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Where to Eat Thanksgiving Day 2019 in Portland

From holiday buffets to elegant prix fixe dinners, here are the places that still have available seats for Turkey Day

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and Portland area restaurants and bars are preparing their turkeys and gravies for the holiday. As usual, most of the open restaurants are in hotels, but there are other spots around town, as well.

This map is dedicated to the best Thanksgiving Day restaurants in neighborhoods all across Portland. Reservations tend to go quickly, so it’s best to make them early. Note the points on this map are not ranked; rather, they're organized geographically.

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Daisy Bar + Cafe

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This Thanksgiving, cozy neighborhood restaurant Daisy Bar and Cafe will serve a buffet-style dinner for $40 a head. Diners can find things like Cajun-rubbed Mary’s turkey breasts, fried wings, roasted Brussels sprouts, maple-glazed sweet potatoes, brioche dressing, and andouille sausage and mushroom gravy, plus assorted tarts from the neighborhood shop. Additional items like oysters on the half shell, poached shrimp, and holiday cocktails will also be available for purchase. Reservations can be made by calling or stopping in.

Once again, Prost is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Day Feast, opening the doors at 6 p.m. for a free turkey dinner for all. The casual beer bar is preparing around 150 pounds of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other sides to serve alongside German beers; that being said, once it’s out, it’s out. The dinner is free, but donations for those in need will be accepted and highly encouraged; diners are also encouraged to bring a side dish.

The Hairy Lobster

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The eclectically decorated, rustic Hairy Lobster will be open for the holiday serving some of its owners’ favorite dishes. The four-course dinner will be $65 per person and will include a fall harvest mushroom bisque, shaved Brussels sprout salad, slow roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, and a triple-decker pumpkin chiffon pie for dessert. Reservations can be made at the site.

KEX Portland

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Kex, Portland’s newest hotel, and its restaurant Dóttir will be open for the holiday with its full Scandinavian menu as well as specials like an open-faced turkey Smorrebrod with cranberry mustard, fried onions, stuffing, and gravy; fried Brussels sprouts; smashed potato croquettes; and donut with butternut squash and butterscotch dipping sauce. In addition, the stylishly rustic hotel will show movies in the morning and evening and sports throughout the day.

Lovely Rita

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This stylish, elegant restaurant and bar at the Hoxton Hotel will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with an à la carte Thanksgiving menu. Diners can grab less holiday-themed meals like a golden burrito or a short rib melt, or go for the $16 turkey dinner that includes roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, gravy, apple jelly, and a dinner roll. Lovely Rita will be open for walk-ins as well as taking reservations.

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Hey Love

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The plant-filled tropical cocktail bar Hey Love will throw a ‘70s-themed Thanksgiving party for its second year. The evening includes a $38 three-course dinner with multiple options throughout, starting with a caesar salad or roasted sweet potato salad. The main course options include mojo turkey, roasted trout, or vegan stuffed winter squash, each of which is served with mofongo stuffing, Chinese long bean casserole, smashed potatoes and gravy, and tropical “crangerine” sauce. Pies from Lauretta Jean’s will finish off the evening, and a few à la carte options will be available for those not in the mood for Thanksgiving food. Hey Love will be open from noon to 2 a.m., and reservations can be made here.

Doug Fir Lounge

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This long-standing, mid-century log cabin bar, restaurant, and venue opens for breakfast at 7 a.m. and will start serving Thanksgiving plates at 11 a.m. until sold out. Diners will have a choice between a turkey leg plate or vegan fried cauliflower plate; both come with cornbread dressing, mashed Yukon potatoes, gravy, roasted vegetables, and cranberry sauce, plus pie for dessert. Dinner is $26 for adults and $14 for kids. Reservations are now full, but the restaurant will have some tables reserved for walk-in service, and will have a limited regular menu including burgers and fries. The bar will be open late.

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Saucebox

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For $49 per person, the dark and stylish Southeast Asian bar Saucebox will offer a three-course dinner, with selections for each course. Dishes include sweet potato spring rolls, gai lan salad, tea-smoked turkey, a vegetarian butternut squash curry, apple pie rangoons, and a vegan chocolate tart. Reservations can be made here.

Imperial

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Vitaly Paley’s sprawling bar and grill, Imperial is open for the holiday with day-long specials starting at 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. While the full regular menu will be available, the steakhouse will also offer a turkey dinner for $42 with turkey smoked on pinot noir barrel shavings and sides like harissa carrots with goddess dressing and za’atar. Diners can make reservations via OpenTable or by phone.

