While Christmas dinner means a home-cooked meal for some, others may desire a night out free of cooking.

For those who would prefer to leave the cooking to others, here are 10 restaurants open Christmas day in the Salem and Portland areas.

Salem area restaurants:

Bibimbap House: Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Located at 635 Chemeketa St. NE. (503) 585-1530

Blue Willow Restaurant & Lounge: Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Located at 1985 Lancaster Drive NE. (503) 581-3067

Busick Court Restaurant: Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located 250 Court St. NE. (503) 370-8107

The Oregon Garden Resort: Open from 5 to 9 p.m. Located at 895 W Main St. in Silverton. (503) 874-2500

Venti’s Cafe and Taphouse: Open from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Located at 2840 Commercial St. SE. Customers can choose from a special traditional Christmas menu or from the regular menu. (503) 391-5100

Portland area restaurants:

Chart House: Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Located at 5700 SW Terwilliger.(503) 246-6963

Gracie’s: Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Located at 729 SW 15th Avenue. Customers can choose from the regular full menu or Christmas specials. (503) 222-2171

Henry’s 12th Street Tavern: Open from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Located at 729 SW 15th Avenue. (503) 227-5320

Jake’s Grill: Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Located at 611 SW 10th Avenue.(503) 220-1850

Portland City Grill: Open from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Located at 111 SW 5th Ave.(503) 450-0030

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