Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and Portland area restaurants and bars are preparing their turkeys and celebratory meals for the holiday. The Portland area sits on unceded land of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, and Molalla tribes, among others, and many Portland area restaurants will serve dishes eaten in this area for centuries — things like salmon and native caneberries. 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. For takeout options, check out this map.Read More
Where to Eat on Thanksgiving Day in Portland
From a la carte meals to elegant prix fixe dinners, here are the places that have available seats for dinner on November 23, 2023
Woodlawn Italian restaurant Campana will host a pre-set four-course meal: chicory salad with citrus vinaigrette and hazelnuts alongside a Tuscan white bean soup with autumn vegetables and Parmigiano; roasted and braised turkey with traditional gravy, cranberry sauce, chestnut stuffing, honey-glazed squash, roasted carrots, and Piemontese potatoes; and a pear crostata with pumpkin spice gelato. Reservations between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. can be made via Tock. Tickets are $80 per person with a $5 per person deposit, plus a 20 percent service fee and 3 percent health and wellness fee, with a maximum party size of four.
Hotel Eastlund’s Metropolitan Tavern will serve a buffet dinner from noon to 8 p.m. The full menu has yet to be announced, but promises “traditional fixings” alongside main plates like prime rib, turkey, and salmon. Buffet dinners cost $49.95 for adults and $17.95 for kids 4 through 12; kids 3 and under are free. Reservations are available on the restaurant’s website.
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Brix’s two Portland locations and Keizer location will host a buffet dinner from noon to 8 p.m. The tavern is part of the same restaurant group as Metropolitan Tavern, and echoes the same plans and menu as above. Reservations can be made online.
Pearl District Peruvian restaurant Andina is setting the table for an Andean feast. For $105 per person, sit down to ensalada Andina with pear, squash, and arugula; pan de yema served with Andean butters; a choice of braised lamb humita or winter squash humita; a choice of confit duck causa or roasted carrots with labneh and cancha; a choice of pollo a la parrilla or gnocchi de estación; and an apple empanada with algarrobina ice cream. Reservations can be made on Tock.
The Hoxton’s ground-floor restaurant is serving a family-style meal of hand-carved smoked turkey with demi-glace; porchetta with roasted fennel; mashed potatoes with turkey gravy; green beans; sweet potato topped with bruleed coffee marshmallows; coffee- and gochujang-roasted carrots; a butternut squash and brioche dressing; cranberry sauce; rolls with whipped butter; and an assortment of house-made sweet treats. Tickets for Thanksgiving dinner cost $65 per person and are inclusive of gratuity; optional wine or cocktail pairings will be available for $35 per person.
Jake's Famous Crawfish
This old-school Portland standby will be open on the 23rd with its full menu of seafood dishes — think: bouillabaisse, crab-and-shrimp-stuffed halibut, and prawn cocktail. The restaurant will also have a turkey dinner available for $38 that day, complete with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash casserole, and seasonal vegetables. Reservations are recommended and can be made via the website.
Portland City Grill
Thanksgiving dinner will be served with a view at this upscale restaurant in downtown’s U.S. Bancorp Tower. Portland City Grill’s three-course Thanksgiving menu is priced at $69 per person and features surf-and-turf, Chinook salmon, braised beef short ribs, mahi-mahi, and more. Drinks and dessert will be available a la carte. Reservations can be made via the website.
Toki’s Thanksgiving menu will feature Korean fried turkey with a dill and chive garnish and daikon pickles. The turkey will be complemented with mashed potatoes; kimchi creamed kale; Brussels sprouts in a kabocha miso vinaigrette with endive and feta; cornbread stuffing fried rice; and a radicchio salad tossed with green goddess dressing, pickled onions, and furikake. For dessert, the restaurant will serve doenjang pumpkin cake with toasted sesame glaze. Dinner is priced at $65 per person; reservations are available via Resy.
Abigail Hall, the Woodlark Hotel’s blush-hued cocktail lounge that shares a kitchen with Bullard Tavern, will offer the same Thanksgiving items as Bullard, including a smoked turkey meal and a pie in flavors like apple, roasted pumpkin, the bourbon pecan. Abigail Hall’s beverage menu will also be on offer, with specialty cocktails and wine. Reservations are available via Tock.
Bullard Tavern, the Woodlark Hotel’s Texas-inspired grill, will incorporate a la carte Thanksgiving favorites into its dinner menu on Thursday the 23rd, including smoked turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, stuffing, house-made rolls with whipped butter, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Reservations are available via Tock.
The Italian restaurant’s non-traditional Thanksgiving menu consists of an antipasti course, salad, and a main for $65 per person. Diners will start off with a selection of cured meats, cheese, crostini, marinated carrots, and more before enjoying an insalata di radicchio with orange, oil-cured olives, and anchovy vinaigrette. For the main event, osso buco will be served with braised mushrooms and cabbage, and autumn root vegetables. An optional dessert course can be added on for $13, with a choice of apple crostata or macerate pears with mascarpone cream. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.
The Tavern at Heathman
The historic hotel’s restaurant is serving a family-style Thanksgiving dinner for $85 per person. Diners will feast on the tavern’s autumn salad with butternut squash, cherries, and wild rice; maitake mushroom toast; roasted turkey; green bean casserole; mashed potatoes; Italian sausage stuffing; pumpkin pie; and pecan pie. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.
Restaurateur Bruce Carey’s upscale farm-to-table spot is serving an extensive Thanksgiving menu with dishes including herb-roasted turkey, Chinook salmon with passionfruit beurre blanc, whipped potatoes, wild mushroom gratin, chestnut and sausage stuffing, maple-glazed yams with pecan streusel, potato gnocchi with kale and roasted cauliflower, and more. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. The dessert menu lists pumpkin tarts, cranberry cream cheese bars, apple butter pound cake with cider glaze, and more.
King Tide Fish & Shell
King Tide Fish & Shell, the stylish and comfortable restaurant on the waterfront, will offer a family-style holiday menu for $65 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dishes include potato leek soup; squash, goat cheese, and prosciutto salad; roasted turkey; mashed potatoes, garlic green beans; and a choice of eggnog cheesecake, pumpkin tart, or pear cranberry tart. Reservations are recommended via Opentable.
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