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28 Places to Party on New Year's Eve in Portland

Break out the bubbles and kiss 2016 goodbye

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Feel like shaking off 2016 with seriously great food and libations? Find out where to celebrate with this map, dedicated to the city's best restaurants open on New Year's Eve in Portland. From Mumbai-inspired cocktails and vodka-fueled celebrations topped with Russian caviar, to classic, candlelit Pacific Northwest dining, here are top picks for New Year's Eve 2016.

Almost every restaurant featured on the map below is currently accepting reservations, so hop on it as soon as possible. But you'll also find one option that isn't accepting reservations (Bollywood Theater), as well as spots with bar areas that'll be open to walk-ins all night (Tusk, Ava Gene's).

As always, the points on the below map are organized by geography. The restaurants are not ranked. Have a favorite spot not featured below? Let your fellow readers know about it in the comments below. Cheers to a delicious 2017!

—Chad Walsh and Mattie John Bamman

—All photos by Dina Avila unless specified otherwise

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ataula

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1818 NW 23rd Pl
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 894-8904
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2. Paley's Place

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1204 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 243-2403
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Portland dining institution Paley's Place will serve an a la carte menu of seasonal dishes in its unique setting: a Victorian home. Interested? Grab a reservation asap, because these are some of the most sought-after seats in the city. Note Paley's Imperial and still-fresh-faced Headwaters restaurants are also open for NYE.

3. The Waiting Room

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2327 NW Kearney St
Portland, OR 97210

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4. Andina

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1314 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228-9535
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The Pearl's lively South American stalwart always throws a party, replete with a live band. Find a four-course prix fixe menu of Andean dishes. The early seating costs $75, and the late is $85. Guests are welcomed to stay and celebrate through midnight.

5. Park Kitchen

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422 NW 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 223-7275
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6. Saucebox

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214 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 241-3393
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Clever, well-priced cocktails with exotic ingredients your fancy? Find the bar wizes whipping up a fleet of options, and the regular menu of playful Asian-inspired plates will be available. Make a reservations through the website or by calling.

7. superbite

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527 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222-0979
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8. Departure

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525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 802-5370
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Find glitz and glam on the top floor of The Nines hotel, and food by celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet. Gourdet is serving a $85 five-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve tasting menu built around your choice of three mains: Tasmanian ocean trout, snapper wrapped in a banana leaf, and Vietnamese duck curry. Get a reservation before they're gone.

9. Three Degrees

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1510 SW Harbor Way
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 295-6166
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To say goodbye to 2016, chef Lauro Romero is offering a $58 four-course prix fixe dinner comprising yellowfin carpaccio, lobster dumplings, wagyu steaks, and a trio of dessert options. Dinner is served till 9 p.m., and for $40 more, you can augment the experience with paired wines.

10. Olympia Provisions SE

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107 SE Washington St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 954-3663
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11. Kachka

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720 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-0059
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12. Altabira City Tavern

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1021 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 963-3600
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Altabira’s Luis Escorcia will be cooking up à la carte dishes on NYE. Think steak tartare ($13); ahi tuna with lobster mashed potatoes ($29); New York strip with mushroom budino and shaved white truffles ($30); and, for dessert, s’mores pots de crème ($8).

13. Biwa

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215 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-8830
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Per tradition, Biwa’s putting out a NYE spread where guests can dine on, among other things, chawanmushi, oysters, sashimi moriawase, toshikoshi soba, and pudding for dessert. Dinners run $65 per guest, with drink pairings running another $35 each. There are also a limited number of chef’s counter dinners available, too (specials TBS), which run $80 each.

14. Noble Rot

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1111 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 233-1999
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Open 5 to 10 p.m. on NYE, Noble Rot has one of the best wine lists in the city, with a birds-eye view of downtown from the east side. Find the regular seasonal menu, bolstered with ingredients from the rooftop garden, with comforting plates like a sweet potatoe, cider braised greens, and goat cheese tart and roasted chicken with farro and caramelized root vegetables. Reserve through the website.

