Eating out on Thanksgiving has lots of benefits. You get to enjoy some tasty food with friends and family without having to stress over all the preparation and cleaning. Of course, only certain restaurants stay open for Thanksgiving Day. Here's a guide to some of your best options.
1314 NW Glisan
Menu: Choose from 11 entrées, such as oven-roasted heritage turkey with quince huacatay chutney, or pork tenderloin quickly braised in the Arequipa style with butternut squash and gorgonzola ravioli, green apple, and a tamarillo-rocoto “uchucuta.” Price: $55 per person
Where: Lucy's Table
704 NW 21st Avenue
Phone: (503) 226-6126
Menu: In addition to the regular menu, Lucy's Table will offer a turkey dinner including w turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and vegetables.
Price: $22 per person
Where: Country Cat
7937 SE Stark
Menu: A four-course feast including an amuse bouche (truffled deviled egg, chopped crab & grilled shrimp toast) and choice of three starters (e.g. chanterelle, hazelnut & pumpkin soup), four entrées (turkey, double cut pork chop, steelhead, or veggie crepes), and four dessert options including pumpkin cheesecake with bourbon Chantilly. Price: $40 per person
411SW Third Ave
Menu: Turkey dinner is a tradition at Huber’s, so it’s a popular spot for Thanksgiving. There’s a special menu that includes traditional turkey, baked ham, seafood and filet mignon.
Price: Each three-course meal includes soup or salad and dessert.
$22.95 - $33.95 per person.
Where: Blossoming Lotus
1713 NE 15th
Seatings at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Phone: 503-228-0048
Menu: A vegan feast featuring Carrot Ginger Soup, Cranberry & Toasted Walnut Salad, Savory Tofu Roast with wild rice, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Live Hemp Nog & Hot Spiced Pumpkin Cider
Price: $35 per person
Where: Jake's at the Governor Hotel
614 SW Eleventh Avenue
Menu: The Jake's buffet has options beyond turkey. Pile on the peel and eat prawns, fresh salads, and side dishes galore like apple and fennel ragout, winter vegetable and potato medley. Top it off with desserts like chocolate truffle cake sundaes, tapioca pudding, and bourbon creme anglaise.
Price: $29.95 for adults, $7.95 for kids.
1221 NW 21st Avenue
Phone: (503) 248-9663
Menu: The menu changes daily at Wildwood, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Choose from soups, seasonal salads, mussels, and a variety of entrees including turkey, fish, steak, pork and a vegetarian option. Dinner is served from 2 – 7:30
Price: Entrées range from $19 – $34.
Where: Heathman Restaurant
1001 SW Broadway
Phone: (503) 790-7126
Menu: A Portland favorite for Thanksgiving dinner, the Heathman offers both an all-you-can-eat buffet and a fixed menu sit-down dinner. The buffet will include soups, salads, pasta, turkey, seafood, and desserts like bread pudding and pumpkin pie.
Price: The pre-fixed menu is $39.50 for adults and $18.00 for children under 12. The buffet is $46.50 for adults and $18 for children under 12.
Where: The Rheindlander
5035 NE Sandy Boulevard
Phone: (503) 288-5503
Menu: If you have a group of four or more, you can enjoy the "Thanksgiving Feast" which includes turkey, pork loin, sausage, seasonal vegetables, potatoes and pumpkin pie! Or anyone can order from their special menu.
Price: Dinner ranges from $17.95 – $26 per person and is served from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Daily Grill
750 SW Alder Street
Phone: (503) 294-7001
Menu: Beginning at 4 p.m. the Daily Grill will serve a special Thanksgiving meal. Choose an appetizer, an entree (turkey or prime rib) plus a dessert.
Price: $29.95 per person
0309 Southwest Montgomery Street
Phone: (503) 220-1865
Menu: Take in the river view as you dine on traditional Thanksgiving fare. The three-course meal includes soup or salad, turkey and sides, and pie for desert.
Price: $22.95 per person.