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Jake's Catering at Sentinel

Portland , OR
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LOCATION

614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 US (map)

PHONE

503-241-2125

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ABOUT US

Jake’s Catering handles the function spaces at the Sentinel (formerly Governor) Hotel. Known for awe-inspiring spaces and expert full service catering since 1984, Jake’s Catering puts a... Read more
Jake’s Catering handles the function spaces at the Sentinel (formerly Governor) Hotel. Known for awe-inspiring spaces and expert full service catering since 1984, Jake’s Catering puts a tastefully modern twist on two Portland classics. Jake’s caters to more than 22,000 square feet of historically rich space within the Sentinel with fresh menus to meet every taste inspired by Jake’s Grill. Each plate is prepared with passion by a staff of culinary trained chefs, and experienced banquet captains ensure that every guest is well-cared for.

Jake's Catering has been recognized as one of Portland's largest and most creative catering companies – exceeding the highest expectations. When choosing Jake's Catering, you will be working with a trusted partner capable of delivering flawless service.

Please feel free to take a virtual interactive tour powered by TrueTour Technology (http://bit.ly/JakesCatering). Interested in seeing the spaces firsthand? Schedule your one-on-one tour with us today, and find the perfect fit for your next event. Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Yoshini
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Jake's was nothing less than phenomenal. They worked so closely with us to create an amazing meal and experience for our guests. They have amazing staff who made us SO comfortable for on our big day. Furthermore, their social sales manager, Julie Weiss, was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful during the entire process. I felt cared for from start to finish. I would recommend Jake's to anyone!
Jake's was nothing less than phenomenal. They worked so closely with us to create an amazing meal and experience for our Read more...
Jake's was nothing less than phenomenal. They worked so closely with us to create an amazing meal and experience for our guests. They have amazing staff who made us SO comfortable for on our big day. Furthermore, their social sales manager, Julie Weiss, was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful during the entire process. I felt cared for from start to finish. I would recommend Jake's to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Le
Wedding:
9/26/2015
4.5/5.0
We had the absolute pleasure of working with Julie Weiss of Jake's catering. Not only was she professional and reliable, but she was fun to work with and made sure that we were well taken care of for our reception. She was a shining star with an already stellar venue, and I can't recommend her enough.

The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. Our reception was in the Governor's Ballroom, the largest space that they have. It is an enormous room with beautifully detailed white walls, pillars, and an elegant blue carpet. The whole room is quite regal. We opted for the venue's table settings, which matched the room's splendor perfectly. We did, however, get our own chairs, which I highly recommend, as the room comes with the standard conference seating selection.

The banquet captain that worked our event, as well as the wait staff were all very professional and expedient. The drinks were good and the food was even better. We received many compliments about both.

Julie worked very well with our other vendors and made sure we had everything we needed. Again, we can't thank her enough for helping to create such a wonderful experience for us.

*The only reason I gave the venue 3.5 stars for value is that it is very expensive. The food is good, but pricey, and the alcohol is overpriced, in my opinion. Since you are locked into Jake's for both alcohol and catering, this is really important to know. Aside from the actual reception (which is technically only through Jake's Catering, not the Sentinel), the hotel rooms in the venue are overpriced compared to similar (or better) rooms downtown. While this is not technically the same business, I think it's worth noting for potential customers as it is the same location.*
We had the absolute pleasure of working with Julie Weiss of Jake's catering. Not only was she professional and reliable, Read more...
We had the absolute pleasure of working with Julie Weiss of Jake's catering. Not only was she professional and reliable, but she was fun to work with and made sure that we were well taken care of for our reception. She was a shining star with an already stellar venue, and I can't recommend her enough.

The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. Our reception was in the Governor's Ballroom, the largest space that they have. It is an enormous room with beautifully detailed white walls, pillars, and an elegant blue carpet. The whole room is quite regal. We opted for the venue's table settings, which matched the room's splendor perfectly. We did, however, get our own chairs, which I highly recommend, as the room comes with the standard conference seating selection.

The banquet captain that worked our event, as well as the wait staff were all very professional and expedient. The drinks were good and the food was even better. We received many compliments about both.

Julie worked very well with our other vendors and made sure we had everything we needed. Again, we can't thank her enough for helping to create such a wonderful experience for us.

