Thanksgiving in Portland: Eat In

Our annual roundup of places to stock your T-Day larder, from full-on take-home feasts to air-chilled turkey-dealers.

By Benjamin Tepler and Anna Loh November 12, 2014

Take Out + Dessert

Irving Street Kitchen stocks a full Thanksgiving arsenal complete with ½ maple-bourbon roasted bird, country red eye gravy, Ken’s Artisan Bakery Baguette with Salted Butter, and more, with sides from buttermilk biscuits to butterscotch pudding. $70 serves 2-3. Order before Wednesday, November 19 at 5pm. Call 503-343-9440 or email [email protected]. 701 NW 13th Ave

Gluten-free and vegan eaters can rejoice for Back to Eden Bakery’s seasonal pies, ranging from caramel apple, apple cranberry, marionberry pear and pumpkin cream, or raw cheesecakes with flavors such as Mexican chocolate, dark chocolate cherry and cranberry gingerbread. Other pastries such as breakfast rolls, quiche, and doughnuts are also available on their holiday menu. Call 503-477-5022 or email [email protected] to order. 2217 NE Alberta St 

New York-style Bowery Bagels is boiling up a seasonal Thanksgiving Stuffing Bagel—flavored garlic, herbs, and a seasoning blend perfect for a turkey cranberry sandwich—and the Parvesan, an all-new "parmesan" (nutritional yeast) bagel that's Kosher parve. Pre-order a dozen Stuffing Bagels online here. 310 NW Broadway

Elephants Delicatessen has an extensive Thanksgiving menu available, from brunch to dinner choices with single-serving options as well. Choose from a Quiche Lorraine and veggie frittata for brunch to oven-roasted turkey with savory bread stuffing, and sweet potato gratin with caramelized onions for dinner. Desserts include sweet potato pumpkin pie, Kentucky bourbon pecan pie, American apple pie and a pumpkin cheesecake. Find out available pick-up hours and locations here.

Grand Central Bakery offers options of baked or frozen pies, from pumpkin, apple, to marionberry and bourbon pecan pie. Also seasonal favorites such as cranberry pecan quick bread, pumpkin quick bread, and Grand Central rustic stuffing—sliced and cubed loaves ready to use with seasonings. Available to order on November 19-26, all locations will be open on November 26. Various locations.

Lauretta Jean’s pie flavors include blackberry-raspberry streusel, classic pumpkin, salted Georgia pecan, heirloom apple, honey hazelnut, chocolate cream and coconut cream. Biscuits only available for pick up on November 27 at the Division store between 8 am and noon. Order online here or call 503-235-3119. SW 6th and Pine and 3402 SE Division St. 

Pacific Pie Co has a complete Thanksgiving spread ready to go—turkey pot pie, bacon roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and gravy, sage and apple stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. You can also pre-order a variety of pies from pumpkin, pecan, Oregon berry, chocolate bourbon hazelnut, key lime, to apple sour cream streusel, chocolate peanut butter, and apple pie. Orders by November 25 and pick up on November 26-27. Click here to find out more.1520 SE 7th Ave and 1668 NW 23rd Ave. 

Petunia’s Pies & Pastries’ gluten-free and vegan Thanksgiving delights include caramel apple pecan pie, pumpkin spice cake with maple buttercream, molasses corn muffins and fluffy home-style biscuits. Order by November 17 and pick up on November 25-26. Call 503-841-5961 or email [email protected]. 610 SW 12th Ave.

Pix Patisserie’s decadent Thanksgiving tarts offer an indulgent combination of ingredients such as spiced almond cream with curried pecans and topped with pumpkin crème brulee, chocolate mousse with port-soaked figs and chocolate ganache, chocolate rosemary ganache with cashew cream and sautéed pears, and a nut-filled tart of pecan, Spanish almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and bittersweet chocolate chips. 2225 E Burnside St. Call 971-271-7166 

Sweetheart Bakery cooks off a pretty Golden Harvest Cake sweetened with honey and topped with red salt and honeycomb, a Plum and Black Currant Upside-down Cake and a Pear Galette with fresh ginger. Order online by November 21, 5 pm. Available for pick-up or delivery on November 26.  Various locations.

Sweetpea Baking: Pre-order different flavored vegan pies from pumpkin, apple, chocolate silk to Oregon berry crisp and dinner sides including dinner rolls, gravy and cranberry sauce. Pick up dates are November 25-27. Call 503-477-5916, 1205 SE Stark St.

The Pie Spot: Seasonal holiday picks include caramelized pear and cranberry, brandied apple, and pumpkin pie. You can also order their classic, sweet and savory flavors: brown butter pecan, lemon vanilla bean, s’more, marionberry, chicken-mushroom-Gruyere, and seasonal quiches. Order by November 21 and pick up by November 26, 7 pm. Call 503-913-5103, 521 NE 24th Ave.

If you're stopping by New Seasons for your Thanksgiving fix, pick up a dozen Annie Pies—minature pie crusts filled with maple-ginger-pear, pumpkin snickerdoodle, and salty caramel. Our personal favorite? A s'more pie with dark chocolate and a toasted marshmellow cap. Available at most New Seasons. Pre-order for Thanksgiving Delivery by November 21. 

