Like everything else in the year 2020, Thanksgiving will likely look a little different this year. Normally, restaurants — especially those in hotels — host luxurious feasts for families and couples. Today, many of those places are empty. And while Thanksgiving takeout has long been an option Portland restaurants have provided, this year it’s the only option after Gov. Kate Brown instituted a second pause on all indoor and outdoor dining statewide, beginning Wednesday, November 18. Still, many restaurants are still packaging up Thanksgiving meals for families, from standards like roast turkey and bread stuffing to whole Dungeness crab with crab fat fried rice. Below is a list of restaurants offering takeout and some delivery options. Per usual, this list is not ranked; rather, it’s organized geographically.Read More
Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner in Portland
From full turkey dinners to Dungeness crab, here’s where to find takeout Thanksgiving dinners in Portland
This Kenton deli is offering a pretty straightforward selection of holiday meals — turkey and honey hams with stuffing, green bean casserole, and all the greatest hits. Each entree comes with a selection for side, salad, and dessert, including vegan and gluten-free options. The $35 meals are for one, so households can easily mix and match what they want. Orders are easy online, and the store offers both pickup the two days before Thanksgiving and delivery day-of. Orders must be filed by November 24.
2. Farm To Fit
Farm to Fit is a local delivery-only meal program, and this year it’ll offer a Thanksgiving meal for two, four, or eight people. The dinner is pretty classic, with roast turkey and gravy, cornbread stuffing with turkey sausage, mashed potatoes, bourbon-orange cranberry relish, bacon Brussels sprouts, rolls, and salted caramel apple bars for dessert. Prices are based on group size, and orders must be placed by November 19 at noon, with Wednesday, November 25 delivery dates.
3. Salt & Straw
Treasured ice-creamery Salt and Straw is offering its usual array of iconoclastic Thanksgiving ice cream flavors. This year’s flavors are sweet potato casserole with roasted pecans, roasted peach and sage cornbread stuffing, salted caramel Thanksgiving turkey, and cranberry juniper sorbet. Look, if there were any year to eat Thanksgiving dinner entirely in ice cream form, it’s 2020. Takeout and delivery options are both available.
Maya Lovelace’s lauded fried chicken restaurant Yonder is offering a turkey dinner and sides this year, with Lovelace’s signature Southern touch. The extensive menu includes a full meal package for $125 with a half-turkey (sorghum-and-herb-brined turkey breast and one turkey leg, slow-cooked in schmaltz) plus a dozen biscuits, sorghum butter, crabapple jelly, sausage cornbread dressing, green bean casserole with chanterelle gravy, and cranberry jelly. Everything is also available à la carte, along with pies, wine selections, and other sides. Meals can be booked online and picked up on Wednesday, November 25.
The rustic French restaurant Verdigris will be running a Thanksgiving menu out of its sister bar Daisy this year. The $60 menu is available for both takeout and delivery, and includes rolls, Dungeness crab bisque, maple juniper turkey breast, madeira-braised turkey legs, and a host of sides including brioche stuffing. Vegetarian mains and sides are also available upon request. Orders can be placed by calling (503) 894-8125.
6. EaT: An Oyster Bar
Southern restaurant and oyster shop Eat: An Oyster Bar is offering a Thanksgiving dinner for two ($60) or for four ($100), as well as a number of à la carte items. Smoked turkey legs are the star of this dinner, with one per person for each order. Sides included in the meal and available à la carte are mashed potatoes with gravy, cornbread and chaurice sausage stuffing, and fresh cranberry sauce. Everyone also gets a slice of pie of their choice. Orders can be made online, and need to be placed by November 22.
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7. Kee's #Loaded Kitchen
Legendary soul food cart Kee’s Loaded Kitchen will be open on Thanksgiving Day, with options like a 48-hour brined and smoked turkey, smoked brisket, and fried chicken, plus sides like mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, collard greens, and sweet potato casserole. Owner Kiauna Nelson will offer a number of desserts, as well, like sweet potato pie, banana pudding, and coconut layer cake. Kee’s won’t have pre-orders available; takeout is first come, first served, starting at 1:30 p.m.
8. Sunshine Noodles
Chef Diane Lam and David Sigal’s pop-up noodle bar, Sunshine Noodles has a predictably cute and appetizing Thanksgiving tray special this month. For $30 the dinner serves one generously, and comes with barbecue roasted turkey, mac and cheese, garlic green beans, mashed potatoes, miso-butter corn, Tokyo milk roll, and a choice between a slice of lemon meringue or pumpkin pie. A number of à la carte sides are also available, and orders must be placed online before 3 p.m. on November 25, with pick-up times scheduled at checkout. Sunshine Noodles will only have 100 of these dinners available, and any that don’t sell out will be found on DoorDash.
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9. Paley's Place Bistro & Bar
Portland luminary chef Vitaly Paley will offer Paley’s Place Thanksgiving dinners at home. Dinner is $65 to $85 per person, with a number of options at each course for takeout, including a roast turkey breast and braised leg with house sausage, apple, mushroom bread pudding, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy. The restaurant will also offer a full vegetarian menu. Pickup orders are available here.
