Your Guide to Thanksgiving 2020 In Portland: Takeout Meals, Pies to Go, and More

by Mercury EverOut Staff
November 4, 2020
Former Top Chef contestant Doug Adams' Tex Mex-inspired restaurant Bullard will have a lavish Thanksgiving spread available for pickup or delivery this year. (Bullard)

It's undeniable that Thanksgiving, like everything else in 2020, will look quite a bit different this year, especially in light of the recently announced restrictions on indoor dining and in-person gatherings. Still, that doesn't mean you can't still celebrate the best part of the holiday: gorging on comfort food. Whether you're celebrating over Zoom or planning an all-out feast with your household, we've got options for you, from St. Beatrix's nostalgic autumn feast to Higgins' farm-to-table dinner. Read on for more, and check out our food and drink guide for more culinary inspiration.

TAKEOUT MEALS

Bullard
The Tex-Mex-inspired restaurant from former Top Chef contestant Doug Adams has Thanksgiving dinners for two or four guests with options for slow-smoked turkey or cedar-planked salmon as the main dish, along with cornbread stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, lemon-pepper Brussels sprouts, maple glazed delicata squash, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie. You can also pick and choose from the assorted dishes to create your own meal, and there are also bottles of wine and other desserts, including apple streusel pie, pecan pie, pecan sticky rolls, and banana bread. Meals are available for delivery or for pickup—morning pickup for dinners on Thanksgiving is sold out, but dinners can still be picked up November 24-25, and pies can be picked up from November 24-26.
Southwest
Pickup or delivery
A la carte options available

El Gaucho
The swanky steakhouse will offer three-course and four-course prix-fixe "Iconic Gaucho" menus for two, for pickup on Wednesday, November 25. Dishes include roasted butternut squash soup, the restaurant's classic "Chateaubriand" (a center cut of tenderloin served with mashed potatoes, asparagus, broiled tomato, and cliff sauce), grilled sweet corn, and an autumn pot de crème. Side dishes, like Yukon gold mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, scalloped potatoes, grilled sweet corn, and roasted rainbow carrots, are also available on their own. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 18. 
Southwest
Pickup
A la carte options available

Farm Spirit
Get a little granola (in a good way) with the vegan restaurant Farm Spirit's plant-based meal kit, which includes homemade tempeh roast, cornbread stuffing, wild mushroom gravy, potato and herb gratin, roasted heirloom squash and fall vegetables, and a choice of gluten-free bread rolls or sourdough pull-apart bread with aquafaba butter. There are also desserts, including apple crumble pie or gluten-free pumpkin trifle, and to-go bottles of house-made spiced winter squash kombucha. Orders are due by Saturday, November 21, for pickup on Wednesday, November 25 from 2-6 pm.
Southeast
Pickup

Holy Trinity Barbecue
The barbecue joint will be offering smoked turkey breasts (three and a half pounds, or enough to feed about six people), available sliced or whole. Pickup will be available from 1-4 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Southeast
Pickup

KEX
The Kex Hotel's Iceland-inspired restaurant will have Thanksgiving "turkey royale" meal kits for four, with smoked whole turkey breast and turkey leg confit, Yukon gold potato gratin, roasted Brussels sprouts, chicory and squash salad, and optional pumpkin pie. Vegans can opt for a plant-based version with grilled maitake mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, Yukon gold potato gratin, and chicory and squash salad. Wine is also available. A portion of proceeds will go to support the restaurant's social media manager Kari Young, whose 10-year-old son is currently in the hospital recovering from complications from surgery. Pickup is available from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25.
Northeast
Pickup

Magna Kusina
The Filipinx restaurant has an "everything but the bird" Thanksgiving takeout menu available, with Filipinx-inspired takes on American Thanksgiving side dishes, including potato ginataan gratin, green bean adobo casserole, and crab fat fried rice. There's also a menu of sweets, including biko (coconut sticky rice, condensed coconut milk, toasted coconut), pandan cheesecake, banana turon cream pie, and sweet potato pie. Pre-orders must be emailed to orders@magnapdx.com no later than Monday, November 22, with pickup on Thursday, November 26, between 10 am and 3 pm.
Southeast
Pickup

Multnomah Whiskey Library
The cozy whiskey den will help you impress your family and friends with kits for making rack of lamb, ribeye, burgers, and confit turkey, along with side dishes like sweet potato mash with bourbon maple pecan topping, herb and sausage cornbread dressing, and autumn squash, with a pumpkin or apple pie from Saint Cupcake Bakery for dessert. You can also play amateur bartender with an old fashioned mix and other libation mix-ins like house-made demerara syrup and the library's proprietary blend of sweet vermouth. Assorted dishes, like mac and cheese, torchino Bolognese, scalloped potatoes, pasta primavera, and bone-in ribeye, are also available à la carte.
Southwest
Pickup
A la carte options available

Nacheaux
The "Mexicajun" food cart will have an extra-comforting menu of dishes like Cajun five-cheese mac and cheese, stewed mixed greens, and dirty rice, plus homemade desserts like apple and pumpkin pie, peach cobbler, and pumpkin pound cake and some "sparkly drinks" like blackberry sweet tea, watermelon passion lemonade, and guava peach lemonade, available by the gallon. Orders are due by 11:59 pm on November 20 and require a 50% deposit.
Southeast
Pickup

Paley's Place Bistro
Chef Vitaly Paley will prepare a Pacific Northwest feast with roast turkey breast with braised turkey legs, grilled king salmon, mushroom bread pudding, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, and pumpkin cheesecake, as well as a full vegetarian menu, available by reservation. The meal is available for takeout and delivery.
Northwest
Pickup

