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Where to Eat and Drink for Christmas 2022 in Portland

Prime Rib, Bûches de Noël, and More
December 7, 2022
Treat Santa to some enticing baked goods from Papa Haydn this year. (Papa Haydn)
We all know the real reason for the season is holiday feasts, so here's our guide to where to find nourishment this Nöel season. You'll find everything you need to make your plans, including places to pick up food if you're staying in this year. Be sure to hurry and make your reservations before these restaurants fill up. For more inspiration, check out our food and drink guide.


Elephants Delicatessen
The beloved delicatessen's Christmas menu features two dinners for six with a choice of smoked ham or holiday turkey and all the classic accompaniments, as well as a wide selection of hors d'oeuvres, side dishes, soup, salads, brunch dishes, and wine. There's also a baked goods menu with treats like banana bread, French apple pie, sweet potato pumpkin pie, butterscotch budino, cranberry cardamom bread, and the deli's famed bûche de Noël. Orders must be placed by midnight on Wednesday, December 14, for curbside pickup or delivery from December 23-24.
Various locations
Pickup, delivery
À la carte options available

Holler List and Holler Treats List
The Sellwood neighborhood joint Holler is offering dine-in on Christmas Day, while its bakery sibling Holler Treats is slinging goodies like pies, cookies, cakes, and ice cream for Christmas, available for pickup from December 22-24. Reservations must be placed by December 19.
Pickup, dine-in

Milk Glass Mrkt List
The quaint cafe and breakfast spot is offering a variety of à la carte treats, including focaccia, Italian rainbow cookies, chocolate spiced babka, macarons, biscuits, wild mushroom strata, dips, spreads, mac and cheese, and eggnog. Order by December 21 for pickup on December 24. 
À la carte options available

Papa Haydn
The local institution has a plethora of baked goods, including cookie boxes, miniature tarts, cappuccino brownies, mousse "shooters," linzer cookies, bûches de Noël, meringue kisses, English toffee cheesecake, maple gingerbread cake, and more. Christmas orders must be placed by December 16 for pickup from Papa Haydn's Sellwood or Nob Hill locations on December 23-24.
Nob Hill, Sellwood


Bergerac List
This cozy French neighborhood bistro has you covered with festive prix-fixe takeout dinners for two or four, complete with root vegetable soup, crispy onions with truffle oil, duck confit, creamy mushroom sauce, green beans with toasted almonds, and a choice of chocolate orange pots de crème or gingerbread crème brûlée. Pickup is available from 2:30-4 pm on December 23.

East Glisan Pizza Lounge List
The casual Montavilla pizzeria's holiday takeout menu includes lasagna, baked rigatoni with eggplant, kale Caesar salad, meatballs, cheese bread, cannoli kits, and more, plus cocktails, wine, beer, and drink kits to pair with your meal.

Lazy Susan List
Montavilla's charcoal grill restaurant has sumptuous boxes packed with beef Wellington, Parker house rolls, Brussels sprout casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, chicory salad, roasted apple and turnip salad, and Caesar deviled eggs. Add on a pie and/or bottle of wine to round out the meal.

Oyatsupan Bakers List
Beginning on December 24, this Japanese specialty bakeshop will have a limited number of Christmas picnic boxes (with karaage fried chicken, vanilla sponge cake, pull-apart rolls, roasted golden yams, house pickles, karashi mayo, and caramelized squash dip) available for pre-order. In addition to the picnic boxes, they're also slinging vanilla sponge cakes, chocolate sponge cakes, and baked cheesecakes—all festooned with berries, cream, and Christmas decorations, of course. 

Pix Patisserie List
Surprise: The iconic Pix Patisserie, which closed in August, is still baking up stunning desserts for the holidays. The menu includes a variety of bûches de Noël as well as a "Winter Wonderland" cake with Tahitian vanilla bean mousse.

Ringside Steakhouse List
The upscale steakhouse has a takeout Christmas meal kit for six, with a half prime rib roast, horseradish, house au jus, mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, bread with butter and thyme, and Willamette Valley Pie Co. caramel apple pie. Orders must be picked up by noon on December 23.


Masala Lab List
Local chef Jeremy Fong (you may be familiar with his work at buzzy restaurants like Departure List , Bamboo Sushi, Aviary List , DesiPDX List , Gado Gado List , and Oma's Hideaway List ) will team up with the Indian-inspired brunch spot Masala Lab to create a family-style Indo-Chinese Christmas dinner, with dishes such as samosa egg rolls, shrimp-smeared eggplant, sticky Bengali five-spice fried rice, mapo paneer, and crispy deep-fried rice pudding with cardamom ice cream and cranberry compote. Tickets go on sale at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 9.

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