*The only reason I gave the venue 3.5 stars for value is that it is very expensive. The food is good, but pricey, and the alcohol is overpriced, in my opinion. Since you are locked into Jake's for both alcohol and catering, this is really important to know. Aside from the actual reception (which is technically only through Jake's Catering, not the Sentinel), the hotel rooms in the venue are overpriced compared to similar (or better) rooms downtown. While this is not technically the same business, I think it's worth noting for potential customers as it is the same location.* Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sophia
Wedding:
8/22/2015
4.8/5.0
Where do I start? Julie and the rest of the staff at Jake's were great. Julie was patient, and answered my million and a half questions. They were flexible in helping us create meals that would work for our guests. The food was better than expected - all our guests were more than satisfied. The entire night went better than expected - the staff was attentive (thank you to our banquet captain Tom!) and the space was beautiful (Governor Ballroom).

Everything went so smoothly - so much so that I would love to get married again just to experience that night over and over!
Where do I start? Julie and the rest of the staff at Jake's were great. Julie was patient, and answered my million and a Read more...
Where do I start? Julie and the rest of the staff at Jake's were great. Julie was patient, and answered my million and a half questions. They were flexible in helping us create meals that would work for our guests. The food was better than expected - all our guests were more than satisfied. The entire night went better than expected - the staff was attentive (thank you to our banquet captain Tom!) and the space was beautiful (Governor Ballroom).

Everything went so smoothly - so much so that I would love to get married again just to experience that night over and over! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lily
Wedding:
8/16/2015
4.4/5.0
This place is not cheap, but is it worth it?
If you have the money, yes.

Julie was great, she worked with us, having an Asian family with strong options was very trying at times but we got trough it.
The venue was amazing and the staff was great!

Just be prepared to pay at pretty high corkage fees, remember that it comes with slandered chairs so you must rent covers or chairs... there are a lot of costs to weddings that you don't think about.
This place is not cheap, but is it worth it?
If you have the money, yes.

Julie was great, she worked with Read more...
This place is not cheap, but is it worth it?
If you have the money, yes.

Julie was great, she worked with us, having an Asian family with strong options was very trying at times but we got trough it.
The venue was amazing and the staff was great!

