Food & Drink

Your Guide to Passover & Easter 2021: Portland Takeout Specials, Restaurants with Outdoor Dining, and More

From Brisket to Brunch
March 23, 2021
Celebrate Easter with cookies and cakes in a spring-friendly pastel palette from Papa Haydn. (Papa Haydn)

Spring is finally here, which means Passover (March 27–April 4) and Easter (April 4) are both approaching, and both holidays call for some festive meals. We've gathered this list of the restaurants in Portland offering Passover and Easter specials. Whether you're looking for stunning pastel cookies and cakes from Papa Haydn or comforting brisket and matzo ball soup from Elephants Delicatessen, you'll find something for your celebration here. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.


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EASTER

Bergerac
The French bistro has you covered with an Easter brunch feast, which includes a leek and ham quiche or an herb and caramelized onion quiche, sautéed herbed potatoes, and mixed greens with salad dressing. For dinner, they also have a dinner for two with deviled eggs, herb and garlic marinated pork cutlets, roasted baby carrots, and gratin dauphinois, with lemon posset with raspberries and lemon shortbread for dessert. Wine pairings and cocktails are also available. Pickup is available on April 3.
Southeast
Pickup

Brix Tavern
The laidback tavern is offering a special brunch menu from 9 am-3 pm on Easter.
Northwest
Outdoor seating or limited indoor seating

Cascade Grill
This neighborhood diner will have an Easter brunch with slow-roasted prime rib, honey brown sugar-glazed ham, or chicken breast with Mornay sauce and shrimp garnish. All meals come with a seasonal fruit plate or dinner salad, asparagus, your choice of roasted red potatoes, mashed potatoes, or a baked potato, and a strawberry shortcake with whipped cream.
North
Pickup, delivery, or limited indoor seating

Gluten Free Gem
The gluten-free bakery is dolling up their Easter cupcakes with swirls of buttercream. Choose from a four-pack that has lemon curd cupcakes topped with frosting hydrangeas and their "carrot patch" cupcakes with carrot decorations, or from a vegan version with strawberry rose cupcakes and German chocolate cupcakes with chocolate robin's egg nests. (Or try them all!) Pickup is available from April 2-3 only.
Northeast
Pickup

Grand Central Bakery
Just in time for Easter, the bakery is offering hot cross buns with warm spices, sweet currants, and candied orange peel, as well as fruit-topped coffee cakes, Easter egg-colored shortbread cookies, and mixed pastry boxes, available from April 1-4. Quantities are limited, so pre-orders are recommended.
Various locations
Pickup or delivery

Hip Chicks Do Wine
The urban winery is putting a modern twist on chocolate bunnies by filling the hollow treats with their tawny port wine.
Southeast
Pickup, delivery, outdoor seating, or limited indoor seating

Le Pigeon
Gabriel Rucker's elegant yet unpretentious French bistro has created an Easter version of its popular takeout "Bird Box," featuring Dungeness crab deviled eggs, brown sugar and rum-glazed ham, cheesy potato gratin, and lemon meringue opera cake.
Southeast
Pickup

Montelupo Market
The market will offer a meal kit for two, with braised lamb shoulder, roasted garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes, salad, and a bottle of white, red, or rosé wine. Orders are due by April 1 for pickup from 12-4 pm on Easter.
Northeast
Pickup

Moonstruck Chocolate
The artisanal chocolatier's "So Egg-cited For Easter" bundle comes with a "carrot patch" collection, cookie white chocolate drops, and their Zenith collection. They also have assorted other Easter treats, like chocolate ducklings and bunnies with "carrot cake" carrots.
North
Pickup or delivery

Morton's the Steakhouse
The swanky steakhouse chain has a sumptuous Easter package that includes an egg and onion loaf with whipped butter, a spring mixed green salad, jumbo shrimp cocktail, lump crab cakes, Snake River Farms Kurobuta Berkshire hog ham, maple-glazed baby carrots, spiced apple cornbread stuffing, garlic green beans, sour cream mashed potatoes, and cherry-swirl cheesecake.
Southwest
Pickup

Papa Haydn
The quaint restaurant and bakery has plenty of enticing Easter treats, including spring meringue kisses, Easter cookie boxes, fresh fruit tarts, banana chocolate cream tarts, and lemon curd tarts. They're also offering an Easter dinner with spring pea soup, scalloped potatoes, asparagus with pancetta, honey ham, and dessert.
Northwest, Southeast
Pickup

Pix Patisserie
On Easter Sunday, the bakery will stock fifty of the dessert boxes in its magical contactless "Pix-O-Matic" vending machine with Easter eggs, each with different "golden tickets" tucked inside. One lucky customer will get an egg with a ticket for $50 worth of free treats. The shop is also offering their take on Peeps and Kinder eggs, chocolate bunnies, and other novelties, as well as an Easter Sunday tea package with sweet and savory snacks alongside Jasmine Pearl tea, available for preorder for pickup from April 3-4.
Northeast
Pickup

Ringside Steakhouse
The acclaimed steakhouse's takeout Easter meal features Cattail Creek T-bone lamb chops, spring vegetable salad, potato gratin, grilled asparagus, and lavender panna cotta. Pickup is available on April 3.
Northwest
Pickup

Riverview Restaurant
This Pacific Northwest-inspired restaurant will have a special four-course Easter brunch on Easter Sunday with seatings from 10 am-3 pm.
Troutdale
Outdoor seating or limited indoor seating

Sisters Gourmet Deli
For a fun twist on the piñata, Sisters makes "breakable hearts" that come with a tiny mallet to smash them open and reveal a bevy of chocolates and candies inside. Their Easter version comes in sweet spring-worthy colors and has a little marshmallow Peep sitting in a nest of candies and sprinkles on top.
Northeast
Pickup or delivery

