Thanksgiving is one of the Portland restaurant scene's busiest day and if you're not on top of your make-reservations-weeks-in-advance game, you may end up having to figure out how to cook the bird yourself if want to get your turkey fix.
Fortunately, there's still a few places around town that have room for you at their tables.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E. Burnside St., 503-231-9663, dougfirlounge.com
Doug Fir will be serving a first-come-first-served Thanksgiving dinner complete with a traditional salt and pepper free-range turkey for the carnivores and cauliflower steaks with cranberries and raisins for vegans.
$25 per plate. Kids eat for $10. Served from 11 a.m. until it's gone.
1101 NE Alberta St., 503-287-2346, radioroompdx.com
Alberta's Radio Room has Thanksgiving brunch and dinner covered. The special turkey day menu is filled with option like Smoked Turkey Legs, Prime Rib Benedict, Stuffed Acorn Squash and a traditional Turkey Dinner with house made cranberry sauce.
A la carte entrées $13 to $31. $27 for Turkey with all the fixin's. Kids menu available. Brunch served 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dinner served 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
4237 N. Mississippi Ave., 503-954-2674, prostportland.com
German bier bar, Prost!, will be serving up nearly 100lbs of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and more for their 9th annual Prostgiving. Folks are encouraged to bring their favorite side to share but it's not required.
Free but donations for charity are greatly appreciated. Doors at 6 p.m. Complimentary feast served until it's gone.
310 SW Stark St., 971-222-2111, altobajopdx.com
If you're looking for something spicier than the standard turkey and mashed potatoes combo, downtown Portland's, Alto Bajo, is offering a Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving prix fixe menu along side the more tradition option. Choose from the either Braised Turkey in Mole Roko, Child Spiced Brussels Sprouts and Toasted Oregon Hazelnuts, Calabaza Rostizada or Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Jelly, Foie Gras Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole with Local Mushrooms.
$35 per person. Reservations still available.
410 SW Broadway, 503-228-7222, imperialpdx.com
Imperial's chef/owner Vitaly Paley and executive chef Matthew Jarrell have put together an impressive Thanksgiving menu packed with seasonal starters, seafood specialties, turkey with all the sides, vegan options and four different kinds of pie including sugar pumpkin and bourbon pecan .
A la carte pricing. Entrées range from $34 to $42 per plate. A few reservations are still available between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Bread and Ink Cafe
3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 503-239-4756, breadandinkcafe.com
Bread and Ink Café is serving a four course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner which includes an appetizer, soup or salad, choice of main course and, of course, dessert. Vegetarian options available.
$45-50 per plate. Wine pairings available. $2 per year of age for kids between the ages of three and ten.
My Father's Place
523 SE Grand Ave., 503-235-5494, myfathersplacepdx.com
Dive-bar fans can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner without leaving their comfort zone – or their dirt-cheap vodka sodas behind. My Father's Place will be serving up plates of turkey or ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, soup or salad, dinner rolls and cheesecake.
$14 per plate. Bar opens at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving specials served from 11 a.m. until they run out.
5515 SW Canyon Ct., 503-297-5568, verdecocinamarket.com
Tickets are still available for Verde Cocina's gluten-free, farmer's market inspired three-course Thanksgiving meal. Tickets include seasonal starters, sides, dessert and your choice of turkey, salmon or stuffed delicate squash. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Oregon Food Bank.
$40 per person, $12 for children ages 7 to 12 advance. $45 per person and $15 for children on Thanksgiving day. Three seating times available.