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Where to Find Christmas Dinner and Takeout in Portland

Full family dinners, yule logs, and everything in between for takeout or dine-in

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Holiday cakes and pastries from Papa Haydn
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As unbelievable as it is, considering it feels like we just left 2020, Christmas is almost upon us, and with it, Christmas meals. However, the landscape of the city has dramatically changed — the dozens of hotel bars and restaurants open for the holiday with specials have fallen away, and only a few remain. And despite a return to indoor dining for some, many places choose to remain open only for takeout; others are closing entirely for the holiday. From full prime rib spreads to individual Christmas meals, here’s where to order Christmas dinner (and dessert) takeout in 2021.

Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

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Milk Glass Mrkt

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Milk Glass Mrkt specializes in pantry items and ready-made bistro meals like pastas, soups, salads, and sandwiches. For Christmas, the market has all sorts of specials — chocolate babka, buttermilk biscuits, crab dip, holiday mac and cheese, and even eggnog. Everything is available a la carte through the online shop, and orders must be placed by Saturday, December 18 for pickup on Friday, December 24. 

Ripe Cooperative

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While Naomi Pomeroy’s famed fine-dining establishment Beast remains on hiatus, her replacement marketplace and bistro Ripe Cooperative is offering a holiday gift box for home dining. The $425 box serves four and includes indulgent, celebratory dishes like homemade potato chips with caramelized shallot dip and caviar, duck and sausage cassoulet, mixed greens, eggnog-gingerbread tiramisu, and a bottle of sparkling rosé, with six brioche cinnamon buns for breakfast. Boxes can be ordered via the website for a variety of pickup times. 

While some people opt for turkey or duck during the holidays, others are all about the Christmas ham. Luckily, Maya Lovelace’s Southern restaurant Yonder is here to provide a six-person ham feast with plenty of leftovers. “Ham for the Holidays” is $250, with a spiral cut ham covered in a spiced-pineapple-and-whiskey glaze; a dozen par-baked sweet potato rolls; whipped, herbed, and cultured butter; creamed winter greens gratin with preserved lemon; and potato puree with country ham coffee jus. Orders can be placed online for pickup on December 24. 

MF Tasty Food Truck

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Food cart MF Tasty always has something new and different on its oft-changing menu, and this year will offer a unique menu that serves between two and three diners. The kit is $75 and includes smoked turkey with chipotle cranberry sauce, creamy leek soup, cheesy garlic sourdough, and a wild rice salad with candied bacon, squash, kale, pomegranate, and blue cheese. For dessert, it comes with a pumpkin marshmallow cookie and a brownie. Orders can be placed by messaging the cart on Instagram, with pickup times from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 24.

East Glisan Pizza Lounge

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East Glisan Pizza Lounge is drifting away from pizza for its holiday takeout menu, which includes things like butterscotch eggnog, take-and-bake lasagna, baked rigatoni, and meatballs in tomato sauce. Boozy options include spiced cider sangria and wine. East Glisan will accept orders until December 20 at 8 p.m.

NORR Kitchen

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While Norr Kitchen — the studio-turned-takeout-restaurant and catering group — normally focuses on more Italian-American dishes, for the holiday it will offer a full Christmas dinner that serves between six and eight people. There’s a choice between prime rib with red wine au jus or a boneless holiday ham; either way, it comes with multiple sides including beet and goat cheese salad, roasted Brussels, roasted garlic and potato puree, baguette, and Basque cheesecake. The dinner costs $425, with numerous add-ons also available — orders can be placed by calling (503) 941-0407‬ by December 19, with pickup times on December 22 and December 23. Meals will come with reheating instructions.

Elephants Delicatessen

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Many a Portlander has turned to the longstanding catering company and deli group Elephants Delicatessen over the years for holiday meals. Elephants makes it easy with its mix of family meals and a la carte options, all of which hew towards traditional offerings like holiday turkey or ham dinners (including for groups or single servings), charcuterie boards, crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, pies, and more. There are also brunch items including frittatas, quiche, and baked goods for Christmas morning. All orders must be placed online by Sunday, December 12 and pickup times are available on December 23 and December 24  at multiple locations.

KEX Portland

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The sleek wooden dining room and lobby of KEX Hotel will be open Christmas Day this year, serving its usual Scandinavian fare as well as some Christmas specials. Even those who forgot to make reservations can drop by for items like rosemary-brined ham with chile honey, black truffle grits, kale, and jus. Plus, there are drink specials like an aquavit-spiked Nordic Coffee and Icelandic mulled wine with aquavit. Those wanting to play things safe, though, can make reservations online.

