Order online for delivery or pickup. Here's how we can feed you--and how you can support us right now.
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

Catering Phone


Delivery Hours

Every Day

Office Hours


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 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 Standard Catering Menu is an a la carte style menu giving you the freedom to completely design your event from the ground up.
  • 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.
Why can’t I just pick a package with a set cost per guest? Isn’t that easier?​
  • While pre-set packages with an all-inclusive cost per guest can be easier for budgeting purposes, Elephants prefers to customize each event we cater. We feel that every client deserves input on their menu and guest experience. No two events are ever the same, and we want your experience to be uniquely yours.
  • Customizing your event also allows us to put your valuable budget to use in areas where it really counts, and makes it easier for you to see where your money is being spent. Simply put, without pre-set packages, we can stretch your budget further and give you control over your guests’ experience.
​I’m hosting my wedding/event at my house, and I like to grill – can you provide side dishes and serving trays?
  • Of course! Our extensive selection of side dishes will perfectly complement virtually any main course. If necessary, we can also provide decorative serving platters, chafing dishes, and utensils for a small fee.

Please note: Because of our strict adherence to Health Department regulations, Elephants staff cannot prepare or handle any food items provided by you.

​Can I substitute menu items if I don’t like something?
  • For our à la carte menus, the choice is yours! If you are shopping our full service menu, we can substitute up to two menu items of equal or lesser value at no additional cost. Substituted items of higher cost (i.e. substituting salmon for chicken) will result in additional charges for the higher-priced item. Simply select any item from the current menu and inquire with your catering event planner for details.

Please note: there will be no reduction in total cost of the overall menu.

Learn More

Catering Event Venues

Location is – as they say – everything! Go beyond the ordinary and dazzle your guests with a unique experience at one of these recommended venues.

View Venues

Get $5 Off

When you join our rewards program. Receive $10 for every $100 you spend– plus free gifts and other special offers.

Sign up and save
Sign up for


Be the first to know about monthly specials, events, and news.

Close X