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Portland Creative Caterers

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That Food Guy Catering
4.6
from 102 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

Jerry and his team were brought on board pretty much at the last minute and performed beautifully. The food was delicious; the layout was beautiful, and his staff was right there keeping the trays full and the tables neat. The bartender was proficient in pouring drinks. The bar service was another area where it was a last minute decision on our part. That Food Guy was amazing in fulfilling what we needed. They arrived promptly and immediately started set up for our event. And, they stayed until the venue manager signed off on the kitchen and event spaces. We would definitely look to That Food Guy for other event catering. He and his staff were helpful, professional, and especially interacted well with our attendees. I've been in fundraising and event planning for many years and can say Jerry Crane and his staff are up there with some of the better caterers I've used. Juanita Barrabee Business & Fund Development Manager Community Access Services

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Gevan M.
Verified review

I have to say Sandra's Goodies made a phenomenal spread for our company's Christmas luncheon. Her ribs and brisket were smoked to perfection and the roasted/smoked veggies were out of this world. Sandra delivered more than she promised and that was outstanding. Most caterers we've used in the past fell short on providing enough food, but not Sandra's Goodies. We had enough leftovers to share for lunch the next day. Thanks Sandra's Goodies we will be using you again and I have already had several people asking me about your services.

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A Wonderland Of Food
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lorelei G.
Verified review

What a carefree way to entertain! Alison and Wendy thought of everything that was needed so I could focus on my guests and the annual meeting. They rolled with any situation which came up, were discreet in their presence and were friendly and professional throughout. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending this caterer. Lorelei Gullett

Divine Catering
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie K.
Verified review

We had a very simple wedding ceremony at home, followed by an intimate catered dinner with a grand total of 11 people including me and the groom. It was greatly appreciated that staff were willing to drive all the way from Tigard to our house in Kalama, Washington. Miranda was well organized and friendly. She was quick to respond to emails and phone calls, thoroughly answering any questions we had for her. We did a food tasting prior to booking and enjoyed the food we were able to sample, although after the fact we wished we would have had the opportunity to try the coriander salmon with peach/avocado salsa since it was "award-winning". We ended up ordering it as one of our three entrees and were a bit nervous that it may end up being a little over the top for us since we usually prepare salmon very simply at home. However, we found it to be delicious. The guests were very complimentary about the dinner. I especially liked the penne pasta with mushrooms and truffle cream sauce. We were sent two caterers for our event, one to serve food and one to bartend. We provided our own alcohol for the bartender to serve, so we had ingredients and garnishes for most basic cocktails. We also provided homemade mint-infused simple syrup to add to mojitos. When the catering staff showed up on the wedding day, the staff member designated as our bartender confided that she was very nervous since she had not bartended in about 30 years. She did not know how to make basic cocktails, which surprised us a little, but she was very friendly and accommodating, and used a flip book of recipes for guidance. The groom pointed out the mint simple syrup in the fridge while the bartender was setting up for the event and explained to her that it was for the mojitos. When I took a sip of the first mojito I ordered that evening, it was extremely strong since it had no simple syrup and just a splash of club soda. The bartender was more than happy to add the simple syrup and a bit more club soda at my request, which made it taste great. I was a bit worried about how my guests' drinks might be tasting, but didn't hear any complaints. The bartender was hard working and personable with the guests. We provided our own coffee to be served at the event. However, the grounds we had were either too course for the catering company's percolator or the measurement was off, because the coffee poured out looking more like dilute tea. We ended up making coffee for our guests with our French press. The catering van pulled into the garage and remained parked there in order to load the food and supplies into our house. The garage is the first thing one sees when he or she is driving up our long, winding gravel driveway. The groom asked staff if they could please shut the garage door once they were inside so that guests would be prompted to use the walkway around the side of the house and enter from the entrance rather than through the garage and laundry room. The garage door was never shut, so all of the guests came in this way. It wasn't a huge deal, but it wasn't as visually appealing. Overall, we were happy with the way our wedding dinner turned out and found the staff at Divine Catering to be very friendly. I may have decided not to purchase a bartending package had I known that we would be provided with an inexperienced bartender, but the evening still turned out well regardless.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Claudia C.
Verified review

We loved working with Maribel and Fusion Catering for our preschool auction. The food was absolutely delicious! All the families who attended the event had only wonderful things to say about the food! We highly recommend them, and we're definitely hoping to continue the tradition of having Fusion Catering work with us for our future events!

