Celebrate New Years Eve with these Portland food and take-out options

The best way to start a New Year is with a full stomach, and there’s no better place to do it than in Portland. And let’s face it, you don’t want to spend January 1st clean all your dishes from the night (and the year) before. Whether you want to be spoiled by award-winning chefs with a special New Years Eve menu or prefer to purchase some of your favorite comfort food like pho, tacos or pizza, here are some of the many dining options available. . Note: many of these places require dinner reservations, so check ahead to see if you’ll need to make one in advance.


1314 NW Glisan St, $ 115 per person plus 20% tip, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

from Portland The classic Peruvian restaurant has a special four-course NYE menu, with choices ranging from fuyu squash and Spanish octopus to black cod or aged game hen, as well as desserts including orange mousse and a chocolate cake with flambé meringue.


1615 NO 21st Avenue, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., $ 125 plus an optional wine and cocktail pairing
While G-Love doesn’t offer take out on New Years Eve, the restaurant will ring in the New Year with a prix fixe menu. You’ll find many popular dishes on the menu, like Ensalata Bomba, as well as new ones like scallops à la plancha with lemongrass and grilled schmaltz and dry-aged rib eye with a fondue of caramelized onions and of gouda. Those with dietary restrictions don’t need to worry, as there will be behavioral options for vegans and vegetarians as well as dairy or gluten-free.


6 SE 28th Ave, $ 195 per person, seats at 5:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Langbaan will serve an expanded version of its winter tasting menu with a few more tweaks that the restaurant promised in a recent Instagram post “will redefine indulgence.” The menu will be accompanied by a wine pairing handpicked by Dana Frank, owner of Bar Norman, or a non-alcoholic pairing chosen by Eric Nelson, owner and bartender of Shipwreck.


4636 NE 42sd Ave, Suite A (inside there), $ 175 per person plus 20% tip, 6 p.m.
For the first time since 2020, Mae, a pop-up inspired by the grandmother from North Carolina, is setting her tables again. Guests will find a mix of family-style dining and individual plates filled with award-winning “Southern Appalachian inflected” cuisine by Chef Maya Lovelace. Guests will enjoy stone-ground cornmeal johnnycakes with butter, Louisiana shrimp topped with Cajun Spanish sauce, a chocolate cobbler with buttermilk ice cream and satsuma curd, and more. Food and wine pairings are $ 55 more and non-alcoholic pairings are $ 40.


2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, $ 150 per person — reservations required
Ox hosts its annual NYE prix fixe dinner with choices of smoked salmon carpaccio, filet mignon, potato aligot, and hot chocolate cake for dessert. Reservations are already filling up, so act quickly if you want to celebrate alongside James Beard Award winning chefs Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton and Greg Denton.


2032 SE Clinton St, $ 175 plus tip per person, seats at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Chef Ryley Eckersley prepares a nine-course tasting menu made with locally sourced Pacific Northwest ingredients, all of the highest quality and freshness. Guests can add wine pairings, selections of sparkling wine or handcrafted cocktails from talented bar manager Camille Cavan. Dishes include oysters, mussels and geoduck on ice topped with ‘all things’, lobster fried rice, and a Ferrero Rocher-inspired foie gras dish.

Mature cooperative

5425 North East 30e Ave, $ 275 per person (including tip and wine, reservations for 2 or 4 people), seats at 6 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
Chef Naomi Pomeroy—James Beard winner, The great master chefs competitor and champion of the restaurant industry—shares a seven-course tasting menu combining classic dishes and new inventions. If you’d rather celebrate at home, pick up Ripe’s Holiday Meal Box ($ 425) that will feed up to four people. Inside, duck confit, catchino sausage, tiramisu with eggnog and gingerbread, as well as a bottle of Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Olivier Morin to party.

Saint Jacques

1619 NO 23e Ave, $ 150 per person plus tip, 5 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Saint-Jacques, a 2021 Portland monthly Best New Restaurant (though not entirely new), offers a four-course, French-style NYE menu, with plenty of mouthwatering options for each round. For the second course, you can choose between a snail vol-au-vent, a butternut squash mille-feuille or a roasted mushroom with hazelnut parsley, an almost impossible decision.


3033 northeast of Alberta Street, $ 120 per person, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Urdaneta, a staple of the northeast and Portland monthly favorite, presents its modern take on Spanish cuisine with a five-course menu that includes dishes like foie bomba with caviar and poached pear in white chocolate mousse, as well as an optional wine pairing.

Cafe and lounge 3 doors down

1429 SE 37e Ave, $ 95 per person plus tip, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Book on the website or call 503-236-6886.
At 3 Doors Down, open since 1994, chef Zach Beech serves a three-course Italian meal. You’ll have to make some tough decisions, including between a duck confit with house cavatelli and braised kale or butternut squash gnocchi with braised leek, parsnip cream and fresh thyme – and that’s just the second course.

Some restaurants offering both on-site and take-away meals:

Expatriate: name it best classic cheeseburger in Portland, more other amazing bar food including won ton nachos. 5 to 10 p.m., 5424 NE 30e avenue

Kombucha Brew Pub Fermenter: “Your Friendly Neighborhood Bacteria Store” that sells anything fermented, as well as sandwiches, salads and more. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., 1403 SE Belmont St

Yai hat: Thai curry roasted fried chicken, what else do you need? Dining on the patio at both locations, but indoor dining available only at the Belmont location. 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., 1605 NE Killingsworth St & 605 SE Belmont St

Murata: old-fashioned Japanese cuisine; 5 to 8:30 p.m., 200 SW Market St

Pho Oregon: pho and traditional Vietnamese cuisine. 9 am-8:30pm, 2518 NE 82sd avenue

OK bodes well: wine bar with a range of dishes from grilled squid and crispy duck leg to a classic burger. 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Taqueria Los Puñales: Homemade queer tacos. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 3312 SE Belmont St

Thơm: cozy restaurant with pho, vermicelli and rice platters. 4 to 8 p.m., 3039 NE Alberta St

Dining options only:

Republic: Portland Monthly Restaurant of the Year 2021. 4 to 9 p.m., 721 NW Nine Avenue # 175

Higgins: Higgins was one of modern Portland’s first farm-to-table restaurants, and it still serves the freshest of what PNW has to offer. 5 to 11 p.m., 1239 SW Broadway.

Couch: simple and fresh with a great wine. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 2215 Burnside Street East

Lazy susan: self-proclaimed “family charcoal dinner” and local chef’s favorite. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., 7937 SE Stark St

Nostrana: simple Italian cuisine with reservations strongly recommended. 5 to 11 p.m., 1401 SE Morrison St # 101

Berlu: Vietnamese tasting menu. Seating at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., 605 SE Belmont St

Navarre: Fwine and wines of Italian, French and Spanish origin. 4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., 10 NE 28e avenue

Take-out options only:

The schools of Apizza: critically acclaimed pizzas and a Portland monthly favorite. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. or while supplies last, 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Gracie’s Pizza: a solo pizza show with delicious homemade ice cream. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or while supplies last, 8737 N Lombard St

Khao Man Gai de Nong: Unbeatable Thai chicken and rice. SE location only, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., 609 SE Ankeny St, Suite C

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