Stem Wine Bar
Stem will team up with the newly opened vegan comfort food restaurant SxNW next door to offer an Easter brunch on their patio, with plant-based "chicken" and waffles alongside Stem's mimosas and chocolates.
Northwest
Outdoor seating

Tails & Trotters
Unsurprisingly, the hazelnut-finished pork producer has a primo selection of Easter ham, including bone-in, boneless, and sweetheart options. They recommend placing your orders early.
Northeast
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

Who Song and Larry's
The Mexican cantina will offer a special four-course prix-fixe menu from 8 am-3 pm on Easter with bottomless drinks, fresh fruit, eight different brunch entree options, and three desserts. Every table will also receive a $10 gift card.
Vancouver
Outdoor seating

PASSOVER

Aviv
The vegan Middle Eastern restaurant is celebrating with a Passover menu that features hummus, spring salad, curry-spiced matzo ball soup, jackfruit brisket, and dark chocolate macaroons.
Southeast
Pickup or delivery

Bakeshop
Unfortunately, Bakeshop owner Kim Boyce's small-batch "sexy matzah," created in collaboration with Rabbi Brian Zachary Mayer of Religion Outside the Box, is all sold out. However, challah is available from the bakery on Fridays for your post-Passover enjoyment.
Northeast
Pickup or delivery

Ben & Esther's
Portland's only vegetarian Jewish deli is baking up vegan and gluten-free coconut macaroons for passover.
Northeast
Pickup

Kachka
Bonnie Morales' acclaimed Russian restaurant is offering a Seder dinner with a choice of brisket or roasted trout. Both dinners come with "old-school" matzo ball soup, a bitter green and chicory salad, Swiss chard and porcini mushroom matzo kugel, and chremslach fritters (duck confit or turnip). There's also a non-traditional Seder plate version of Kachka's famous "zakuski" (Russian hors d'oeuvres). Many other Passover accompaniments, like house-made matzah, saffron and Meyer lemon macaroons, charoset, Manischewitz punch, and chocolate-covered matzah with cacao nibs, dried sour cherries, and toasted hazelnuts, are also available. In place of the "four cups of wine" tradition, they've also created a (non-kosher) vodka infusion flight.
Southeast
Pickup

Kenny & Zuke's
The Jewish deli known for its pastrami has a Passover menu with matzo ball soup, pot roast, tsimmis with dried fruit, roasted Brussels sprouts, wild mushroom-potato kugel, chocolate-dipped macarons, and Passover honey cake. Place orders at least 48 hours in advance for pickup from March 27-28.
Northeast, Southwest
Pickup or delivery

Mittleman Jewish Community Center
The community center's cafe has a special Passover menu with Seder meals (matzo ball soup, herb-roasted chicken, slow-roasted brisket, roasted lemon dill salmon, portobello mushrooms, and flourless chocolate cake) and á la carte dishes (potato kugel, roasted lemon-thyme chicken, slow-cooked brisket with mushroom sauce, schnitzel, sliced fresh turkey, roast beef, salmon cakes, and lamb kebabs). Each Passover meal also comes with charoset, horseradish, and gefilte fish. Order by midnight on Saturday, March 21, for pickup from 3:30-5:30 pm on Thursday, March 25.
Southwest
Pickup

EASTER AND PASSOVER (BOTH)

Baker & Spice
The small-batch bakery is baking up citrusy, currant-studded hot cross buns for Easter and has a selection of other spring-ready treats, including lemon bundt cakes, "bunny-eared" chocolate cupcakes, mascarpone-filled chocolate egg cakes topped with fondant flowers, shortbread cookies decorated to resemble bunnies and lambs, coconut cream tartlets, and rhubarb buckle. Orders can be placed for hot cross buns starting at 9 am on March 28 and until April 1. For Passover, they also have a menu of unleavened and flourless baked goods, including flourless chocolate cake, hazelnut brownies, mixed berry coconut almond tarts, chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons, and Parisian macarons. The Passover menu is available from March 27 until April 4.
Southwest
Pickup

Bullard
The Tex-Mex-inspired restaurant from former Top Chef contestant Doug Adams has an Easter and Passover menu, with dishes like smoked brisket, smoked and braised lamb, roasted asparagus, creamy polenta, spring pea salad, maple chipotle-glazed carrots, smoked salmon deviled eggs, green salads, mini coconut cream pies, and carrot cake whoopie pies. For Passover, there's also chocolate caramel matzo crunch with sea salt, and for Easter in particular, they'll have hot cross buns. A brunch box is also available with a ham, chèvre, and asparagus quiche, a green salad, zucchini bread, smoked pork belly, house-made sourdough English muffins, rhubarb jam, and assorted Smith teas—add on cocktails like elderflower French 75s.
Southwest
Pickup or delivery

Elephants Delicatessen
As always, you can count on the beloved specialty food chain for all your holiday meal needs. There's an Easter menu with brunch dishes like quiche and frittatas, appetizers and side dishes like Dungeness crab cakes and deviled eggs, Easter baskets (stuffed with chocolate eggs, jelly beans, two chocolate carrots, one chocolate chick, and a Douglas stuffed bunny), an Applewood smoked ham dinner, and baked goods and desserts, like strawberry rhubarb pie and banana bread. Easter orders must be placed by 12 pm on April 1 for pickup from 9:30 am-3:30 pm, April 3-4. The Passover menu includes traditional favorites like matzo ball soup, charoset, potato latkes, beef brisket with tsimmes gravy, and gefilte fish, plus flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Passover orders are due by 12 pm on March 26 for pickup from 9:30 am-3:30 pm, March 27-28.
Various locations
Pickup