Rafati's Elegance in Catering

★★★★★
Seated or buffet meals for corporate and private events; box lunches available. Offers vendor referrals and free consultation for weddings.
  • 1410 SW Morrison, Ste 600

    Portland, OR 97205

    Cross street: Southwest Morrison Street

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  • 503-248-9305

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I cannot say enough great things about Rafati's Catering! We had a Fall wedding November of last year and wanted to create a menu that celebrated some of our favorite Fall comfort foods. We wanted it to be kid friendly (we have three kids-

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★★★★★

I cannot say enough great things about Rafati's Catering! We had a Fall wedding November of last year and wanted to create a menu that celebrated some of our favorite Fall comfort foods. We wanted it to be kid friendly (we have three kids-

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I just found out that they steal tips from their employees a mass exodus of experienced staff has just walked out.

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I just found out that they steal tips from their employees a mass exodus of experienced staff has just walked out.

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I went to another beautiful wedding at Tiffany Center last night and every thing was perfect. Nazli, the event planner is most helpful in every way possible. Lovely staff, great food, beautiful setting.

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I went to another beautiful wedding at Tiffany Center last night and every thing was perfect. Nazli, the event planner is most helpful in every way possible. Lovely staff, great food, beautiful setting.

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Our committee is scheduling our next dinner auction at the Tiffany Center because we had the best ever results for our annual fundraiser. It was very easy for us from the minute we booked. Rafati's took over, helped us with some detailed

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Our committee is scheduling our next dinner auction at the Tiffany Center because we had the best ever results for our annual fundraiser. It was very easy for us from the minute we booked. Rafati's took over, helped us with some detailed

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Forgot my anniversary. I already knew I wanted to do a private picnic fat Lacamas Lake but forgot to make a plan. I called Rafati's because I work two blocks from their kitchen and they helped me out. I went home with what my wife

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Forgot my anniversary. I already knew I wanted to do a private picnic fat Lacamas Lake but forgot to make a plan. I called Rafati's because I work two blocks from their kitchen and they helped me out. I went home with what my wife

Pros: Nice People, Know Their Stuff

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I am from out of town and did all of my preplanning with Rafati's over the phone and by email. It was so easy. They helped me with everything on my wedding task list and had some terrific referrals for florist, bakery, hotel, just

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★★★★★

I am from out of town and did all of my preplanning with Rafati's over the phone and by email. It was so easy. They helped me with everything on my wedding task list and had some terrific referrals for florist, bakery, hotel, just

Pros: Very Experienced, Helpful, Fun, Fantastic Food

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We did a picnic through Rafatis last summer. The picnic was well done. But my recent experience working with them for our Christmas party was impressive. I needed to feed vegans and the rest of us and had several gluten issues to consider as well. The food was excellent. Most important for me in my scheduling crunch was that the party took maybe an hour of my time. They did everything,
including some decorating that you just don't see every day. I will use them again.

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★★★★★

We did a picnic through Rafatis last summer. The picnic was well done. But my recent experience working with them for our Christmas party was impressive. I needed to feed vegans and the rest of us and had several gluten issues to consider as well. The food was excellent. Most important for me in my scheduling crunch was that the party took maybe an hour of my time. They did everything,
including some decorating that you just don't see every day. I will use them again.

Pros: Took very little of my time.

Cons: None

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I am taken aback by some of the posts here - ridiculous that a company can be irresponsibly defamed. Rafati's has done our last 14 holiday parties and done an excellent job of it. We are scheduling #15 and really looking forward to it!

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I am taken aback by some of the posts here - ridiculous that a company can be irresponsibly defamed. Rafati's has done our last 14 holiday parties and done an excellent job of it. We are scheduling #15 and really looking forward to it!

Pros: Creative, Professional, Great Food

Cons: None

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I have had the unfortunate opportunity to attend 4 seperate parties Catered By Rafati's.
NONE of them were even mildly pleasing.
The 1st one I attended was at the Cinese Gardens about 3 yrs ago. The served something that visually resembled Curried Chicken, but infact was some inedible Tuna concoction in a yellow sauce with over cooked rice.
I immediately lost my apetite.
None of the others got any better.
I attended a private function at the Lawrence Gallery a little later and found out this was Rafati's under a different name. Appalling food. Again.
Then 2 Weddings at the Tiffany Center.
When asked why I was not participating in the eating of food My response was kind but to the point:' I ate at McDonalds before I came'.
Shortly after veryone was done a few people had expressed how they to had 'wished I had eaten at McD's'.
Oh this is good: At one of the events, a Wedding they had giant shop fans blowing because the building owner wouldn't fix the air unit.
I attend many functions through out the year becase of my work or friends and many other people I have talked with have had very similar experiences with this company.
People have their off days but this Company is just off.
Low Quality
High Prices
Makes Jack an unhappy Boy.
Read the other Poor review to get a real feel for what you'ld be getting into.

