over 76 years of combined experience in wedding catering

Simply Thyme Catering has become well known in the Portland and Vancouver area for helping create beautiful weddings from the rehearsal dinner to the reception to saying “I Do”. Whether your dream wedding is on the coast, in the Columbia River Gorge or your own backyard, we are able to cater at your chosen location.

When experience counts

Our kitchen staff has 76 years of experience among them so when we say we’ll take care of you on your big day, believe it. Chef Tamara has 33 years of experience under her ‘chef’s hat,’ and our sales manager has 22 years with 7 of those years as a wedding coordinator. Add in the additional years of experience of our other kitchen staff and you’d be hard-pressed to find another catering company with that level of skill.

It’s all about you

Chef Tamara and her staff pride themselves on making every wedding an event to remember and that means customizing every aspect of the day to your needs, likes, and budget. Our staff is able to assist in any and all phases of planning before your wedding day, as well as at your reception, with our on-site Event Manager. We’ll offer assistance with venue options from your extensive list of preferred sites in the Portland/Vancouver metro area and surrounding communities.

Service tailored to your needs

From intimate plated dinners to hors d’oeuvre receptions to buffets and brunches, we cater to all types of weddings. If your wedding day is a small backyard affair, you can provide the side dishes with Simply Thyme catering the main course as well as providing staff for serving and cleanup. If a formal sit-down dinner is what you envision for your guests, then we can supply everything from the food to the rentals to the centerpieces on the tables. Whatever your desire, it’s our goal to make it a reality.


Our experience includes an understanding of a variety of religious and cultural services including Gay & Lesbian; we are sensitive to all ethnic requirements and lifestyle choices. Whatever requests you have to satisfy your ceremonial needs, we will recognize the significance and abide by the guidelines.

We support lgbt community

The owner of Simply Thyme Catering, Chef Tamara Leibfarth, is a member of the LGBT community so you can be assured she and her staff will work with you to create a day you’ll never forget. Whether you are having a big elaborate affair, small intimate wedding or something in between, our catering services can be customized to fit your precise needs.

Budget Friendly

Cost can be an important consideration in planning your event so we take you through the process of composing a menu with your budget and detailing plans to ensure the event meets your expectations.

Our proposal will outline the menu and beverage selections to reflect your guest count and choice in the level of service, as well as any considerations for linen and/or rental costs. For your convenience, we can meet you at the event site or in our office or make plans by phone and email.


Great food | Happy clients

Simply Thyme catered our small wedding in Vancouver WA. We really loved working with them from the get-go, they were super responsive to emails and were very accommodating to the changes we made to dates/times. We did a tasting where we got to go over all of our options and got excellent feedback and advice on building our menu without feeling pressure. The food was AMAZING and our guests loved all of it, and while the cost of catering was a great value, the food tasted and looked expensive.
Would highly reccomend.

-Jamie Johnson

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If you have time-sensitive questions, please phone us directly at (360)891-0584, or provide your phone number with your comments, so we can reply more quickly! We do our best to respond to all comments and inquiries within two business days.

The ceremony is at the same location before the reception

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