Tasty's pecan pie from baker Katherine Benvenuti

 

Love Thanksgiving turkey, but hate defrosting whole turkeys in your fridge and wildly guessing at cooking times? These Portland restaurants have you covered with turkey—from Peruvian-style to roast roulade to smoked (and with white oak, hickory, and applewood at that). If you’d rather prepare your own turkey at home, there are options for whole Sandy-raised turkeys, too. Plus, the baking-averse can add some pumpkin pie with speculoos crust or some cinnamon rolls to your Thanksgiving table. Read on for dine in and takeout options.

Andina

With Andina’s new chef Alexander Diestra at the helm, the restaurant is offering a dine-in and takeout meal that fuses Peruvian cuisine with traditional Thanksgiving fare. The three-course meal costs $85 per person and includes courses like Brussels sprouts with salsa acevichada and squash, pavo relleno (stuffed turkey) with fennel, pears, and bacon, and desserts like chocolate cake with lucuma ice cream. Reserve a table online at exploretock.com/andina.

Dimo’s x Sebastiano’s

The hit New Haven pizzeria Dimo’s Apizza and Montavilla Sicilian American bakery-deli Sebastiano’s are collaborating on a takeout Thanksgiving dinner that includes a Mary’s turkey roulade roast with turkey neck gravy; cornbread stuffing with butternut squash, fennel sausage, and sage; braised greens; potato-parsnip-fennel gratin; Oregon cranberry and orange marmellata; a serious dessert spread including pumpkin-ricotta zeppole, an apple-fig-almond crostata, and Sebastiano’s famous pasticcini di mandorle (almond-citrus cookies); and the all-important Dimo’s sesame baguette to make grinders with your leftover turkey. The package feeds eight and costs $400. Order online at exploretock.com/sebastianos.

Piccone’s Corner

Known for its farm-raised meats, Piccone’s Corner is offering turkeys raised on its own farm in Sandy, plus ducks and chickens from partner farms. Get your turkey ($5.50 a pound), duck, or chicken uncooked, or order smoked turkey breasts or legs. Reserve your bird online for pickup.

Ringside

Portland’s classic steakhouse is switching gears to turkey for Thanksgiving with a quintessential holiday meal kit for four that includes a roast turkey breast, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, whipped mashed potatoes, roasted herby carrots, and a pumpkin pie from Willamette Valley Pie Co. Order online here

Tasty

Tasty is keeping it simple with turkeys, stuffing, bread, cinnamon rolls, and (of course) pie. Choose from a small ($60) or large ($90) bird, which is smoked with white oak, hickory, and applewood, and served with gluten-free cornbread stuffing. Baker Katherine Benvenuti, formerly of the short-lived but much-beloved Bakery at Bar King, will be offering pies ranging from pumpkin with speculoos crust ($25) to bourbon-maple pecan pie ($30). The full meal kit ($125) includes turkey, stuffing, biscuits, your choice of bread and a pie, and a tray of cinnamon rolls. Order online for pickup in SE Portland or Lake Oswego. 

Yonder

Yonder’s finish-at-home Thanksgiving dinner costs $300 (gratuity not included) and feeds around six people with leftovers. The feast includes brined turkey breasts to roast at home, confit turkey legs, smoked turkey wings, and turkey stock, plus a pan of sausage-cornbread dressing, a pan of green bean casserole with wild chanterelle gravy and a pan of sweet potato casserole with roast shallot and topped with brown sugar meringue and salted pecan brittle. It’s sided by cranberry-honeycrisp horseradish relish, a dozen frozen biscuits with whipped sorghum butter, and instructions for prepping all the goodies. Add on a bourbon pecan pie made with Cloudforest chocolate or a salted sorghum pie with smoked Cloudforest vanilla for $32. Reserve online at www.exploretock.com/yonderpdx.

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