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I have had the unfortunate opportunity to attend 4 seperate parties Catered By Rafati's.
NONE of them were even mildly pleasing.
The 1st one I attended was at the Cinese Gardens about 3 yrs ago. The served something that visually resembled Curried Chicken, but infact was some inedible Tuna concoction in a yellow sauce with over cooked rice.
I immediately lost my apetite.
None of the others got any better.
I attended a private function at the Lawrence Gallery a little later and found out this was Rafati's under a different name. Appalling food. Again.
Then 2 Weddings at the Tiffany Center.
When asked why I was not participating in the eating of food My response was kind but to the point:' I ate at McDonalds before I came'.
Shortly after veryone was done a few people had expressed how they to had 'wished I had eaten at McD's'.
Oh this is good: At one of the events, a Wedding they had giant shop fans blowing because the building owner wouldn't fix the air unit.
I attend many functions through out the year becase of my work or friends and many other people I have talked with have had very similar experiences with this company.
People have their off days but this Company is just off.
Low Quality
High Prices
Makes Jack an unhappy Boy.
Read the other Poor review to get a real feel for what you'ld be getting into.

Pros: None

Cons: Too Many

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We did our annual company picnic for employees and celebrated their children graduating from high school and college.

Rafati's handled everything including rentals, games and transportation. I was very satisfied with their performance.

The food was outstanding. They roasted a whole pig for us and had all of the side dishes we could possible ask for. Everything was fresh and delicious.

I highly recommend them, very professional.

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★★★★★

We did our annual company picnic for employees and celebrated their children graduating from high school and college.

Rafati's handled everything including rentals, games and transportation. I was very satisfied with their performance.

The food was outstanding. They roasted a whole pig for us and had all of the side dishes we could possible ask for. Everything was fresh and delicious.

I highly recommend them, very professional.

Pros: Food, Service, Fun

Cons: None

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I saw Rafati's at Embassy Suites last week and wow, what an impression they made. Beautiful table set up, like nothing I have seen in Portland. And the crab cakes were to die for. Not a cracker or bread crumb for filler, it was all crab meat.

So, beautiful presentation, fantastic crab cakes and champagne as well, I have decided to hire them for my rehearsal dinner. If I wasn't already booked for my wedding I would change it just based on this event.

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I saw Rafati's at Embassy Suites last week and wow, what an impression they made. Beautiful table set up, like nothing I have seen in Portland. And the crab cakes were to die for. Not a cracker or bread crumb for filler, it was all crab meat.

So, beautiful presentation, fantastic crab cakes and champagne as well, I have decided to hire them for my rehearsal dinner. If I wasn't already booked for my wedding I would change it just based on this event.

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I am an event professional who has hired this catering company often over the last 10 years. Their kitchen produces excellent food and menus from ingredients that are most often local. Their managers and planners are experienced and efficient.

I am not sure why previous posters apparently had problems but know that I never had a bad outcome.

I highly recommend them and wouldn't consider hiring anyone else when the event is important to my reputation.

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★★★★★

I am an event professional who has hired this catering company often over the last 10 years. Their kitchen produces excellent food and menus from ingredients that are most often local. Their managers and planners are experienced and efficient.

I am not sure why previous posters apparently had problems but know that I never had a bad outcome.

I highly recommend them and wouldn't consider hiring anyone else when the event is important to my reputation.

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I am an event professional who hired this company to provide upscale catering services to an important client.
Their food was excellent, beautifully presented. Geared precisely to our established theme. Most importantly the service was seamless yet nearly invisible. They were very easy to work with and communications were professional. I have received many compliments from my client and his guests - a worry free collaboration for me start to finish.

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★★★★★

I am an event professional who hired this company to provide upscale catering services to an important client.
Their food was excellent, beautifully presented. Geared precisely to our established theme. Most importantly the service was seamless yet nearly invisible. They were very easy to work with and communications were professional. I have received many compliments from my client and his guests - a worry free collaboration for me start to finish.

Pros: Professionalism, Service, Great Food

Cons: None

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What a fun party! I was completely awed by their dessert table - I confess I took some of their lights, hope they don't miss them but they were too cool to pass.

There was some chocolate and some caramel, hot with stuff to dip. Hard to describe but completely different than those fountains.

Really stellar.

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★★★★★

What a fun party! I was completely awed by their dessert table - I confess I took some of their lights, hope they don't miss them but they were too cool to pass.

There was some chocolate and some caramel, hot with stuff to dip. Hard to describe but completely different than those fountains.

Really stellar.

Pros: Fun, Impressive, Well Organized

Cons: None

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Rafati's Elegance in Catering has provided the food and service for our Holiday Parties for the last 3 years because of the quality of the food and service. Since we have our parties on-site at our offices, it has been a blessing having Rafati's cater our events, as they provide all-inclusive service - food, beverages, desserts, servers, and even complimentary table coverings and decor. The servers are professional and courteous and Georgia always manages to make our menu something spectacular! Each year, she helps us create a unique menu, designed to fit our theme and budget. Georgia is fantastic to work with; I only wish we had more occaisions for them to cater! A wholly satisfying and delicious experience! Wouldn't use anyone else!

Pros: Delicious food, professional service, beautiful decor

Cons: Not a one!

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Rafati's Elegance in Catering has provided the food and service for our Holiday Parties for the last 3 years because of the quality of the food and service. Since we have our parties on-site at our offices, it has been a blessing having Rafati's cater our events, as they provide all-inclusive service - food, beverages, desserts, servers, and even complimentary table coverings and decor. The servers are professional and courteous and Georgia always manages to make our menu something spectacular! Each year, she helps us create a unique menu, designed to fit our theme and budget. Georgia is fantastic to work with; I only wish we had more occaisions for them to cater! A wholly satisfying and delicious experience! Wouldn't use anyone else!

Pros: Delicious food, professional service, beautiful decor

Cons: Not a one!

