Does Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings but none of the prep, clean-up, and endless hours in the kitchen sound like the perfect way to spend the holiday? Then consider booking a table at one of these incredible Portland restaurants.You 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.
photo: Hubers via flickr
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 it’s a no brainer for Thanksgiving. 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
Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner while taking in stunning views of the Portland City landscape from above at this fancy location. The Portland City Grill is serving a Holiday Buffet in their banquet rooms from 12-6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. But if you fancy their regular dinner menu which includes menu items like New York Strip and Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken, they are serving their full dinner menu 12-8 Pp.m. in their dining room.
111 SW 5th Ave. 30th Floor
Portland, OR 97204
photo: Whitney via flickr
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 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 1:30 p.m. while the second ship boards at 4 p.m. returning at 6:30 p.m.
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.
1314 NW Glisan St.
photo: Sodanie Chea via flickr
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
photo: Aida Mollenkamp via flickr
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 Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes 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 noon and 6 p.m.
Cost: $39/adult; $24/children 5-12; free for kids 4 and under
5736 NE 33rd Ave.
— Annette Benedetti