Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Portland 2011

[Updated 12.20 with new clarklewis, Bluehour, Saucebox, Boke Bowl, Bar Avignon, 23hoyt information.] There is a huge list of restaurants open on Christmas Eve this year, so I will put those at the bottom. We’ll begin with 19 restaurants open Christmas Day:

  • The Berlin Inn - 3131 SE 12th, Portland OR. We wish to invite you to include The Berlin Inn selections into your Holiday Festivities. We would love to have you join us on Christmas Day for an amazing Christmas Dinner.We will be serving on Christmas Day from 11am – 9pm (closed on Christmas Eve ) Reservations required: (503)236-6761
  • Bistro 921 – The Hilton - 921 SW 6th Ave. Portland, 97204. Bistro 921 knows that holiday events can be stressful. Let us take away the stress and indulge your family and friends with our Holiday Buffets. We currently have Holiday Buffets with live jazz on Christmas Day. Our luscious buffet events fill up early so call ahead to book your reservations!. (503)220-2685
  • Chart House Restaurant - 5700 SW Terwilliger, Portland,97239. Christmas Celebration at Chart House! Gather around our table for a delicious dinner Saturday, December 24 & Sunday, December 25. Serving our dinner menu. Reservations: (503)246-6963
  • Cocotte - 2930 NE Killingsworth, Portland, 97211. Celebrate Christmas Day with a lush brunch at Cocotte. Dishes both decadent & light, there’s something for everyone… seasonal specials, drink specials, and more. Reservations: (503)227-2669
  • H50 Bistro and Bar -50 SW Morrison St. Portland, 97204. On Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) H5O bistro & bar will open at 6:30 AM and serve breakfast until Noon. It will be closed for the remainder of the day. (503)484-1415
  • Henry’s 12th Street Tavern - 10 NW 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97209. Open 2pm – 10pm on Christmas Day. Enjoy our regular menu & holiday specials. Reservations: (503)227-5320
  • Jake’s Grill – Portland. 611 SW 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97205. Join us for our special Christmas Day menu. Reservations: (503)220-1850
  • London Grill - 309 SW Broadway Portland, 97205. Merry Christmas! Resolve to enjoy The Benson Hotel’s incredible award-winning brunch at The London Grill. We’ll help make your Christmas… Legendary. Reservations: (503)295-4110
  • M & S Grill – Tigard - 17015 SW 72nd Ave. Tigard, 97224. Make us part of your holiday tradition. Enjoy our Chef’s holiday features, our impeccable service and festive ambiance. Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve. Reservations: (503)684-5490
  • McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside - 309 SW Montgomery, Portland, 97201 Make us part of your holiday tradition. Enjoy our Chef’s holiday features, our impeccable service and festive ambiance. Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve. Reservations: (503)220-1865
  • Portland City Grill - 111 SW 5th Ave. Portland, 97204.Open 12pm – 9pm on Christmas Day. Featuring our regular menu & festive holiday specials in the dining room. Reserve early, as tables will book quickly! Reservations: (503)450-0030
  • Portland Prime – 121 Southwest Third Ave. Portland 97204 Join us on Christmas Day! Chef Samples will have the following 3-course option: For a starter you will have the choice of our Prime Chop Salad or a Waldorf Salad. The entree will include glazed honey-baked ham and turkey, whipped potatoes, green-bean casserole, creamed corn, and dressing. For a dessert you may choose from apple pie a la mode or chocolate cake. YUM! The feature will only be $35! Hurry and make your reservation: (503)223-6200
  • Porto Terra – The Hilton - 830 SW 6th Ave. Portland, 97204. 3 Course Pre Fixe ~Served from 5pm-9pm~. Suprema mixed greens, roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, toasted pine nuts -or- Caesar Salad romaine hearts, pecorino romano, grilled croutons ~~~ Roast Prime Rib Demi Glace, Croquette Potato, Roasted Vegetables and Horseradish Crème ~~~ Warm Chocolate Torta with Peppermint Gelato and Hazelnut Brittle. $26 per Person Gratuity Not Included. Reservations:  (503)944-1090
  • Radio Room – 1101 NE Alberta Street, Portland will be open from 9am-2am on Christmas!
