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Where to Eat and Drink for Christmas 2023 in Portland

Beef Wellington, Bûches de Noël, and More
December 13, 2023
Skip the cooking this Christmas and sit down to a pre-made prime rib meal from RingSide Steakhouse. (Aubrie LeGault)
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.

Bergerac List
This cozy French neighborhood bistro has you covered with festive prix-fixe takeout dinners for two or four, complete with roasted squash soup, duck confit, creamy mushroom sauce, green beans with toasted almonds, potato gratin, cranberry sauce, and a choice of chocolate orange pots de crème or gingerbread crème brûlée. Choose from a curated selection of wines or cocktails, such as mulled wine, eggnog, and candy cap mushroom-infused old fashioneds. Pickup is available from 2-4 pm on December 23, though some times have already sold out.

Campana List
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a traditional Italian American supper featuring seven kinds of fish or seafood, usually served before midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. (You might be familiar with it via the star-studded Christmas episode in season two of The Bear.) The old world/new world Italian restaurant Campana will celebrate on Christmas Eve with a five-course tasting menu featuring seven seafood preparations and optional wine pairings.

Elephants Delicatessen
The beloved delicatessen's Christmas menu features two dinners for six with a choice of applewood-smoked ham or oven-roasted turkey and all the classic accompaniments, as well as a wide selection of hors d'oeuvres, side dishes, soup, salads, brunch dishes, and wine. If your gathering is smaller, they'll also have individual ready-to-heat meals available. 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 Monday, December 18, for curbside pickup or delivery from 10 am-6 pm, December 23-24.
Various locations
Pickup, delivery
À la carte options available

Gracie's List
Sink into a cushy banquette at this swanky restaurant inside the Hotel deLuxe and dine on dishes from head chef Benjamin Waterman's grand buffet, which will offer options for all dietary needs. 
Goose Hollow

Masala Lab List
Looking for something a little more unique than the usual holiday suspects? This Indian-inspired brunch spot from DesiPDX owner Deepak Saxena will offer meal kits for two, four, or eight, with flavorful options such as masala stuffing, a winter vegetable salad with charred Napa cabbage and Brussels sprouts, and even a sweet potato soup with "secret spiced marshmallows" (color us intrigued). If you're feeding a hungrier crowd, add on a pork loin or smoked Cornish hen.

Pacific Standard
They say there's no place like home for the holidays, but Pacific Standard is a strong contender for second place, offering a boost of classic Christmas nostalgia in the form of a special plate with prime rib with au jus, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and a house-made roll at both locations on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We'd highly recommend chasing it with bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler's famed tequila-sherry eggnog.
Kerns, Salem

Papa Haydn
The local institution has a ready-to-reheat feast for two with brined and smoked pork loin, potato gratin with caramelized onions, pear mostarda, roasted seasonal vegetables, mixed green salad, and hot buttered rum mix. In addition, they've got a plethora of baked goods, including cookie boxes, tiny tarts (eggnog or cranberry curd), cake truffles, raspberry matcha stars, guava coconut tortes, toffee cheesecake, and chocolate tangerine "shooters" that evoke the the flavor of a Terry's chocolate orange in your stocking. Christmas orders must be placed by the end of the day on December 15 for pickup from Papa Haydn's Sellwood or Nob Hill locations on December 23-24.
Nob Hill, Sellwood
À la carte options available

Quaintrelle List
The charming "seed-to-table" spot on Mississippi will serve a sumptuous five-course holiday celebration dinner with truffled cheese, foie gras torchon, Dungeness crab chitarra, wagyu beef Wellington, and zabaglione cream cake.

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 can be picked up beginning at noon on December 23.

The Tavern at Heathman List
Settle in for a prix-fixe meal with dishes like baked Brie, lamb meatballs, truffle risotto, lemon sole with caper butter sauce, and eggnog crème brûlée. If you're feeling luxe, supplement the meal with add-ons like shaved truffle or lobster Thermidor. 

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