5 Portland Homes for Sale with Gorgeous Outdoor Dining Areas

One of the cardinal rules of real estate: outdoor features like decks and patios increase home value. One of the cardinal rules of life? Having a little space to yourself outdoors increases quality of life. And never has this been truer than now, in a world that’s seen a pandemic to be reckoned with. After the year (plus) we’ve had of social distancing, the appeal of having a functional and beautiful outdoor area only grows.

But every cloud has a silver lining. Many folks, given the challenges of the pandemic, have discovered the joys of having a dedicated outdoor dining space. Covid-19 or no, it’s just flat out nice to sit down to a meal with friends or family in a beautiful backyard setting. And luckily, Portland has a lot to offer in that department! So today we’ll take a look at five Portland homes for sale that feature decks with room for outdoor dining. Whether you dream of views of the city or a quiet garden sanctuary, you’ll find here some amazing spaces to entertain guests (or just yourself).

#1 – 5007 SE Franklin St.


We’ll begin in Richmond in Southeast Portland. This bungalow is open and bright, with a ton of windows. That includes a bay window in the main dining area, which let’s in a ton of that Portland summer sunshine. But if you need more, not to worry. The well-designed kitchen lets out onto a back deck with plenty of space for a communal dining area. The raised deck looks down on a canopy of trees and a well-manicured lawn.

If that’s not enough to slake your thirst for outdoor enjoyment, check out some of this home’s other delightful features. The main bedroom employs skylights to ensure a view of the stars and trees. But even more novel than that is the custom wood-fired pizza oven nestled into a corner of the yard. Imagine having your friends over for fresh, handmade pizza on the deck!

5007 SE FRANKLIN ST deck with dining table

#2 – 810 SW Palatine St.


Prefer something that’s a newer build? You might enjoy the modern architectural style evidenced by this 2016 home just steps from the Tyron Creek State Natural Area. Think clean, geometrical lines here, with tile and wood detailing for the most discerning eye. You’ll be treated to some special accommodations here, including a chef’s kitchen and an enormous garage.

But the real star here is glass – and views. Huge floor to ceiling windows let light into these rooms. Glass doors also let out onto the featured wraparound deck here. Move between the main living area and an outdoor deck with plenty of room for dining, all sheltered amid the elegant privacy hedges.


#3 – 3046 SW Fairmount Blvd.


Next we move to a nearby home also in Southwest, near a different but equally lovely park. This gorgeous home – nearing mansion size – sits just outside Marquam Nature Park in Healey Heights. Looking for a patio or deck with a view? Look no further. Enjoy the views of Mount Hood and the surrounding territory from the upper level of this two-level deck. Or, retreat to the lower level to feel enveloped by the canopy of trees.

And the luxury doesn’t end once you come inside. While it was built in 1980, updates keep this home feeling fresh and new as can be. In the living room, enjoy the delights of a huge bay window plus some from your spot before the fire. The vaulted ceiling with beautiful exposed wooden rafters heighten the elegance and keep the room cozy all at once. And the comforts don’t end there. Views abound from the master suite as well, for one. But don’t miss the huge wine cellar!


#4 – 19315 NW Melrose Dr.


Looking for something a little more modest, but with an equally thrilling outdoor dining area? Let’s take a trip out to Rock Creek in Northwest Portland. A small but established neighborhood, you’ll be near top rated schools, plus all of the amenities of Hillsboro and Aloha. And it’s located on a cul-de-sac, ensuring privacy.

This ranch style home features a curved deck that transitions into a xeriscaped rock garden. But the real focus here is the landscaping. Your al fresco dining experience in this yard has you surrounded by elegant greenery and flowering bushes that rival the Japanese gardens. Bonus point: a large detached garage means plenty of storage for your cars and other toys, without compromising the beauty of the yard.

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#5 – 2638 SW Buckingham Ave.

Finally, let’s finish out with an impressive raised deck with views for days of the Southwest hills. This home makes an ideal choice for someone who doesn’t want to fuss of maintaining a lot of landscape. Instead, you’ll be enjoying the outdoors from above, looking down on the trees below. Or the river, the bridges, the mountains, the buildings downtown… This one truly creates a haven for relaxation.

The home itself is a classic Cape Cod with a clean, functional floor plan. Location is key, too. You might think the sweeping vistas mean this home is set back from the action. In reality, it’s just up the hill from all that downtown Portland has to offer.

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Let’s Go Check Them Out Together

If you’re ready to find the top Portland homes for sale, you’ve come to the right place. To find these homes, we performed a Custom Keyword Search for decks – but you can alter that to suit any item on your wish list. Whether you want an at-home workout space or somewhere to relax, we’ll help you get into the home of your dreams! Call us at 503-773-0000 to find out more or schedule a tour.