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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!




We're always down for a good party! Whether you need an extravagant sit-down feast to celebrate the holidays with friends and family or a cocktail/dance party and small bites for your company gathering, we can transform our space for any size event. We don't call it Wonderland for nothing! We love helping you look good for your boss and our producers are always up for a challenge. December dates are already booking fast so reserve your date today.  Whatever you can dream up...we got you!

sunday school


Our friends from Sunday School will be teaching a classic class on all things bubbly. You’ll learn where the bubbles actually come from, the distinctions between the different types of sparkling (Cava, Prosecco, Pet Nat etc.) and why Champagne makers were once forced to wear armor in the cellar. We’ll also debunk a few myths about Dom Perignon and see how a French widow revolutionized Champagne making. Our tasting flight of five wines will get you up to speed on all the styles of fizz, including one using a method from ancient times. Welcome glass at 6pm. Class starts at 6:15. Bites will be included from our marvelous Kitchen Queen Sarah Schneider





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.