Posts Tagged ‘portland’

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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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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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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Why Hire a Caterer?

Are you making plans for a special occasion? An important part of your planning will most likely include the decision of whether to hire a caterer. Since catering goes well beyond simply preparing and serving food, the benefits of hiring a caterer often outweigh any advantages of trying to conquer it all by yourself. From…

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5 Must Have Menu Items at Your Spring Event

At Chef du Jour Catering, we are definitely excited that spring is finally here. For one thing, we have beautiful weather this time of year, making it a perfect season for events and special occasions. We also have three major holidays that occur in the spring: Easter, Passover, and Mother’s Day. And of course, the…

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This Goes With That: Food Pairings – Spring Edition

Are you getting excited about spring? We certainly are – spring is a beautiful time of year here in Portland! With warmer temperatures and flowers blooming, what’s not to love? Spring is also a wonderful time for hosting events. Keep in mind that the food and drinks served this time of year tend to be…

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There's More Than Just Cake!

The go-to dessert for most events is…cake. And of course, nearly everyone enjoys cake, which makes it a popular option for event food planning. However, there are also plenty of other excellent desserts you can serve along with – or instead of – cake. And many of the latest dessert trends for 2015 look easy,…

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