Just be prepared to pay at pretty high corkage fees, remember that it comes with slandered chairs so you must rent covers or chairs... there are a lot of costs to weddings that you don't think about. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
6/12/2015
4.8/5.0
I had my reception at the Sentinel this past Friday, and it was amazing! The food was excellent, and the staff was so friendly! I'd highly suggest this venue!
I had my reception at the Sentinel this past Friday, and it was amazing! The food was excellent, and the staff was so Read more...
I had my reception at the Sentinel this past Friday, and it was amazing! The food was excellent, and the staff was so friendly! I'd highly suggest this venue! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
11/8/2014
4.8/5.0
We held our rehearsal dinner, welcome party the night before our wedding, and a post-wedding Sunday brunch at Sentinel. We had the pleasure of working with Kate to tour the spaces and plan out the events well in advance. She was always professional and quick to respond to us. The event spaces (Renaissance Room and Library Room) were beautiful and set up just how we wanted them. The food and drinks were excellent, and the servers were attentive to our guests' needs.
Additionally, we had a block of rooms for our out of town guests at Sentinel and we worked with Lauren to arrange those. She and her team were also incredibly responsive to our needs, and regularly sent updated lists to us in the weeks leading up to the wedding of which guests had reserved rooms and when they were to be checking in. The rooms were great, the front desk staff went above and beyond to be helpful, and even the valet service was excellent. Our guests loved their stays, and we enjoyed a city terrace suite for ourselves also. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. (In particular, I found this to be a much, much better experience than a good friend of mine recently had for her wedding at The Nines.)
We held our rehearsal dinner, welcome party the night before our wedding, and a post-wedding Sunday brunch at Sentinel. We Read more...
We held our rehearsal dinner, welcome party the night before our wedding, and a post-wedding Sunday brunch at Sentinel. We had the pleasure of working with Kate to tour the spaces and plan out the events well in advance. She was always professional and quick to respond to us. The event spaces (Renaissance Room and Library Room) were beautiful and set up just how we wanted them. The food and drinks were excellent, and the servers were attentive to our guests' needs.
Additionally, we had a block of rooms for our out of town guests at Sentinel and we worked with Lauren to arrange those. She and her team were also incredibly responsive to our needs, and regularly sent updated lists to us in the weeks leading up to the wedding of which guests had reserved rooms and when they were to be checking in. The rooms were great, the front desk staff went above and beyond to be helpful, and even the valet service was excellent. Our guests loved their stays, and we enjoyed a city terrace suite for ourselves also. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. (In particular, I found this to be a much, much better experience than a good friend of mine recently had for her wedding at The Nines.) Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Dana
Wedding:
3/23/2014
4.0/5.0
Other than slow responses while planning, everything went great. The day of staff was amazing and the bartender was hilarious! The head server managed the day of catering and she was on top of everything. I was very impressed with the quality of service we received on the wedding day. We are still hearing about how much everyone enjoyed the food and how much fun Lonnie (the bartender) was.
Other than slow responses while planning, everything went great. The day of staff was amazing and the bartender was Read more...
Other than slow responses while planning, everything went great. The day of staff was amazing and the bartender was hilarious! The head server managed the day of catering and she was on top of everything. I was very impressed with the quality of service we received on the wedding day. We are still hearing about how much everyone enjoyed the food and how much fun Lonnie (the bartender) was. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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john
Wedding:
8/3/2013
1.4/5.0
wait staff and meal were excellent...Sales staff is decidely unprofessional and horribly unresponsive
wait staff and meal were excellent...Sales staff is decidely unprofessional and horribly unresponsive
wait staff and meal were excellent...Sales staff is decidely unprofessional and horribly unresponsive Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Robyn
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at The Governor - Stephanie and Erin at Jake's were a pleasure to work with. Always on top of it, they had it covered. The food was fabulous, the rooms are gorgeous, and the hotel and Jake's were both always quick to respond to any questions I had. They had SIX weddings, yes you read that right SIX, the weekend I got married. Three were happening simultaneously on my wedding day. Were there hiccups? Delays? A drop in service? Nope. Nope. Nope! Total professionals, they know what they are doing and they do it well. Many many thanks to all of the staff at Jake's and The Governor for a fabulous weekend
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at The Governor - Stephanie and Erin at Jake's were a pleasure to work with. Read more...
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at The Governor - Stephanie and Erin at Jake's were a pleasure to work with. Always on top of it, they had it covered. The food was fabulous, the rooms are gorgeous, and the hotel and Jake's were both always quick to respond to any questions I had. They had SIX weddings, yes you read that right SIX, the weekend I got married. Three were happening simultaneously on my wedding day. Were there hiccups? Delays? A drop in service? Nope. Nope. Nope! Total professionals, they know what they are doing and they do it well. Many many thanks to all of the staff at Jake's and The Governor for a fabulous weekend Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.7/5.0
Aside from a gorgeous ballroom, dealing with the Governor Hotel and Jake's Catering was a complete disaster on every possible front during the planning phase. Unforunately, clients are required to use Jake's at the Governor. Jake's is the furtherst away from accommodating on simple things like meetings and important things like the tasting- we came for a meeting and they had prepared some choices based on their preference. When we asked if we could try some alternatives, they said they were not available until we coincidentally saw the Chef who was actually quite helpful. With that said, the food and service on the wedding day was great.
The service at the Governor Hotel is also terrible- thankfully they were bought out and a makeover to their attitudes is underway.
Aside from a gorgeous ballroom, dealing with the Governor Hotel and Jake's Catering was a complete disaster on every Read more...
Aside from a gorgeous ballroom, dealing with the Governor Hotel and Jake's Catering was a complete disaster on every possible front during the planning phase. Unforunately, clients are required to use Jake's at the Governor. Jake's is the furtherst away from accommodating on simple things like meetings and important things like the tasting- we came for a meeting and they had prepared some choices based on their preference. When we asked if we could try some alternatives, they said they were not available until we coincidentally saw the Chef who was actually quite helpful. With that said, the food and service on the wedding day was great.
The service at the Governor Hotel is also terrible- thankfully they were bought out and a makeover to their attitudes is underway. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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