Posts Tagged ‘event planning’

A Balanced Menu That Fits Everyone

Have you ever noticed that nearly every event you attend includes a variety of foods? Serving a variety of foods at your event may not always be practical, but it is always a good idea. For one thing, you want to make sure each guest has enough to eat. An important reason for providing a…

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A Perfect Event Venue for Unique Occasions! Castaway Portland

Close your eyes and imagine you have a completely blank slate for a venue to work with…one where you have all the space you need to create the special occasion of your dreams. If this is the venue you have always dreamed about, then Castaway Portland is the perfect place for you. Whether you are planning…

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How to Choose Appropriate Games and Activities for My Event

Did you ever go to birthday parties when you were younger? Other than the birthday cake and ice cream, many of us probably looked forward to playing games. Perhaps you remember playing popular party games such as Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Musical Chairs, and Limbo? Well, who says kids should have all the…

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The Do's & Don'ts of Throwing a Company Party

Even though the calendar says it is still technically “summer,” the best time to start planning your annual company party is right now.  This is especially true if you plan to host a holiday party and recognition event for your employees by the end of the year. As we mentioned in one of our recent…

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Award-Winning Portland Wedding Photography: Powers Studios

It’s no surprise to us that Powers Studios was recently named as one of Oregon Bride Magazine’s “Best of 2015” winners. These highly anticipated annual awards honor Oregon’s top wedding professionals. We certainly agree that the wedding photography by Powers Studios is truly award-winning. We at Chef du Jour Catering are pleased to include Powers…

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What Should I Look For in a Caterer?

One of the most important decisions you’ll probably have to make when planning an event is deciding whether to hire a caterer. As we mentioned in one of our earlier posts, there are several good reasons for hiring a caterer to help make your event successful: Saves you time and stress Keeps everything organized and…

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Start Preparing for Your Holiday Employee Event

Although everyone looks forward to it each year, the annual corporate holiday party is probably one of the last things you are thinking about right now. For one thing, we’re still suffering through the “dog days” of summer. As well, many people are planning their back-to-school activities. The reality, however, is that unlike planning for…

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Portland Event Venue: The West End Ballroom

Are you seeking a completely unique wedding experience in the Portland-Metro area? If so, you may consider taking a closer look at The West End Ballroom. The venue is a historic theater, which has been converted into an incredibly beautiful venue, that is located in the middle of downtown Portland. We have gladly included this…

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Counting Down to the Wedding: A Timeline of To-Dos

Are you currently preparing for a wedding? If so, you probably already know that you have a long list of “to-dos” to work through before you can finally say, “I do.” In the months, weeks, and days leading up to your wedding day, you will find there are specific tasks that you must complete in…

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Matching Your Food to Your Event

Are you currently planning an event? Whether it’s a black tie wedding or a backyard barbecue – or anything in between – your event planning almost always involves planning what foods to serve. And, without a doubt, choosing the right foods for your event can be a little stressful. Why? Well because, regardless of the…

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