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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!



Parlour POP-UPs

The Nightwood Society LOVES a fun pop-up. So when we opened the Parlour our friends Rick Gencarli and Nick Schuman of Lardo and Grassa fame were the first people we called. You see, Rick a committed PNW’er can’t shake the New England boy from his blood. Turns out he can’t shake the NE shellfish either. So he started a kick-ass, wildly popular Lobster Roll pop-up called Kingpin. We hosted the duo in the Parlour a few weeks back and we can’t wait to do it again. We’ve got lots of friends we like to play with and host in the kitchen. Sometimes it’s on a whim so sign up for the newsletter to get the inside scoop. We’re always cooking something up add hot tunes and cold drinks and we call that a party. We don’t want you to miss it.



We opened our doors one year ago October. Hard to believe it’s been a year and OMG how fast a year can go! The amazing NWS ladies have fed, drank, feasted and produced over 150 gatherings this year, hosted chefs from East to West, and supported and produced multiple festivals in our space. And we’re just getting started. This holiday we are excited to announce the launch of our sister space The Parlour at The Nightwood. An intimate, light-filled creative incubator to host your private event, throw a dinner party, record that podcast you’ve been dreaming up or photograph your next cookbook. Details coming soon … but in the meantime inquire below!





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.