Event and Non-Profit Catering

Events to Remember

Relax and enjoy the party as our dedicated team of catering and industry professionals guide you in creating a truly memorable occasion.


700 SE Clay St
Portland, OR 97214

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Delivery Menu Full Service Summer

Event Catering

Wine-country-inspired wedding? Backyard BBQ grad party?

Few caterers can serve large numbers of guests while maintaining our high standards and commitment to from-scratch cooking with quality ingredients.

Our full-service catering menu is the primary menu for fully-staffed catered dinners, events, luncheons, and weddings. This menu is designed with a more elegant setting in mind, and contains pre-selected menus appropriate for virtually any occasion. This menu requires complete on-site chef preparation of your meal, specialty décor setup, and professional servers and bartenders.

Let’s start planning your event!
Our catering request form is the fastest way to get the ball rolling.


Gala and Non-Profit Catering

Great food for great causes! Our discounted non-profit catering services range from board luncheons to large charity fundraisers. We’ll make your event a smashing success.

We can help you plan a gala, fundraiser, or volunteer event that exceeds your expectations and wows your guests. When you partner with Elephants Catering & Events, we work as an extension of your team – with your success as our only goal.

We extend a year-round discount of 10% off food and beverages for catering and sack lunch orders for our non-profit and B-Corp Certified customers.

Tell us about your non-profit event. We’d love to help!

Relephant Reviews

Elephants Catering & Events

"The food was great and the service was outstanding. The staff was attentive and all of our guests talked about how much they enjoyed the meal."

Elephants Catering & Events

"I've used Elephants Deli's Catering Service for decades! They are the best Portland has to offer. The food is always prepared perfectly and served hot and ready to serve. The staff and delivery staff are top notch."

Elephants Catering & Events

"I wanted to extend a huge thank you to ALL of Elephants. Today's experience was outstanding, as usual... I am ever so grateful for your customer service, kindness and outstanding quality. Thank you again for all your hard work, customer service and dependable quality."

Event and Non-Profit Catering FAQ

How are you ensuring the health and safety of guests and employees during these times?

We look forward to serving you and your guests in a safe and responsible manner. We are committed to the safety and health of our community members, staff, and patrons. Our team will continue to abide by all applicable state regulations and guidelines.

Learn more about what we’re doing to ensure the safety of our team, our customers, and our community.

Am I able to postpone the catering for my event? What does that process look like?

Yes, you are able to postpone planned full-service catering for your event. Elephants Catering allows you to move your 2020 catering date one time, to any date in 2021. If you are still unable to hold your event on the new 2021 date, due to COVID related reasons, then our Force Majeure clause would be enacted, and we would be able to refund the deposit minus $250.

Otherwise, if you wanted to cancel the event outside of the Force Majeure clause, the following deadlines would apply:

90 day notice – 50% refund of deposit

30 day notice – 25% refund of the deposit

What do catered events during Phase 1 and Phase 2 look like?


  • During Phase 1 in Oregon, our catering staff is available to delivery & drop off your menu items. These items are available to be delivered cold to re-heat or hot and ready-to-eat. As of now, buffet service and bulk beverages are not available due to state regulations. At Elephants Catering, we have re-worked our menu to offer pre-composed meals, individual appetizers, and cocktail kits.
    • Guest counts are limited to groups of 25, which does include any vendors/staff that would be onsite during your event. 6′ distancing must be maintained at all times between those who are not in the same household/family unit. Venues are designating separate doors for entering & exiting the building and are doing hourly sanitation of bathrooms and other high-touch points.
  • Regulations in Phase 2 are similar to Phase 1, though higher guest counts are allowed. In general, venues can host up to 250 people assuming the space is large enough to still maintain 6′ distance between each person (i.e., 36 sq. ft. per person). This guest count also includes any vendors who may be onsite.
​How do your menus work?
  • Our Full-Service Catering Menu is designed for a more elegant setting in mind and contains pre-selected choices appropriate for virtually any occasion. The full-service catering menu requires on-site chef preparation.
  • Our Delivery Menu is for our drop-off and catering delivery services..
  • Please inquire with our staff of professional event planners to receive the current full-service or standard catering menu and note that any prices listed do not include staff, bar service, equipment, décor services or gratuity. These can vary greatly depending on the scope of your event.
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