Christmas Day 2012 in Portland – What’s Open

Christmas ornament12/24 added COFFEE!

12/23 added Barista Coffee, Original Dinerant. 12/18 added Metrovino, Bistro Maison. 12/17 – added 24th & Meatballs, Bar Avignon, Besaw’s, Fratelli, The Country Cat, Olympic Provisions, Paley’s Place, Portland Penny Diner, and updated a few others with new information.

As of 12/16, these restaurants appear to have reservations available. As I hear of restaurants being booked, I’ll cross them out. If your restaurant didn’t make the list, drop me a note and I’ll be happy to add it!


Albina Press – 4637 North Albina Avenue Portland & 5012 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard

8am – 2pm

Barista Pearl District – 539 NW 13th Ave., Portland 97209

Open regular hours Christmas Eve, 8am – 2pm Christmas day (pearl only)

SouthEast Grind – 1223 Southeast Powell Boulevard  Portland, OR 97202

24 hours

All Stumptown locations

24th and Meatballs – 2341 NE Glisan, Portland, 97232 Map

Open/Hours: Christmas Eve from 11am-11pm. There’s great a joke about the New Years Eve ball dropping in here somewhere, I just know it… In any case, take the whole family – or take a break from them – for some tasty balls this holiday season.
Phone: 50-EAT-BALLS

Acadia – 1303 NE Fremont St., Portland Oregon 97212 Map

Acadia Bistro is inviting Portlanders to make merry in good NoLa fashion this holiday season by joining the restaurant for a Réveillion Dinner on Christmas Eve. Derived from the French word for “awakening,” réveillon originally was a meal served after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. The sumptuous 4-course menu includes a variety of New Orleans favorites and twists-on-classics, prepared by chef Adam Higgs. Full menu here: For reservations and information call (503)249-5001, or go to

Bar Avignon – 2138 SE Division St., Portland Map

Bar Avignon has several delicious new winter menu items to help celebrate the holidays this season. Call to reserve the semi-private dining room for groups of up to 12 people. Call (503) 517-0808 for reservations and information.

Besaw’s – 2301 NW Savier St., Portland 97210 Map

Besaw’s will be open for breakfast and lunch on Christmas Eve. Call (503) 228-2619 for reservations.

Bistro Maison – 729 NE Third St., McMinville OR. 97128

Want to avoid the hassle of cooking on Christmas Eve. Enjoy the day with family and friends in the most festive of holiday settings. For those seeking less traditional offerings select from a menu with our classic French specialties OR to get in the spirit enjoy the three-course prix-fixe featuring the delicious holiday-inspired cuisine of Chef Jean-Jacques Chatelard. You can see the menu here.

For reservations and information call (503) 474-1888, or go to

Bluehour – 250 NW 13th Ave., Portland 97209 Map

Have Christmas Eve Dinner at Bluehour! Pick your selections from a three-course pre fix dinner, with selections such as Dungeness Crab Salad, Trio of Foie Gras, Slow-Roasted Rack of Pork, Line-Caught Striped Bass, and more! (click to see menu)

For reservations and information call (503) 226-3394, or go to

Chart House Restaurant – 5700 SW Terwilliger, Portland 97239 Map

Gather around our table for a delicious feast! December 24th & 25th.

Clarke’s Restaurant & Bar – 455 2nd St., Lake Oswego Oregon 97034 Map

Christmas Eve 3-course prix fixe $39-$46 featuring comfort food classics NY Strip Steak, Rack of Pork and sautéed Oregon Petrale Sole. Traditional British Christmas Pudding from Chef Jonathan’s grandmother’s recipe (over 30 ingredients long) aged for several months with rum and brandy, or for something less filling – eggnog crème brûlée or chocolate marquis. Seating from 4:30-8 pm, full menu at or call (503)636-2667

Cocotte – 2930 NE Killingsworth, Portland 97211 Map

It’s holiday season! Our hours will remain daily @ 5 with a couple of exceptions….

Normal hours on Christmas Eve, with an optional prix fixe menu in addition to the regular dinner menu.

Christmas Day, we are offering brunch from 10 – 3. Closed for dinner.

New Year’s Eve, we are offering a prix fixe menu with two seatings… make reservations on our home page or call (503) 227-2669 for details.

Fratelli – 1230 NW Hoyt St., Portland 97209 Map

Open and taking reservations for Christmas Eve. Should be a great night out in the Pearl! (503) 241-8800

Genoa – 2832 SE Belmont St., Portland 97214 Map

Spend your Christmas eve at Genoa! We’ll be serving our new five-course December menu for $65 from 5:30 – 10pm. For reservations and information call (503) 238-1484 or go to

Gilt Club – 306 NW Broadway, Portland Oregon 97209 Map

Chef Chris put together an unusual and fun – and affordable – menu for December 22. The Spirits of Christmas Eve menu takes you on a journey through antiquated, current and futuristic cuisine. Choose one item from each ghost, December 22nd, 2012. Three courses of items from the past, present and future. Menu $38 per person. Optional cocktail pairings $20 or $9 each. For reservations and information call (503)222-4458, or go to

