbecue
Wilson County Barbecue has outdoor dining with fire pits! Located in Portland’s East Bayside.
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