Take the stress out of the holiday this year at a local restaurant serving the best Thanksgiving dinner in Portland

Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday filled with food, family, drink, and pleasure. With a side of complete kitchen destruction and a sink full of dishes. Don’t get us wrong, that can be a fun piece of the party too. But if this year, all that clean up feels like a little much, don’t fret—these Portland restaurants are making it easy for families (but a few extra tips always help). They’re serving up the best Thanksgiving dinner in Portland so you and the kids can focus on what matters most during this time of year—each other.

These Portland restaurants are open on Thanksgiving (and they’re family-friendly too)

1. Bullard Tavern

Situated in downtown Portland inside the Woodlark Hotel, the Bullard Tavern prides itself on its ability to bring Texas hospitality to Oregon’s wide variety of dining options. Perhaps you’d like to visit the restaurant in person on Thanksgiving this year? It's as easy as making a reservation through Tock, and then sitting down to all your favorite Thanksgiving staples (the restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.) served a la carte. Hint: The Thanksgiving Plate is stacked with traditional faves. Or perhaps you’d like to swing by and grab a meal to-go so you can eat in the comfort of your own home? You can do that at Bullard Tavern too. Be sure to place your order for the family dinner box (serves 3-4) soon and schedule your pick-up for November 23. Our tip? Don't forget to add a dessert to your order when you do.

813 S.W. Alder St.
Online: bullardpdx.com

2. 23Hoyt

Sophisticated and contemporary, you can expect a thoughtfully curated Thanksgiving buffet at this Portland restaurant. While there will definitely be turkey (butter and herb roasted free-range, organic) on the table, families will also find some Spanish-Mediterranean influenced dishes there too. Maple Glazed Garnet Yams and Sautéed French Beans are a sampling of the sides. And mini tarts and yogurt strudel finish up the meal. Make reservations to enjoy this no-work dinner (for you anyway) between 1 and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Cost: $55/adult; $20/kid

N.W. 23rd & Hoyt Ave.
Online: 23hoyt.com

3. Urban Farmer

Urban Farmer is a modern steakhouse located in the heart of downtown Portland. Inside the Nines Hotel, this class A restaurant offers high quality meals made from locally sourced produce and fresh butcher cuts. Did we mention that the restaurant is situated in the 8th floor atrium? But the view is not the only thing you and the kids can enjoy at this restaurant that will be open on Thanksgiving from noon to 9 p.m. Salad and flatbread start things off before the first course. Then choose from salmon, ham, NY strip, or honey and thyme roasted turkey breast for the main course. They have a veg option too. Sides and desserts mirror traditional favorites with a few unexpected twists. You'll need reservations to dine here.

Cost: $78/adult; $36/kid, 12 & under

525 S.W. Morrison St.
Online: urbanfarmersteakhouse.com

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4. Clarklewis

a boy and his family enjoying thanksgiving dinner in portland at a restaurant that's open on Thanksgiving

Round up all your dinner companions and shuttle them down to Portland’s SE waterfront for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner in Portland at Clarklewis. Clarklewis is an Italian-inspired, farm-to-table restaurant that has been serving Portland locals for 2004. Sit down to enjoy your meal anytime between 1 and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Ham, salmon, and (of course) free-range organic turkey will be the centerpieces of this scrumptious meal. Other notable noshes include Apple Butter Spaetzle, Potato & Oregon Wild Mushroom Gratin, and Cider Braised Collard Greens. Mini tarts finish off the feast. Be sure to claim a spot on their reservation list soon so you can enjoy locally sourced dishes in their upscale converted warehouse.

Cost: $65/adult; $30/kid

1001 S.E. Water Ave.
Online: clarklewispdx.com

5. Courtyard Restaurant at Kennedy School

It's hard to go wrong at a McMenamin's property. Whether you're staying for the weekend, stopping into one of their restaurants, or just wandering around trying to take it all in. This year, bring the kids to a casual Thanksgiving dinner at the Courtyard Restaurant at the Kennedy School. In addition to their regular pub menu, families can order Thanksgiving specials cooked to perfection. They have vegan options available too. Be sure to call for reservations soon.

5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Online: mcmenamins.com/kennedy-school

6. Hudson's Bar & Grill

Make a family date and head to the Grand Thanksgiving Buffet at Hudson's Bar & Grill for the easiest Thanksgiving meal ever. The kids will enjoy finding all their favorite fixings at the buffet table like sweet potatoes and yams, cornbread stuffing, and lots of fresh fruits and veggies too. The Chef Carving Station will include Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Relish and Smoked Prime Rib. Of course they'll be serving some sweet treats like pumpkin pie and the restaurant's croissant bread pudding for dessert. Get a reservation while you still can.

Cost: $60/adult; $25/kids, 6-12 (+ tax and 20% gratuity)

7805 Northeast Greenwood Dr.
Vancouver, WA
Online: hudsonsbarandgrill.com

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