Gracie's

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The elegantly old-school restaurant in the Hotel Deluxe, Gracie’s still has a few seats left for its Thanksgiving dinner. For $85, diners will have options for starters, entrees, and dessert including a full turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans, dressing, and cranberry sauce. Vegetarians can opt for the butternut squash risotto, and there will be a number of dessert options including pies and cakes. The dark and moody Driftwood Room in the hotel will also offer à la carte Thanksgiving dishes. Reservations for both spaces can be made at the website.

Bullard

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Doug Adams’ acclaimed Texas-meets-Portland restaurant will be pulling out all the stops for Turkey Day. In the spacious, upscale dining hall adorned with Texan flags, diners can find a number of specials, including a smoked turkey plate for $34. The dish comes with mom’s potatoes, braised collards, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry, and a house roll. Those not feeling turkey can also find larger dishes like braised elk shoulder with sides, slow-smoked beef ribs with tortillas, or vegetarian wild mushroom fajitas. Salads, sides, and raw dishes will also be available. Reservations are available via Resy.

Rosa Rosa

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Another of chef Vitaly Paley’s restaurants, Rosa Rosa will be open all day serving an à la carte menu with some Turkey Day specials, including a plate with Turkish-spiced organic turkey with chestnut dressing, butter whipped potatoes, and natural pan gravy. Reservations are available via Resy or phone.

Urban Farmer

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Chic, modernist steakhouse Urban Farmer will offer a prix fixe menu between noon and 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving for $65 per adult and $24 for children 12 and under. Dinner begins with sweet potato rolls and baguettes, before moving to options like Oregon wagyu carpaccio, fall beet salad, honey and thyme roasted turkey breast with confit leg, seared scallops with pumpkin risotto, and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. Dinner also includes cornbread stuffing, twice-baked potato tart, and maple cranberry sauce, plus a number of dessert options. Reservations can be made by calling or with a visit to the website.  

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Rum Club

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Rum Club, the neighborhood watering hole meets cocktail bar, has an annual tradition for Turkey Day, opting to stay open with a special cocktail menu rather than anything Thanksgiving-themed. The menu offers a number of strong, dark, stirred cocktails, and it’s always a party.

Jackrabbit

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The vast, multi-roomed Jackrabbit will be open on Thanksgiving with a $69 menu. For the first course, visitors will be able to choose from dishes such as roasted pumpkin soup and golden egg lyonnaise. The second course includes classics like slow-roasted turkey or prime rib, as well as King salmon and heirloom squash. Dessert choices will include apple, pumpkin, and pecan pie. Reservations are still available here.

Thanksgiving dishes at Jackrabbit
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Headwaters Restaurant Portland

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Vitaly Paley’s spacious, chic seafood restaurant Headwaters will serve a special à la carte menu for the holiday. The menu includes items like smoked sturgeon carpaccio, roasted beets, crab and kale lasgana, and black truffle-braised short ribs, as well as a turkey dinner plate with mashers, Madras carrots, jellied cranberry, turkey sausage stuffing, and Kampot peppercorn gravy for $39. Classic sides like Brussels sprouts and desserts like pecan pie will also be on the menu.

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Terrane Italian Kitchen & Bar

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Terrane, the refined Italian restaurant at the Porter hotel, will serve a four-course Thanksgiving dinner for the holiday, with an Italian twist. $55 per person, the menu has options for each course, including butternut squash tortelli, scarpinocc with Dungeness crab and Calabrian chiles, grilled scallops with lemon risotto, and, of course, a “Turk-etta” (rather than porchetta), with roasted turkey breast, braised leg, smoky sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts. Desserts include pumpkin cake and a tiramisu.
Reservations can be made here or by calling in.

The dining room at Terrane
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King Tide Fish & Shell

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King Tide Fish and Shell, the stylish and comfortable restaurant on the waterfront, will skip the turkey this Thanksgiving, offering a seafood-heavy dinner instead. The prix fixe holiday menu is $65 and will include lobster bisque en croute; branzino stuffed with crawfish with jalapeño cornbread, squash puree, Brussels sprouts, and crawfish butter; and a pumpkin mousse with candied ginger and a pumpkin doughnut. Reservations are recommended either via OpenTable or by calling in.

The dining room at King Tide Fish & Shell
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Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands

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Verde Cocina, the local Mexican restaurant chain with an emphasis on alternative diets, is hosting a philanthropic Thanksgiving dinner at it Sylvan Highlands location. Dinner will be served buffet style and will be entirely gluten-free with a number of choices for dietary preferences, including paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore. Dinner and a welcome glass of wine or mocktail is $40 advance and $12 for children ($45 day-of and $15 for children day-of), and free for children 6 and under. Verde is donating 100 percent of proceeds from dinner to the Oregon Food Bank. Reservations are available at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.

