Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! This food-centric holiday is typically spent at home, whether it’s your home or that of a family member or friend. However, sometimes a restaurant is the best option — maybe because you’re traveling, you are celebrating the holiday at home on a different day, or you simply want a break from cooking this year.
Whatever the case may be, these restaurants in and around Portland will welcome you like family on Thanksgiving Day this year! In fact, most are even offering a special Thanksgiving feast, complete with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and pumpkin pie. But you need to act fast! Many of these popular restaurants fill up well before Thanksgiving, so you’ll want to make your reservation as soon as possible.
Location: 1314 Northwest Glisan Street
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This elegant Peruvian restaurant in the heart of the Pearl District is serving a special three-course prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving Day from 1–8 p.m. The menu for Thanksgiving (or “Día de Acción de Gracias”) features Pavo Colonial, a Peruvian inspired twist on the traditional holiday turkey. It will be served alongside many of their signature dishes. Pricing for the three-course menu is $65 plus 20 percent gratuity per adult and children 12 and over, and half-price for children ages 5-11. Children under 5 may order items a la carte.
Location: 1968 Southwest 5th Avenue
Make a Reservation at 971-801-8888 for Parties of 6 or More
Although there won’t be a special Thanksgiving menu at Duck House, this iconic Chinese restaurant in downtown Portland will be open all day. This means you can quench your craving for their delicious dumplings and noodle dishes — even on Turkey Day.
Make a Reservation at 503-639-4544 (Tigard) | 503-653-1391 (Clackamas) | 360-883-0222 (Vancouver)
Gustav’s offers fresh, seasonal German cuisine — with a unique Northwest twist. Experience the robust flavors and excellent hospitality of this regional restaurant at any of their three locations on Thanksgiving Day. They will be serving a special Thanksgiving Menu, which includes a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts, plus options for a complete Thanksgiving feast or slow-roasted prime rib.
Location: 410 Southwest Broadway
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One of James Beard Award-winning Chef Vitaly Paley’s ventures, Imperial, will serve a special Thanksgiving menu featuring a wide variety of both classic and seasonal dishes, many of which will be prepared on a wood-fire grill. Breakfast will be served from 6:30–11 a.m. and Thanksgiving dinner is from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. in the dining room. The dining room closes at 9 p.m. and the bar closes at 10 p.m.
Location: 4057 North Mississippi Avenue
Warm up with a festive cocktail at this lively gastropub in the Boise neighborhood. Interurban will serve a special Thanksgiving menu, which includes turkey and a number of classic sides. The bar will even stay open as late as usual — 2:30 a.m.!
Location: 4237 North Mississippi Avenue
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Did we hear free Thanksgiving dinner? Each year, Prost! serves a complimentary Thanksgiving feast, serving up nearly 100 pounds of turkey, plus stuffing, mashed potatoes, and all the other must-haves. The meal is free but donations to support those in need are encouraged! Once the food is gone, the standard menu is available for purchase.
Location: 1101 Northeast Alberta Street
Make a Reservation at 503-287-2346
Radio Room prides itself on being open 365 days a year. They often offer a special menu on major holidays, and that includes Thanksgiving this year! Menu items include cajun sweet potato fries, curry squash soup, pumpkin seed rolls, stuffed squash, crab mac and cheese, pumpkin pie, and much more. Or you can opt for the complete turkey dinner, which includes roasted turkey breast, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, rosemary bacon stuffing, roasted purple sweet potatoes, fried Brussels sprouts, house-made cranberry chutney, and a pumpkin seed roll. Radio Room is accepting reservations but encourages walk-ins as well!
Location: 0470 Southwest Hamilton Court
Overlooking the scenic Willamette River, Rosswood is a vibrant and modern seafood restaurant nestled in the River’s Edge Hotel. Rosswood is focused on incorporating high-quality ingredients from local sources, including ranchers, farmers, foragers and purveyors. On Thanksgiving Day, indulge in a fantastic buffet including a prime rib and turkey carving station.
Location: 1001 Southwest Broadway
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This iconic seafood restaurant in the Heathman Hotel is amongst the handful of James Beard Award-winning restaurants in Portland, and is now under the direction of Chef Vitaly Paley of Paley’s Place. On Thanksgiving Day, they are serving a special a la carte menu in addition to a grand buffet in the upstairs hotel mezzanine. Enjoy classic holiday dishes in addition to the signature seafood options Headwaters is known for. The buffet starts at 11 a.m. with the last seating at 5 p.m. Headwaters will be taking reservations every 15 minutes during those times.
Location: 309 Southwest Broadway
Make a Reservation at 503-228-2000
The Benson Hotel is serving a special Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet, featuring an assortment of fresh seafood, delicious fruits and salads, cured and smoked meats, imported and local cheeses, whipped potatoes, mac and cheese, a turkey and baron of beef carving station, assorted pies and cakes, and more. The buffet is $65 for adults, $35 for ages 5–12, and free for children under 5.
Location: 220 A Avenue, Lake Oswego
Tucci Ristorante is an upscale Italian restaurant nestled in Lake Oswego. The farm-to-fork eatery puts a unique Pacific Northwest twist on classic American dishes. Tucci is now taking reservations for the holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. Choose from the regular menu in addition to nightly specials!
Location: 525 Southwest Morrison Street
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Counteract all the dessert you’ve indulged in with a visit to Urban Farmer on Thanksgiving. Chef Matt Christianson is redefining the modern steakhouse by emphasizing sustainable and local ingredients and straightforward preparations. This gorgeous farm-to-table eatery nestled in The Nines Hotel is serving a special Thanksgiving dinner! Make your reservation before tables fill up.
Whether you’re at home, on the road, or at a local restaurant, we wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving.