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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 Gamay and we think you should too! It’s time to give Gamay Noir its due. I Love Gamay is a first of its kind event that brings together adventurous wine lovers and Oregon Gamay producers as well as a few friends from down south for a great excuse to throw a party celebrating our favorite under-the-radar varietal. 

The Nightwood will produce and play host to some kick ass events that lets you get to know North American Gamay, as well as some incredible wines from our friends across the pond, France! Don’t miss the Gamay tasting salon on day one kicking off Oregon Wine Month and Gamay Week. Local producers and wine experts will be on hand to offer up their knowledge on this lesser known gem. Yes, Oregon Pinot Noir has earned its place in wine history blah, blah, blah… but we want to blow the lid off Oregon’s other noir rouge grape!

Join us in our THIRD year as we party our butts off at all the I Love Gamay events around town.

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Mother’s Day Brunch + makers market | May 11 + 12

Looking for a fun way to spend time with Mom on Mother’s Day weekend? Pop in to our annual Mother’s Day Pop-Up Market, Saturday May 11. Take time to browse beautiful handmade goods and foods from local women-owned businesses. Plus, The Nightwood kitchen is cooking up delicious bites and serving party-worthy drinks. Trust us, Mom will approve.

This is a fun and easy way to pamper the special lady in your life, find gifts, and support women business owners.

Doors open at 11am and the market runs until 3pm. Admission is free please RSVP.

We like to treat our mothers right all year round, but we’re always happy to serve up something special on Mother’s Day. Join us on Sunday, May 12 at The Nightwood for an elegant Mother’s Day Brunch. Our menu will highlight the best of the season and include a glass of bubbles for all the moms. Gather up your loved ones and join our table to toast the matriarch in your life.

Doors open at 10:30am, brunch starts at 11am. Fixed, family-style menu. Coffee + tea included. Wine + beer available to purchase + A glass of bubbles on us for all the moms! 




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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.