1324 SE 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
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About Us

Food is Love

Crave Catering in Portland, Oregon specializes in chef-inspired dishes from around the world. Crave Catering uses artistic displays to follow through with your catered event.

In Portland Oregon Catering is Crave Catering

Crave Catering redefines “Great Food.” We put the “love” back into it with our fresh approach to traditional Great Food. We start with only the freshest ingredients, prepared in a wholesome and flavorful way. Extra touches, which go above and beyond the expected, carry through with our team’s awesome attitude, personal attention and flexibility. At Crave Catering we stand behind every order. If something is not to your liking just let us know and we’ll make it right for you!


Think of the menus as excellent suggestions. Of course, menu changes are no problem. We’d love to create a custom menu, just for you, that perfectly suits your needs. Just call us anytime for further information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Our Mission

We commit to improving our business practices on a continuing basis. We care about the environment and the impact that the entire Hospitality Industry has on it. Which is why we have committed ourselves to doing 10% more than the year before when it comes to environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices.

We’ll bring you the finest and freshest ingredients crafted with striking presentation, served with precision and care. We love what we do… we think you will too!


Food is charges on a per person basis, based on a pre-determined amount set by you. We at Crave Catering will always prepare for an approximate of 5-10% over the final attendance guarantee. If there are additional guests, you will then be responsible to pay for extra guests at the agreed per person price.

  • All entrees, salsas, and salads are made here daily, with the freshest ingredients.
  • All platters are artfully displayed.
  • We do not use Lard in any of our products.
  • All of our items will be clearly labeled, and we indicate if the item is Vegetarian.
  • Buffet Style Catering and Appetizer Parties include 100% biodegradable and compostable plates & utensils, ivory linen tablecloths, and disposable white tablecloths at no additional charge.
  • An 18% service charge will be applied to the total of all Food and Beverage costs to cover our set-up, equipment, and wear & tear.
  • The percentage will be applied prior to any discounts.
  • Gratuity not included. 10 to 20% average.


We are committed to environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices.

We are also committed to providing Crave's clients with delicious food made from the freshest, locally grown ingredients.



From the Owner:

Crave Catering’s commitment to sustainability has deep roots. As the owner of Crave Catering, and as co-founder and proud member of the Sustainable Catering Association, I am committed to environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices. I am also committed to providing Crave’s clients with delicious food made from the freshest, locally grown ingredients.

I make my home in Battle Ground, Washington with my wife Nikki and 6-year-old son Zak, also affectionately referred to as “Farm Helper” and “Little Chef”. The Crave Farm is located near Battle Ground Lake on what was once a giant riverbed (from what we can tell from the vast amount of river rock) and is maintained by myself, my son, and a few very dedicated and hardworking college students.

The piece of land The Crave Farm is on used to be a 100-acre chicken farm, which means rich, fertile soil perfect for growing the tastiest veggies and herbs. Our delectable produce is always grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or chemicals. These naturally grown vegetables make a short journey from our farm to our clients’ tables. At the Crave Farm, we have harvested all varieties of delicious summer squash, like patty pan, acorn, butternut, delicata, buttercup, and kabocha as well as yellow and Italian zucchini. In addition, we cultivate an herb garden where we grow, thyme, rosemary, mint, oregano, marjoram, and sage. Last year we planted a small orchard with apples, pears, and figs and we look forward to bountiful harvests in the years to come.

It is our mission to offer healthier food options—all while maintaining a high level of sustainability. We also work closely with local farmers to promote “farm to fork” menu planning and frequent local farmers markets to support our farmers and their families.

At Crave Catering, we love what we do…and we think you will too!

Thank you,

Mark Lopez
Owner, Crave Catering



Food is perfect every time!!! Love working with you

Aug 19, 2012

Mark creates amazing menus and the food is delicious EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Aug 16, 2012