Top 7 Best Thanksgiving Restaurants in Portland (tried and tested)

Arguably the most important dinner of the year in the US, Thanksgiving is a chance to celebrate gratitude and catch up with loved ones. If you don’t want to spend it cooking at home (I don’t!), there are plenty of restaurants in Oregon City that will do all the work for you and lay on an extra special feast! Tried and tested, here are my favorite restaurants in Portland that you can book for your Thanksgiving Dinner…

Top 3 Best Thanksgiving Restaurants in Portland
Andina Portland 1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Live Music
Prost Portland l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Cozy Vibes
Metropolitan Tavern Portland l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Great Views
Metropolitan Tavern
Best For Live Music


Andina - Portland

While it is easy to find an American-style restaurant on every corner in Portland, only a few dare to bring something new to the table and change the way people enjoy their food. The team behind Andina has done exactly that. 

By collaborating with local farmers in Oregon and traders from Chincha, Peru, the restaurant has brought authentic Peruvian cuisine to our very own city. Andina is built on love and compassion and brings thousands of years of culture and tradition with its food and recipes. 

With the exotic Peruvian flavors, farm-fresh Oregano food, and a huge menu I honestly think it’s one of the best Thanksgiving restaurants in Portland. Enjoy your food in a family-friendly, classy setting and experience the Peruvian tradition.


Authentic Peruvian food with great presentation

Delicious tapas and entrees

Cozy vibes with live entertainment

Variety of fresh regional cocktails


Small plates are too small

Some additional charges

No delivery

Best For Cozy Vibes


Prost! Portland Oregon

Germany is known for its unparalleled wine and lively atmosphere. However, for many of us in the US, it is tough to find the same flavors in our local restaurants.

Prost! was built to bring popular German items and authentic wine to our city and I love it here! Especially the fun, upbeat atmosphere.

Set up as a traditional pub with large tables and a beautiful patio, Prost! Bringing the lively German experience alongside their drinks. The menu also features German salads, homemade soups, pretzels, and much more. 


Warm pub with communal tables

Chic patio serving German beers

Indoor and outdoor seating area

Great spot for German food


Music can be loud

Crowded at times

Difficult to find parking

Best For Great Views

Metropolitan Tavern

Metropolitan Tavern - Portland

Metropolitan Tavern is a sleek, modern restaurant situated atop Hotel Eastlund. It is one of the few places in Portland where you can enjoy great sights and an amazing atmosphere, all the while treating yourself to delicious, contemporary food.

The menu is split into main plates, small plates, sides, sharable boards, artisan pizzas, and desserts to make sure you leave full. I’d definitely recommend their vegan brownie they’re seriously delicious! 

The place is packed with loyal customers who swear by the food. Double the fun this Thanksgiving by treating your family to the best food in Portland. 


Picturesque views of downtown

Smart pairings of food and drink

16 tap handles of local craft beers

Spacious dining and patio with firepits


Can be noisy

Some tables lack views

Best For Cultural Food

Magna Kusina

Magna Kusina - Portland

Magna Kuisina was started as a passion project by the talented chef Carlo Lamagna. Carlo grew up in a Filipino household and, over the years, learned to embrace his culture and heritage.

His goal was to spread his culture and promote Filipino culinary prowess through a well-crafted, delicious menu. He was able to achieve his goal and built the Magna Kusina in 2019. 

The restaurant was a huge success, and within two years, Magna Kusina was rated Restaurant of the Year by The Oregonian. Around this time, Carlo was featured in Food & Wine’s class of Best New Chefs.


Delicious food with unique flavors

Small place with energetic environment

Chic heated outdoor dining area

Perfect for squid skewer lovers


Closes early at night

Small food portions

Can be pricey

Best For Russian Food


Kachka - Portland

Kacha was opened in 2014 by Bonnie Morales and her husband, Israel. Bonnie grew up in the US in a family which was heavily invested in Belarusian cuisine and often held parties inviting fellow Russian relatives and home-cooking and prepping all the meals with great enthusiasm. 

However, Bonnie wasn’t particularly fond of her hereditary cuisine and drove away from it when she was studying French cooking techniques and culinary cuisine. This was until she met her now-husband, who rekindled the love of Russian food in her heart. 

The couple started the restaurant, which was included in America’s Essential Restaurants by Eater.


Lively spot for refined Russian cuisine

Homemade vodkas in funky surroundings

Well-stocked bar with delicious drinks

Great food and happy hour


Some additional charges

On the pricey side

Loud music

Best For Hearty Roast

Jake’s Grill

Jake's Grill - Portland

Jake’s Grill is a traditional American restaurant well known for its steaks, seafood, and wine. The menu has a huge selection of items, including sandwiches, cocktails, salads, soups, starters, lunches, and almost anything else you can wish for. 

Customers also love the happy hours where special items are available, and items are featured at a lower cost. Jake’s Grill is also open for booking. You can book the team to cater your next event no matter what the size. 

Whether you are serving ten people or two thousand, Jake’s Grill will handle your request seamlessly.


Vintage-vibe eatery serving American cuisine

Popular happy hour with BBQ grill

Meat and seafood in a classic style

Wide selection of malts


Difficult to find parking

Music can be loud

Best For Extensive Menu

Bullard Tavern

Bullard Tavern - Portland

Bullard Tavern is a classy, modern restaurant that was first opened in Texas. The highlighting feature of the restaurant is the hearth and a smoker, both powered by wood. 

The menu features lunch plates, small plates, brunches, and sides. The restaurant also features drinks, take-out options, and dinner boxes.

You can also buy gift cards to the place to treat a friend or loved one to a healthy meal. 

Customers can book the restaurant for private events, including birthday parties and company conferences.


Tex-Mex cuisine in booth seating

Classic cocktails in a homey space

Great for large gatherings

Cozy fireplace and rustic decor


Can be expensive

Limited food options

Closes early at night

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