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welcome to the nightwood

The Nightwood is a magical space centered on immersive food experiences. We produce private events from weddings to milestone birthday celebrations. We host wine tastings and food festivals. We are a creative incubator, hosting live music, makers’ markets, and a rotating series of classes, including butchering instruction through Portland Meat Collective.

The Nightwood is owned by women and run by women, but let’s be clear: everyone is welcome! We are passionate about thoughtfully produced food, beautifully designed spaces, and creative collaboration. We love sharing our enthusiasm and can’t wait to welcome you to our space! See what we have in store this month.




We love our home on NE Broadway but we are nomads at heart. Nothing makes us happier than being outside or discovering new places. The Nightwood Society produces highly curated off-site dining events in Portland, the Willamette Valley, and beyond.

We produce large scale events such as product launches, festivals and farm dinners as well as more intimate events like weddings, birthday parties and team workshops. Our talented staff can plan a signature Nightwood experience from food and beverage, service, rentals, floral, design, and other party vibes. Our motto is: If you can dream it, we can do it.


Feast Portland Dinner Event featuring Gregory Gourdet

Feast Portland Dinner Series: Gregory Gourdet + Edouardo Jordan + Dolester Miles + Kwame Onwuachi | SEPT 12th 6:30PM

Beloved Portland chef Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant and Lounge is in the Nightwood kitchen with some powerhouse friends for a dinner like no other. Edouardo Jordan of Seattle’s Salare, Kwame Onwuachi of Kith/Kin in Washington, D.C. and legendary pastry chef Dolester Miles are joining Chef Gourdet to celebrate the cuisines of Africa and to explore how African ingredients and techniques influenced the food of North and South America and the Caribbean. Chef Jordan and Chef Onwuachi made the New York Times list of 16 Black Chefs Changing Food in America. This is going to be a fun night of family-style dining and discovery. We can’t wait!

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Book Your Party NOW

Planning memorable parties is our thing. We love to collaborate with clients to serve up a dining experience you and your guests won’t soon forget. So if you’re thinking about cooking up a dance party for a big birthday or a holiday celebration with your family and friends, this is the time to get in touch. Give us an outline of your ideas and we’ll help you fill in the rest.

Our calendar fills up fast so get in touch now!