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Secure Those New Year's Eve Plans Yet? More Options Ahoy

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In case our official Where-to-Spend-New-Years-Eve roundup (complete with map!) doesn't get your bell ringing, a few more last-minute options have trickled in. Presenting a (lucky) seven more NYE dinners:

1) Where: Castagna
What: At Eater's Restaurant of the Year, chef Matt Lightner serves up two six-course menus, one omnivore, one strictly vegetarian. Expect dishes like veal with milk crepe, horseradish, toasted hay and wheatgrass; wild ginger with dried roots and botanicals; and raw milk ice cream with chocolates, fresh cream, and chocolate sorbet to top it all off.
How much: $85 per person; optional wine pairings at an additional $45 or $65
Where: 1752 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; website

2) Where: Ned Ludd
What: A "Very Bubbly New Years" six-course menu featuring choices like smoked oyster veloute, coq au champagne, choucroute alsacienne, and lamb rib chops.
How much: $75, which includes a sparkling wine pairing with each course. Three seatings are available at 5pm, 7:30, and 10pm.
Address: 3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.; website

3) Where: EaT: Oyster Bar
What: To celebrate that hangover in style, EaT toasts New Year's Day with a Bloody Mary bar, including brunch (and some free vittles like black eyed peas, cornbread, and cabbage). Bonus points to those to show up in their clothes from the night before: Free oyster shooters to kill the pain.
Address: 3808 N. Williams; website

4) Where: FIN
What: A prix-fixe dinner of at least eight small plates, including items like hamachi bacon, flash-poached oysters, cocoa-dusted butterfish, and something called an "exploding dumpling." Color us intrigued.
How much: $48 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $35
Address: 1852 SE Hawthorne; website

5) Where: Tabla
What: Chef Anthony Cafiero cooks up a four-course prix fixe menu, with three choices available during each course of appetizer, pasta, entree, and dessert. Craft a menu featuring cornmeal cavatelli, red wine farrotto, seared Oregon albacore, and a frangelico tart.
How much: $60 plus a 20% gratuity
Address: 200 Northeast 28th Ave; website

6) Where: DOC
What: DOC takes a mini-winter break from January 1 to 10, so here's your last chance to stop in for a while: New Year's Eve features a six-course tasting menu with black truffle lasagna, Oregon Dungeness crab, and duck sassed up with chicory and orange.
How much: $65 per person, optional wine pairing $40
Address: 5519 NE 30th Ave., website

7) Where: Portland City Grill
What: Portland's showiest scenic restaurant hosts a tapas-style dinner buffet, featuring sushi, seafood, and hand-carved meats alongside music and a dance floor.
How much: The $125 reservation includes food, two drink tickets, and midnight champagne toast.
Address: 11 Southwest 5th Ave.; website

Image of Ned Ludd courtesy LemonBasilPDX

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