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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Allison did a fantastic job catering my daughter's birthday party! She was very responsive and early to deliver the food. The food was displayed very nicely with much more on them than expected. The quality was outstanding, we especially enjoyed the short ribs, but it was all wonderful! I completely recommend her to anyone!

Bear Country Catering LLC
4.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tristen S.
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Danielle at Bear Country Catering did amazing!! We are so incredibly happy. We were really stressed out because we waited until the last minute to get a caterer, I thought I could do it by myself, but I couldn’t, it was too much and I was freaking out. I found them online, contacted her and she was absolutely amazing, I don’t know what I could have done without them. She worked with us on the payment, I hadn’t planned this to be in the budget originally, but she worked it out and we were able to do it. She asked me a few questions and then just took over, I was so overwhelmed, but she did everything exactly the way I wanted it, it was awesome. I was a pain in the beginning, I know I was, I’m sorry, because I wanted to have control, but I finally let go and let her take the wheel and I am so grateful I trusted her because it turned out exactly like I wanted. The food was so unique and delicious, everyone was talking about it. I will definitely use them again for future events, thank you so much for everything you did for us!!

Private Chef
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chimere C.
Verified review

Simple Plate with Heather was a great way to rekindle my love in the kitchen. Heather has a fresh creative personality that encourages others to cook like a master chef!

Third Wheel Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Irma D.
Verified review

Incredible experience with Third Wheel Catering! Skyler has a true passion for cooking, food, and the community that is created around it..and it shows (and tastes delicious). He is remarkable in his attention to detail and ability to play with the flavors of each season. Would highly recommend to others.

Aloha Catering Co.
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Lisbet V.
Verified review

I love Lindsey's cooking! If you haven't tried it yet, you're in for a treat ;)

Custom Cuisine
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Clare G.
Verified review

Bree was great to work with and the food was amazing! Everyone at our party commmented on how tasty everything was! I would (and have already) recommend Bree to anyone.

The Workshop
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Rob G.
Verified review

Over the years I have worked with many caterers and most of the time they are OK. The workshop has been a great asset to me and the families I serve at Estacada Funeral Chapel. They are willing to work within a budget, give great service and great food. They also are not stressed which is important in my job. They calmly come in and work their magic. Thanks Lou and Janet for all that you do personally and professionally.

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I pride myself on using fresh ingredients & making as much as possible from scratch.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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With All Catering you're guaranteed satisfaction and tasty results. Our unique ability to cover all cuisines is what truly sets us apart.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I enjoy cooking and having guests over. I was told many times that I should open my own restaurant. I will be happy if I could do catering for 30 to 40 people more often. I will be so happy. Thank you.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I cater to all needs of bar tending, private parties, etc. I like to keep my customers 100% satisfied. I am on call 24-7.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a boutique catering and culinary consulting company designed to make all your private functions as great as your vision. Our representative will sit down with you and create whatever experience you are looking for with customized menus. Ideal for parties of up to 20 people, our team utilizes your facilities (private home or business) to cater functions for any event. From the laid-back Super Bowl party or get-together to the formal 7-course dinner party, we will make it special!

  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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No one offers the variety or the quality that we offer especially in the catering/event area! Local natural products and organic wood roasted coffee are a couple of our best attributes. Not to mention my 20 years of experience in pretty much all aspects of the coffee industry

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have been doing catering for at least 10 years for private parties. Most customers pick menus from my book, Angkor Culinaire, but I can make many kinds of food. I do fusion cooking. I mostly do catering with Aaron Meyer, the famous violinist in Portland. My specialty is smoked salmon, salmon cake and lemon grass chocolate cake (unique and customer's favorite). I can cater up to 50 people.

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Mayahuel Catering is here to make your next birthday, anniversary, holiday, reunion or any celebration easy and festive. With a wide array of delicious dishes for any budget, the Mayahuel Catering team arrives at your location, sets up a professional and beautiful selection of foods, with pleasant staff ready to serve your guests. We also clean up and make sure that no crumb is left behind! Invite your friends and family, sit back and enjoy!

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a farm-to-table catering company specializing in weddings and corporate and private events. Feel free to contact us.

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