Daisy Bar + Cafe

This Thanksgiving, cozy neighborhood restaurant Daisy Bar and Cafe will serve a buffet-style dinner for $40 a head. Diners can find things like Cajun-rubbed Mary’s turkey breasts, fried wings, roasted Brussels sprouts, maple-glazed sweet potatoes, brioche dressing, and andouille sausage and mushroom gravy, plus assorted tarts from the neighborhood shop. Additional items like oysters on the half shell, poached shrimp, and holiday cocktails will also be available for purchase. Reservations can be made by calling or stopping in.

Prost

Once again, Prost is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Day Feast, opening the doors at 6 p.m. for a free turkey dinner for all. The casual beer bar is preparing around 150 pounds of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other sides to serve alongside German beers; that being said, once it’s out, it’s out. The dinner is free, but donations for those in need will be accepted and highly encouraged; diners are also encouraged to bring a side dish.

The Hairy Lobster

The eclectically decorated, rustic Hairy Lobster will be open for the holiday serving some of its owners’ favorite dishes. The four-course dinner will be $65 per person and will include a fall harvest mushroom bisque, shaved Brussels sprout salad, slow roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, and a triple-decker pumpkin chiffon pie for dessert. Reservations can be made at the site.

KEX Portland

Kex, Portland’s newest hotel, and its restaurant Dóttir will be open for the holiday with its full Scandinavian menu as well as specials like an open-faced turkey Smorrebrod with cranberry mustard, fried onions, stuffing, and gravy; fried Brussels sprouts; smashed potato croquettes; and donut with butternut squash and butterscotch dipping sauce. In addition, the stylishly rustic hotel will show movies in the morning and evening and sports throughout the day.

Lovely Rita

Guests at Lovely Rita
The dining room at Lovely Rita
AJ Meeker/Official

This stylish, elegant restaurant and bar at the Hoxton Hotel will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with an à la carte Thanksgiving menu. Diners can grab less holiday-themed meals like a golden burrito or a short rib melt, or go for the $16 turkey dinner that includes roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, gravy, apple jelly, and a dinner roll. Lovely Rita will be open for walk-ins as well as taking reservations.

Guests at Lovely Rita
The dining room at Lovely Rita
AJ Meeker/Official

Hey Love

The plant-filled tropical cocktail bar Hey Love will throw a ‘70s-themed Thanksgiving party for its second year. The evening includes a $38 three-course dinner with multiple options throughout, starting with a caesar salad or roasted sweet potato salad. The main course options include mojo turkey, roasted trout, or vegan stuffed winter squash, each of which is served with mofongo stuffing, Chinese long bean casserole, smashed potatoes and gravy, and tropical “crangerine” sauce. Pies from Lauretta Jean’s will finish off the evening, and a few à la carte options will be available for those not in the mood for Thanksgiving food. Hey Love will be open from noon to 2 a.m., and reservations can be made here.

Doug Fir Lounge

The bar at the Doug Fir Lounge
Doug Fir Lounge/Official

This long-standing, mid-century log cabin bar, restaurant, and venue opens for breakfast at 7 a.m. and will start serving Thanksgiving plates at 11 a.m. until sold out. Diners will have a choice between a turkey leg plate or vegan fried cauliflower plate; both come with cornbread dressing, mashed Yukon potatoes, gravy, roasted vegetables, and cranberry sauce, plus pie for dessert. Dinner is $26 for adults and $14 for kids. Reservations are now full, but the restaurant will have some tables reserved for walk-in service, and will have a limited regular menu including burgers and fries. The bar will be open late.

The bar at the Doug Fir Lounge
Doug Fir Lounge/Official

Saucebox

For $49 per person, the dark and stylish Southeast Asian bar Saucebox will offer a three-course dinner, with selections for each course. Dishes include sweet potato spring rolls, gai lan salad, tea-smoked turkey, a vegetarian butternut squash curry, apple pie rangoons, and a vegan chocolate tart. Reservations can be made here.

Imperial

Vitaly Paley’s sprawling bar and grill, Imperial is open for the holiday with day-long specials starting at 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. While the full regular menu will be available, the steakhouse will also offer a turkey dinner for $42 with turkey smoked on pinot noir barrel shavings and sides like harissa carrots with goddess dressing and za’atar. Diners can make reservations via OpenTable or by phone.

Gracie's

The elegantly old-school restaurant in the Hotel Deluxe, Gracie’s still has a few seats left for its Thanksgiving dinner. For $85, diners will have options for starters, entrees, and dessert including a full turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans, dressing, and cranberry sauce. Vegetarians can opt for the butternut squash risotto, and there will be a number of dessert options including pies and cakes. The dark and moody Driftwood Room in the hotel will also offer à la carte Thanksgiving dishes. Reservations for both spaces can be made at the website.