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If you like food that was popular in the 1970's, delivered frozen from sysco, AND that is overpriced, this is your place. Even the servers wonder what the is the mystery beef really is!

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If you like food that was popular in the 1970's, delivered frozen from sysco, AND that is overpriced, this is your place. Even the servers wonder what the is the mystery beef really is!

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The luncheon my company hosted was passed off to an event planner who admitted that she had never worked on a lunch time event before. The service was slow, and the planner was not very helpful, let alone friendly or knowledgeable.

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The luncheon my company hosted was passed off to an event planner who admitted that she had never worked on a lunch time event before. The service was slow, and the planner was not very helpful, let alone friendly or knowledgeable.

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I was married at the Tiffany Center in May and loved the food, the room, all the staff (Thank you, Jessica and Georgia!) and I had a magical and worry-free day. I did appreciate that time but I came to appreicate it much more when attending a friend's wedding in August at another location. I was singing Jessica's praises all day!

Where to begin... the florist dropped off the flowers (a non-matching combination, by the way) in a box that was left in the sun before the photos started. No one mentioned there were boutonneires for the little attendants underneath so those were squished at the bottom of the box. The "planner" didn't show up at the ceremony site until the wedding was supposed to have started already (oh yes, it was 40 minutes late getting started) because she was getting the reception together (they didn't even have a plated dinner so I have no idea what she was organizing that she had to be there herself for; she had two assistants) and the caterer at the reception neglected to bring those dishes that can be heated from underneath. As a result, even being the first in line (wedding party), I had cold chicken! Besides that, the planner kept coming and asking the bride questions throughout the reception ("Should we cut the cake now?", "Is it time for toasts?"). I couldn't believe how unorganized it was!

When I was at the Tiffany Center, Jessica handled everything. I knew it was time to cut the cake because the DJ magically announced it and everything else fell together without the slightest worry or concern on my day. I found out after the wedding that our cake supplier had to remake the cake the day of the wedding because their truck broke down and it melted and I had no idea at all the day of the wedding!
It just goes to show that if you have great planners and caterers on your side and a beautiful venue, the day can be the effortless dream it is suppossed to be and Jessica, Georgia and the Rafati's staff made that dream a reality.

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★★★★★

I was married at the Tiffany Center in May and loved the food, the room, all the staff (Thank you, Jessica and Georgia!) and I had a magical and worry-free day. I did appreciate that time but I came to appreicate it much more when attending a friend's wedding in August at another location. I was singing Jessica's praises all day!

Where to begin... the florist dropped off the flowers (a non-matching combination, by the way) in a box that was left in the sun before the photos started. No one mentioned there were boutonneires for the little attendants underneath so those were squished at the bottom of the box. The "planner" didn't show up at the ceremony site until the wedding was supposed to have started already (oh yes, it was 40 minutes late getting started) because she was getting the reception together (they didn't even have a plated dinner so I have no idea what she was organizing that she had to be there herself for; she had two assistants) and the caterer at the reception neglected to bring those dishes that can be heated from underneath. As a result, even being the first in line (wedding party), I had cold chicken! Besides that, the planner kept coming and asking the bride questions throughout the reception ("Should we cut the cake now?", "Is it time for toasts?"). I couldn't believe how unorganized it was!

When I was at the Tiffany Center, Jessica handled everything. I knew it was time to cut the cake because the DJ magically announced it and everything else fell together without the slightest worry or concern on my day. I found out after the wedding that our cake supplier had to remake the cake the day of the wedding because their truck broke down and it melted and I had no idea at all the day of the wedding!
It just goes to show that if you have great planners and caterers on your side and a beautiful venue, the day can be the effortless dream it is suppossed to be and Jessica, Georgia and the Rafati's staff made that dream a reality.

Pros: The Food!!!, experienced planners with personal help, beautiful setting

Cons: Only getting married once? :)

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My husband and I worked in the Restaurant and Hospitality business all our lives and appreciate the good work Rafati's Catering are doing each time.
We have been at the Tiffany Center (Rafati's Catering) on many occasions (2 weddings, Christmas, Birthdays and Business functons). Each time we were impressed and happy with the quality of fine food and professional service. The beautiful ballrooms were very tastefully decorated and the table settings were elegant. We highly recommend Rafati's Catering as first choice for any function.
We only had the best experience with Rafati's Catering and their staff.
The food and Service is worth every penny!

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★★★★★

My husband and I worked in the Restaurant and Hospitality business all our lives and appreciate the good work Rafati's Catering are doing each time.
We have been at the Tiffany Center (Rafati's Catering) on many occasions (2 weddings, Christmas, Birthdays and Business functons). Each time we were impressed and happy with the quality of fine food and professional service. The beautiful ballrooms were very tastefully decorated and the table settings were elegant. We highly recommend Rafati's Catering as first choice for any function.
We only had the best experience with Rafati's Catering and their staff.
The food and Service is worth every penny!