  • Rivershore Bar & Grill - 1900 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City, 97045. (503)655-5155
  • Ruth’s Chris – 850 SW Broadway, Portland 97205. Great Steak Makes Everyone Happy During The Holidays. We’re Open on Christmas at Select Locations, Reserve Your Table Today. Reservations: (503)221-4518
  • The Heathman- 1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205. Brunch from 9am –12:30pm. Dinner Buffet from 2pm – 5:30pm. Choose from the Holiday Grand Buffet with Carving and Dessert Stations or Prix Fixe Menu in Dining Room with Lobster Bisque, Foie Gras Torchon, Oregon lamb, Goose Bourguignon and Roast Prime Rib. Prix fixe dinner from 1 pm – 9 pm with goose, prime rib, lobster, lamb. Dinners are $52 per adult and $18 per child under 12. Reservations: (503)790-7752
  • Three Degrees - 1510 SW Harbor Way Portland, 97201. Spend Christmas day with your family on the river! Enjoy breakfast from 6:30-11:00am and dinner from 11:00-8:00pm. Reservations: (503)295-6166
  • Urban Farmer - 525 SW Morrison St. Portland, 97204.On Christmas Day, Urban Farmer will be open for dinner from 4 – 9 p.m. Holiday inspired fare—such as Chef’s pineapple and maple roasted Oregon pork loin and a roasted squash soup with lobster crepe—will be available in addition to the a la carte menu. The restaurant will offer its popular 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. Reservations: (503)222-4900

Next, Christmas Eve:

  • 23Hoyt- 529 NW Twenty-third at Hoyt, Portland, 97210. 23Hoyt- 529 NW Twenty-third at Hoyt, Portland, 97210. For your pleasure, the Tavern menu is available on the main floor and Dinner is served in the mezzanine. For the holidays, Chef Amber is adding these festive holiday items. Butternut Squash-filled Agnolotti with sage hazelnut pesto and pecorino toscana, Wine-Steamed clams with garlic, andouille sausage, chick peas and grilled ciabatta, Seared Rockfish with roasted fingerling potatoes, broccolini, beet vinaigrette and chervil, Seared Duck Breast with parsnip puree, duck confit hash and warm spiced jus, Bourbon Braised Pork Cheeks with grilled polenta, celeriac puree and hen of the woods mushrooms, Grilled Ribeye Steak with cauliflower mousse, brussels sprouts, duck confit croquette and smoked onion butter.  Above are new menu items, regular menu is available. Reservations: (503)445-7400.
  •  a Cena Ristorante
  • Acadia Bistro - 1303 NE Fremont St Portland,97212. Derived from the French word for ‘awakening,’ reveillon originally was a meal served after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Early New Orleans was almost entirely Catholic, and virtually the entire community would participate in these ceremonies. Families would return from the late-night service famished and set upon a feast prepared in advance and laid out on the table or sideboard. You don’t need to wait for Midnight if you are in Portland – you can book your table at any time after 5pm to enjoy the special Reveillon Dinner Menu on Christmas Eve this year. Reservations: (503)249-5001 More information.
  • Accanto
  • Andina - 1314 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209. Andina Restaurant is holding a Peruvian Christmas Eve. Regular Peruvian menu includes a wide selection of tapas, entrée and dessert items, along with Christmas specials. Live music with Toshi Onizuka from 8-11 pm. Reservations: (503)228-9535
  • Aquariva
  • Aviary - 1733 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland 97211. Celebrate with dishes including oysters, oxtail croquettes, chestnut soup, fried chicken skin salad, veal, scallops, NY strip steak, crispy pig ear and hoisin glazed short rib at the newly reopened Aviary restaurant. (503)287-2400
  • Bar Avignon - 2138 SE Division St., Portland 97202. Open 5-9pm – regular menu + special holiday items. (503)517-0808
  • Bastas Trattoria and Bar
  • Beaker & Flask
  • Bistro 921 – The Hilton - 921 SW 6th Ave. Portland, 97204. (503)220-2685
  • Bistro Maison - 729 NE Third Street, McMinnville, OR 97128. Christmas Eve… Saturday, December 24, 2011 2pm to 9pm. 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. Reservations: (503)474-1888. More info.
