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We're currently planning on driving from Portland to Bellingham on Thanksgiving Day. Any suggestions about where we ought to stop on the way? It's not just that we don't know where to stop, but also that we are assuming that many of the places that are open will require a reservation.

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  1. I suggest you take look at this recent thread on the same topic:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/867288

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    1. re: Gizmo56

      Oh, Thanks!

      We're driving on through to Bellingham, though, so anything north or south of Seattle would be good, too. It doesn't have to be turkey and fixings, either, as we'll be treated to the traditional table over the weekend.

      Anything close to I-5 is a bonus; very nice food but not in stuff-yourself in portion size is even better, since we'll have to get back into the car and keep driving afterwards.

      1. re: Brrrb

        Seattle should offer better and more numerous dining options (especially on the holiday) and it also seems like a logical place to take a driving break, since it is slightly more than mid-way on your route. I expect that almost all the restaurants will offer alternatives to the traditional turkey meal.

        But if anyone has tips for Olympia, Tacoma, Everett, etc., I am sure they will speak up.

        1. re: Gizmo56

          We wanted to get reservations, because we know some of the good places will be closed for the day or else booked full. But yes, Seattle seems a good place to stop.

          1. re: Brrrb

            Understood,

            I'd suggest that you check through the lists which are linked in the other thread, see what appeals to you, and then give them a call to make sure they will be open on Thanksgiving again this year, and to secure a reservation.

            You should have a good set of options just off the freeway downtown, including all the hotel restaurants. Parking on the holiday should be a breeze

    2. What is it your seeking for your meal on your transit route? You say you are having the 'traditional meal' once you are in B-ham, so what do you want to eat en-route?

      I think if you clarify your desires and distinctions, it is certainly easier for us to help you to places you would want to dine at, rather than asking us to check all the local webisphere to see who is simply open that day to help you out on somewhere to eat?

      More clear info will give you good responses...