Tula Baking Company’s gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner and dessert menu has an array of dinner rolls, stuffing cubes (marbled walnut bread), unbaked pie crust, challah bread with almond meal and soaked raisins, cranberry-pecan miniloaf, and pumpkin pie (vegan and non-vegan options). Order and pick up by noon on Thanksgiving Day. Call 503-764-9727, 4943 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ste. 101

Another full-on Thanksgiving feast at Feastworks, with honey-glazed roasted turkey, savory mushroom and herb bread pudding, and compote of cranberry, cherry, and candied orange peel. Order by November 21. Email [email protected] or call 503-284-1704. 1325 SE Tacoma St.

"Everything But the Bird" to-go menu at GP Kitchen, with T-day bites like wild rice with pistachios and cherries, cranberry apricot relish and pumpkin swirl cheesecake. Order by noon, November 21. Call 503-697-7355. 433 NW 10th Ave. 

Salt & Straw’s annual Thanksgiving flavors celebrate hazelnuts, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. Ice cream lovers can look forward to sweet potato casserole with maple pecans, hazelnut rosemary stuffing, honey bourbon corn pudding, salted caramel Thanksgiving turkey and spiced Chevre pumpkin pie. For every Thanksgiving pint purchase, Salt & Straw will donate one to the Oregon Food Bank for their Thanksgiving meals around the state. Available to purchase online and in-store from November 1-29. 

Saint Cupcake is breaking into the pie market for Thanksgiving with flavors like pumpkin, chocolate pecan, double crusted apple and pear ginger. Pie sizes range from single slices, 4-inch to 9-inch. With any 9” pie order through Thanksgiving, Saint Cupcake will include a free pint of Melty Goods vanilla ice cream. Call 503-473-8760 to order or drop by 1138 SW Morrison and 3300 SE Belmont.

St. Honoré Boulangerie bakes off Francophile Thanksgiving sweets, like Pumpkin Spice Macarons made from pumpkin custard mixed with white chocolate and French-style pecan tarts filled with brown sugar caramel, rum, and topped with spiced pumpkin creme Chantilly. Multiple Locations.

New Cascadia will have (always) gluten-free pies and rolls available to order and pick up on the week of Thanksgiving such as pumpkin pie (vegan option), apple pie with streusel topping, salted caramel shortbread bar, mini pumpkin pie, challah rolls, and rustic rolls. Call 503-546-4901 or drop by the café to order by November 24, 5 pm. 1700 SE 6th Ave at SE Market

Random Order Coffee House has a Thanksgiving special-order pie menu this year. Choose from Tahitian vanilla-sugar salted caramel apple, Old World Apple Farm, Kentucky bourbon salted pecan, to spirited pumpkin and mixed up apple (vegan). A limited number of pies will be available in the shop on Thanksgiving week for grab and go. Call 971-340-6995 to order by November 22. 1800 NE Alberta St.

Two Tarts has a hodgepodge of seasonal cookies that you can pre-order by the dozen for the holiday season, from vanilla bean shortbread with cranberry buttercream to old fashioned gingerbread cookies filled with lemon icing. Cake lovers should check out their sister bakery, Palace Cakes, for flavors like sweet potato, vanilla bean cheesecake, ginger pumpkin cheesecake, lemon chiffon, and browned butter hazelnut. Call 503-312-9522 (Two Tarts) or 971-202-6845 (Palace Cakes) and pick up by November 25-26 between 10 am to 6 pm. Two Tarts: 2309 NW Kearney St. Palace Cakes: 1401 SW Yamhill.

Blue Star Donuts is debuting new Thanksgiving flavors, including a pumpkin spice cake donut, pear pine nut fritter, and plum compote-filled donut. Multiple locations.

DIY Thanksgiving

Nicky USA

Go to Nicky USA for European-style, air-chilled turkeys, Willamette Valley-raised organic turkeys, and a gluten and hormone free, free-range turkey. Whatever the ethical benchmark, Nicky can match it, along with a range of other Thanksgiving-essential meats, like pheasant, game sausages, and duck fat. Call 1-800-469-4162 or order through one of Portland’s specialty shops. Direct orders must be a minimum of $125.

Champoeg Farm
The lauded poultry purveyor is offering 100% pasture-raised Broad Breasted Whites fed with locally-milled feed. Call 503-678-3333 or reserve online.

Old Salt Marketplace
5027 NE 42nd Ave

100% vegetarian fed, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, preservative free, and air-chilled turkeys. Got all that? Via special request, Old Salt will brine your turkeys in a customizable spice blend, roast them and even smoke them…for a price. They also offer pheasant, duck, quail, squab, or chicken, for non-traditional thanksgiving.  Call 971-255-0167.

Elder Hall
3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd

Learn how to cook a beautiful meal and craft a glorious table for the Thanksgiving holiday at Ned Ludd's new event space, Elder Hall. November 16, 9 am-12 pm, $75 per personCall 503-477-4725 or email at [email protected]

Salty’s on the Columbia
3839 NE Marine Drive

The Portland branch of this waterfront seafood grill is giving a lesson on how to debone a turkey, stuff it with ricotta and spinach, and roast it for Thanksgiving. Also on the menu: Brussels sprout salad, cauliflower steak, curry-roasted sweet potatoes, and pumpkin bread pudding. November 20. 6 – 8pm, $50 per person (drinks included). Call 503-288-4444.

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