  • Bluehour - 250 NW 13th Avenue, Portland 97209. Christmas menu here. Reservations: (503)226-3394
  • Brix Tavern
  • Boke Bowl- 1028 SE Water Avenue, Portland 97214. The Team down at Boke Bowl on Water Avenue has just announced that they will be open for lunch this Christmas Eve from 10am-3pm. This is great news for those last minute holiday shoppers out there. Stay energized with a bowl of invigorating ramen and grab some Boke Bowl gift cards for stocking stuffers while you’re at it! More Good News: To celebrate a truly incredible, Pop Up to Sit Down success of a year, Boke Bowl will serve their addicting bowls of ramen in a 12 hour noodle marathon this New Years Eve from 10am-10pm.Boke Bowl’s new home is located at 1028 SE Water Avenue in Portland’s Central East Side Industrial District.
  • Castagna - 1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland 97214. (December 23rd) A Celebration of Duck – Come celebrate the Holidays with Castagna. Chef Justin Woodward has planned a very special five-course dinner. Snacks, seasonal vegetables and two courses of duck will put you in the mood for the wintertime. The menu will be $65. Optional wine pairings will be $35. Reservations are available throughout the evening. Vegetarian menus available with 24 hours notice. Reservations: (503)231-7373. More info.
  • Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market
  • Chart House Restaurant - 5700 SW Terwilliger, Portland,97239. Christmas Celebration at Chart House! Gather around our table for a delicious dinner Saturday, December 24 & Sunday, December 25. Serving our dinner menu. Reservations: (503)246-6963
  • Clark’s Restaurant and Bar- 455 2nd St. Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034. Xmas Eve: 3-course dinner $39-46 featuring NY Strip Steak, Cornish Game Hen, or Petrale Sole. Reservations from 4:30 pm. (503)636-2667
  • clarklewis – 1001 SE Water Avenue, Portland, 97214. Christmas Eve Dinner: Goose tortellini, Celery root soup, Housemade Corzetti, Grilled Trinity Farm duck breast, and Pear and ginger upside-down cake. You can see the menu details here.  (503)235-2294.
  • Cocotte - 2930 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, Oregon 97211.
    We are doing special events on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Reservations: (503)227-2669
  • Curry Leaf
  • Cuvee - 214 west main street, Carlton, Oregon 97111. We will offer various entrees with different prices from $30.00 to $55.00 which will include 3 to 5 courses meal. Reservations: (503)852-6555 Daily Grill
  • Departure Restaurant and Lounge
  • El Gaucho
  • Fat Milo’s Family Kitchen- 16147 SW Railroad St., Sherwood, Oregon 97140. We are open for Christmas Eve breakfast/brunch only. Limited menu (posted on website). Hours: 8am to 2 pm. Information: (503)625-9737
  • Five-O-Three
  • Fivespice Seafood & Wine bar
  • Fratelli Ristorante & Bar
  • Gilt Club- 306 NW Broadway Portland, Oregon 97209.  Our annual Special Christmas Eve dinner honors the ghosts of dining past, present and future. When else do you get a chance to sample dishes dating to antiquity? This is a reservations only event so call soon before space runs out! $35 per person. Reservations: (503)222-4458
    Gracies
  • H50 Bistro and Bar
  • Hall Street Grill – Beaverton
  • Hayden’s Lakefront Grill - 8187 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Tualatin 97062Tualatin – Full special menu – see link for more information. Reservations: (503)885-9292
  • Henry’s 12th Street Tavern - 10 NW 12th Avenue Portland, 97209.  Enjoy our regular menu & holiday specials. Reservations: (503)227-5320
  • Huber’s Restaurant
  • Il Piatto
  • Irving St Kitchen
  • Jakes Famous Crawfish
  • Jakes Grill
  • Lapellah Restaurant – Vancouver
  • Lauro Kitchen
  • Le Bouchon
  • Lincoln Restaurant - 3808 N Williams Ave #127, Portland. Lincoln will be open this year for Christmas Eve. 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. Please call 503-288-6200 to reserve a table for you, your family and your friends.
