Just because you’re away from home for Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious holiday meal. While some restaurants may close their doors for the holiday, there are plenty that will remain open to host special events and curated menus. Check out these Portland restaurants open on Thanksgiving and start planning your holiday getaway.
Open 365 days a year, the Radio Room is a local bar and restaurant located in a remodeled gas station. Every Thanksgiving, they host a special brunch, as well as a dinner followed by a late-night happy hour.
Local restaurant Prost will host their 11th annual Thanksgiving dinner this year. The best part? It’s 100% free. Every year, they prepare more than 100 pounds of turkey, as well as stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other popular side dishes for a one-of-a-kind celebration. This free event is first come, first served, so be sure to arrive early. After the Thanksgiving eats run out, Prost will continue to serve their regular menu.
Paley’s Place Bistro & Bar
The flagship restaurant of Vitaly Paley, Paley’s Place Bistro & Bar will host a Thanksgiving dinner this year. The meal features a classic dinner with all your favorite sides. It’ll be their busiest day of the year, so make a reservation in advance.
Yet another restaurant from Vitaly Paley, Imperial will also host a Thanksgiving dinner. Different from other Thanksgiving meals in Portland, Imperial lets you order from an à la carte menu, rather than from a prix fixe menu. Enjoy the Thanksgiving classics you know and love, as well as some unique additions, such as Dungeness crab salad and poké dishes.
Peruvian restaurant Andina is known for their non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Put a Peruvian twist on the traditional holiday meal with dishes such as the Pastel de Choclo, a savory corn pie filled with meat, as well as a selection of signature sides. Their holiday dinner is very popular, so be sure to reserve a table ahead of time.