It’s getting to be a bit of a cliché statement at this point, but the holiday season of 2020 is not going to resemble previous years.’ With dining rooms closed, there are no Christmas buffets at hotel restaurants, no Santa-themed pop-up bars, no plated dinners in decorated restaurants. But Portland restaurants are dedicated to finding ways to make sure people can enjoy a holiday dinner, with all manner of takeout—and even delivery—specials this year. Here are 22 places offering holiday meals this year, from Christmas feasts to Hanukkah dinners, and more.
This map will get a fresh update before the holiday, so undecided readers should to check back in for more options. As usual, this map is organized geographically, not ranked.
A number of Portland restaurants have resumed outdoor dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More