Pros: tasty food, good service, great ballrooms

Cons: none

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Georgia Rafati and her daughter Jessica helped my son; Christopher Nelson and new daughter in law; Mandi fashion a wedding at the Tiffany Center that was the kind that brides dream about and movies are made of. As the benefactor of this wedding, the betrothed couple included me in much of the planning, which was fun. We used the Tiffany Center, and we had the ceremony and the reception in the Crystal Room. The room was divided for the ceremony, and the stage was used for their vows. After the ceremony was over, the gathered friends and family exited out into the foyer for the reception line, and then re-entered the Crystal Room from another door for the cocktail hour and appetizers. The dividing wall was pulled back and the tables moved and chairs set up and head table, and we had a dance floor. All of this was done seamlessly, with both Georgia and Jessica in attendance. They butlered appetizers during the cocktail hour, the father of the groom sabered a bottle of champagne, we had a special 9 liter bottle of cabernet that they decanted and served throughout the evening, we had guests from Germany that required a piano for them to perform during the reception, and there were muscians to co-ordinate during the ceremony and reception, and a disc jockey for the dancing. The food was delicious, their presentation at our dinner and appetizer buffets was elegant. I had guests telling me that this was truly the first time that they had ever been to a wedding that was just like in the movies! People did not leave early. The dance floor was always full. I can not imagine a more perfect memory for my sons wedding, which is bittersweet, because I have one more bachelor son that has yet to marry, and I worry that when he does, his wedding can only pale to the memory I have of the Rafati wedding at the Tiffany Center. The food by Reza Rafati was to die for, consider yourself lucky if you get booked with them. You can call me; Patsy Nelson @ 503-524-3902 anytime.

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★★★★★

Georgia Rafati and her daughter Jessica helped my son; Christopher Nelson and new daughter in law; Mandi fashion a wedding at the Tiffany Center that was the kind that brides dream about and movies are made of. As the benefactor of this wedding, the betrothed couple included me in much of the planning, which was fun. We used the Tiffany Center, and we had the ceremony and the reception in the Crystal Room. The room was divided for the ceremony, and the stage was used for their vows. After the ceremony was over, the gathered friends and family exited out into the foyer for the reception line, and then re-entered the Crystal Room from another door for the cocktail hour and appetizers. The dividing wall was pulled back and the tables moved and chairs set up and head table, and we had a dance floor. All of this was done seamlessly, with both Georgia and Jessica in attendance. They butlered appetizers during the cocktail hour, the father of the groom sabered a bottle of champagne, we had a special 9 liter bottle of cabernet that they decanted and served throughout the evening, we had guests from Germany that required a piano for them to perform during the reception, and there were muscians to co-ordinate during the ceremony and reception, and a disc jockey for the dancing. The food was delicious, their presentation at our dinner and appetizer buffets was elegant. I had guests telling me that this was truly the first time that they had ever been to a wedding that was just like in the movies! People did not leave early. The dance floor was always full. I can not imagine a more perfect memory for my sons wedding, which is bittersweet, because I have one more bachelor son that has yet to marry, and I worry that when he does, his wedding can only pale to the memory I have of the Rafati wedding at the Tiffany Center. The food by Reza Rafati was to die for, consider yourself lucky if you get booked with them. You can call me; Patsy Nelson @ 503-524-3902 anytime.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Quality of Food, Linens, Chair Covers, Presentation, Professionalism

Cons: Not one thing

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We had a beautiful reception catered by Rafati's at Tiffany Center. We rented the Crystal room, which is such an elegant ballroom. Our experience from the time we booked our venue was nothing but friendly and professional.

At one point we were invited to join 17 other couples for a tasting of our menu selections. It was really a nice party and we were able to discuss so many things with other brides and grooms. The food was very good and I have to say it gave us a taste of what we could expect. I know the others really liked that experience too.

We have had nothing but compliments from our family and friends on how good the food was, how pretty everything looked and how smoothly run it was. As the bride, I really enjoyed myself and am happy to share
our experience. These people know what they are doing and it shows.

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★★★★★

We had a beautiful reception catered by Rafati's at Tiffany Center. We rented the Crystal room, which is such an elegant ballroom. Our experience from the time we booked our venue was nothing but friendly and professional.

At one point we were invited to join 17 other couples for a tasting of our menu selections. It was really a nice party and we were able to discuss so many things with other brides and grooms. The food was very good and I have to say it gave us a taste of what we could expect. I know the others really liked that experience too.

We have had nothing but compliments from our family and friends on how good the food was, how pretty everything looked and how smoothly run it was. As the bride, I really enjoyed myself and am happy to share
our experience. These people know what they are doing and it shows.

Pros: Knowledgeable, great food, friendly and helpful

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MUST I EVEN GIVE THEM ONE STAR?
I would have rather served cold finger sandwiches at my wedding than dealt with Georgia. She didn't have time for us (brides are one time customers). She never sat down and talked to me about my needs and wishes. She tried to change prices on me (double the set up) just 2 weeks before the wedding.

I stopped talking to her and used the hotel as a middle man.

We NEVER received a contract. The "Creamy" chicken marsala was NOT. It was dark sauce.

She was rude and didn't care about us. She was late.

The food wasn't all that, and for the wad of money I dropped that night, it should have been much better!

DO NOT SUPPORT THIS COMPANY!

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MUST I EVEN GIVE THEM ONE STAR?
I would have rather served cold finger sandwiches at my wedding than dealt with Georgia. She didn't have time for us (brides are one time customers). She never sat down and talked to me about my needs and wishes. She tried to change prices on me (double the set up) just 2 weeks before the wedding.

I stopped talking to her and used the hotel as a middle man.

We NEVER received a contract. The "Creamy" chicken marsala was NOT. It was dark sauce.

She was rude and didn't care about us. She was late.

The food wasn't all that, and for the wad of money I dropped that night, it should have been much better!

