As usual a number of Portland area restaurants plan on serving a Thanksgiving dinner. Here are the ones I know about so far. I’ll update the list as more info comes in:
- Eves at the Garden, noon, $45 for adults
- Five Fifty-Five, 1 – 7:30, 4-course dinner, $75; wine pairings and children’s menus available
- Harraseeket Inn, noon – 4:30, $60 for adults, $30 for children
- Holiday Inn by the Bay, 11 – 1, buffet, $28 for adults and $13.50 for children
- Rosie’s, serves Thanksgiving dinner
- Sable Oaks Marriott, $30, buffet
- Saltwater Grille, buffet, 11 – 4, $36.99 for adults, $12.99 for children
- Sea Glass Restaurant at the Inn by the Sea, 11 – 9, 3-course, $62 per person
- Season’s Grille, 11 – 4, $25.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors, $12.95 for children
- The North Point, 2-midnight, $35
- Twenty Milk Street
- Zackery’s, noon – 4, buffet, $24 for adults, $18 for children
For those of you hosting your own meal at home:
- The Blueberry Files has published her annual turkey buying guide complete with per pound pricing and additional details on turkeys from 10 different farms and stores.
- You can pre-order your free-range turkeys from Aurora Provisions or Rosemont Market. Between the two of them you can source also the pies, rolls, quick breads, side dishes and just about other item you might need for your Thanksgiving dinner.
- Or you can also get turkeys direct from the farm from Frith Farm or Wolfe’s Neck Farm.
- Standard Baking, Scratch Baking, Maine Pie Line, Two Fat Cats, Foley’s and many of the other bakeries in the area are good sources for pies, breads, etc.
- Portland Magazine and The Root have published an article on locally sourcing Thanksgiving dinner ingredients.
- Learn how to put together a holiday cheese plate from Certified Cheese Professional Shannon Tallman.
Community Dinners & Donations:
- The Wayside Food Programs is serving a free Thanksgiving community dinner to an estimated 400+ people.
- To help fight hunger across the state and all year round, make a donation to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.
- Listen to this interview with authors David Buchanan, Sandy Oliver and Michael Sanders about the traditions of Thanksgiving Dinner.
Is there a local restaurant, market, bakery, or Thanksgiving event that’s missing? Post a comment with the info and I’ll add them to the list.