How to Plan an Unforgettable Intimate Gathering

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Intimate gatherings are often some of the best. A close-knit group of people gathers to celebrate a specific occasion: a graduation, anniversary, birthday, reunion, or simply celebration of friendship. The way you plan an intimate gathering, however, is very different form planning a large party. For your next event, here are some considerations to take…

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4 Tips for Planning the Best Corporate Event

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We love being part of an excellent corporate event! It isn’t something that just “happens” overnight – planning the best corporate event takes dedication to be sure. As Chef du Jour has attended and assisted many events of varying sizes and purposes, we’ve noticed a few themes that make these events truly outstanding. Guests know…

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Grilling Tips for Your Memorial Day Weekend

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Many of us look forward to Memorial Day as the first long weekend of summer. The weather is usually pretty good, and we’re able to get out and enjoy time with friends and family. This weekend is often the inaugural use of the grill for many people: burgers, hot dogs, and grilled corn abound. As…

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The Step-By-Step Guide to Planning a Successful Event

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Being put in charge of planning an event can be stressful. There’s so much to do, so many details to think of! The struggle is knowing where to even start. We’ve been in the event business for more than 14 years. For the most part, we’ve gotten to be part of amazing events, but there…

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Your One-Stop NW Wedding Shop: NW Wed Pro

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Planning a wedding can be overwhelming! What starts as a simple Google search can turn into an hours-long rabbit trail of vendors, recommendations, and endless websites. When all you have to go on is what you can find online, it’s tough to feel confident you’re choosing the right vendors for your big day. This is…

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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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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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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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