MatchMaker Suppers launches at the heart of Portland's regionally-sourced fine dining experience: Castagna Restaurant

Who: MatchMaker Suppers presents a dinner with Chefs Justin Woodward and Ryan Roadhouse.   We offer a 15 course tasting menu on the utilitarian ceramics of Lilith Rockett, Lindsay Oesterritter, and Careen Stoll created specifically for this event in celebration of The National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts conference hosted by Portland in 2017.

What: Gathering together two of Portland’s best chefs and three exceptional potters to create an unprecedented collaboration between artful fine dining and tabletop composition.

When: March 21, 2017, 6.30 to 9.30 pm

Where: Castagna Restaurant1752 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR

Tickets: $225  at Eventbrite :

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We offer a carefully curated tasting menu of 15 courses, co-created by Chefs Woodward and Roadhouse that takes inspiration from the compositions of dishes created by the potters. Woodward was nominated for the James Beard Award of Best Chef of the NW in 2015 and 2016. Portland Monthly named Roadhouse’s restaurant Nodoguro 2015’s best restaurant.  Both of them are excited to work with full-time studio potters Stoll, Rockett, and Oesterritter.  Rockett in particular has focused on offering her luminous porcelain ware to fine dining establishments across the country.  Stoll has been focused locally, providing dishes to Langbaan and Biwa and designing for production.  Oesterritter recently left a professorship to return to her studio practice and woodfiring kiln.

NB: After the conclusion of the event, the work is available by direct appointment.

All photo credit should go to OneHundredSeconds

For further information:

Venue and Chefs

Castagna Restaurant:

Justin Woodward :

Ryan Roadhouse/ Nodoguro :


Lilith Rockett :

Lindsay Oesterritter :

Careen Stoll :

MatchMaker suppers initiates a project by Careen Stoll

Many thanks to Brett Binford at Eutectic Gallery

and Zach Shapiro at