If you are looking for a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings but none of the prep, clean-up, and endless hours in the kitchen—then you should head to one of these incredible Portland restaurants. Don’t forget to call ahead and make those reservations! You can have your pick of restaurants offering prix fixe dinners, a la carte menus, and traditional bountiful buffets. We found the classic American style dishes, vegetarian fare, and flavorful International options. These restaurants fill up fast so make sure to call ahead and make your reservation. Read on to find out more.
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Hubers Café has been a staple in Portland since they’ve opened in 1879. Over 100 years later they are still known for their delicious turkey and majestic décor. When you walk into the establishment you are taken back to another time. This place is so popular for Thanksgiving that people start reserving a year in advance. Stop everything now and call.
411 SW 3rd Ave
The Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar
The Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar in Montavilla is back again with another incredible Thanksgiving feast! This year they will be serving a four-course classic prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner on November 22. Thanksgiving hours are 2-8p.m. and they are currently taking reservations for parties of 2 or more, up to 10 people. You don’t want to miss this yumminess! Check back soon for the menu. You can expect to pay $60 per person which does not include beverages or gratuity. Kids’ under 10 will have a separate menu and pay $15 per person.
Cost: $60/adults; $15/children
7937 SE Stark St.
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Portland Spirit Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet Cruise
On Thanksgiving day head down to the waterfront for the perfect buffet with the perfect setting! The Portland Spirit is once again offering their Holiday Buffet Cruise which allows you to sit back, relax, eat, and cruise down the river! You’ll have views of the city and the historic Milwaukie waterfront while others do all the cooking. You’ll get a private table where you can enjoy live piano music, singing servers, a 2 ½ hour cruise, hot tea, and a holiday buffet with dessert. You pay $70 per person for the whole experience. Kids between the ages of 1 and 12 pay $35 per person. There are two cruise options that day. The first cruise boards at 11 a.m. and returns at 2 p.m. while the second ship boards at 4 p.m. returning at 7 p.m. Head over to their website to view their buffet menu.
Cost: $70/adult; $35/children 1-12
Salmon Street Springs Dock in Waterfront Park
1000 SW Naito Pkwy
Looking for something not quite so traditional? The beloved Peruvian restaurant Andina is offering a Peruvian twist on their Thanksgiving meal. They have a 3 course prix-fix menu with splashes of lots of Peruvian influenced recipes and spices. Kids pay ½ price and get half the food.
Cost: $65/adult; ½ price for kids
1314 NW Glisan St.
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On Thanksgiving Day from Noon to 8 p.m. you can bring the whole family to Bread and Ink for a four course prix-fix lunch or dinner. You can select your choice of appetizer, soup or salad, one of any five entrees with sides, and one of their three decadent desserts. They are not accepting online reservations so make sure to call ahead.
5144, 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd
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If you join McMenamins this year you’ll have to do ZERO cooking! The buffet ranges from classics like roasted turkey and pumpkin pies to Cranberry Fireside Port Relish and an assortment of fabulous desserts. With LOTS more in between! The bar will be open so you can order the perfect ale to accompany your meal. Load up your plate and enjoy tasty food alongside those you love the most. Now that’s something to be thankful for.
Call ahead and make your reservation for anytime between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cost: $35/adult; $25/children 5-12; free for kids 4 and under
5736 NE 33rd Ave.
— Elissa Cirignotta