15. Farm Spirit

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To say farewell and good riddance to 2016, chef Aaron Adams is offering a trio of luxurious multi-course plant-based dinners at his 18-person chef’s counter. The first goes down at 5:15 p.m. (10 courses, $55); the second is a 15-courser ($90) at 7:30 p.m.; and the final seating at 10 p.m. is a 20-courser ($120), with a midnight glass of sparkling wine included. And don't forget Farm Spirit is taking a break the first week of January, so now's the time to get inside.

16. Han Oak

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511 NE 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

If you're already a fan of Han Oak, Eater Portland's 2016 Restaurant of the Year, jump on this fast. Chef Peter Cho is teaming up with Let Em Eat's Karl Holl to offer a single seating at 7 p.m., with a nine-course menu for $65 ($30 optional drink pairing). Then, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., get a special preview of Han Oak's next evolution as a noodle and dumpling house, with a special drink menu by bartender Michelle Ruocco.

17. Tusk

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2448 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 894-8082
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The hip new farm-forward restaurant serving Middle Eastern flavors is accepting reservations until 11 a.m. and will serve its regular menu, with some NYE specials. Make a reservations through through the website. Bar will be open to walk-ins only.

18. Stammtisch

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401 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 206-7983
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The German beer bar Stammtisch is ringing out the new year with a three-course $40 prix fixe menu that starts with a foie gras torchon, ends with a pumpkin tartlet and fills you up in between with a plate of sauerkraut, sausages and other German-style meats. Stick around till the ball drops and you can pair your beer with a complimentary glass of bubbles.

19. Suzette

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3342 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 546-0892
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On the last day of the year, Suzette’s Jehnee Rains is putting on a dinner she’s calling a “Frenchy-French Soirée.” The four-courser includes crab beignets, radicchio salad, duck à la orange, and chocolate hazelnut tarts for dessert. This dinner starts at 6 p.m., and clocks in at a very affordable $39.

20. Bollywood Theater

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3010 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 477-6699
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Both the SE Division and NE Alberta locations will be open with a Bollywood vibe. Find the regular menu and special Mumbai-inspired cocktails. Reservations not accepted.

21. Roe

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3113 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 232-1566
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Love modernist seafood plates backed by French and Japanese culinary techniques with true fine-dining service? This is your spot, and since Roe is relocating in 2016, James Beard nominated Trent Pierce is offering a $115 prix fixe menu with seven courses of Roe's most beloved dishes. Reserve through the website.

22. Ava Gene's

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3377 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(971) 229-0571
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23. SE Wine Collective

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2425 SE 35th Pl
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 208-2061
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Chef Althea Grey Potter furnishes the food at this urban wine collective, and she has a knack for warm, comforting plates that pair excellently with the wines made onsite. If available, don't skip the freshly baked gougeres or the hearty strozzapretti bolognese, a pasta featuring wine-braised elk and house-made ricotta. The party goes till midnight. Call to inquire about reservations.

24. Coquine

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6839 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 384-2483
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Katy Millard’s not only offering her guests special seven-course dinners on New Year’s Eve (think crab, oysters, and Bûche de Noël), she’s doubling down and previewing that same menu on December 30, too. Dinners costs $115, and for $75 more, you can pair it with some reliably excellent wines.

25. Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar

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7937 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 408-1414
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The Southern-fried plates at The Country Cat will be flying out of the kitchen as usual, and the restaurant is currently accepting reservations for parties of 2 or more. Don't believe the online reservation system, if you have a small party: Call the restaurant asap to get on the books.

26. Urdaneta

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3033 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 288-1990
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On New Year’s Eve, Javier Canteras is offering diners a five-course tapas dinner at which he’ll serve up bowls of sopa de ajo, seared scallops with a foie gras glaze, and culotte steaks with sunchoke romesco, glass potatoes, and leek marmalade. Dinners run $75 each. Another $45 will get you paired cavas, wines and sherries.

27. Beast

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5425 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 841-6968
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Chef Naomi Pomeroy’s putting on one of the city's most luxurious options: an eight-course wine-paired feast. It will showcase roasted beet tartare, spinach and burrata tortellini, wagyu ribeyes (with roasted black salsify and black trumpet mushrooms), and, for dessert, dark chocolate-chicory marjolaines with crème fraîche ice cream. The cost is $250 a head. Seatings are at 5:30 and 9 p.m.

