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Portage Bay Cafe & Catering

Seattle , WA
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LOCATION

2821 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA US 98107 (map)

PHONE

206-551-4084

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Local. Organic. Sustainable. Delicious!

At Portage Bay Cafe & Catering we partner with local farmers and purveyors to source fresh, organic, sustainable ingredients. With... Read more
Local. Organic. Sustainable. Delicious!

At Portage Bay Cafe & Catering we partner with local farmers and purveyors to source fresh, organic, sustainable ingredients. With these ingredients, our chefs take great care to design menus that your guests will rave about!

Our experienced event planners will work with you to create a beautiful and memorable reception, from your first bite to your last sip of champagne, and everything in between.

Contact us to check date availability and receive a customized proposal with menu ideas and pricing

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Specialty Beer
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New)
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
150

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2008
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
950
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Steven
Wedding:
5/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My new wife and I worked with Portage Bay Catering over several months planning out the food and beverage details of our wedding, and everyone was always a pleasure and very professional. Also, while I was informed that the staff could handle themselves day of, I was surprised at how well they actually did that. Of course we had a million other things to think about on our wedding day, but food and beverage service was not one of them: food was prepared and served, drinks were topped off, and clean-up a snap, without a word needed from us. We would definitely use Portage Bay Catering again for a future event.
My new wife and I worked with Portage Bay Catering over several months planning out the food and beverage details of our Read more...
My new wife and I worked with Portage Bay Catering over several months planning out the food and beverage details of our wedding, and everyone was always a pleasure and very professional. Also, while I was informed that the staff could handle themselves day of, I was surprised at how well they actually did that. Of course we had a million other things to think about on our wedding day, but food and beverage service was not one of them: food was prepared and served, drinks were topped off, and clean-up a snap, without a word needed from us. We would definitely use Portage Bay Catering again for a future event. Read less
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S
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Our event was actually a POST-WEDDING BRUNCH held at our home. Portage Bay Cafe and Catering were very easy to work with and really seemed to "get" what we wanted to do for this event. They helped me finalize the menu and even recommended 2 suppliers for the extra tables and chairs that we needed to rent. This was all done over the internet and could not have been easier.
We received compliments on both the food and the presentation. Portage Bay was on time, their employees were perfectly helpful and the food was spectacular.

We would use them again for anything that needed a caterer. It was a five-star, professional experience.
Our event was actually a POST-WEDDING BRUNCH held at our home. Portage Bay Cafe and Catering were very easy to work with Read more...
Our event was actually a POST-WEDDING BRUNCH held at our home. Portage Bay Cafe and Catering were very easy to work with and really seemed to "get" what we wanted to do for this event. They helped me finalize the menu and even recommended 2 suppliers for the extra tables and chairs that we needed to rent. This was all done over the internet and could not have been easier.
We received compliments on both the food and the presentation. Portage Bay was on time, their employees were perfectly helpful and the food was spectacular.

We would use them again for anything that needed a caterer. It was a five-star, professional experience. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect. Kenna was so helpful, professional and fun to work with. Staff was so attentive and eager to please. Everyone had a great time
Everything was perfect. Kenna was so helpful, professional and fun to work with. Staff was so attentive and eager to Read more...
Everything was perfect. Kenna was so helpful, professional and fun to work with. Staff was so attentive and eager to please. Everyone had a great time Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were blown away by the service we received from Portage Bay. From our very first consultation meeting with Kenna to the over and above work of the onsite crew, we never second-guessed the decision to work with these folks. We chose Portage Bay because of their reputation for sustainable and delicious food, but would choose them again and again for how they (yay Kenna!) took the reins of the reception and made everything work-- from set-up to tear-down, I always knew we were in good hands.

However, in addition to the big picture, my husband and I felt very cared for as the bride and groom in the midst of a long and crazy day. Our wine glasses were always filled, and they even set aside appetizers for us since we missed the cocktail hour while taking pictures.

We were thrilled with Portage Bay Catering!!
We were blown away by the service we received from Portage Bay. From our very first consultation meeting with Kenna to the Read more...
We were blown away by the service we received from Portage Bay. From our very first consultation meeting with Kenna to the over and above work of the onsite crew, we never second-guessed the decision to work with these folks. We chose Portage Bay because of their reputation for sustainable and delicious food, but would choose them again and again for how they (yay Kenna!) took the reins of the reception and made everything work-- from set-up to tear-down, I always knew we were in good hands.

However, in addition to the big picture, my husband and I felt very cared for as the bride and groom in the midst of a long and crazy day. Our wine glasses were always filled, and they even set aside appetizers for us since we missed the cocktail hour while taking pictures.

