Multiple seatings for grand buffet, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. for a la carte dining room, Thu, Nov 23, $62 per person, $38 for children 12 and under (buffet only)
At Headwaters's first Thanksgiving, you’ll find the usual a la carte turkey and prime rib displays, but with a huge seafood selection splashed in (oysters with cranberry pearls, Dungeness crab and fennel chowder, and more). If you’re more of a grazer, head to the mezzanine grand buffet for heaving boards of chilled seafood, cheese, charcuterie, and turkey carving stations.
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Thu, Nov 23, $40 per person, $12 for children 7–12
You can’t possibly feel better about a T-Day dinner. Verde Cocina (the Sylvan Highlands location near the Oregon Zoo) is giving away all proceeds from its three-course meal to the Oregon Food Bank, and the food is gluten-free, with paleo, vegetarian, and vegan dinner menus.
1–8:30 p.m. Thu, Nov 23, $65 per person, $32.50 for children 5–11
Andean flavors and ingredients—we’re talking the Pavo Colonial stuffed turkey breast, with pisco soaked raisins and papa fiambre, puréed Peruvian heirloom potatoes—shake up the usual Americana spread.
2-8 p.m., Thu, Nov 23, $60 per person, $15 for children 10 and under
Heartlandia authors and dynamic butcher-baker duo Adam and Jackie Sappington swap their signature cast-iron skillet fried chicken for turkey and four-courses of heart-stopping goodness, hickory smoked ham to scratch-made dumplings.
1 p.m. Thu, Nov 23, $45 per person, $20 for children 12 and under. Tickets here
This turkey is worth the drive. Ava Gene’s owner Joshua McFadden teams up with Suttle Lodge chef Jacob Rodriguez for a getaway feast in Central Oregon. Knowing McFadden, the veggies are going to be awesome: sweet and sour carrots with hazelnuts and grandma's green bean casserole with foraged mushrooms to give you that authentic Deschutes National Forest feel.
Order by 10 p.m. Wed, Nov 15, $115
Chef Sarah Schafer whips up the whole "Bird & Trimmings" shebang for $115, enough for two to three people, with proceeds going to the Rose Haven Community for Women and Children. That’s a half maple-bourbon-roasted bird, with four sides and a few condiments, like pickled cranberry chutney. A la cart extras include butterscotch pudding and candied ginger shortbread.
Pick up from 2–8 p.m. Sat, Nov 18 to Wed, Nov 22, $35–80 boxes available here
Tired of planning your Thanksgiving to a T, then braving the grocery lines for the ingredients? Rubinette feels you on this one. The market offers ready-made produce boxes, packed with everything from heirloom squash to gravy essentials to pomegranates. Pick up your box and settle in for line-free day slicing and dicing.
Order online or by phone by 10 p.m. Sun, Nov 19
If all-butter crusts and classic fillings are your game, you can do no better than the tried-and-true pie champions at Lauretta Jean’s. They’ve got your standard pumpkin, bourbon pecan, and heirloom apple, but if you’re feeling competitive, blackberry-raspberry streusel and key lime will win the day.
Order online or by phone by 3 p.m. Sun, Nov 19
Maple syrup pie with orange bourbon cream. Savory roasted quince, pear, and hazelnut galette. Do your guests a favor and defer to Milk Glass Mrkt on this one. Your grandmother’s famous apple pie recipe isn’t going anywhere.
Order online or by phone by 3 p.m. Sun, Nov 19, $155 feeds up to 6, $250 feeds up to 10
The delicatessen and catering company offers a complete "reheat and eat" bourbon-glazed roast turkey dinner with things like savory sausage and kale bread pudding and garlic-smashed potatoes.