Update: Things to do in Portland on Thanksgiving Day (2012)
Anna Bannanas (8716 N Lombard & 1214 NW 21st) is opening at 8:30am and closing when it slows down, probably early evening.
Cloud Seven Cafe (901 NW 10th) – is open 8am to 1pm on Thanksgiving Day.
The worker-owned Red & Black Cafe is open 10am to 7pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Beer and Booze
Barfly Magazine maintains a respectable list of bars open 365 days a year.
Rialto (529 SW 4th) stays open 365 days a year, 9am to 2:30am. While drinking beer play some pinball and pool, watch football on the ginormous TVs, or place some off-track bets.
The Hop & Vine (1914 N Killingsworth) is open from 10am to 1pm Thanksgiving Day for last minute needs!
Many downtown hotel restaurants and bars will be open on Turkey Day.
Quite a few McMenamins will be open on Thanksgiving day. Check the calendar for holiday buffets and movie showings.
Bottles NW (5115 NE Fremont) opens at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day!
You can also place bets at the track: Portland Meadows is open on Thanksgiving Day, and is offering a special traditional breakfast for only $5 (free fo Portland Meadows Rewards Members).
And Prost (4237 N Mississippi) opens the doors on Thanksgiving Day at 6pm for their 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Dinner, featuring, in addition to bier, booze, and hot cocktails for sale, a complimentary turkey dinner!
Henry’s Tavern (10 NW 12th) is open noon until 8pm, offering a special holiday menu.
The Radio Room (1101 NE Alberta) will be opening for Thanksgiving at 5pm to 2am, and will be featuring a turkey dinner special,and many drink specials.
Saraveza (1004 N Killingsworth) is open 9am to 1pm-ish on Thanksgiving Day for Packers Fans and last-minute holiday beer!
The Oregonian‘s Michael Russell has the roundup of Portland Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner.
Eater PDX also has some suggestions as to Where to Eat Out Turkey Day.
And PortlandFoodAndDrink.com‘s annual Thanksgiving Roundup is now live too!
Avoid the holiday crowds that will ensue on Black Friday by visiting Powell’s Books (1005 W Burnside location) on Black Friday Eve (aka Thanksgiving Day). The store will be open from 10am to 6pm.
Though not likely to be open all day, many grocery and convenience stores will be open for limited Holiday hours. Usually from late morning until early afternoon.
The Oregon Zoo is open on Thanksgiving day, with special Beast Feasts for the animals.
Watch Oregon Zoo animals enjoy special snacks and Thanksgiving-themed enrichment items like papier-mâché turkeys stuffed with yummy treats.
In West Linn, you might consider participating in the Turkey Trot. If you’re into that sort of thing.
Many bowling alleys and movie theaters are open Thanksgiving Day!
TriMet buses and MAX, as well as the Portland Streetcar, will run on Sunday schedules.
Turkey Trot! http://www.runwithpaula.com/component/content/article/116
We will be open at 6 on thanks giving
Sara and bottles – thanks! I’ve updated the post with your contributions. Cheers!
Wow, I didn’t even realize Prost has been there three years now…
Al C says
How about liquor stores?
@Al C – hmm, here’s the official list of Oregon liquor stores open on Sundays (pdf). Probably a good start, but call ahead to verify for the holiday!
I think the liquor store in Gresham is open 365 with reduced hours. That place is ALWAYS open. Might speak to it being in Gresham, or on the way to/from Mt. Hood.
Coffeehouse NW has free coffee today with all tips going to the Children’s Cancer Association. They do it every year (5 years now).