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welcome to the nightwood

The Nightwood is a culinary venture offering one-of-a-kind experiences in food. We are a private event space, creative incubator, and home to a rotating series of classes, including butchering instruction through Portland Meat Collective. Even in Portland's groundbreaking food scene, we felt like there was room for something totally new – immersive dining that creates a sense of community through food and design.

The Nightwood is owned and run by an all-women collective, but let's be clear: everyone is welcome! If you are as passionate about thoughtfully produced food, beautifully designed spaces, and creative collaboration as we are, then we want to get to know you. We love sharing our enthusiasm and can't wait to say: Welcome to The Nightwood. Come on in!




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We are so lucky to live in a vibrant, think-outside-of-the-box food city. You can find so much in Portland, from dressed-up donuts to dressed-down feasts. Even in this groundbreaking, rule-breaking scene, we felt like it was time to shake things up!

We conceived The Nightwood as an opportunity to curate one-of-a-kind food experiences. From the very beginning, people have said “That’s so awesome!” or “It’s about time!” and asked, "How can I help?” Simply put: the best way you can help is through funding. 

Your contribution goes toward bringing this wonderland to life. Besides producing private dinners, our vision for The Nightwood includes culinary education classes, special off-site events, creative services, and so much more. We are cooking up big things!

Our lady gang is working non-stop to make this project soar and we are thrilled that you’ve been so eager to jump on our bandwagon. We are forever grateful for all the love and encouragement. It means the world to us!


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The Nightwood Society Farm 2 Turntable DJ Party


We still have dates available in December and January for Holiday Celebrations! Whether you need an extravagant sit-down feast for a family gathering or a cocktail/dance party and small bites for your company, we can transform our space for any size event. We don't call it Wonderland for nothing! We are ready to create a unique experience for you and your guests. 

The Nightwood Society Holiday Pop-Up Market women artists makers

HOLIDAY lady makers MARKET

Join us Saturday, December 2, 10 am to 3 pm for our first ever Holiday Pop-Up Market featuring a wonderful line-up of women artists and makers! It’s the perfect place to find all the right gifts and support local businesses: jewelers, ceramicists, bakers, winemakers and more. We'll have light lunch options and warm (adult) beverages to purchase, plus cookie decorating and face painting for the little ones.