In August 2016, Portland welcomed Tusk, an Israeli- and Moroccan-inspired restaurant that has quickly become a hit with groups with its local, small-plates menu and space for up to 28 people in its private dining room.
Groups looking for some fabulous beer and wide-open space can head to East Portland and duck into Wayfinder Beer, a brewery that opened in 2016 and has a well-appointed patio.
In mid-2016, Century Bar, a former printing shop, debuted as a lively space with an open-air front bar, street-level patio complete with fire pits, and open space below for dancing (or meeting).
Taproot Lounge & Cafe is a relatively new spot in Salem that regularly welcomes groups and offers a small meeting room. The venue is known for its delicious milkshakes.
Eugene’s Sabai Cafe & Bar is a popular Asian fusion spot with space for large parties and semi-private group gatherings.
Beergarden in Eugene is a popular place for groups to informally gather, and regularly features musical performances.
The stylish 900 Wall Restaurant and Bar in downtown Bend is a popular spot for groups with a private room for 35 for dinner, 45 for cocktails or the entire upstairs for 40 to 60 guests.
Bend’s Brickhouse Steak House offers an inviting atmosphere and has a private room for 10 to 50 guests.