our mission

Happy Hour is the universal term used to describe the gathering of colleagues and friends typically after work. Most often this takes place at a restaurant or bar where the drinks & food are slightly discounted. People love Happy Hours. They don’t require the commitment of your entire evening. The fare is light, saving room for dinner later. After a long day, it’s a lovely way to wind down.

The problem with Happy Hours is the time frame isn’t flexible. They tend to be crowded and noisy.    It can be extremely difficult to find a table or seating for more than a handful of friends. Often, you end up spending more than you realize particularly when you add up the bills for all those in your party. And this is just how THE catered happy hour was conceived… standing around waiting for a table, balancing our drinks in one hand and a small plate of food in the other, eyeing tables, ready to pounce at the slightest inclination of someone about to leave a chair… at one our neighborhood haunts.

We bring THE happy hour to you, catered with delicious eats and your favorite brews and libations.  You pick the time and location and we do the rest.  From a small office Happy Hour for 15 people with a pony keg and light bites to a Happy Hour in your home for 30 to celebrate a birthday or special occasion with a custom brewed beer, specialty cocktail, and custom bombers to send home with your guests, we can meet your needs.  Give us your guest list and we’ll do the inviting.  We’ll manage the RSVP list with and keep you posted via email.  It may be as simple as a quick Evite or Paperless Post or we can collaborate on a creative invitation based on a specific theme or the guest of honor’s likes or dislikes. 

the GOAL
People opt to go out for Happy Hour because they don’t want the hassle of planning and preparing for an “event.” Their goal is to get together with friends and colleagues without a lot of work.  Our goal is to take care of the organizing, planning and preparation.  We do the work so you can optimize your time.  We provide quality service, convenience, and product at a fair price, comparable to what you might spend at a bar.  

the WHY
Why choose fork & pint?  There are a lot of great caterers in Portland.  We know them.  But, no one specializes in Happy Hours.  Only we do THE catered happy hour.  We don’t want to cater your wedding.  We don’t care to cater a buffet for a hundred people.  We don’t want to do dinner.  That’s not our thing.  We want to cater and customize YOUR happy hour for you and 10-30 of your friends and colleagues.