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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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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Avoid Making These 8 Mistakes When Creating a Wedding Budget

If you’re engaged and planning a wedding, you probably already know that it can be downright stressful. Of course, you are excited about your upcoming nuptials and anticipating your special day. One way to make things a bit less stressful for your wedding is to plan ahead and create a budget. We touched upon 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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15 Questions to ask Your Wedding Caterer

Questions to ask a wedding caterer

One of the most important parts of any wedding is the menu. Choosing the right wedding caterer for a successful event is essential, but need not be stressful. You may have questions about menu-related issues such as what types of food you should serve your wedding guests and how much. A good wedding caterer will…

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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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Gluten-Free Recipes: Menu Ideas for Weddings and Parties

Without a doubt, planning that “just-right” menu for your wedding or party is often challenging. From deciding which foods complement one another to making sure you have enough food for everyone, it may seem overwhelming. When either you or any of your guests has gluten sensitivity, then you have entirely different challenges when planning the…

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Food Trends to Expect Going into 2015

Happy New Year and welcome to 2015! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with plenty of great food and fun times with family and friends. Many people like to find out what’s trendy and up-and-coming at the beginning of a new year. In the world of catering and events, we’re also paying attention…

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When to Serve Hors D'Oeuvres

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When it comes to menu planning for an event, one of the most common questions people have is about hors d’oeuvres. First, event planners may question whether they should serve them at all. Then, if they decide they should serve them, they may wonder which hors d’oeuvres they should offer. In this post, we’ll cover…

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