For 25 years, the chefs and party planners at A Matter of Taste have been decorating and catering everything from major events to intimate gatherings. Founder Vanessa Juryla has put her skills to use at weddings and private dinners in New York and Los Angeles, and today she and her staff focus on the Portland area. There, they sauté Maryland soft-shell crab, grill mangos and pair them with rum-glazed plantains, and prepare cakes in flavors such as coconut pineapple and vanilla buttermilk.
Chef Thu Ha Dinh and her eclectic team at fuAsian merge flavors from a variety of Asian cuisines. Whether they're helming a cooking class or whipping up well-crafted meals for diners or catered events, the chefs use handpicked natural ingredients, creating dishes that ooze earth-culled goodness and each write polite thank-you notes to the ozone layer.
G G's in Milwaukie is one of the better-priced delis in the area, delivering a deeply flavorful menu that won't empty the wallet. Whether you are heading there for the excellent quality, lightning-fast service, or both, you'll always leave this restaurant happy.
Try to remember that business casual is the suggested attire. Also, though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
If you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options.
All things considered, G G's Deli and Catering is always a good choice to satisfy that next munchies craving.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Famous Dave's, a down-home barbecue joint in Tualatin.
With no low-fat options served, come ready to eat your heart out.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Famous Dave's' full bar to top off your meal.
Bring your whole brood to Famous Dave's, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Famous Dave's.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Famous Dave's for easy seating.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Famous Dave's also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Travel by bike to Famous Dave's and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Meals at Famous Dave's are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
Though tamales are a staple of Mexican cuisine, they span a range of flavors and textures depending on who makes them. The Tamale House’s owners, Tony and Magdalena Jump, hold the keys to some of the category’s finest, earning second- and third-place standings at the national Best Darn Tamale Contest in 2011. They fill their tamales’ masa shells with ingredients such as pork sautéed in a green or red sauce, pork spiced with the house’s barbecue sauce, or a vegetarian-friendly combo of cheese and jalapeños.
Though the tamales have garnered national awards, regulars know that the rest of the menu is nothing to skim over. Every morning, Grandma Jump creates a limited number of chilies rellenos that sell out like hotcakes dipped in gold. The staff also fills freshly pressed tortillas with a range of traditional meats to create items such as chorizo-and-egg tacos, carne asada burritos, and cheese enchiladas.
Gourmet foods, including cedar-plank salmon and flatiron steak, form the foundation of the dishes served by Divine Catering's licensed and insured crew. Chef and proprietor Alisa LaFurge helms the culinary team, which won Best Bite at the 2011 Taste of Portland. Adept at crafting fare for gatherings small and large, the crew pulls together menus for less formal events that call for boxed lunches and afternoon snacks to weddings that command epic feasts or rows of troughs, depending on the species of the bride and groom.