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Thanksgiving in Portland

pikawicca Jul 6, 2006 10:24 PM

Can anyone recommend a really good spot for an excellent Thanksgiving dinner (traditional -- not ethnic)?

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    MyNextMeal Jul 6, 2006 11:01 PM

    Last year, I took my folks to the HEATHMAN HOTEL for their Thanksgiving dinner (we went at the first seating).

    I thought it was quite good - esp their seafood and salad bar (no iceberg lettuce tho...ha!). They had traditional fixins but I thought the other offerings were much more appealing.

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    1. re: MyNextMeal
      pikawicca Jul 10, 2006 01:06 AM

      Thank you for the rec. I made a res today and am a little nervous because the young woman with whom I spoke said that I was their first res for Thanksgiving, and denied that there are "seatings". She just wanted to know at what hour we wanted to dine. Is she a clueless newby? Should I be concerned and follow up? I didn't get a confirmation number.

      1. re: pikawicca
        taco_belle Jul 10, 2006 03:25 PM

        If you made your reservation at the Heathman, I don't recall that they do seatings for Thanksgiving - you select your preferred time like you would for a typical dinner reservation. If you remain concerned, ask to speak with Garret
        Peck who is the restaurant general manager.

        1. re: taco_belle
          pikawicca Jul 11, 2006 12:24 AM

          Thanks to all. I believe taco belle is correct: I decided to go with Heathman and made a reservation yesterday. They asked what time we wanted to dine and that was it.

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      mleeper Jul 7, 2006 03:39 AM

      I second the Heathman. They have been doing it for years and a lot of people think of it as their home for this holiday.

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        pdxgirl Jul 8, 2006 02:26 AM

        Paleys Place on NW 21st & Northrup. Perfect..just perfect.

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          rockbroker Jul 8, 2006 07:21 AM

          My wife and I enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner last year at Alexander's, at the top of the Hilton. Dinner was wonderful. We ate in the bar, entertained by a great Ron Steen jazz set

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            wineangel Jul 22, 2006 05:27 AM

            Okay, call me crazy, but think, the coast, romantic fireplace, the Nehalem River Inn has a great Thanksgiving dinner, One tradtional option and one not traditional option, just think about it.

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              menikk Nov 20, 2006 09:10 PM

              I've been going to Bistro921 located at The Hilton in downtown Portland. Off and on they have a Thanksgiving buffet which is really pretty good. My husband is calling to confirm this for this year. I don't believe that you need reservation either, and the place is always filled.

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                audreyskitchen.com Nov 22, 2006 04:43 AM

                Definitely try Hubers! Turkey is their specialty, and they've been serving it every night since the 1800's. The ambience is lovely and the service is top-notch.


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