We were thrilled with Portage Bay Catering!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Everything was lovely and perfectly done. And it was all so easy! I didn't have to think about anything so I could just enjoy the party. We got so many comments from people about how great the food was and how nice the setting was.
Everything was lovely and perfectly done. And it was all so easy! I didn't have to think about anything so I could just Read more...
Everything was lovely and perfectly done. And it was all so easy! I didn't have to think about anything so I could just enjoy the party. We got so many comments from people about how great the food was and how nice the setting was. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The portage bay staff worked really hard to create a menu within my budget and that was friendly to my food allergies. On the day of the wedding the staff was friendly, helpful, efficient and the food was delicious! My guests are still talking about the quality and deliciousness of the food. I highly recommend portage bay catering for your special event!
The portage bay staff worked really hard to create a menu within my budget and that was friendly to my food allergies. On Read more...
The portage bay staff worked really hard to create a menu within my budget and that was friendly to my food allergies. On the day of the wedding the staff was friendly, helpful, efficient and the food was delicious! My guests are still talking about the quality and deliciousness of the food. I highly recommend portage bay catering for your special event! Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We had so many compliments on our food!!! We hosted the reception at the South Lake Union Portage Bay, and you wouldn't believe how the venue transformed from a breakfast spot to a quaint evening, city/chic look. The venue was very affordable compared to other city locations, which freed us up to spend more money on the actual food. I loved that our food wasn't drenched in sauces and gravies like I encounter so often with catering. The menu was fresh, seasonal, and organic. Kenna was the PB event planner that I worked with, and she ROCKED!!! I couldn't believe how she took the rather minimalist decorations I gave her and transformed the room during the event set-up.
We had so many compliments on our food!!! We hosted the reception at the South Lake Union Portage Bay, and you wouldn't Read more...
We had so many compliments on our food!!! We hosted the reception at the South Lake Union Portage Bay, and you wouldn't believe how the venue transformed from a breakfast spot to a quaint evening, city/chic look. The venue was very affordable compared to other city locations, which freed us up to spend more money on the actual food. I loved that our food wasn't drenched in sauces and gravies like I encounter so often with catering. The menu was fresh, seasonal, and organic. Kenna was the PB event planner that I worked with, and she ROCKED!!! I couldn't believe how she took the rather minimalist decorations I gave her and transformed the room during the event set-up. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Cynthia
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.9/5.0
Coordinating all the details of the reception (food, venue, set-up) was seamless--we liked their tastings and enjoyed being able to taste to select our food and wine. Katie Peterson was terrific--friendly and professional, competent and walked us through the whole process from beginning to end. The challenge with this sort of event is that there can be a large gap between the couples expectations and the financial and logistical reality of putting on the event. Communication is key to bridging that gap. The communication between Katie and us was excellent and the few issues that had gaps were satisfactorily resolved.

We got a lot of praise and compliments from our guests with regard to the food, staff and service.
Coordinating all the details of the reception (food, venue, set-up) was seamless--we liked their tastings and enjoyed Read more...
Coordinating all the details of the reception (food, venue, set-up) was seamless--we liked their tastings and enjoyed being able to taste to select our food and wine. Katie Peterson was terrific--friendly and professional, competent and walked us through the whole process from beginning to end. The challenge with this sort of event is that there can be a large gap between the couples expectations and the financial and logistical reality of putting on the event. Communication is key to bridging that gap. The communication between Katie and us was excellent and the few issues that had gaps were satisfactorily resolved.

We got a lot of praise and compliments from our guests with regard to the food, staff and service. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Emily
Wedding:
2/4/2012
4.7/5.0
Portage Bay was great to work with on every aspect of the wedding planning process. Would highly recommend!
Portage Bay was great to work with on every aspect of the wedding planning process. Would highly recommend!
Portage Bay was great to work with on every aspect of the wedding planning process. Would highly recommend! Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
1/25/2014
2.7/5.0
The actual service staff were AMAZING! We had some issues with the woman in charge of the catering. We actually had to work with 3 different staff due to turnover and one on vacation right before our event. We did not receive much notice about the "vacation" which of course caused some stress. The food was amazing, venue was great...the wedding cake however was over baked and not the flavors we ordered. They did take the cost of the cake off our final bill however, it was a bit of a surprise that it was a different cake.
The actual service staff were AMAZING! We had some issues with the woman in charge of the catering. We actually had to Read more...
The actual service staff were AMAZING! We had some issues with the woman in charge of the catering. We actually had to work with 3 different staff due to turnover and one on vacation right before our event. We did not receive much notice about the "vacation" which of course caused some stress. The food was amazing, venue was great...the wedding cake however was over baked and not the flavors we ordered. They did take the cost of the cake off our final bill however, it was a bit of a surprise that it was a different cake. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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