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Nov 29, 2008 04:05 AM

New Year's Eve in PDX

This might be a little early, but I was hoping to get recommendations on restaurants that will have New Year's Eve dinner in Portland, preferably in SE (Belmont, Hawthorne) or in the Pearl. I am not necessarily looking for a prix fixe menu, although that will work as well. As for prices, we were hoping to spend up to $100 per person.

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  1. You're not early at all; in fact, if you want a decent time slot, now is the time to book. Hawthorne area I would suggest Castagna or Sel Gris. Pearl area I would suggest Carlyle or Ten01. I assume all will be offering a prix fixe menu, and $100.00 sounds about right.

    1. Sel Gris is a bit more than $100 (from

      December 31, 2008 - Second Annual New Year's Eve Celebration at Sel Gris
      Now taking reservations for New Year's Eve. We are offering two seatings and a prix fixe menu. The first seating will be between 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, and the second seating will be from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm. A choice of 4 courses for $125 or 6 courses for $150, with the option of additional wine pairings with each course. Call soon to secure your spot at our Chef's counter or in the dining room.

      Castagna doesn't have anything up on their website yet, but you can sign up for their newsletter:

      Carlyle doesn't have anything up yet either:

      And neither does ten-10:

      I'm with Kim D, these would be my top picks in the city on each side of the river.

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      1. re: JillO

        Thanks for the suggestions. I took a look at the menus and they do look incredible. My only concern is that my dining companion doesn't eat red meat or pork or shellfish, so it might be hard to find something at these places. Any veggie or fish-friendly suggestions?

        Thanks again!

        1. re: dcbean

          Just call ahead, let them know the situation, and ask if they can accommodate you. I have taken vegan friends to both Sel Gris and Carlyle and they have had terrific meals.