Jake's Famous Crawfish

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Jake’s is one of those old-school Portland institutions, and this year, it’ll be opening up its dining room for Christmas Eve and Day. However, those who want to host their own dinner at home can opt for the $155 takeout dinner, complete with three pounds of prime rib, mixed greens, mashed potatoes, green beans, and sourdough. The whole deal serves four, and those interest can call to pre-order by December 20.

Bullard

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Texas meets Portland at Bullard, and the restaurant always pulls out the stops for the holidays. This Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24), diners can pick up a $200 dinner for four: smoked beef ribs with salsa verde, romaine salad with poblano dressing, hominy grits, roasted delicata squash with candied pecans, and banana pudding with Nilla wafers. Dinner boxes can be reserved online.

Magna Kusina

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Magna is partnering with pop-up Stabs for a Noche Buena menu, typically celebrated on Christmas Eve. The $150 dinner comes with a choice of smoked tri-tip in a soy-hoisin glaze, or a smoked pork rib roast with lemongrass; each order comes with a Vietnamese-Filipino pancit with crab fat peanut sauce, longganisa fried rice, and the Filipino stewed greens dish laing. Add-on desserts, like pandan cheesecake bites and ube brownies, are also available. Email orders@magnapdx.com to place an order.

Bergerac

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For rich, comforting Christmas meals, no one does it quite like the French, a fact which this family-owned bistro exemplifies. Bergerac’s Christmas dinner will be fully cooked for home heating—priced at $50 per person, the entirely gluten-free menu includes a root vegetable soup to start, followed by duck confit, creamy mushroom sauce, green beans with toasted almonds, potato gratin, and cranberry sauce, with a choice of chocolate-orange pot de creme or gingerbread creme brulee for dessert. Dinners can be picked up between 2 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 24 — orders are placed through Tock.

Marco’s Café and Espresso Bar

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A charming cafe and bistro in Multnomah Village, Marco’s has both Christmas brunch and dinner covered with its takeout menu. The $40 brunch box serves four with a whole quiche lorraine and a mixed green salad, but also comes with optional add-ons, including cinnamon rolls, yogurt parfait, and bloody mary kits (vodka not included) and mimosas for two. Dinner is $40 per person or $140 for four—it includes a baked ham with potatoes, roasted green beans, pineapple sauce, tomato soup, and bread, with chocolate velvet cake for dessert. Add-ons include mixed greens and crab cakes. Order forms need to be filled and emailed by Wednesday, December with pickup time available on December 23 and December 24. Forms and menus are available online

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Milk Glass Mrkt

Milk Glass Mrkt specializes in pantry items and ready-made bistro meals like pastas, soups, salads, and sandwiches. For Christmas, the market has all sorts of specials — chocolate babka, buttermilk biscuits, crab dip, holiday mac and cheese, and even eggnog. Everything is available a la carte through the online shop, and orders must be placed by Saturday, December 18 for pickup on Friday, December 24. 

Ripe Cooperative

While Naomi Pomeroy’s famed fine-dining establishment Beast remains on hiatus, her replacement marketplace and bistro Ripe Cooperative is offering a holiday gift box for home dining. The $425 box serves four and includes indulgent, celebratory dishes like homemade potato chips with caramelized shallot dip and caviar, duck and sausage cassoulet, mixed greens, eggnog-gingerbread tiramisu, and a bottle of sparkling rosé, with six brioche cinnamon buns for breakfast. Boxes can be ordered via the website for a variety of pickup times. 

Yonder

While some people opt for turkey or duck during the holidays, others are all about the Christmas ham. Luckily, Maya Lovelace’s Southern restaurant Yonder is here to provide a six-person ham feast with plenty of leftovers. “Ham for the Holidays” is $250, with a spiral cut ham covered in a spiced-pineapple-and-whiskey glaze; a dozen par-baked sweet potato rolls; whipped, herbed, and cultured butter; creamed winter greens gratin with preserved lemon; and potato puree with country ham coffee jus. Orders can be placed online for pickup on December 24. 

MF Tasty Food Truck

Food cart MF Tasty always has something new and different on its oft-changing menu, and this year will offer a unique menu that serves between two and three diners. The kit is $75 and includes smoked turkey with chipotle cranberry sauce, creamy leek soup, cheesy garlic sourdough, and a wild rice salad with candied bacon, squash, kale, pomegranate, and blue cheese. For dessert, it comes with a pumpkin marshmallow cookie and a brownie. Orders can be placed by messaging the cart on Instagram, with pickup times from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 24.

