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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 love our home on NE Broadway but we're nomads at heart. Nothing makes us happier than being outside, harvesting from the land and cooking with what we have. 

The Nightwood Society loves to produce one-of-a kind off-site experiences. We provide food and/or design services for events in Portland, the Willamette Valley and beyond. We are happy to work with your coordinator or team or utilize our own talented staff to facilitate at signature

Nightwood experience in every aspect from food, beverage, service, rentals, aesthetic, floral, design, music and art installations.

Our motto is ...If you can dream it, we can do it. We love being challenged to conceive and produce new ideas. Our talented team of designers, artists, chefs and producers are dedicated to bringing magic to life in the complete sensory experience. 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.


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Puerto Rican block party 2.0 | June 9th 3-7pm

Join us Sunday, June 9th as Patria Presents Barrio Block Party 2.0, an authentic Puerto Rican block party complete with a domino tournament featuring prizes for the winners, LIVE music by Neftali and the Borikuas, and of course traditional Puerto Rican flavors by chef Mario Juan Pagán from ARETE and Pernileria Los Próceres and drinks by bartender John Rodriguez, from FACE OFF PR, and currently at Hawthorne Bar in Boston, MA. With the help of DonQ Puerto Rican rum, we've invited talent from Puerto Rico to Portland to share their story and talents.

All inspired by the family-friendly community happenings in Cristina Baez’s native Puerto Rico. Welcome this summer with some Tropicaleo vibes and enjoy a little piece of the Caribbean here in Portland.

Ticket includes:
- 1 Rican combo plate
- 1 Welcome cocktail

There will be a cash bar with piña coladas, and house cocktails such as El Condadito, featuring Don Q // Tickets $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Kids under 8 are FREE. Sponsors // Don Q Rum + Ataula

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waste not dinner with elbows catering | june 18th

A dinner collaboration between Peter Vergari, Josephine LaCosta (Elbow’s Catering), and Growing Gardens, exploring whole vegetable cooking and why fresh produce matters. Proceeds from this event after the cost of staffing will go straight to Growing Gardens’ upcoming local projects.

A 7-course tasting menu celebrating the season and all the parts each plant has to offer. Dishes will be presented humbly, designed to portray cooking methods which honor the produce and where it comes from. Wine pairings for the evening will kindly be curated by E&R Wineshop. Pairings are available to pre-purchase with your ticket or night-of at the event. Wine by the glass also available to purchase a la carte at the event.

Please consider adding an additional donation onto your ticket by adding $10, $20 or $30 to your cart before checking out. Donations will also be accepted by Growing Gardens at the event.

Two Seatings: 5:30 pm or 8:30 pm