28. Aviary

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1733 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-2400
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Always surprising and delicious, chef Sarah Pliner's plates are fun, refined, and on point, and this NYE's menu includes things like butter poached swordfish in lobster broth, with mango, puffed rice, taro root, ruby chard, and American caviar. The four-course dinner costs $70, with optional pairings for $30 and $40. Call to reserve, with seatings from 5 to 10 p.m.

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1. Ataula

1818 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR 97210

[Photo: Facebook/Ataula]

1818 NW 23rd Pl
Portland, OR 97210

2. Paley's Place

1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Portland dining institution Paley's Place will serve an a la carte menu of seasonal dishes in its unique setting: a Victorian home. Interested? Grab a reservation asap, because these are some of the most sought-after seats in the city. Note Paley's Imperial and still-fresh-faced Headwaters restaurants are also open for NYE.

1204 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

3. The Waiting Room

2327 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97210

[Photo: The Waiting Room]

2327 NW Kearney St
Portland, OR 97210

4. Andina

1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

The Pearl's lively South American stalwart always throws a party, replete with a live band. Find a four-course prix fixe menu of Andean dishes. The early seating costs $75, and the late is $85. Guests are welcomed to stay and celebrate through midnight.

1314 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209

5. Park Kitchen

422 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

[Photo: Facebook/Park Kitchen]

422 NW 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

6. Saucebox

214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Clever, well-priced cocktails with exotic ingredients your fancy? Find the bar wizes whipping up a fleet of options, and the regular menu of playful Asian-inspired plates will be available. Make a reservations through the website or by calling.

214 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

7. superbite

527 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

[Photo: Katie Acheff/EPDX]

527 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

8. Departure

525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

Find glitz and glam on the top floor of The Nines hotel, and food by celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet. Gourdet is serving a $85 five-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve tasting menu built around your choice of three mains: Tasmanian ocean trout, snapper wrapped in a banana leaf, and Vietnamese duck curry. Get a reservation before they're gone.

525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204

9. Three Degrees

1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201

To say goodbye to 2016, chef Lauro Romero is offering a $58 four-course prix fixe dinner comprising yellowfin carpaccio, lobster dumplings, wagyu steaks, and a trio of dessert options. Dinner is served till 9 p.m., and for $40 more, you can augment the experience with paired wines.

1510 SW Harbor Way
Portland, OR 97201

10. Olympia Provisions SE

107 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214

[Photo: Facebook/3 Degrees]

107 SE Washington St
Portland, OR 97214

11. Kachka

720 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

[Photo: Dina Avila]

720 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214

12. Altabira City Tavern

1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Altabira’s Luis Escorcia will be cooking up à la carte dishes on NYE. Think steak tartare ($13); ahi tuna with lobster mashed potatoes ($29); New York strip with mushroom budino and shaved white truffles ($30); and, for dessert, s’mores pots de crème ($8).

1021 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232

13. Biwa

215 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Per tradition, Biwa’s putting out a NYE spread where guests can dine on, among other things, chawanmushi, oysters, sashimi moriawase, toshikoshi soba, and pudding for dessert. Dinners run $65 per guest, with drink pairings running another $35 each. There are also a limited number of chef’s counter dinners available, too (specials TBS), which run $80 each.

215 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

14. Noble Rot

1111 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Open 5 to 10 p.m. on NYE, Noble Rot has one of the best wine lists in the city, with a birds-eye view of downtown from the east side. Find the regular seasonal menu, bolstered with ingredients from the rooftop garden, with comforting plates like a sweet potatoe, cider braised greens, and goat cheese tart and roasted chicken with farro and caramelized root vegetables. Reserve through the website.

1111 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

15. Farm Spirit

Portland, OR

To say farewell and good riddance to 2016, chef Aaron Adams is offering a trio of luxurious multi-course plant-based dinners at his 18-person chef’s counter. The first goes down at 5:15 p.m. (10 courses, $55); the second is a 15-courser ($90) at 7:30 p.m.; and the final seating at 10 p.m. is a 20-courser ($120), with a midnight glass of sparkling wine included. And don't forget Farm Spirit is taking a break the first week of January, so now's the time to get inside.