DO NOT SUPPORT THIS COMPANY!

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If i could go back to a few months before my wedding, i would not have had my wedding reception at a place that required me to use Rafati's Catering. I would have rather served cold finger sandwiches than deal with Georgia again.
Georgia was reluctant to meet with us, it seemed she didn't have time. She had other clients and could therefore not set a side time for us. Once she finally did set aside time, she was late. When she got there she sat down and just said "So what questions did you have?" I expected her to sit down and go over all of the aspects of the day and find out what kind of a wedding reception i wanted and what my budget was. She was also late to our tasting.
Two weeks before the big day, she emailed to tell me that one of the set up charges would be double what I was told previously. When i wrote back and told her that i could not fit that change into my budget, she said "it wasn't her fault the price changed" blamming it on the hotel. I spoke to the hotel and they adjusted the price back to the original price.
I finally stopped talking to her after her attempt to raise prices on me. I then worked directly with the hotel. I NEVER received a signed contract. As a bride this scared me. She could just not show up and i would be stuck, or change the price again!
The "creamy" chicken marsala, was served as regular dark marsala sauce even though I continuously pointed out that I needed to be.
Careful with the corking fee if you supply your own wine...they will charge you for all you bring, not what they actually cork.
To top of the evening, one of their employees stole my dj's iPod. But of course THEY aren't responsible for that.
I was never treated with respect, I was just an annoying bride (a one time customer).
The food wasn't any better than a regular family restuarant. But the prices were plenty high (esp. with the 20% service fee on EVERYTHING).
PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT THIS COMPANY!

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If i could go back to a few months before my wedding, i would not have had my wedding reception at a place that required me to use Rafati's Catering. I would have rather served cold finger sandwiches than deal with Georgia again.
Georgia was reluctant to meet with us, it seemed she didn't have time. She had other clients and could therefore not set a side time for us. Once she finally did set aside time, she was late. When she got there she sat down and just said "So what questions did you have?" I expected her to sit down and go over all of the aspects of the day and find out what kind of a wedding reception i wanted and what my budget was. She was also late to our tasting.
Two weeks before the big day, she emailed to tell me that one of the set up charges would be double what I was told previously. When i wrote back and told her that i could not fit that change into my budget, she said "it wasn't her fault the price changed" blamming it on the hotel. I spoke to the hotel and they adjusted the price back to the original price.
I finally stopped talking to her after her attempt to raise prices on me. I then worked directly with the hotel. I NEVER received a signed contract. As a bride this scared me. She could just not show up and i would be stuck, or change the price again!
The "creamy" chicken marsala, was served as regular dark marsala sauce even though I continuously pointed out that I needed to be.
Careful with the corking fee if you supply your own wine...they will charge you for all you bring, not what they actually cork.
To top of the evening, one of their employees stole my dj's iPod. But of course THEY aren't responsible for that.
I was never treated with respect, I was just an annoying bride (a one time customer).
The food wasn't any better than a regular family restuarant. But the prices were plenty high (esp. with the 20% service fee on EVERYTHING).
PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT THIS COMPANY!

Pros: The did show up with the food

Cons: GEORGIA!! Prices.

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My mother passed away recently and my sisters and I wanted to celebrate her life
in a simple but nice reception for her friends and our family. We called these people
for advice and ended up bying our food from them. We didn't think about some of the
details but they did. I am grateful that they know what to do without being told. The
food was really good to. I can recommend them to anyone.

They were earlier than I thought they should be but it was a good thing because we
needed the coffee right away. I liked that the coffee was organic. And free -trade.
Altogether a good experience.

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★★★★★

My mother passed away recently and my sisters and I wanted to celebrate her life
in a simple but nice reception for her friends and our family. We called these people
for advice and ended up bying our food from them. We didn't think about some of the
details but they did. I am grateful that they know what to do without being told. The
food was really good to. I can recommend them to anyone.

They were earlier than I thought they should be but it was a good thing because we
needed the coffee right away. I liked that the coffee was organic. And free -trade.
Altogether a good experience.

Pros: Good food and nice people to talk to

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Called on them at the last minute, food was excellent,
service first rate. Would hire them again.

On arrival they were particularly organized in the way
they off loaded and set up. They were quiet and kept
out of the way of our business operations.

When they left it was organized as well. The staff were
personable and ready with answers as to what was in
the dishes prepared. They were friendly and obviously
knew their jobs.

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★★★★★

Called on them at the last minute, food was excellent,
service first rate. Would hire them again.

On arrival they were particularly organized in the way
they off loaded and set up. They were quiet and kept
out of the way of our business operations.

When they left it was organized as well. The staff were
personable and ready with answers as to what was in
the dishes prepared. They were friendly and obviously
knew their jobs.

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I can't believe these reviews! Are they real? How come I see the same exact review on other website? Who really wrote them?

Why do people pay a caterer for food that they can get at Safeway? I mean really, veggie platters and meat trays? Aren't these people supposed to be professional chefs? I mean, the cost for the food, they should be.

This company should have gone out of style with the 70's food they prepare!

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I can't believe these reviews! Are they real? How come I see the same exact review on other website? Who really wrote them?

Why do people pay a caterer for food that they can get at Safeway? I mean really, veggie platters and meat trays? Aren't these people supposed to be professional chefs? I mean, the cost for the food, they should be.

This company should have gone out of style with the 70's food they prepare!

