Posts Tagged ‘events’

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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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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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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A Wonderful Wedding at Ainsworth House

We always enjoy catering events at Ainsworth House and Gardens. The venue, which includes an historic property that sits upon two acres of lush gardens, is located in Oregon City, OR. With beautiful views and both indoor and outdoor facilities, it is truly a premiere location for events of all sizes and for every season.…

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Setting up a Venue: Tips for Success

Selecting a venue is only one aspect of any event. Arranging and setting up a venue to accommodate everything your event has to offer is another crucial part! Most likely, you will only have a short amount of time to set everything up, and events must start on time. However, you can definitely make the…

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5 Must-Have Seasonal Menu Items at Your Summer Event

Although the first official day of summer is still a couple of weeks away, it feels like it’s already arrived here in Portland. We are definitely enjoying the warmer temperatures and beautiful weather, and looking forward to a gorgeous summer. Summertime is such a fun season for events and we’re excited about the opportunities that…

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4 Summertime Venue Ideas

Summertime in Portland is truly one of the best times of the year. After the spring rains have gone away, people are ready to see the sun and enjoy the outdoors. Summer venues are especially in demand this time of year. Since average temperatures are in the 80s during the day and around 60 degrees…

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