709 SW 15th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
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About Us

By finding Rivers Edge Catering you have found the intersection of outstanding service and truly memorable food. We listen, we learn, we create with only one end in mind – YOUR VISION.  In addition to our most important wedding customers, our family owned business provides fine and casual catering for a myriad of corporate clients such as Regence, ADP, Bullard Law, The Portland Opera and Portland State University. We pride ourselves in creating an elegant yet simple approach to catering, providing dishes to be relished by both the eye and the palate.

Rivers Edge Catering has offered superior catering and wedding services for the Portland area for over 25 years.  Our executive Chef is from Europe and is trained in cuisines from all over the world. His cooking emphasis is based solely on our clients and what they wish to create.  Chef Carter is a great listener and will help to create just about any menu you desire within your budget.  We are honored to be among the Green Caterers listed with the City of Portland’s Office of sustainable Development. In 2007 we received a Blue Works Award for our continuing efforts in environmentally responsible practices in both our kitchen and offices.

Our service and event coordination team is lead by Brad Zusman.  He has over 20 years experience from managing intimate events of 20 up to massive galas and meetings of 6,000 guests.  Whatever service level you require, Brad has the knowledge and team behind him to make things work at the highest service standards your budget will allow.  We always strive to execute 5 star service even though most clients have a 3 star budget.

We always begin with your end in mind.  Your budget and expectations for your event are the most important things in creating a memorable occasion. As a full service catering and event company, we offer many additional services & event options. Our event specialist can assist in the planning process.

We offer the following complete event planning services

  • Preferred Caterer: Museum of Oregon Territory (Tumwater Room), The Al Kader Shrine Center, Oregon City Golf Club, 200 Market Building, Columbia River Yacht Club and the Water Oasis.  Each of these venues covers just about every geographical location for the Portland metro area
  • Event Staffing: We offer a full line of staff to meet the needs of your event, formal or informal. Our capabilities range from a simple server or bartender to a team of professionally trained servers. Our talented front of the house (FOH) and back of the house (BOH) staff will execute the event, allowing you to relax and enjoy the occasion.
  • Rentals, Tents and More: We deal exclusively with Scott the owner of Barbur Blvd Rentals.  Our long term and personal relationship with Scott allows us to pass the benefits of this relationship to you, our client.  Scott’s team can help with tent rentals, tables, chairs and much more. By closely coordinating with Barbur Blvd Rentals, our event specialists will make your job a simple one.
  • Comprehensive Event Analysis: We offer expert guidance in event planning. Our event specialists can help you plan a simple informal occasion to a formal sit down black tie affair. Our Event Needs Analysis includes: menu development & menu selection,  venue selection, professional staffing for your event, tabletop and linens, theme & décor and special entertainment.
A TASTE OF ELEGANCE “I wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful job you all did at our daughter’s reception at the Scottish Rite! The food was delicious and we had so many compliments from our guests. Your staff was wonderful and such a pleasure! It couldn’t have turned out more perfect! Thank you” ∞Kathy K
Rivers Edge Cafe & Catering
200 SW Market Street, Ste. L102
Portland, OR 97201

Sample Menu Selections Below (to see more, go to the galleries tab on our myportlandwedding.com ad):

Soup: Soupe au Pistou - Pistou, the Provencal cousin of pesto, is stirred into this summer vegetable, bean and pasta soup just before serving.

Appetizer: Ricotta Crostini – Combination of Ricotta, lemon zest, tangy olives, and refreshing mint gives this crostini a Mediterranean twist.

Entrée:  Thai Spiced Dungeness Crab cakes – Thai spiced dungeness crab cakes with ginger-lemongrass aioli.

Side: Dauphinoise Potatoes – Yukon gold potatoes sliced thin and baked to a golden brown with cream, butter, and brie

Vegetarian: Ratatouille Tart – Tomatoes, zucchini squash, onions, peppers, garlic and peppers in a flaky crust garnished with gorgonzola cream

Salad: Summer Heirloom Tomato – Farmed vine ripened Heirloom  tomatoes with sweet onions and gorgonzola drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar

All our ingredients are sustainable and sourced locally.  Even though at times depending on the season, we absolutely pride ourselves on keeping things local.  We source things through local farmers and vendors unless it is impossible.   Vegans and vegetarians are welcome at Rivers Edge Catering and we go out of our way to provide alternatives for the special needs of some of your guests.


Alternate Dessert Options
CheesecakeCupcakesDessert BuffetOther Alternate Dessert OptionsPie
Catering Services
Appetizers / Hors D'Oeuvres PassedAppetizers / Hors D'Oeuvres StationBartendingBuffetChocolate FountainClean-UpPlace SettingsPlated EntreesWaitstaff
Cuisine Style
AmericanChineseFrenchItalianLatin AmericanMediterraneanMexicanSouthern
Dietary Options
Gluten FreeVegetarian
Languages Spoken
Onsite Venue Services
Onsite Wedding Cake



Brad is an awesome partner to help with all your catering needs....NO is not in his vocabulary and he definitely lives by the motto that the "customer comes first." It's a pleasure working with Brad and his team.

Nov 19, 2012