Some restaurants plan on serving a Thanksgiving dinner. Here are the Portland area ones I know about so far:
- Black Point Inn, buffet served 11 – 4, $55 for adults, $25 for children
- Cafe Stroudwater, buffet, $26 for adults, $13 for children
- Eastland Park Hotel, 11 – 6, $22.95 for adults, $19.95, for seniors, $11.50 for children
- Eves at the Garden seatings at 2, 4 and 6 pm, $38 for adults, $19 for children
- Harraseeket Inn, 11:30 – 5:30, $60 for adults, $30 for children
- Inn on Peaks Island, 11 – 3, $15 for adults, $7.50 for children
- Sable Oaks Marriott is serving both a dinner (12 – 9, $26 for adults, $12 for children) and a buffet (12-3, $28 for adults, $14 for children)
- Saltwater Grille, buffet, 11:30- 4, $36.99 for adults, $12.99 for children
- Sea Glass Restaurant at the Inn by the Sea, 3-course, 11:30 – 9, $59 per person
- Twenty Milk Street at the Regency, noon – 7
- Season’s Grille, $21.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors, $10.95 for children
- Zackery’s, 3-courses, 12 – 8, $24.99
The United Way and 2 churches are hosting dinners on Thanksgiving (via About Town):
- United Way Community Dinner, 11:30 – 1, at the Portland Club 156 State St, they’re looking for volunteers
- Woodfords Congregational Church Thanksgiving Dinner, 2 – 3:30, 202 Woodford St
- Immanuel Baptist Church Thanksgiving Dinner, 5 – 6:30, 156 High St
There are also a few vendors are selling pies, cakes and even entire meals to take home:
- Aurora Provisions is selling a full dinner for two, $68.99 as well as soups, starters, entrees and desserts to jump start your preaparations
- Rosemont Market, pre-order your free-range turkey (sourced from Maine-ly Poultry and Serendipity Acres) by Nov 20; Rosemont is also selling pies, rolls, quick breads, and other items which you’ll need to pre-order by the 19th.
- Standard Baking on Commercial Street, Scratch Baking in South Portland, and many of the other bakeries in the area are good sources for pies, breads, etc. They probably produce some holiday themed options in addition to their usual offerings.
Events and other resources:
- The Blueberry Files has published an excellent Portland area turkey buying guide complete with price per pound stats and details on how they were raised.
- Wines; Tasted! has published a set of Thanksgiving wine recommendations, as has the Appel on Wine column in the Press Herald.
- The Press Herald also published recommendations on where to get locavore equivalents of corporate food Thanksgiving standards.
- At the November 17 Wine Wise class you can taste some Thanksgiving wine recommendations so you can a “have a great list to take with you to the stores for your shopping trip”.
- November 18, Browne Trading’s wine tasting will feature “wines suited for the Thanksgiving Feast” as will a wine tasting at Aurora Provisions.
- On November 21, you can taste 20 different Thanksgiving wines at the 20/20 wine charity event.
Is there a local restaurant, market or bakery that’s missing? Post a comment with the info and I’ll add them to the list.