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This caterer provided a luncheon I attended last year and their food was very good. I hired them this year to cater my wedding reception. I am impressed with their organization. Everyone I met seemed to focus completely on me and seemed well versed in the details I had planned as we went along. I only wish my florist kept track of my wishes as well.

My wedding was perfect. I wasn't really concerned about the food as I was about the other things but I had already tried their food. My guests were happy and I have had nothing but raves about how good everything tasted and looked. Even though to me the food wasn't as important as the look and feel of my wedding, I confess that after the fact I am thrilled and proud the my guests enjoyed everything so much.

I would highly recommend them.

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★★★★★

This caterer provided a luncheon I attended last year and their food was very good. I hired them this year to cater my wedding reception. I am impressed with their organization. Everyone I met seemed to focus completely on me and seemed well versed in the details I had planned as we went along. I only wish my florist kept track of my wishes as well.

My wedding was perfect. I wasn't really concerned about the food as I was about the other things but I had already tried their food. My guests were happy and I have had nothing but raves about how good everything tasted and looked. Even though to me the food wasn't as important as the look and feel of my wedding, I confess that after the fact I am thrilled and proud the my guests enjoyed everything so much.

I would highly recommend them.

Pros: Georgia is the Queen of Fabulous

Cons: none

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They did a great job for me. I needed a last minute quote for our shareholders reception following the annual meeting because "someone" forgot to get it scheduled. I called only two caterers because I was so short of time and BUSY. Rafati's was the only one who called me back.

Because it was such a hurry up order, I had decided that I couldn't afford to be too picky but was completely blown away by their performance. I received a comprehensive proposal within two hours, they modified it to fit my budget exactly and the order was in. So easy I couldn't believe it.

They arrived early, set a beautiful table, and the food was so yummy looking and smelling. I had lots of compliments from our guests on how great the event was and several notes days later. Rafati's was very professional, they saved me time, my boss was happy and the food was great.

This site really helped me out! :)

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They did a great job for me. I needed a last minute quote for our shareholders reception following the annual meeting because "someone" forgot to get it scheduled. I called only two caterers because I was so short of time and BUSY. Rafati's was the only one who called me back.

Because it was such a hurry up order, I had decided that I couldn't afford to be too picky but was completely blown away by their performance. I received a comprehensive proposal within two hours, they modified it to fit my budget exactly and the order was in. So easy I couldn't believe it.

They arrived early, set a beautiful table, and the food was so yummy looking and smelling. I had lots of compliments from our guests on how great the event was and several notes days later. Rafati's was very professional, they saved me time, my boss was happy and the food was great.

This site really helped me out! :)

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Rafati's obviously knows the ins and outs of corporate requirements. I can't say enough about the
quality of their food and services. They saved me a ton of time, made my boss happy.
Great customer service, very responsive.

I needed a quote for our annual meeting in 24 hours. I called only two caterers because I was busy
and out of time. Rafati's not only called me back quickly, they called me back. (the other didn't)

They met my budget with flying colors, and their food sounded so good I didn't need to make any
changes. I had lots of compliments from the shareholders on how great this event was and several
notes days later. I will use them again with great confidence.

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★★★★★

Rafati's obviously knows the ins and outs of corporate requirements. I can't say enough about the
quality of their food and services. They saved me a ton of time, made my boss happy.
Great customer service, very responsive.

I needed a quote for our annual meeting in 24 hours. I called only two caterers because I was busy
and out of time. Rafati's not only called me back quickly, they called me back. (the other didn't)

They met my budget with flying colors, and their food sounded so good I didn't need to make any
changes. I had lots of compliments from the shareholders on how great this event was and several
notes days later. I will use them again with great confidence.

Pros: Very high quality food, staff knew exactly what to do, I didn't have to change anything

Cons: None

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Contracted with this Portland caterer for a month of dinners provided to
my regional training center. They provided 20 completely different menus and were very consistent in these areas: on time, sufficient quantity, the right equipment, the right look. All that M-F for four weeks and delicious food too!

I would highly recommend them to any company wanting to achieve their training goals at a mid level + budget. Our trainees are mid to upper management candidates who want good tasting and healthy choices. After the first week of checking up on Rafati's work each day I left them for the rest of the time confident they knew and executed precisely my objectives.

I will use them now every time I need the right caterer.

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★★★★★

Contracted with this Portland caterer for a month of dinners provided to
my regional training center. They provided 20 completely different menus and were very consistent in these areas: on time, sufficient quantity, the right equipment, the right look. All that M-F for four weeks and delicious food too!

I would highly recommend them to any company wanting to achieve their training goals at a mid level + budget. Our trainees are mid to upper management candidates who want good tasting and healthy choices. After the first week of checking up on Rafati's work each day I left them for the rest of the time confident they knew and executed precisely my objectives.

I will use them now every time I need the right caterer.

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I have arranged several business meals catered through Rafati's.

I can say I have top confidence in them. They will arrive right on time,
the food is always delicious and hot - freshly cooked and flavorful.

This is important to me because the arrangements are for medical
personnel who want something that tastes good but is healthy.
Rafati's advertises in Edible Portland, which is where I first heard of
them and why I called them for information.

From the first dinner through the third - raves from my clients. I won't
be looking for anyone else to provide my catering. My reputation is
important to me - they make me look like a genius.

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★★★★★

I have arranged several business meals catered through Rafati's.

