New Year’s Eve + Day Restaurant Roundup


Accanto brings the taste of soulful, Italian cooking this New Year’s Eve. Dedicated to utilizing the best of seasonal local and house made ingredients, the café offers a selection of Italian holiday favorites perfect for sharing while gathered around the table. Reservations for Accanto can be made by calling 503-235-4900.


Andina will serve a Novo-Peruvian three-course prix-fixe dinner this New Year’s Eve. Open for early seating 5-7pm beginning at $90 per person, and for late seating after 8pm beginning at $100 per person, the dinner includes Andina’s signature Peruvian fare and a half bottle of wine per person. Live musical entertainment by the Nat Hulskamp Trio, Danny Romero, and more will play throughout the evening. Please call 503-228-9535 for reservations.


On New Year’s Eve, Chef trio Sarah Pliner, Jasper Shen, and Kat Whitehead are giving 2013 a grand send off with a special four-course menu. Aviary will showcase their signature style of combining French techniques with bold Asian flavors with dishes like Warm Artichoke Terrine, Roast Leg Of Lamb and Tasmanian Sea Trout. This special New Year’s Eve Dinner costs $65 with optional wine pairings for an additional $30. Call Aviary at 503-287-2400 for reservations.


Fuel up for a night out at the 110 year old Northwest restaurant’s New Year’s Day brunch until 3pm. On New Year’s Day, leave your sequins on and dine at Besaw’s Walk of Shame Brunch from 8am-3pm. Local favorite, the Breakfast Burger with a sunny-side up egg, 100% grass-fed local ground beef patty, white cheddar, bacon, kale, oven-roasted tomato, sausage gravy, on Texas toast, served with rosemary-garlic potatoes, is calling your name. The “Still Recovering” dinner from 5-10pm will offer the burger for those who may have missed breakfast.

The Country Cat

On New Year’s Day, the Country Cat will be serving up a made-from-scratch, farm-to-table-experience for brunch with menu favorites and a few surprise dishes. Guests can expect a wide range classic American holiday dishes from Chef Adam Sappington and flavorful desserts from Pastry Chef Jackie Sappington. Reservations for the holidays can be made online through The Country Cat website or by calling 503-408-1414.


Eat elevated and dine on authentic Pan-Asian cuisine this New Year’s Eve at Portland’s sky-high restaurant, Departure. New Year’s Eve will serve a 5 course set menu featuring Departure classics and traditional New Year’s Eve specials from Executive Chef Gregory Gourdet. The featured 5-course menu will be priced at $65 a person. In addition, the bar menu will showcase classics for guests not participating in the set menu. Reservations can be made online and by calling 503-802-5370.


Spend your New Year’s Eve at Genoa for a contemporary, five-course Italian dinner. The menu for the month of December is expertly paired with a carefully curated list of reserve wine pairings chosen by Sommelier Michael Garofola that complement Genoa’s nuanced flavors. Reservations can be made by calling 503-238-1464.

Celebrate at Imperial with exclusive offerings from Chef Vitaly Paley and Chef Ben Bettinger this New Year’s Eve. Known for fresh preparations of timeless dishes, the holiday specials at Imperial will feature Fried Bone-in Tails and Trotters Pork Belly and a Foie Gras trio in addition to the regular menu. Imperial will be open for New Year’s Eve dinner at 5pm and will include a sparkling toast at midnight. Please visit or call 503-228-7222.


This New Year’s Eve Levant will feature a special prix-fixe dinner menu featuring French-Arabesque twists on modern Middle Eastern fare such as Crispy Red Lentil Dusted Scallop and Coriander Crusted Venison. Seating for guests partaking in the prix-fixe dinner will be from 5-7:30pm and reservations for the dinner are $150 per person including dinner, wine and gratuity. Please visit or call 503-954-2322 for more information.

Little T

Little T Baker will be offering a special-order menu for New Year’s Eve featuring California fruitcake, buche du noel, holiday cookie boxes, flourless hazelnut ganache bars and more. Both Division and Union Way locations will be open from 8am-2pm. Call to order at503-238-3458.

