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Out to eat on Christmas Eve-Help

zinfanatic Dec 13, 2013 11:13 AM

Plans have changed and now there are 5 of us to dine on Christmas Eve. Got a list from Eaterpdx. Among the places that are ope are Ned Ludd and Clark and Lewis. We ate at C&L about 8 years ago, I believe. I liked it then but…. now?

Any other suggestions for Christmas Eve would be appreciated!

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    zackly RE: zinfanatic Dec 13, 2013 11:17 AM

    Any ethnic restaurant that doesn't celebrate Christmas. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian etc.

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      zinfanatic RE: zackly Dec 13, 2013 02:17 PM

      OK but would rather do something a bit nicer!

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      zackly RE: zinfanatic Dec 13, 2013 02:38 PM


      I recommended non- Christmas celebrating ethnic because whenI I was a cook and chef, nobody wanted to be working in a restaurant Christmas Eve.Everybody wanted to be home with their families. you're not going to get the restaurants best efforts from either the front or back of the house. If you do go try to dine as early as possible and don't linger. Put yourself in their places. Who wants to work that night?

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        zinfanatic RE: zackly Dec 13, 2013 05:15 PM

        Totally agree! I was a pastry chef at an SF restaurant!

      2. JillO RE: zinfanatic Dec 17, 2013 01:17 PM

        Food Dude finally got his list up - both Xmas eve and day: http://portlandfoodanddrink.com/resta...

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          zinfanatic RE: JillO Dec 18, 2013 07:39 AM

          Thanks, I kept looking everyday and then began to give up. Also handy to know about Christmas Day.

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          Leonardo RE: zinfanatic Dec 18, 2013 09:40 PM

          Interurban is open.

          1. courtneyp RE: zinfanatic Dec 19, 2013 11:48 AM

            Eater has been been updating their list of places open on Christmas Eve: http://pdx.eater.com/archives/2013/12...

            1. grayelf RE: zinfanatic Dec 19, 2013 06:25 PM

              Ned Ludd is our favourite restaurant in Portland so far. I think you'd be happy there, with zackly's caveats.

              1. ipsedixit RE: zinfanatic Dec 19, 2013 06:53 PM

                I have no idea if it is open Xmas Eve, but if it is, I would recommend Noisette.

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