For me, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to catch up on television (packing my sweatpants, Extreme Couponing...hope you're ready). I sit on my parents' couch for three days, drinking dad's Scotch and reminding myself that there isn't much in Lane County that justifies my leaving the living room. But maybe you don't have that same good ol' fashion family holiday tableau. Well, there's plenty of good options for thanksgiving dinners out on the town. Both Eater and The Oregonian have put together fairly comprehensive roundups, and they're worth browsing through sooner than later if you're looking to make a reservation.

If I were sticking around and letting someone else do the cooking, my first choice would probably be the Country Cat, as I trust chef Adam Sappington would do a sufficient job putting me into one of those special Thanksgiving food comas. A four-course dinner will run you $45, and features entree options of Double Cut Pork Chop on Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Yams, Pan Seared Steelhead, or a more traditional brined, smoked & braised turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes & gravy. Dinner runs from 2:00-8:00, and they can accommodate groups of up to 12 people (but seriously, call VERY soon: 503.408.1414).

And vegans, we haven't forgot about you. Portobello is taking reservations from 4 to 8:30 for a three-course prix fixe menu. If animal flesh and the Detroit Lions aren't your thing, say hello to seitan roast with brussels sprouts and gravy. (call for reservations: (503) 754-5993)