Up until Xmas day, this post is a work in progress. If you know of something I’ve missed, please leave a comment below and I will add it to the list – Thanks!
Some shops and activities and bars and restaurants do stay open on the holiday – you just need to know which ones.
Here are some places to drink, shop, and enjoy yourself Christmas Day 2010.
Powell’s Books (1005 W Burnside). The downtown Powell’s is open 10am to 6pm on Christmas Day (9am to 7pm Christmas Eve).
Bowling. Grand Central Bowl (SE 8th and Morrison), and many other bowling alleys, remain open Xmas day.
Movies. Catch a movie – many movie theaters are open on the Holiday.
BARS, CAFES, and RESTAURANTS
Rialto (529 SW 4th). This downtown institution is open 365 days a year. Play some pinball or pool, while enjoying your beer. Watch basketball on the ginormous TVs.
Barista (539 NW 13th) will be open 9am until noon.
Basement Pub (1028 SE 12th). Formerly the smokiest bar in town®, the Basement is open on Xmas day!
Mary’s Club (129 SW Broadway), of course, is always open.
Radio Room (1101 Northeast Alberta) is open from 9am for a special brunch menu served until 3pm. From 3pm until 9pm there will be a special dinner menu, and happy hour extends from 9pm until 2am. You can check out the special Christmas Day menu at the website: www.radioroompdx.com.
And finally, for a comprehensive list visit PortlandBarFly.com’s Bars open in Portland 365 days a year
Also try truck stops (seriously! Jubitz, for example), Chinese places, hotel restaurants.
The information in this post is compiled through a combination of hearsay, website perusals, assumptions, and direct contact – please do not take it as gospel; if you don’t want to make a fruitless trip out, give the place a call first!Up