Henry’s 12th Street Tavern – 10 NW 12th Ave. Portland 97209 Map

Join us Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and everyone at your table will receive a $20 dining card good for your next 2013 visit. It’s like eating steak under the mistletoe with a model and your friends.  For more information and reservations call (503) 227-5320 or visit us at Henry’

Imperial – 410 SW Broadway, Portland 97205 Map

Imperial’s regular dinner menu will be served with additional holiday specials on both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Call (503) 228-7222 for reservations and information

Irving St. Kitchen – 701 NW 13th Ave., Portland 97209 Map

Irving St. Kitchen offers a soulful New American menu anchored in deep flavors and seasonal ingredients. For reservations and information call (503) 343-9440 or go to

Isabel Pearl District – 330 NW 10th Ave, Portland 97209 Map

Open for brunch, with food specials and gifts all morning.

Jake’s Famous Crawfish – 401 SW 12th Ave, Portland 97205 Map

Enjoy a perfect holiday meal on Christmas Eve!

Jake’s Famous Crawfish features a variety of fresh fish and seafood flown in daily, making a true Pacific Northwest statement using fresh Northwest products and served in a traditional and timeless presentation.

Enjoy salmon roasted on a cedar plank, Oregon Dungeness crab, Chinook salmon stuffed with crab, shrimp and brie, great pastas, poultry dishes and an excellent selection of prime steaks.

Call (503) 226-1419 or go to Jake’s Famous for more information.

Jake’s Grill Portland – 611 SW 10th Ave., Portland 97205 Map

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Call (503) 220-1850 or go to for reservations.

McCormick’s Fish House – 9945 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton 97005 Map

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are centrally located in Beaverton with easy access from Route 217 and Highway 26.

From fresh seafood and shell-fish to aged steaks and garden fresh salads, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations

Call 503) 643-1322 or go to for more information.

McCormick and Schmick’s Harborside – 309 SW Montgomery, Portland 97201 Map

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Call (503) 220-1865 or go to Open Table for reservations.

Metrovino – 1139 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland Map

Open and taking reservations for 5 – 8pm on Christmas eve. Call (503) 517-7778 for reservations and information.

Mi Mero Mole – 5026 SE Division St., Portland 97206. (503) 232-taco Map

Special-order Mole Christmas Tamales at Mi Mero Mole!

While you can always come in and buy dozens of tamales filled with pork in adobo, chicken in salsa verde, or green chiles & cheese, for Christmas, we will be making tamales filled with turkey in mole or butternut squash in mole.  These will be available by pre-order only and can be picked up anytime the weekend before Christmas, beginning Friday the 21st.

They make a great side dish on Christmas Eve or for Christmas day — or a great snack when you’re too worn out to cook during the holidays. Email or call us  (503.232.8226) after 2pm to place your order.  All our tamales are gluten-free as is our mole, which we make from scratch using over 20 ingredients.  The butternut squash tamales are vegan.

WHAT: House-made mole tamales with turkey or butternut squash.
AVAILABLE: Friday, December 21st, through Sunday, December 23rd, by pre-order only.
PRICE: $24 per dozen

Morton’s The Steakhouse – 213 SW Clay St., Portland 97201 Map

Open Christmas Eve. Call (503) 248-2100 or go to for more information.

Nel Centro – 1408 SW 6th St., Portland 97205 Map

Nel Centro will be open Christmas Eve until 9pm, and Christmas day from 7:30am to 10:30am. Closed for happy hour and dinner. Call (503) 484-1099 or go to for reservations

Noisette – 1937 NW 23rd Place, Portland 97210 Map

Although Christmas Eve falls on a day we would normally be closed, we will be open for business Monday, December 24th.  We are offering only a special tasting menu for this occasion. Chef Tony Demes just finished planning the menu, and it looks wonderful [please see below]. The price is $110 per person with a supplemental $70 for a beverage pairing.  Our Sommelier Anthony Garcia has not yet finalized his pairings, but he promises they will be memorable. Please call for a reservation: (503) 719-4599.

Oba Restaurante – 555 NW 12th Ave, Portland 97209 Map

Enjoy festive food and drink in Oba Restaurante’s beautiful dining room this Christmas eve! Call (503) 228-6161 for reservations.

Olympic Provisions – (Northwest branch) 1632 NW Thurman St., Portland Map

On Christmas Eve, come into OPNW’s Deli for lunch or a quick drink and pick up last minute salamis for your holiday party. For reservations call (503) 894-8136

Original Dinerant – 300 Southwest 6th Avenue  Portland, OR 97204

Kid friendly, good for groups!

Open Dec 24th for Brunch 8am-2pm, Dinner 2-9pm.
Open Dec 25th for Brunch 8am-2pm, Dinner 2-7pm.
Call 503-546-2666 for reservations or visit

Ox Restaurant – 2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland 97212 Map

Ox Restaurant is now accepting reservations for dinner on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve! Come celebrate with us!