I can say I have top confidence in them. They will arrive right on time,
the food is always delicious and hot - freshly cooked and flavorful.

This is important to me because the arrangements are for medical
personnel who want something that tastes good but is healthy.
Rafati's advertises in Edible Portland, which is where I first heard of
them and why I called them for information.

From the first dinner through the third - raves from my clients. I won't
be looking for anyone else to provide my catering. My reputation is
important to me - they make me look like a genius.

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Not only was the food outstanding, but the presentation was over the top - from mashed potatoes in martini glasses to crab cakes served on spoons with a modern design. Plus, the entire team at Rafatis does a wonderful job working together to make your wedding event truly unique and perfect in everyway. We were fortunate to work with Rafatis owner Georgia Rafati, who helped coordinate the entire event and even attended our rehearsal. She has elegant taste and provides importance guidance to those of us who have imagined the perfect wedding since we were young but don't quite know how to put the pieces together.

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★★★★★

Not only was the food outstanding, but the presentation was over the top - from mashed potatoes in martini glasses to crab cakes served on spoons with a modern design. Plus, the entire team at Rafatis does a wonderful job working together to make your wedding event truly unique and perfect in everyway. We were fortunate to work with Rafatis owner Georgia Rafati, who helped coordinate the entire event and even attended our rehearsal. She has elegant taste and provides importance guidance to those of us who have imagined the perfect wedding since we were young but don't quite know how to put the pieces together.

Pros: Delicious food, amazing presentation, very professional team

Cons: There's only one Georgia, and she's the best at what she does

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My wife and I had our reception at the Lawrence Gallery in the Pearl. It was great.
Rafati's helped us put together a real class event that our friends were in awe of. My
wife worked with the owner for almost a year but it was real easy for us.

The food was great. It not only was fancy and different than anything else you get at
typical Portland weddings but for me it tasted good and there was plenty of it. I spent
a lot of time working for caterers while in college so there is no fooling me. They really
do it right.

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★★★★★

My wife and I had our reception at the Lawrence Gallery in the Pearl. It was great.
Rafati's helped us put together a real class event that our friends were in awe of. My
wife worked with the owner for almost a year but it was real easy for us.

The food was great. It not only was fancy and different than anything else you get at
typical Portland weddings but for me it tasted good and there was plenty of it. I spent
a lot of time working for caterers while in college so there is no fooling me. They really
do it right.

Pros: Only thumbs up cant think of any negatives

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Rafati's catered our annual Board Meeting and the following Shareholders Reception. They had
great ideas, were highly organized, came in and set up with no fuss. The food was elegant and
tasty, the servers took wonderful care of our guests. It was the best experience I have had in Portland producing events for my boss. I tried them out based on comments I read here and
hope my experience is of help to someone else.

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★★★★★

Rafati's catered our annual Board Meeting and the following Shareholders Reception. They had
great ideas, were highly organized, came in and set up with no fuss. The food was elegant and
tasty, the servers took wonderful care of our guests. It was the best experience I have had in Portland producing events for my boss. I tried them out based on comments I read here and
hope my experience is of help to someone else.

Pros: Artistic, Professional, Organized

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I found this caterer at a fundraiser I attended at the Lawrence Gallery last October. They had samples of food and very friendly waiters serving it. When I talked with the young man about their lobster soup he was knowledgeable and suggested I call in to talk with him at more length about my daughter's wedding. I did and ended up signing them to cater at our home. So far I have had two planning meetings and a site visit.

Thursday we had a tasting. It was everything I expected. We haven't had the main event but everything so far has been wonderful. I was worried about all of these details and the planning just seems to take care of itself. I read these reviews and they were so right, I wanted to help someone else like me.

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★★★★★

I found this caterer at a fundraiser I attended at the Lawrence Gallery last October. They had samples of food and very friendly waiters serving it. When I talked with the young man about their lobster soup he was knowledgeable and suggested I call in to talk with him at more length about my daughter's wedding. I did and ended up signing them to cater at our home. So far I have had two planning meetings and a site visit.

Thursday we had a tasting. It was everything I expected. We haven't had the main event but everything so far has been wonderful. I was worried about all of these details and the planning just seems to take care of itself. I read these reviews and they were so right, I wanted to help someone else like me.

Pros: Knowledgeable, Professional, Very Good Food

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Everything I read here was right on. I held my wedding and reception at the Tiffany Center last month and it was fantastic. Rafati's does all of the catering but they also do absolutely everything to make a wedding perfect. From the time I booked my date they were right there to hold my hand. Nothing was forgotten, every detail planned for. I went from Bridezilla to laid back. And the day of my wedding was like a dream. Everything I had pictured happened, the room was beautiful, I had my own "coach" for the day, my mom just partied down! The food was fantastic - I can't really describe just how perfect everything was. Now I want to do it all again! Girls, you can't go wrong with this caterer.

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★★★★★

Everything I read here was right on. I held my wedding and reception at the Tiffany Center last month and it was fantastic. Rafati's does all of the catering but they also do absolutely everything to make a wedding perfect. From the time I booked my date they were right there to hold my hand. Nothing was forgotten, every detail planned for. I went from Bridezilla to laid back. And the day of my wedding was like a dream. Everything I had pictured happened, the room was beautiful, I had my own "coach" for the day, my mom just partied down! The food was fantastic - I can't really describe just how perfect everything was. Now I want to do it all again! Girls, you can't go wrong with this caterer.

