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    While Ruski's Tavern typically serves breakfast for people getting off the graveyard shift, it served Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. In the kitchen, chef Scott Hayes was ready with a total of 40 pounds of turkey, along with peas and carrots, squash, stuffing and pie.

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    The tavern's location at the corner of Danforth and Clark streets is convenient for West Enders getting off the graveyard shift or who just don't want to bother cooking a Thanksgiving dinner for themselves.

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    Bartender Dottie Cronin writes the day's specials on the menu board at the Ruski's Tavern on Thursday morning.

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    Lucas McGowan enjoys a turkey dinner along with other customers Thursday at Ruski's Tavern in Portland's West End.

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