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16. Han Oak

511 NE 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

If you're already a fan of Han Oak, Eater Portland's 2016 Restaurant of the Year, jump on this fast. Chef Peter Cho is teaming up with Let Em Eat's Karl Holl to offer a single seating at 7 p.m., with a nine-course menu for $65 ($30 optional drink pairing). Then, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., get a special preview of Han Oak's next evolution as a noodle and dumpling house, with a special drink menu by bartender Michelle Ruocco.

511 NE 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

17. Tusk

2448 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

The hip new farm-forward restaurant serving Middle Eastern flavors is accepting reservations until 11 a.m. and will serve its regular menu, with some NYE specials. Make a reservations through through the website. Bar will be open to walk-ins only.

2448 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

18. Stammtisch

401 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

The German beer bar Stammtisch is ringing out the new year with a three-course $40 prix fixe menu that starts with a foie gras torchon, ends with a pumpkin tartlet and fills you up in between with a plate of sauerkraut, sausages and other German-style meats. Stick around till the ball drops and you can pair your beer with a complimentary glass of bubbles.

401 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

19. Suzette

3342 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

On the last day of the year, Suzette’s Jehnee Rains is putting on a dinner she’s calling a “Frenchy-French Soirée.” The four-courser includes crab beignets, radicchio salad, duck à la orange, and chocolate hazelnut tarts for dessert. This dinner starts at 6 p.m., and clocks in at a very affordable $39.

3342 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

20. Bollywood Theater

3010 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Both the SE Division and NE Alberta locations will be open with a Bollywood vibe. Find the regular menu and special Mumbai-inspired cocktails. Reservations not accepted.

3010 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

21. Roe

3113 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Love modernist seafood plates backed by French and Japanese culinary techniques with true fine-dining service? This is your spot, and since Roe is relocating in 2016, James Beard nominated Trent Pierce is offering a $115 prix fixe menu with seven courses of Roe's most beloved dishes. Reserve through the website.

3113 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

22. Ava Gene's

3377 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

[Photo: Facebook/Ava Gene's]

3377 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

23. SE Wine Collective

2425 SE 35th Pl, Portland, OR 97214

Chef Althea Grey Potter furnishes the food at this urban wine collective, and she has a knack for warm, comforting plates that pair excellently with the wines made onsite. If available, don't skip the freshly baked gougeres or the hearty strozzapretti bolognese, a pasta featuring wine-braised elk and house-made ricotta. The party goes till midnight. Call to inquire about reservations.

2425 SE 35th Pl
Portland, OR 97214

24. Coquine

6839 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

Katy Millard’s not only offering her guests special seven-course dinners on New Year’s Eve (think crab, oysters, and Bûche de Noël), she’s doubling down and previewing that same menu on December 30, too. Dinners costs $115, and for $75 more, you can pair it with some reliably excellent wines.

6839 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215

25. Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar

7937 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

The Southern-fried plates at The Country Cat will be flying out of the kitchen as usual, and the restaurant is currently accepting reservations for parties of 2 or more. Don't believe the online reservation system, if you have a small party: Call the restaurant asap to get on the books.

7937 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215

26. Urdaneta

3033 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

On New Year’s Eve, Javier Canteras is offering diners a five-course tapas dinner at which he’ll serve up bowls of sopa de ajo, seared scallops with a foie gras glaze, and culotte steaks with sunchoke romesco, glass potatoes, and leek marmalade. Dinners run $75 each. Another $45 will get you paired cavas, wines and sherries.

3033 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

27. Beast

5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Chef Naomi Pomeroy’s putting on one of the city's most luxurious options: an eight-course wine-paired feast. It will showcase roasted beet tartare, spinach and burrata tortellini, wagyu ribeyes (with roasted black salsify and black trumpet mushrooms), and, for dessert, dark chocolate-chicory marjolaines with crème fraîche ice cream. The cost is $250 a head. Seatings are at 5:30 and 9 p.m.

5425 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

28. Aviary

1733 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Always surprising and delicious, chef Sarah Pliner's plates are fun, refined, and on point, and this NYE's menu includes things like butter poached swordfish in lobster broth, with mango, puffed rice, taro root, ruby chard, and American caviar. The four-course dinner costs $70, with optional pairings for $30 and $40. Call to reserve, with seatings from 5 to 10 p.m.

1733 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

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