Holiday Guide

Where to Dine In and Get Takeout on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Don’t want to cook for the holidays? Help is here.

By Katherine Chew Hamilton

What are your Christmas dinner plans?

Sometimes, you want to enjoy the holidays without the added stress of cooking and trying to impress your relatives—or maybe your kitchen just isn’t equipped to handle all your holiday guests. Or maybe you’re not a Christmas reveler, but still want to eat some good food. Luckily, these restaurants, including brunch hot spot Sweedeedee and the recently relocated Quaintrelle, are open for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day takeout or dine-in. 

Abigail Hall

Abigail Hall will be open with its famous Abby burgers, martinis, and more on Christmas Eve, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 813 SW Alder St

Best Friend Cafe & Juice Bar

This vegan and gluten-free café will be open with smoothies, bowls, coffee, and snacks on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for limited hours, to be announced. 2832 SE Gladstone St


Bullard is open for dinner service on Christmas Eve, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant is also offering a takeout dinner menu for four priced at $200, which includes a smoked beef rib, salad, grits, roasted delicata squash, and banana pudding; preorder on Tock here. 813 SW Alder St

Chin’s Kitchen

Get Chin’s stellar, Guy Fieri–approved menu of dumplings, noodles, and bubbling casseroles for takeout on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 4126 NE Broadway


The natural-wine bar and restaurant is offering dine-in service on Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2930 NE Killingsworth St


The Icelandic-inspired restaurant at Kex Hotel is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., serving its normal menu plus a holiday special of ham, black truffle grits, kale, and jus. Festive cocktails are also on the menu, including an Icelandic mulled wine made with aquavit. 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Duck House

Get your xiao long bao fix (and honey walnut prawns, dry-fried green beans, Sichuan pepper cocktails, and more) on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for dine-in or takeout, 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.-9:15 p.m. 1968 SW 5th Ave

Ken’s Artisan Bakery

Not much of a baker? Ken’s is offering holiday tarts and cakes for preorder and pickup from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 24. Options include Bûche de Noël (classic or lemon meringue), a salted caramel pecan tart, lemon meringue tart, Normandy apple tart, or cranberry, almond, and salted caramel tart. Individual-sized tarts will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The full menu is available here; place orders in person at the shop or by calling 503-248-2202. 338 NW 21st Ave

Master Kong

This Chinese restaurant, known for its congee, dumplings, noodles, and rou jia mou, is open its usual hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., for dine-in and takeout on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 8435 SE Division St

Piccone’s Corner

The NE Sandy butcher shop and restaurant is offering takeout and dine-in service on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 3434 NE Sandy Blvd #400


This brand-new rotisserie chicken restaurant and European-leaning wine bar—opening December 18—will be open for takeout and dine-in on Christmas Eve until 7 p.m. 1514 NW 23rd Ave


Chef Ryley Eckersley has assembled a special holiday pescatarian meal, dubbed the “Feast of Five Fishes.” The menu includes caviar with frozen zabaglione; oysters, geoduck, and mussels on ice; fritto misto with squid and delicata squash; albacore crudo with black garlic; and crab cannelloni. Tickets are $185 per person, including wine pairings but not including gratuity. Reserve online here. 2032 SE Clinton St


Grab a Christmas Eve brunch (including that famous French toast) at Sweedeedee from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some to-be-announced items will also be available for pickup. 5202 N Albina Ave

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