Bullard

Doug Adams’ acclaimed Texas-meets-Portland restaurant will be pulling out all the stops for Turkey Day. In the spacious, upscale dining hall adorned with Texan flags, diners can find a number of specials, including a smoked turkey plate for $34. The dish comes with mom’s potatoes, braised collards, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry, and a house roll. Those not feeling turkey can also find larger dishes like braised elk shoulder with sides, slow-smoked beef ribs with tortillas, or vegetarian wild mushroom fajitas. Salads, sides, and raw dishes will also be available. Reservations are available via Resy.

Rosa Rosa

Another of chef Vitaly Paley’s restaurants, Rosa Rosa will be open all day serving an à la carte menu with some Turkey Day specials, including a plate with Turkish-spiced organic turkey with chestnut dressing, butter whipped potatoes, and natural pan gravy. Reservations are available via Resy or phone.

Urban Farmer

The dining room at Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer/Official

Chic, modernist steakhouse Urban Farmer will offer a prix fixe menu between noon and 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving for $65 per adult and $24 for children 12 and under. Dinner begins with sweet potato rolls and baguettes, before moving to options like Oregon wagyu carpaccio, fall beet salad, honey and thyme roasted turkey breast with confit leg, seared scallops with pumpkin risotto, and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. Dinner also includes cornbread stuffing, twice-baked potato tart, and maple cranberry sauce, plus a number of dessert options. Reservations can be made by calling or with a visit to the website.  

The dining room at Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer/Official

Rum Club

Rum Club, the neighborhood watering hole meets cocktail bar, has an annual tradition for Turkey Day, opting to stay open with a special cocktail menu rather than anything Thanksgiving-themed. The menu offers a number of strong, dark, stirred cocktails, and it’s always a party.

Jackrabbit

Thanksgiving dishes at Jackrabbit
Jackrabbit/Official

The vast, multi-roomed Jackrabbit will be open on Thanksgiving with a $69 menu. For the first course, visitors will be able to choose from dishes such as roasted pumpkin soup and golden egg lyonnaise. The second course includes classics like slow-roasted turkey or prime rib, as well as King salmon and heirloom squash. Dessert choices will include apple, pumpkin, and pecan pie. Reservations are still available here.

Thanksgiving dishes at Jackrabbit
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Headwaters Restaurant Portland

The bar at Headwaters
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Vitaly Paley’s spacious, chic seafood restaurant Headwaters will serve a special à la carte menu for the holiday. The menu includes items like smoked sturgeon carpaccio, roasted beets, crab and kale lasgana, and black truffle-braised short ribs, as well as a turkey dinner plate with mashers, Madras carrots, jellied cranberry, turkey sausage stuffing, and Kampot peppercorn gravy for $39. Classic sides like Brussels sprouts and desserts like pecan pie will also be on the menu.

The bar at Headwaters
Dina Avila/EPDX

Terrane Italian Kitchen & Bar

The dining room at Terrane
Terrane Italian Kitchen & Bar/Official

Terrane, the refined Italian restaurant at the Porter hotel, will serve a four-course Thanksgiving dinner for the holiday, with an Italian twist. $55 per person, the menu has options for each course, including butternut squash tortelli, scarpinocc with Dungeness crab and Calabrian chiles, grilled scallops with lemon risotto, and, of course, a “Turk-etta” (rather than porchetta), with roasted turkey breast, braised leg, smoky sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts. Desserts include pumpkin cake and a tiramisu.
Reservations can be made here or by calling in.

The dining room at Terrane
Terrane Italian Kitchen & Bar/Official

King Tide Fish & Shell

The dining room at King Tide Fish & Shell
Dina Avila/Official

King Tide Fish and Shell, the stylish and comfortable restaurant on the waterfront, will skip the turkey this Thanksgiving, offering a seafood-heavy dinner instead. The prix fixe holiday menu is $65 and will include lobster bisque en croute; branzino stuffed with crawfish with jalapeño cornbread, squash puree, Brussels sprouts, and crawfish butter; and a pumpkin mousse with candied ginger and a pumpkin doughnut. Reservations are recommended either via OpenTable or by calling in.

The dining room at King Tide Fish & Shell
Dina Avila/Official

Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands

Verde Cocina, the local Mexican restaurant chain with an emphasis on alternative diets, is hosting a philanthropic Thanksgiving dinner at it Sylvan Highlands location. Dinner will be served buffet style and will be entirely gluten-free with a number of choices for dietary preferences, including paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore. Dinner and a welcome glass of wine or mocktail is $40 advance and $12 for children ($45 day-of and $15 for children day-of), and free for children 6 and under. Verde is donating 100 percent of proceeds from dinner to the Oregon Food Bank. Reservations are available at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.

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