Where to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Portland 2019

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This Thanksgiving, you could spend all day prepping, roasting veggies, cooking a giant turkey then washing the dishes afterwards.

Or you could head out to a Portland restaurant open for dinner this Thanksgiving.

Many Portland-area restaurants call Thanksgiving their busiest day of the year — think about the turkey-focused Huber’s, one of Portland’s oldest restaurants, which often books up for their Thanksgiving feast before Halloween.

Below, we’re pulled information from press releases and emails from all the metro-area restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner to stay or to go. Know of a restaurant serving Thanksgiving dinner that you think we should include? Drop us a line. (We’ll update this list with more options as we hear about them between now and the week before Thanksgiving.)

If you don’t feel like cooking at home this season, you’re not alone. Here’s our list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Portland. Know of another? Drop us a line with the relevant details and we’ll add it to the list. All events are on Thursday, Nov. 28 unless otherwise noted.


Southeast Portland’s Bread & Ink Cafe will offer its annual a la carte Thanksgiving menu with dishes including a creamy chanterelle soup, turkey with pine nut stuffing, rosemary garlic yams and more. Reservations required.

When: Noon to 8 p.m.

Where: Bread & Ink Cafe, 3610 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., 503-239-4756, breadandinkcafe.com


Reservations are almost entirely gone for the annual Thanksgiving feast at Doug Fir, though tables walk-ins are still welcome. Take a look at the special $26-per-adult menu on the restaurant’s website.

When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (or sold out)

Where: Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside St., 503-231-9663, dougfirlounge.com, reservations through Resy


The Thanksgiving Grand Buffet at Vitaly Paley’s seafood-focused restaurant has already sold out, but there’s still room in the main dining room for an a la carte menu including a turkey dinner for $39 with mashed potatoes, carrots, jellied cranberry, turkey sausage stuffing and peppercorn gravy.

When: Noon to 6:30 p.m.

Where: At the Heathman Hotel, 1001 S.W. Broadway, 503-790-7752, headwaterspdx.com


Chef Vitaly Paley’s downtown Portland restaurant offers a wood-fired turkey dinner for $42 per person, with the restaurant’s full menu also available.

When: Noon to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Imperial, 410 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-7221, reserve on OpenTable


Jackrabbit will be open on Thanksgiving and with a $69 per person set price menu featuring roasted pumpkin soup, turkey, prime rib and a choice of apple, pumpkin or pecan pie.

When: 1 to 9 p.m.

Where: Jackrabbit, 830 S.W. Sixth Ave., 503-412-1800, gojackrabbitgo.com


Mother’s Bistro & Bar will be open for breakfast, lunch and a set price Thanksgiving dinner for $50 per adult, with dishes including roasted turkey and gravy, cranberry-orange sauce and traditional bread stuffing.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with breakfast, lunch then dinner

Where: Mother’s Bistro, 121 S.W. Third Ave., 503-464-1122, mothersbistro.com


Sold out! Reservations have already filled up for the annual Thanksgiving dinner at Paley’s Place in Northwest Portland.

When: 2 to 8 p.m.

Where: Paley’s Place, 1204 N.W. 21st Ave., 503-243-2403⁠, paleysplace.net


Paley’s latest downtown Portland restaurant will serve up an a la carte Thanksgiving menu with dishes including Turkish-spiced organic turkey with chestnut dressing, butter whipped potatoes and natural pan gravy.

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Rosa Rosa, 750 S.W. Alder St., 503-294-9700, reserve on Resy


Urban farmer, the steakhouse at The Nines Hotel, will offer a set price Thanksgiving Day menu for $65 per adult including sweet potato rolls, Oregon wagyu carpaccio, honey and thyme-roasted turkey bread and confit leg with shiitake mushroom gravy and more.

When: Noon to 9 p.m.

Where: At the Nines Hotel, 525 S.W. Morrison St., 503-222-4900, urbanfarmerportland.com


Each $40-per-adult advanced ticket for Verde Cocina’s annual Thanksgiving Day fundraiser includes a welcome glass of wine or mocktail, seasonal starters, a choice of main and dessert. And better yet, 100 percent of proceeds go to the Oregon Food Bank. Omnivore, paleo and vegan options area available.

When: Seatings at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: At Verde Cocina’s Sylvan Highlands cafe, 5515 S.W. Canyon Ct., more info at verdecocinamarket.com/events/verdecocina-thanksgiving


The restaurant inside Portland’s new Icelandic hostel KEX will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. with movies, NFL football games and a holiday menu focused on leftovers, including a special open-faced turkey smorrebrod with cranberry mustard, fried onions, stuffing and gravy.

When: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: At KEX Portland, 100 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., kexhotels.com

Michael Russell

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