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First Ever dinner PFA at Taylor Railworks with Erik Van Kley
Taylor Railworks
Portland, OR
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First Ever dinner PFA at Taylor Railworks with Erik Van Kley
Erik Van Kley staked a serious flag in the Portland food world after being given the position of Executive Chef at Little Bird Bistro by his close friend and kitchen confidante, Gabe Rucker.  Little Bird was developed with Chef Van Kley in mind as the Executive Chef after working side by side with Rucker at Le Pigeon and Gotham City Tavern for years. It didn't take long for Little Bird to garner huge attention from critics and diners alike with Best Restaurant awards along with packed houses day and night.

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Erik Van Kley entered the culinary circuit in 1994 as a line cook at Rose's Restaurant, a landmark in his lakeside hometown, where he gained exposure to both worldly food and technique. It was there that Erik met his first mentor, sous chef Jason Knickerbocker.  His food career later took him to France and then to Scottsdale, and then his curiosity and ambition led him to Portland, where he landed in the kitchen of the now famous Gotham City Tavern, where so many of Portland's finest worked together and honed their skills over a decade ago.

Now, Chef Van Kley is stepping out to helm his own new restaurant in the SE Industrial District, as yet to be named.  The space, steps from the railroad tracks on SE Taylor, will be a labor of love Van Kley is developing with his longtime partner, Gabriela Ramos.  More soon on what to expect with the fresh, locally-sourced menu.

PFA is proud to offer you the opportunity to enjoy and remember the first dinner ever served to the public at the new restaurant.

Portland Food Adventures events are a great date idea, and perfect for clients or small groups.  Multi-course dinner and wine/drinks AND GRATUITY are included in the ticket.

Chef Erik will discuss some of his favorite Portland places, and all guests will leave with gift certificates to at least two of them to try at their leisure.  STELLA TACO, ROOST, FIFTY LICKS and ACCANTO.

PLEASE NOTE CANCELLATION POLICY:  NO REFUNDS due to planning required, but you may transfer your seats to anyone.  Please inform us of the names to whom you transfer your seats.

LEGAL STUFF (and SMOKING POLICY):  Please read before buying tickets. We respectfully request that guests REFRAIN FROM SMOKING DURING THE EVENT (this means getting up during the dinner and going outside to smoke, and returning), as this is a communal dining experience. Portland Food Adventures reserves the right to refuse service to any patron who smokes or acts in an inappropriate manner. No refund will be given, since the restaurant will have planned the meal for a particular number of guests. Since this is a communal dining experience we ask you to be respectful of other guests and restaurant employees in every respect.  There may be expiration dates for your certificates. Tickets are non-refundable, but buyers may call 503 208 4290 to change the name of the reservation at will-call up 24 hours before the event, if for whatever reason you choose to give the ticket to someone else.  

By coming to this event, unless you request otherwise in writing, you acknowledge that there will be photographers at the event, and the use of your image in blogs or for any reasons is authorized by you.  Please inform any guests for whom you are buying tickets.

PLEASE CHOOSE THE OPTION TO SUPPLY YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO WE CAN COMMUNICATE DETAILS WITH YOU BEFORE THE EVENT!  We will add you to our mailing list, but we don't sell it.  You may always opt out later.

By purchasing tickets to this event, you hold Angelus Creative Communications, LLC, dba Portland Food Adventures, and the restaurants and destinations harmless against any and all liability, injuries, and/or illness including any and all damages caused from food or alcohol consumption.  Portland Food Adventures acts as an agent in procuring seats and/or certificates to dining establishments only and does not make any representation and/or warranties regarding the food or beverages. All food and beverages are  being procured, prepared and served by third party restaurants or retail establishments.  You acknowledge that before you have purchased tickets to any event or use a certificate that is provided to you by Portland Food Adventures, you are doing so on your own volition and recognize the risks associated with any food or dining experience.  

INCLEMENT WEATHER: If the restaurant is open on the night of the event, the event goes on.  Refunds or credits for a future events will be issued within a week after the event, only if the restaurant is closed on the night of the event due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.


Taylor Railworks (View)
117 SE Taylor St.
Portland, OR 97214
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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