  • M & S Grill – Tigard
  • Mama Mia Trattoria - 439 SW 2nd Avenue, Downtown Portland, Oregon 97204. We will be open Christmas Eve for dinner until 10 pm. We have reservations for seatings at 4,6 and 8pm. Reservations: (503)295-6464
  • Manzana – Lake Oswego
  • Masu Sushi
  • McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside
  • McCormick’s Fish House – Beaverton
  • Metrovino - On Christmas Eve, Metrovino’s Executive Chef Gregory Denton is preparing a festive and seasonal three-course dinner in celebration of the holiday. For $50, diners can choose from a delicious selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dinner options, special holiday inspired desserts and an optional foie gras course. Paired with Metrovino’s award winning wine list, seasonal cocktails and complementary candy goodbyes, this Christmas Eve feast will offer something for every holiday diner. 3 course, $50 per person, gratuity not included.
  • Mingo
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse
  • Mucca Osteria- 1022 SW Morrison St. Portland, Oregon 97205. Buon Natale! Celebrate this Christmas Eve with a special, authentic Italian Christmas dinner. Along with our a la carte menu, Chef Simone Savaiano and Gabriele Carpentieri have prepared a five-course prix fixe menu, which includes salmon carpaccio, tagliatelle with seasonal mushrooms and Langhe truffle, and other classic holiday specialties for $55. Our prix fixe menu also includes complimentary Prosecco and Moscato. A selection of fine Italian wines selected by sommelier Pietro Biondi may also be paired with each course for $25. Reservations: (503)227-5521
  • Ned Ludd - 3925 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97212. “A Very Merry Dickens Christmas Eve”, This 5 course prix fixe menu turns to Charles Dicken’s England for inspiration. Seatings @530 and 8pm. $65 per person with an option of $25 wine pairings with each course. Reservations: (503)288-6900
  • Nel Centro
  • Oba
  • Paley’s Place - 1204 Northwest 21st Ave, Portland 97209. Holiday specials such as Tails & Trotters smoked and glazed ham and Pheasant with black truffles and butternut squash gratin for Christmas Eve dinner. The seasonal dinner menu changes nightly and features popular items such as a charcuterie section with a variety of house made specialties and a cheese cart with selections from sheep’s and oat’s milk to cow’s milk cheeses. Classic Paley’s Place menu items include Escargot à la Bordelaise, crispy sweetbreads or rabbit ravioli depending on season and availability. New pastry chef, Kristen Murray, will prepare traditional and seasonal desserts. Dinner reservations are available at 503-243-2403. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Reservations: (503)243-2403
  • Park Kitchen - Small cold plates: flank steak salad or pomegranate, squash, goat cheese, pepita brittle. Small hot plates: roasted sunchoke soup or chickpea fries. Large plates: pork, spatzle, chestnuts, kumquat conserva or Sturgeon, flageolet beans, clams, green olive tapenade. Dessert: quince and apple crisp or chocolate truffle cake.  Choose one from each category on the menu $65 per person, or our special four-course chef’s tasting menu $55 person.
  • Pazzo Ristorante
  • Ping Restaurant
  • Plainfields Restaurant
  • Portland City Grill - 111 SW 5th Ave. 30th Floor, Portland, 97204. Open CHRISTMAS EVE! Featuring our regular menu & festive holiday specials in the dining room. Reserve early, as tables will book quickly! Dining Room: 4-10pm; Lounge: 4pm- 1am with Happy Hour 4-7pm and 9pm-1am. (503)525-5260
  • Portland Prime - 121 Southwest 3rd Ave Portland, 97204. Come celebrate the holidays with us at Portland Prime! Starting at 11 a.m., we will be offering our full dinner menu, as well as a holiday-themed feature specially prepared by Chef Samples. Call us at 503-223-6200 to reserve your table!
  • Porto Terra – The Hilton - 830 SW 6th Ave. Portland, 97204. (503)944-1090
  • Radio Room - 1101 NE Alberta Street, Portland will be open from 9am-2am on Christmas!