Pros: Very Helpful, Excellent Food, Beautiful Displays

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I hired the firm to provide catering services to a week long seminar I produced in Oregon City. It consisted of breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack service. My experience was
flawless. They were on time every time - which was important for me because the group absolutely had to stay on schedule. The food was delicious, fresh. Hot food was hot and the cold food was cold. They also managed to make everything look amazing in the short amount of time they had to set up. I would definitely recommend them to any corporate planner. For anyone else, for that matter! I found it very easy to do business with them via email as well. Whatever I asked for or needed they were right on it! This was the best experience from catering that I can ever remember in 13 years at this post.

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★★★★★

I hired the firm to provide catering services to a week long seminar I produced in Oregon City. It consisted of breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack service. My experience was
flawless. They were on time every time - which was important for me because the group absolutely had to stay on schedule. The food was delicious, fresh. Hot food was hot and the cold food was cold. They also managed to make everything look amazing in the short amount of time they had to set up. I would definitely recommend them to any corporate planner. For anyone else, for that matter! I found it very easy to do business with them via email as well. Whatever I asked for or needed they were right on it! This was the best experience from catering that I can ever remember in 13 years at this post.

Pros: On Time, Great Food, Knowledgeable

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I used Rafati's catering for a 2 day conference at a local hospital. Although they didn't have the french toast listed as a menu item, they were able to make a french toast buffet, with fruit, & bacon for a very reasonable price. I have definately recommended them to other event coordinators and will absolutely use them in the future. Their food was excellent! (the bacon was absolutely incredible) And the serving staff was very efficient, friendly and professional. The catering manager was very easy to work with, and was able to make last minute additions to my order without a hitch. Thanks so much!

2
★★★★★

I used Rafati's catering for a 2 day conference at a local hospital. Although they didn't have the french toast listed as a menu item, they were able to make a french toast buffet, with fruit, & bacon for a very reasonable price. I have definately recommended them to other event coordinators and will absolutely use them in the future. Their food was excellent! (the bacon was absolutely incredible) And the serving staff was very efficient, friendly and professional. The catering manager was very easy to work with, and was able to make last minute additions to my order without a hitch. Thanks so much!

Pros: great food, reasonably priced, friendly staff

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I have three daughters and one son, and I can't tell you how much fun we have had in the last three years with two of my daughters and my sons' weddings! Looking back I couldn't have done it without Georgia! She was so wonderful to work with. Rafati's food is well known and I would hire them only for that. But Georgia worked with each of my daughters and my daughter in law to personalize their weddings. Each of them were all very different. I have had such a good time. If anyone is worried about how to even start on the whole wedding plan thing I would say call Georgia. She will not only get you started, you will enjoy every step and have the time of your life with your family and friends.

2
★★★★★

I have three daughters and one son, and I can't tell you how much fun we have had in the last three years with two of my daughters and my sons' weddings! Looking back I couldn't have done it without Georgia! She was so wonderful to work with. Rafati's food is well known and I would hire them only for that. But Georgia worked with each of my daughters and my daughter in law to personalize their weddings. Each of them were all very different. I have had such a good time. If anyone is worried about how to even start on the whole wedding plan thing I would say call Georgia. She will not only get you started, you will enjoy every step and have the time of your life with your family and friends.

Pros: Great Food, Organized, Knowledgeable

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In my business I entertain often. Over the past four months I have had the Rafati's cater five different kinds of events. They were great. Always on time, food is really good, I could request menu items they don't have on their lists and their planners - I worked with two different people - were very organized. I am happy I found them on this site.

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★★★★★

In my business I entertain often. Over the past four months I have had the Rafati's cater five different kinds of events. They were great. Always on time, food is really good, I could request menu items they don't have on their lists and their planners - I worked with two different people - were very organized. I am happy I found them on this site.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Nice People

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Our company held our holiday party at the Tiffany Center. It was very comfortable, the food was surprisingly good. Then we needed catering for an all day seminar at our office and again, the service was very professional and the food again exceptional. These people did exactly what they said the would and when they said. No surprises - just what we wanted.

2
★★★★★

Our company held our holiday party at the Tiffany Center. It was very comfortable, the food was surprisingly good. Then we needed catering for an all day seminar at our office and again, the service was very professional and the food again exceptional. These people did exactly what they said the would and when they said. No surprises - just what we wanted.

Pros: Great Food, On Time, Professional

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I attended a reception at the Chinese Garden and was surprised to see this caterer cooking chinese foods on site. They were everywhere. I thought the food was really good.

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★★★★★

I attended a reception at the Chinese Garden and was surprised to see this caterer cooking chinese foods on site. They were everywhere. I thought the food was really good.

Pros: Really Good, Chinese Garden fun!, Good parking

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As the Mother of the Groom - it's easy to feel lost in the shuffle, but the event planner at Rafati's, Jessica made sure I was included and felt taken care of. I can't rate this company high enough - everything was perfect and the food was not your ordinary catered wedding food. It was like dining in a fine restaurant. I was proud!

2
★★★★★

As the Mother of the Groom - it's easy to feel lost in the shuffle, but the event planner at Rafati's, Jessica made sure I was included and felt taken care of. I can't rate this company high enough - everything was perfect and the food was not your ordinary catered wedding food. It was like dining in a fine restaurant. I was proud!

Pros: Wonderful Food, Good Parking, Even A Red Carpet

 

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