What's The Occasion?

Miere Catering is a private chef and premium catering service that specializes in completely customizable dining experiences, small and large. Serving local, in-season, PNW inspired cuisine is our highest commitment. Based in Portland, Oregon—serving the entire Pacific Northwest.

How It Works

Whatever your event is, we are here to make it unique to you. 

First we…

  1. We get in touch to discover your preferences and those of your guests. 
  2. From there, we craft three customized menus for your review. 
  3. We see what you liked, and if there’s anything you’d like to change. 
  4. You sit back, relax, and we show up and make sure you have an incredible event! 


Since we believe that creating your dream menu is one of the most important parts of having your ideal event come together, menu revisions are free and unlimited—we only have one shot, so let’s get this perfect right?

Meet The Chef

Chef Kara Hendrie

Since being trained in traditional culinary skills at Metro Bis in Simsbury, CT, Kara has delighted countless with her culinary artistry while working at numerous restaurants throughout the country for the past 9 years.

Currently, she operates Miere Catering full time along with additional trips to Alaska to work as chef aboard the Alaskan Grandeur M/Y.

Meet The Chef

Why Choose Miere?

The Food

Chef Kara is passionate about where every ingredient comes from, and you can bet it will be somewhere close by. Your razor clams are from Cape Disappointment; your chanterelles are from Larch Mountain;the braised yak you decided to have in your chef’s choice dinner is from Firebird Farms in Ashland, Oregon. The little rose petals garnishing your dessert course? Those are from Coy and Co, a sustainable florist in Portland, Oregon who sources all edible flowers from local purveyors who do not use pesticides. At Miere Catering, it’s all in the details.

We Go Where Others Can't

We are all terrain. Whether it is cooking in your Airbnb tiny house for an anniversary, serving 150 guests at your downtown Portland wedding, or hiking a mobile kitchen up a mountain to serve 10 guests at your adventure elopement, we are there for it all. Flexibility is our specialty—your event is unique, and so your meal should be too!

Everyone eats!

When Miere Catering is serving the meal, no dietary restriction goes unfed. Chef Kara is skilled in creating a menu that everyone can enjoy. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, sugar free, salt free, easier portions for guests with physical limitations, everyone is taken care of—even your vendors. And that doesn’t mean the whole table is vegan for the evening. Multiple course options can be created to provide a meal everyone will enjoy at no extra cost.

What People Are Saying

Susan Rushford
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Kara and Miere Catering are just outstanding. First- the food is delicious, she has a great flair for creative pairings and the presentation is outstanding. I just used Miere for a rehearsal dinner for 70 persons (with quite distinctive palates) and they all raved about the food! Her staff were incredibly professional and fun to be around. Kara was flexible when we had to make some changes to accommodate guests with dietary restrictions. Without any hesitation I would recommend Kara especially if you love good food. Have to share this amazing Mezza board she did for our cocktail hour....this could have been our dinner alone!
Michael S.
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We had Kara cook in our home for a birthday celebration. She was friendly, professional and made the most delicious food. She catered to some picky eaters (kids), but was able to still rise to more sophisticated and adventurous palettes. It was a wonderful experience and something we will do with Kara again...better than a meal out, great value and nothing to clean up! Thank you, Kara.
Sam M.
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We hired Miere Catering for our holiday company party, and I can’t say enough good things. For starters the food was AMAZING and so thoughtfully prepared and the presentation was just beautiful and looked almost too good to eat! She was so great communication wise and answered all my questions along the way very quickly. Anyone looking for catering or a private chef experience you will not go wrong choosing Miere Catering! Already booked her for Valentines too!
Bryn W.
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Kara catered a small dinner for my parent’s 50th anniversary. She had to accommodate a long list of allergies and eating limitations related to physical disabilities and pickiness. She created a lovely and delicious menu that met everyone’s needs while not making anyone feel like they were missing out on anything. She accepted every limitation like a fun challenge, not a difficulty. She was kind, patient, and great company. The food was amazing. Every part of the meal was delicious from the salad dressing to the prime rib. My 9 year old tried new foods and liked them. There was far more than we could eat at one sitting. We couldn’t throw my parents the big 50th anniversary party we planed, but Kara’s kindness and good food made it every bit as special.
Jennifer C.
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First I wanna say….WOW!!! She is simply amazing!! So respectful! Incredible professionalism. Her food was incredible!!! The taste of each food that came together perfectly!! The setting of the table all the way to the food to the service! A+++++++++++ I RECOMMEND 100%
Kathryn K.
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Miere Catering, Kara, was wonderful! Our food was DELICIOUS, looked beautiful, and was more than enough for our group! We ordered for a dinner in (inclusive of apps and dessert), it got rave reviews from all that ate it! Kara even made personalized snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches, that were DIVINE! 5 stars, definitely recommend!!
Tory J.
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The quality is nothing short of perfect! Kara was an absolute pleasure to work with and made everything very easy for me! Customer service is clearly a high point for her and I would recommended her to anyone that is looking for catering!


Miere Catering is an all terrain catering company. We are based out of Portland, Oregon, but serve the entire PNW region. Here are some of our favorite locations that we have worked at regularly!


  • Portland
  • Salem
  • Eugene
  • Bend
  • Cannon Beach
  • Seaside
  • Dundee
  • Mt. Hood National Forest
  • Newport
  • Brookings
  • Hood River


  • Vancouver
  • Seattle
  • Olympic National Park
  • Mt. Rainier National Park
  • Yakima
  • Leavenworth

Let's Talk About Your Event!

Email: info@mierecatering.com