10. Elephants Delicatessen
A local chain of markets and delis, Elephants Delicatessen has a broad range of dinner options including turkey and ham dinners for groups and individuals, à la carte entrees, sides including stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato gratin, salads, breads, and more. Everything comes fully prepared but cold, ready to be reheated at home. Elephants is providing both pickup and delivery options, with orders available online.
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Though Dottir, the restaurant and bar at the swanky Scandinavian hotel Kex, is closed for the winter, it’s offering Thanksgiving dinners for four with both a turkey option and a vegan one. Each comes with roasted Brussels sprouts, Yukon gold potato gratin, and a variation on chicory and roasted squash salad. The $120 meaty version comes with smoked whole turkey breast spiced with gunpowder seasoning and a whole confit leg, while the $100 vegan option features grilled maitake mushrooms with preserved lemon and confit garlic. Additionally, Dottir offers pies and drinks as add-ons. Orders are available online for pickup on November 24 and 25.
A portion of the proceeds from each purchase goes to the medical bills for Kari Young, a local food photographer and social media manager, whose son has been in the hospital for over a month.
12. Laurelhurst Market
A beloved steakhouse and butcher shop, Laurelhurst Market has added some Turkey Day specials to its repertoire of butcher shop items. Alongside a number of chicken and turkey cuts, the shop is offering smoked turkey gravy, savory stuffing with Italian sausage, smashed potatoes, and roasted Brussels sprouts with pomegranate molasses, plus other sides, charcuterie, and cooking implements. Orders can be scheduled for pickup Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.
13. Noble Rot
Portland, OR 97214
This Burnside wine bar is offering a Thanksgiving meal kit for two, complete with a roast turkey breast with herbs from the restaurant’s rooftop garden, potato and celery root gratin, root vegetable and brioche stuffing, garlic green beans, cranberry and orange relish, and an apple and oat crisp for dessert. The meal is $90, with the optional add-on of a six-pack of wine. Order it online here.
14. El Gaucho Portland
El Gaucho, downtown’s dark and highbrow steakhouse, is offering its Thanksgiving dinners to-go this year. The steakhouse has options for three- or four-course dinner for two, both of which feature the chateaubriand for the primary course: a 20 ounce, center-cut tenderloin served with mashed potatoes, asparagus, broiled tomato, and the house cliff sauce. Roasted butternut squash, grilled sweet corn, and pot de creme for two round out the meal, while the four-course option also includes a cheese and fruit plate. Details and order forms will be available online until November 18 for pickup on November 25.
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15. Multnomah Whiskey Library
The leather-and-fireplace-filled whiskey haven Multnomah Whiskey Library isn’t the most obvious place for a Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s pulling out the stops this year with some hearty meal options. Diners can choose between rack of lamb, ribeye, or confit turkey meal kits. Each comes with a lot of meat, plentiful sides, and pie from Saint Cupcake. For those who want even more, the bar is also selling à la carte steaks and burgers, as well as pasta. Each meal kit serves around four, and can be ordered here. Orders need to be placed by November 19.
16. Olympia Provisions
Celebrated local charcutier and butcher Olympia Provisions has a number of offerings for Thanksgiving this year. Along with charcuterie plates, OP is offering braised and smoked pork shanks for two for $25 and “all the trimmings for two” for $60, which includes mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, mushroom and Italian sausage stuffing, herb-roasted autumn roots, spiced cranberry relish, and dinner rolls. Other items include wine packages and dessert.
17. Magna Kusina
Filipino family restaurant Magna won’t have turkey for Thanksgiving this year, but it is offering a number of à la carte holiday specials for sides and desserts, each serving four people. Sides include items like crab fat fried rice with whole Dungeness crab, green bean adobo casserole, and stuffing made with pandesal (Filipino bread rolls) and longanisa, a dried pork sausage. Desserts include items like pandan cheesecake and a sweet potato pie with ube meringue. Magna’s menu is available on Instagram, and orders can be placed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders must be placed by November 22, and can be picked up on Thanksgiving between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
18. Holy Trinity Barbecue
Though the Texas-style barbecue cart Holy Trinity is well known for its sausage, ribs, and brisket, pitmaster Kyle Rensmeyer is smoking a ton of turkey for the festive day. The three-and-a-half pound turkey breast is slow-smoked and offered sliced or unsliced, and feeds around six people as the main for Turkey Day. Those looking to get some can find preorder forms at the cart’s website. Pickup day is on Thanksgiving.
For those seeking some sides and desserts to go with Holy Trinity’s barbecue turkey, another food cart may be the answer. Nacheaux, the Cartlandia cart known for its Southern-meets-Latin-American fare, is representing the South with its menu, featuring massive trays of dirty rice and mac and cheese, whole desserts like pumpkin pie or pumpkin pound cake, and jugs of blackberry sweet tea. Customers can find the full menu and an order form on the cart’s website; orders must be placed by November 20.