Portland Spirit
The cruise company has a takeout dinner to feed eight to 10 people, with a whole roasted turkey, focaccia, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, turkey gravy, berry-cranberry sauce, and a whole pumpkin or apple pie.
Southwest
Pickup

Phil's Meat Market
Phil's will have NW Natural and Mary’s turkeys in a variety of preparations to choose from, including fresh, Jacobsen sea salt-brined, smoked, and roasted. You can also get a full "family feast" with sides and pumpkin pie. Orders placed by November 7 will receive a 15% discount.
Northwest
Pickup or delivery

RingSide Steakhouse
The old-school steakhouse will have family dinner kits to serve four (with leftover turkey), with roasted bone-in split turkey breast, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, whipped russet potatoes, green beans with herbs, artisan bread stuffing, and pumpkin pie for dessert. There's also a curated selection of wine pairings. Pre-orders are available now for pickup during the week of Thanksgiving.
Northwest
Pickup

Stacked Sandwiches
Gabriel Pascuzzi’s sandwich shop will have classic suppers to feed three to four or six to eight people, with smoked turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, maple-glazed carrots, dinner rolls, and apple crisp. Smoked turkeys and side dishes are also available à la carte. Pickup is available from November 24-25.
Southeast
Pickup
A la carte options available

St. Beatrix
In collaboration with The Skinny Chef, this bakery (currently operating as the wholesale and catering program for the brick-and-mortar Bushel and Peck Bakeshop) will have an autumn feast with bacon-fat fried duck legs, turkey and biscuit stuffing croissants, confit mushroom quiche, mashed sweet potatoes with Bisquick gravy, green bean casserole galettes, brioche dinner rolls, golden beet salad, honey ham and cheese cornbread fritters, maple bourbon tarts, coffee honey salted pie, rye salted chocolate chip cookies, molasses crinkle cookies, and blackberry plum cobbler ice cream. You can order a la carte or order a package to serve four people with your choice of a main dish, three side dishes, and a pack of cookies or half a pie or tart. Add on Martinelli's, Junior's roasted coffee beans, or spice toddy mix (just add bourbon!). Pre-orders are available from November 1-14 for pickup by 4 pm on Thursday, November 26. If you miss the first ordering window, limited additional orders may also be available from November 15-20 until sold out. 
Northeast
Pickup

The Sudra
The vegan restaurant will have a plant-based feast with lentil sunflower seed roast, tahini garlic mashed potatoes, brown and black rice biryani "stuffing with acorn squash, maple ginger-glazed delicata squash, turmeric lemon Brussels sprouts with toasted pumpkin seeds, cranberry chutney, mushroom tikka masala "gravy," and glazed pumpkin bread with raisins.
North, Northeast
Pickup

BAKED GOODS AND SWEETS

Bakeshop
The bakery has Thanksgiving pies and desserts, including burnt Basque cheesecake, double-crust apple pie, brown butter apple pie with walnut streusel, pumpkin pie, old-fashioned pecan pie, and chocolate cream pie, available for pickup on November 24-25 from 9 am-1 pm.
Northeast
Pickup

Jen and Bee's
The Southwest bakery's November pastry box features a choice of apple cranberry, roasted sweet potato, or maple buttermilk custard pie, plus pecan pie bars, pumpkin spice macarons, and brown butter mascarpone cheesecake. There's also a vegan box with oatmeal cookies, sweet potato cookies, and chai blondies, and a vegan and gluten-free box with oat bars, apple cider scones, and sweet potato cookies. You can also add on a bag of Kafiex coffee. The boxes are available for pre-order until the week before Thanksgiving, but are likely to sell out before then, so place your orders early. 
Southwest
Pickup

Petunia's Pies and Pastries
This gluten-free and vegan bakery has plenty of desserts and other dishes available for Thanksgiving, including pumpkin pie, apple crumb pie, bumbleberry peach pie, caramel apple pecan pie, pecan pie, marionberry pie cheesecake, pie shells, vanilla ice cream, take-and-bake biscuits, mini cornbread loaves, cornbread stuffing, butternut squash mac and cheese, chunky vegetable pot pies, and gravy. Pickup is available on Wednesday, November 25, from 10 am-7 pm.
Southwest
Pickup

Stem Wine Bar
The urban wine bar and delivery service will offer a curated wine flight of three bottles, with your choice of two red wines and one sparkling wine, along with your choice of pie or cake from a local bakery, including Ivey Baking Co., Lucille and Annie's Poundcakes and Bergerac Bistro. Orders are available for pickup or local delivery on November 25.
Northwest
Pickup or delivery

Unicorn Bakeshop
The playful bakery's November offerings include gluten-free honey sage cupcakes, gluten-free "mashed potatoes" cupcakes (which are actually vanilla but frosted to resemble a heap of mashed spuds), vegan cranberry sauce cupcakes, vegan sweet corn cupcakes, pumpkin cream cheese cupcakes, and apple cider donut cupcakes, as well as cranberry white chocolate macarons, pumpkin pie macarons, and spiced apple cider macarons.
Southeast
Pickup or delivery

EVENTS

Friendsgiving Wine and Holiday Appetizer Pairing
Get ready for the holidays by sampling five wines and a holiday sangria, paired with four appetizers. You'll get recipes so you can recreate the appetizers at home, and there will be discounts on the wine so you can stock up—20% off six bottles and 30% off all cases. You're also encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food, socks, and/or personal hygiene items for Esther's Pantry.
Hip Chicks Do Wine, Saturday, November 21

Pre-Thanksgiving Harvest Market
The outdoor market will have everything you need to get ready for your celebration, including turkey, sweet potatoes, chestnuts, sweet pumpkins, cranberries, and more.
Woodstock Farmers Market, Sunday, November 22