  • Red Star Tavern & Roast House- 503 SW Adler Street, Portland, Oregon 97204. Three Course Menu $35/per person. First Sheldon’s Winter Greens or Kabocha Squash Puree. Second Roasted Winter Vegetables or Wood Fired Rotisserie Prime Rib. Third Ice Cream or Sorbet, or Pumpkin Cheesecake. Reservations: (503)222-0005
  • Ringside Fish House
  • RingSide Steakhouse
  • RingSide Steakhouse – East side
  • Rivershore Bar & Grill – 1900 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City, 97045. (503)655-5155
  • Riverview Restaurant – Troutdale
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
  • Roots Restaurant and Bar - 19215 SE 34th St. Vancouver, WA. Service begins at 4:00 pm. We’ll be offering roasted New York strip loin, as well wild king salmon and house-cured maple glazed ham. For reservations call (360)60-3001Vancouver
  • Rum Club - 720 SE Sandy Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97214. Rum Club will be open
    on Christmas Eve 8pm – late. Hot Buttered Rum and Tom & Jerry specials all night to warm you up. Closed Christmas Day. Information: (503)467-2469
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Salt & Straw - 2035 NE Alberta St.; Portland, OR 97211. Holiday sundaes – Christmas duck, Naughty Nutty Chocolate Monkey, Lil Smokey; flights of ice cream, ice cream pie and malted hot cocoa. Holiday flavors – Sweet Potato Marshmallow, Peppermint Cocoa, Gingerbread and Eggnog.
  • Salty’s on the Columbia -3839 NE Marine Drive Portland, 97211. Regular lunch and dinner menus will be available. Lunch served from 11:15am, last seating 2pm. Dinner served from 4pm, last seating 9pm. Closed Christmas Day: Saturday, December 25. Reservations: (503)288-4444 More information.
  • Saucebox - 214 SW Broadway, Portland, 97205. Xmas and New Year’s: Special menu items: Pacific Oysters – wasabli tobiko, Buddha’s hand, yuzu ponzu, Sunchoke Soup – cauliflower, tamarind, persimmons, Steamed Mussels – lemongrass, kaffir lime, coconut milk, Acorn Squash Curry – fennel coconut milk, collard greens add: tofu or chicken, Lamb Ossobuco Rendang – coriander, thai basil, turmeric, persimmons, forbidden rice, Dry Aged Ribeye – pickled onions, mustard seeds, shiso.  Reservations: (503)241-3393  More info.
  • Serratto 
  • Simpatica Dining Hall - 828 Southeast Ash Street, Portland, 97214. Christmas Eve Brunch – Simpatica will be offering Christmas Eve Brunch on Saturday, December 24th. We will be accepting reservations for parties of 4 or more. For reservations call (503)235-1600.
  • Spints Alehouse - Christmas Eve 2010 Prix Fixe Dinner. On 3 of the courses, have your choice of beer, wine or spirit! $65/person. Reservations: 503-847-2534. More information.
  • Three Degrees
  • Tabla Mediterranean Bistro
  • Tasty n Sons - 3808 N. Williams, Suite C, Portland,97212. Open on December 24th until 9pm.
  • The Country Cat - 7937 SE Stark Portland, Oregon 97215. It’s the most wonderful time of year at The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar, open for brunch on Christmas Eve from 9am-2pm, and open regular hours on New Year’s Eve with brunch and dinner specials to help you finish off 2012! Reservations (503)408-1414. More info.
  • The Grant House – Vancouver
  • The Heathman - 1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205. Christmas Eve brunch from 9 am – 3 pm with signature smoked salmon hash, crab cakes, omelettes and oysters. Christmas Eve dinner from 4 pm – 10 pm with Prime Rib, Wild Alaskan Salmon, Grilled Moulard Duck & Bouillabaisse. Reservations: (503)790-7752
  • The Melting Pot
  • Three Degrees - 1510 SW Harbor Way Portland, OR 97201. Reservations (503)295-6166
  • Tucci Ristorante
  • Urban Farmer - 525 SW Morrison St, Portland, 8th floor. On Christmas Eve, Urban Farmer will be open for dinner from 4 – 9 p.m. Holiday inspired fare—such as Chef’s pineapple and maple roasted Oregon pork loin and a roasted squash soup with lobster crepe—will be available in addition to the a la carte menu. Reservations: (503)802-4900
  • Urban Fondue
  • Wildwood Restaurant- 1221 Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209. Wet will be serving Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Lunch and Dinner. Menus and details coming soon! Reservations: (503)248-9663
  • Zeppo Italian – Lake Oswego

 

Your thoughts are welcome

  1. Andrea says

    Not a restaurant, but Oui Presse coffee shop will be open Christmas Day from 11-5 pm. They have Stumptown coffee, baked items and beer & wine, as well as magazines and a few choice presents, if you need to pick something up last-last minute for your design-savvy friend or family member!
    *I don’t work there or own this place, I just like them.