East Glisan Pizza Lounge

East Glisan Pizza Lounge is drifting away from pizza for its holiday takeout menu, which includes things like butterscotch eggnog, take-and-bake lasagna, baked rigatoni, and meatballs in tomato sauce. Boozy options include spiced cider sangria and wine. East Glisan will accept orders until December 20 at 8 p.m.

NORR Kitchen

While Norr Kitchen — the studio-turned-takeout-restaurant and catering group — normally focuses on more Italian-American dishes, for the holiday it will offer a full Christmas dinner that serves between six and eight people. There’s a choice between prime rib with red wine au jus or a boneless holiday ham; either way, it comes with multiple sides including beet and goat cheese salad, roasted Brussels, roasted garlic and potato puree, baguette, and Basque cheesecake. The dinner costs $425, with numerous add-ons also available — orders can be placed by calling (503) 941-0407‬ by December 19, with pickup times on December 22 and December 23. Meals will come with reheating instructions.

Elephants Delicatessen

Many a Portlander has turned to the longstanding catering company and deli group Elephants Delicatessen over the years for holiday meals. Elephants makes it easy with its mix of family meals and a la carte options, all of which hew towards traditional offerings like holiday turkey or ham dinners (including for groups or single servings), charcuterie boards, crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, pies, and more. There are also brunch items including frittatas, quiche, and baked goods for Christmas morning. All orders must be placed online by Sunday, December 12 and pickup times are available on December 23 and December 24  at multiple locations.

KEX Portland

The sleek wooden dining room and lobby of KEX Hotel will be open Christmas Day this year, serving its usual Scandinavian fare as well as some Christmas specials. Even those who forgot to make reservations can drop by for items like rosemary-brined ham with chile honey, black truffle grits, kale, and jus. Plus, there are drink specials like an aquavit-spiked Nordic Coffee and Icelandic mulled wine with aquavit. Those wanting to play things safe, though, can make reservations online.

Jake's Famous Crawfish

Jake’s is one of those old-school Portland institutions, and this year, it’ll be opening up its dining room for Christmas Eve and Day. However, those who want to host their own dinner at home can opt for the $155 takeout dinner, complete with three pounds of prime rib, mixed greens, mashed potatoes, green beans, and sourdough. The whole deal serves four, and those interest can call to pre-order by December 20.

Bullard

Texas meets Portland at Bullard, and the restaurant always pulls out the stops for the holidays. This Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24), diners can pick up a $200 dinner for four: smoked beef ribs with salsa verde, romaine salad with poblano dressing, hominy grits, roasted delicata squash with candied pecans, and banana pudding with Nilla wafers. Dinner boxes can be reserved online.

Magna Kusina

Magna is partnering with pop-up Stabs for a Noche Buena menu, typically celebrated on Christmas Eve. The $150 dinner comes with a choice of smoked tri-tip in a soy-hoisin glaze, or a smoked pork rib roast with lemongrass; each order comes with a Vietnamese-Filipino pancit with crab fat peanut sauce, longganisa fried rice, and the Filipino stewed greens dish laing. Add-on desserts, like pandan cheesecake bites and ube brownies, are also available. Email orders@magnapdx.com to place an order.

Bergerac

For rich, comforting Christmas meals, no one does it quite like the French, a fact which this family-owned bistro exemplifies. Bergerac’s Christmas dinner will be fully cooked for home heating—priced at $50 per person, the entirely gluten-free menu includes a root vegetable soup to start, followed by duck confit, creamy mushroom sauce, green beans with toasted almonds, potato gratin, and cranberry sauce, with a choice of chocolate-orange pot de creme or gingerbread creme brulee for dessert. Dinners can be picked up between 2 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 24 — orders are placed through Tock.

Marco’s Café and Espresso Bar

A charming cafe and bistro in Multnomah Village, Marco’s has both Christmas brunch and dinner covered with its takeout menu. The $40 brunch box serves four with a whole quiche lorraine and a mixed green salad, but also comes with optional add-ons, including cinnamon rolls, yogurt parfait, and bloody mary kits (vodka not included) and mimosas for two. Dinner is $40 per person or $140 for four—it includes a baked ham with potatoes, roasted green beans, pineapple sauce, tomato soup, and bread, with chocolate velvet cake for dessert. Add-ons include mixed greens and crab cakes. Order forms need to be filled and emailed by Wednesday, December with pickup time available on December 23 and December 24. Forms and menus are available online

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