Christmas Eve/Day Events In Portland 2010

A few updates 12.22.

It never occurred to me that there would be enough events on Christmas Eve for a post, but I’ve been getting lots of emails from readers, so I decided to write a quick roundup of dinners in the Portland area.

Andina -

Andina is open Christmas Eve with the full dinner menu and live music by the Danny Romero Trio from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day.

Bar Avignon -

Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Menu. In addition to our regular menu we will be offering a prix fixe menu from 4pm – 9pm. 503-517-0808

The Berlin Inn -

Closed Christmas Eve, but open Christmas day, with a selection of specials including a traditional oven-roasted goose dinner. 403-236-6761

Cafe Nell -

It’s hard to beat celebrating Christmas Eve in front of the fireplace sipping a hot toddy, but the guys at Cafe Nell may have topped it. How about celebrating Christmas Eve in front of the fireplace sipping a hot toddy, with no grocery shopping and kitchen clean up? Tuck into Cafe Nell this Christmas Eve and enjoy warm winter dishes from Chef Andrew Garrett in a gorgeous, celebratory holiday atmosphere. Duck under the mistletoe, the door is open from 11 am – 9 pm on December 24th.

Castagna -

Not Christmas Eve, but notable – an authentic Basque Cider House Dinner on December 22nd and 23rd complete with cider or wine. The Basque Cider House Dinner will be served family style with one seating at 7 p.m. 503-231-7373

Clarklewis -

Special Christmas Eve Menu. 503-235-2294

Gilt Club -

a thoughtfully festive – yet pleasantly unordinary- approach to Christmas Eve Dinner. $35 per person. The Spirits of Christmas Eve Menu will take guests on a journey through antiquated, current and futuristic cuisine; one for each ghost.503-222-4458

The Heathman -

Prix fixe menu in the dining room starting at 2 p.m. and a grand holiday buffet with seatings from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the second4 floor mezzanine. The grand buffet is $52 per adult and $18 per child under 12 and the prix fixe dinner is $52 for adults and $18 per child under 12. 503-790-7752

Kenny and Zukes -

Open until 8pm.

Lincoln -

We’ll feature several special holiday menu items that evening, but for those of you that want to keep it simple, don’t worry, Lincoln standards like hanger steak with blue cheese butter and onion rings and roasted chicken with shoestring potatoes will still be available as well. 503-288-6200

Ned Ludd -

a Dickens inspired Christmas Eve feast, Friday December 24th. For those of you not familiar, ” A Christmas Carol” was originally written in five stanzas. The story is one of magic, mystery, transformation and redemption and we have crafted a five course tasting menu that celebrates this timeless classic with a traditional British holiday feast. 503-288-6900

Paley’s Place -

holiday specials such as Tails & Trotters smoked and glazed ham and Pheasant with black truffles and butternut squash gratin. 503-243-2403

Park Kitchen -

a minimum of decisions in exchange for a maximum of enjoyment. There will be 2 choices; a 4 course prix fix for $65 or a 4 course chef’s tasting menu for $55. Adam will be shaking an array of incredible Christmas cocktails and Jenny will make sure that there is a wine to suit the discerning oenophile. 503-223-7275

Radio Room -

Open all day Christmas. A special brunch menu served from 9am-3pm (with bloody Mary bar of course), a special dinner menu served from 3pm-9pm, and happy hour from 9pm to 2:30am. You can spend the whole day and night eating and drinking by the fire! 1101 NE Alberta St, Portland 503-287-2346

Saucebox -

Serving a festive dinner with a three-course menu 503-241-3393

Spints Alehouse -

We will be serving a prix fixe dinner. On three of the courses, you have your choice of beer, wine or spirit! 503-847-2534

Urban Farmer -

Open for dinner from 4 – 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day inspired fare—such as Chef’s pineapple and maple roasted Oregon pork loin and a roasted squash soup with lobster crepe in addition to the a la carte menu. On Christmas Day, the restaurant will offer weekend brunch — including the famed Eggs Benedict with Tails & Trotters hazelnut-finished, country ham; fried chicken and waffles; and Bloody Mary bar — from 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 503-802-4900

This was a last-minute idea, so if you have additions or corrections, drop me an email.

Your thoughts are welcome

  1. mzwong says

    Country Bill’s on SE Woodstock is also open for Christmas Eve dinner. I’ve never eaten there, so I can’t comment on the food, but the bar sounds awesome.

  2. Connie DeLaVergne says

    If you’re going to be around during the holidays don’t pass up this generous gift from one of Portland’s newest food carts–The Gaufre Gourmet. FREE liege style waffles from The Gaufre Gourmet. See for details.

  3. Mariel says

    You ought to put a big note somewhere, reminding people
    that The Heathman in Portland is NOT
    the same as Hudson’s Bar & Grill in the Heathman Lodge in
    Vancouver!  I love Hudson’s, had wonderful buffets there in
    the past.  Yesterday I was looking for one this year, I called
    Hudson’s, only to find that they were not doing the buffet this
    year.  Your note on the Heathman said that they were offering
    the buffet. So I got totally confused (not for the first time).
    Anyway, got my brain f**t fixed and after much looking, I finally
    found a Christmas Day buffet (Tippy Canoe in Troutdale), but there
    sure didn’t seem to be very many buffets offered this year. Do you
    have any idea why Hudson’s didn’t do it, or do you know if they
    will offer it again next year. Thank you  MARIEL

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