Thanksgiving in Portland: Dine Out

This year's T-Day escapes, prix fixe dinners to sprawling buffets.

By Benjamin Tepler and Anna Loh November 17, 2014

Portland chefs take Thanksgiving seriously. Turkey sausage roulade? Maitake and oyster mushroom ravioli? Pecan praline sundaes? Give thanks for this list of places to dine out on Turkey Day. Staying in? Check out our compendium of places to pick up a ready-made Thanksgiving feast to-go. 

The Country Cat
7937 SE Stark St

Load up the kids and trek to this beloved comfort-food favorite for a family-friendly four-course Thanksgiving dinner from power couple Adam and Jackie Sappington. Expect the traditional turkey with fixin's, as well as vegetarian, pork, and fish entrees, ensuring the whole family will find a favorite dish. $50 per person, $15 per child (10 and under). Book your reservation online or call 503-408-1414. 

Paley’s Place
1204 NW 21st Ave 

Savor your Thanksgiving feast at Paley’s Place with their regular menu options and traditional Thanksgiving a la carte fare. Offerings include glazed and spit-roasted turkey breast, braised leg, savory bread pudding and apple cider-braised delicata squash with aged balsamic. For reservations, call 503-243-2403 or visit their website for more information.  

Raven & Rose
1331 SW Broadway

At Raven & Rose’s family-style prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll find sausage-stuffed turkey roulade and Oregon salmon served alongside mashers, stuffing, cranberries, and seasonal vegetables. Walk-in seating and a la carte options available upstairs at The Rookery Bar. Thanksgiving hours: 1 – 7 pm. $65 for adults, $25 for children. Optional $35 wine pairing. Book your reservation online or call 503-222-7673. 

1314 NW Glisan St

Every year, Andina offers a special Peruvian three-course prix fixe menu with Andean flavors like their heritage turkey, dusted with a tres ajies rub and slow-roasted, served with quinoa-hazelnut stuffing, mâche salad, caramelized Dakota squash, and lucuma gravy. Thanksgiving hours: 1 - 9:30 pm; courtyard and bar open until 11 pm. $60 for adults and children over 12, $30 for children. Children under five can order from the regular menu. Book your reservation online or call 503-228-9535.

1001 SE Water Ave

A family-style Thanksgiving supper with staples like roasted local turkey with fennel sausage stuffing of foraged mushrooms, sage, and Grand Central levain, and a honey crisp apple tarte tatin with sharp white cheddar crust, caramel, and nutmeg gelato. $50 per person. To make a reservation, call 503-235-2294 or book online.

250 NW 13th Ave

A three-course affair featuring butter poached wild prawns over toast, Chinook salmon with caramelized futsu squash, Brussels sprouts, and salmon caviar, with sweets like butternut squash semifreddo with ginger-white chocolate macaroons for dessert. $50 per person. To make a reservation, call 503-226-3394 or book online.  

Portobello Vegan Trattoria 
1125 SE Division St

Savor your Thanksgiving feast sans turkey with plant–based delicacies at this beloved vegan trattoria. A three-course menu holds dishes like roasted portobello, savory bread pudding with truffled cashew cream, Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts and cranberry chutney, and a pecan praline sundae with bourbon caramel sauce, pecan ice cream, toasted pecans and coconut whip. $40 per person, wine pairings $25 per person. Book your reservation via Open Table or call 503-754-5993.

Blossoming Lotus
1713 NE 15th Ave.

Enjoy a family style, four-course vegan Thanksgiving feast at Blossoming Lotus' communal tables with a smorgasbord of comforting and creative meals such as caramelized figs and charred fennel, farro, wild rice and quinoa, candied acorn squash, and a stuffed phyllo purse of fricassee of wild mushrooms, beluga lentil ragout and beet demi-glaze. Don't forget dessert: pumpkin pie, maple pecan pie and gingerbread cheesecake, along with housemade nog to wash it down. $60 per person. Visit or call 503-228-0048 for reservations. 

410 SW Broadway

Break out of the ordinary at Imperial's third annual Thanksgiving dinner. Expect spit-roasted turkey breast, sweet potatoes with butter, dill and Jacobsen sea salt, delicata squash with sage and black pepper honey, and a hyper-local dessert line-up, from Kiyokawa Orchards apple pie with caramel sauce to Sauvie Island pumpkin pie with vanilla whipped cream. Thanksgiving hours: 11am - 9pm. $29 per person. For reservations call 503-228-7222 or book online.

Heathman Restaurant 
1001 SW Broadway

If you're of the opinion that you can’t get too much of a good thing, the Heathman’s Thanksgiving buffet is for you. From 11:30 am to 5 pm, the buffet will feature opulent seafood displays, hulking meat entrees, and a dizzying array of desserts. If you prefer a sit down affair, check out their traditional prix fixe menu, with plates like roast leg of venison and turkey with chestnut stuffing, from 11 am– 9 pm. $47 per adult, $18 per child (under 12). To reserve your spot, call 503-241-4100. 

Jake’s Grill
614 SW 11th Ave

Suit up for Jake’s Thanksgiving Buffet at the Governor’s Ballroom in Sentinel Hotel. With an abundance of hearty food—chilled seafood display, salads with kale, fruit, salmon, or cous cous, fennel and herb brined roast tom turkey and shallot and herb crusted striploin with traditional au jus. $39.99 per adult, $16.99 for children between ages 3-12. Call 503-241-2125 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Gustav’s and The Rheinlander
5035 NE Sandy Blvd 

The storied German funhouse does Thanksgiving with roasted turkey breast, apple walnut dressing, slow-roasted prime rib, bier sausage, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy and more. You can also get your turkey to go: $115 feeds a family of ten with all the trimmings. Available through Dec. 24. Thanksgiving hours: 11am - 8pm, Call 503-288-5503 for reservations.

McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
4045 NW Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro

Cornelius Pass Roadhouse is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 am to 5 pm with homemade favorites such as fresh-carved turkey, Fireside Port cranberry relish, roasted pork loin with Edgefield cider jus, poached salmon, mashed potatoes, and brandied pumpkin pie. $29 for adults and $17 for children between ages 5-12. Free for children 4 and under. Call 503-640-6174 to reserve.

Oregon Garden Resort
895 W Main St, Silverton

Want to get out of town and enjoy Thanksgiving all day? The Oregon Garden Resort is your go-to destination. From 10 am to 3:30 pm, they'll be hosting a Thanksgiving Day buffet with an array of breakfast options as well as traditional dinner fare. Get your Turkey Day off to the right start with made-to-order waffles, omelets, and prime rib-carving stations. The party goes on through the evening, with a dinner service starting at 5:30, with more Thanksgiving Day themed entrées. Buffet is $26.95 per adult, $23.95 for seniors and $12.95 for children (12 and under). Dinner special prices vary. To reserve your spot, call 503-874-2500.

Fogo De Chao
930 SW 6th Ave

Starting Thanksgiving Day, Fogo will serve sweet potato casserole and cranberry relish through December. During Thanksgiving weekend only, Fogo will add rotisserie-roasted turkey to its list of meat offerings. Thanksgiving hours: 11:30am – 3pm and 4 – 9pm.


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