After a wonderful Thanksgiving Buffet experience several years ago, we decided to go again with the family for Thanksgiving 2011.
> nice drive out from Portland
> the wait staff was pleasant.
> the food is pretty good
> nice crab legs, lots of fresh fruit, decent salads.
> the price is pretty decent too. Two parents that qualify for the ""55 and over"" senior rate, and 11 year old and a 15 year old, cost $96. That includes gratuities, and no extra alcoholic beverages.
> Mystery food!!! None of the food was labeled, and on a number of items you could not tell what was in the pan or on the platter by looking at it.
1) No turkey? ""Turkey"" was served in a buffet pan. I had to ask where it was to find it. It looked a lot like the thing in the pan next to it, which I think was some kind of mystery fish. I'm used to seeing the bird carved. Disappointed.
2) No pumpkin pie? Actually there was some, but you had to work hard to find it. It was served in little tartlet shells, and covered with whipped cream, so you could not tell what it was. I tried 3 different deserts in hopes that one of them was pumpkin pie, before I discovered it. The kids gave up on pumpkin pie. I would have liked a real wedge of pie, and some other pie choices too. Disappointed again.
> ""free"" champagne and mimosas? Yes, but there was no one around to refill your glass, so we didn't get hardly any. Its not ""free"" if they don't serve it to you.
> poor service. For most of the time we were there we only saw busboys in the dining area.
Would I go again? Maybe, but it wouldn't be very high on my list of choices. Who-ever runs this restaurant is not on top of the operations or doesn't care.