Paley’s Place – 1204 NW 21st Ave., Portland 97209 Map

Portland’s renowned Paley’s Place will serve dinner on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve with specials like Spit-Roasted Bacon, Chanterelle & Prune-Stuffed Pork Loin, Bacon & Shell Bean Piperade, Whole Grain Mustard Pork Jus and Veal Osso Buco, Red Wine-Braised Emmer Farro, Chanterelles and Shaved Foie Gras Torchon. Make your reservations soon by calling (503) 243-2403.

Pazzo Ristorante – 627 SW Washington St., Portland 97205 Map

Open Christmas Eve. Call (503) 228-1515 or go to

Pok Pok – 3226 SE Division St., Portland 97202 Map

Open with the regular menu on Christmas Eve. (503) 232-1387

Portland City Grill – 111 SW 5th Ave., 30th floor, Portland 97204 Map

Enjoy a glass of wine at Portland’s most popular award-winning restaurant with unsurpassed views of the city and the Cascade Mountains from atop the 30th floor. Enjoy fresh seafood prepared with Northwest, Island and Asian influences along with perfectly prepared steaks, fresh salads and other delicious offerings all enthusiastically served by our attentive restaurant team. We will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Celebrate with us! For more information call (503) 450-0030, or go to

Portland Penny Diner – 410 SW Broadway, Portland 97205 Map

At Portland Penny Diner, come in from the rain while you finish your last minute holiday shopping or enjoy a bite and warm drink before heading to your Christmas Eve party. Open 7am to 7pm. Phone (503) 228-7222.

Portland Seafood Co. – 9722 SE Washington St., Portland 97216 Map (503) 620-3474, 9699  SW Washington Square Rd, Tigard 97223 Map (503) 620-3474

Open Christmas Eve! Celebrate with us! For more information and reservations visit us on the web at

Radio Room – 1101 NE Alberta St., Portland 97211 Map

Radio Room is Open This Holiday Season!  Our doors will be open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and every day between so you know we’re crazy as a box of water.

Ringside Fish House – 838 SW Park Ave (in the Fox Tower), Portland 97205 Map

Enjoy our exceptional quality food, impeccable service and elegant surrounds on Christmas Eve. Call (503) 227-3900 or go to for information and reservations.

Ringside Steakhouse – Uptown: 2165 W Burnside, Portland 97210 Map , Eastside: 14021 NE Glisan, Portland 97230 Map

Serving dinner on Christmas Eve from 3pm – 10pm. For more information go to

Riverview – 29311 SE Stark St., Troutdale 97060 Map

Open for regular dinner service until 8, and all night happy hour in the lounge! For reservations and information call (503)661-3663, or go to

Salty’s – 3839 NE Marine Drive,  Portland Oregon 97211 Map

Salty’s is open on Christmas Eve Day for Lunch and Dinner

Christmas Eve Lunch Hours:
First Seating, 11:15am; Last Seating, 2:00pm
Regular Lunch Menu

Christmas Eve Dinner Hours:
First Seating, 5:00pm; Last Seating, 10:00pm
Regular Dinner Menu with Chef’s Specials

Christmas Day: Closed

For reservations and information go to, or call (503) 288-4444

The Country Cat – 7937 Southeast Stark St., Portland 97215 Map

Tis’ the season to eat, drink and be merry! Start your Christmas Eve off right by treating visiting family and friends to a Portland style brunch at The Country Cat!  Adam and Jackie are introducing three specials for Christmas Eve Brunch. 

  • Prime Rib & Eggs – bacon wrapped potato cake, creamed spinach, and two sunny-side up eggs $16
  • Breakfast Strata – breakfast sausage, leeks, cheddar, and stoneground mustard $10
  • Gingerbread Crepes – orange ricotta and cranberry sauce $10

Call (503) 408-1414 for reservations.

The Grant House – 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver WA. 98661 Map

Join us for Christmas Eve! The Grant House, tucked away on Officers Row in Vancouver’s Historic Reserve, is a favorite among local diners. Family operated for the last six years, The Grant House has been dubbed: “Vancouver’s Best Kept Secret!” For reservations or information call (360) 906-1101, or go to

The Heathman

For more information and reservations go to, or call (503) 790-7752

The Original – 300 SW 6th St. Portland 97209 Map

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day until 9pm.

Toro Bravo – 120 NE Russell St., Portland 97212 Map

Toro Bravo will be open Christmas Eve with their normal menu! Reservations are limited to parties of 7 persons or more. (503) 281-4464

Urban Farmer – 525 SW Morrison St. Portland 97204 Map

Join us in our beautiful dining room decorated for the holidays and enjoy Chef Matt’s holiday favorites along with our full ala carte dinner menu. In addition to their normal dinner menu, Urban Farmer will have a changing 3-4 course prix fixe dinner menu on Christmas Eve. For reservations and information call (503) 222-4900 or go to

Wildwood – 1221 NW 21st Ave, Portland 97210 Map

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Wildwood. We’ll be serving dinner from 5:00 to 9:00, and regular lunch service is 11:30 to 2:00, serving their ever-changing Pacific Northwest menu with some festive additions. Visit the events page to view the 2011 Christmas eve menu.
Call (503) 248-9663 for reservations.