Migration Brewing

Grab a pint and ring in 2014 at Migration Brewing’s Annual New Year’s Bash on December 31st. Festivities start at 8pm on New Year’s Eve and will include great music, a new food menu, a bubbly toast at midnight, and the opening of the new bar. In celebration of the recent 2,000 sq ft expansion, Migration has brewed up a new beer named Cross Pollination. Available on draft and for purchase at the pub, the new beer features Belgian yeast, 65 pounds of local honey and is finished with a touch of Meridian hops. For more information please visit or call 503-206-5221.

Ned Ludd

Treat visiting family and friends to a truly Pacific Northwest meal this holiday season. With care and a culinary focus on the bounty of Oregon and the greater Northwest region, Ned Ludd will handcraft a seasonal, British themed Christmas menu using the wood fired oven and smoker as well as offering a range of beverage options. The restaurant will be open for New Year’s Eve. Reservations can be made online or by calling 503-288-6900.

Nicky USA

Treat your guests to the highest quality of foie gras, Iberico Pork, and charcuterie this year. For farm fresh poultry and meats, Nicky USA will be available for regular ordering and shipping hours this New Year’s Eve. Please visit or call 503-234-4263 for more information.

The Original

The retro-luxe Original Dinerant will be serving up fresh twists on holiday favorites such as Buckley Bay Oysters Rockefeller, Dungeness Crab Stuffed Sole, Horseradish Herb Crusted Prime Rib and more this New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Day will offer specials along with the regular menu. Whether you are planning a fun New Year’s out with friends or New Year’s Day brunch with family, The Original offers stylish dining for any occasion. Reservations for the holidays at The Original can be made online or by calling 503-546-2666.

Oso Market + Bar

Oso Market + Bar will host a private New Year’s Eve bash to ring in 2014. Starting at 8pm, guests donning their “Full Glamour” wear can dance to the new year while DJ Wann spins a tribute to Lou Reed. The $20 entry covers free tapas, deals on premium drinks, and bottles of bubbly. To RSVP please email

Paley’s Place

Chef Vitaly Paley will be serving a special dinner showcasing the local Oregon bounty this New Year’s Eve from 5pm to the wee hours of the night. Guests can look forward to a fun, festive dinner with balloons, noise makers, and the yearly surprise cocktail. For reservations or more information please call 503-243-2403.

Remedy Wine Bar

Join Remedy Wine Bar on New Year’s Eve for stylish and intimate place to celebrate the new year. Remedy Wine Bar in the Northwest Park Blocks is just the place to celebrate with friends and a glass of bubbly or two. Please call 503-222-1449 for more information.

Salt & Straw

Kick off the New Year with Oregon’s finest ingredients highlighted through everyone’s favorite treat of ice cream. Open for regular hours on New Year’s Day, begin your New Year with a flight of celebratory and indulgent flavors such as orange juice and champagne in Mimosa Sherbet, bacon, banana, peanut butter & jelly flavored The Elvis, sweet maple syrup in Candy Cap Mushrooms & Port, and dense pudding in The Universe II.


For a fun place to ring in the new year with Chef Johanna Ware’s “inauthentic Asian” eatery will be serving a unique 5-course dinner featuring dishes such as Crab Rangoon in a Sweet and Sour Broth and Vadouvan Cured Scallops. To celebrate in style, Smallwares will be pouring a Grower Champagne flight with three pours for $30. Reservations for the New Year’s Eve tasting menu are $50 per person, with the optional beverage pairing for $30 per person. In addition to the exclusive 5-course menu, an abbreviated menu of Smallwares favorites will be available. Reservations can be made online or by calling 971-229-0995.

St. Honore

This New Year’s Eve, St. Honore will be baking sweet and savory treats at Thurman and Lake Oswego locations. Start your New Year’s celebration with a flight of ciders on draft and bites from their Alsatian inspired happy hour menu until 10 p.m. at their new location on SE Division. Please visit St. Honore online at for more information.

Urban Farmer

This year the modern steakhouse will be serving a special holiday menu on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Reservations for the holidays at Urban Farmer can be made online or by calling 503-222-4900.


For a seasonal and elegant holiday celebration, Wildwood will be open for New Year’s Eve for lunch from 11:30am – 3:30pm and 2 – 9pm for dinner. Reservations this New Year’s Eve can be made online or by calling 503-248-9663.