Secret Wine Room Event: Freemark Abbey Winemakers Dinner ( Secret Wine Room • October 21st, 2022 )
The Best Meals Are Shared
Capers Café and Catering offers customers the best of its local community. As a local family-owned business, we are enthusiastic participants of the Oregon culinary and wine scene and offer a genuine taste of the Beaver State. Our time-proven formula: immerse ourselves into our state’s cultural, agricultural, and culinary landscape, understand the fabric of what makes it special, and showcase it through food.
We invest and partner with local charities, work with the best local vendors, find the brightest up-and-coming ideas, and bring it all to life with passion and expertise. Because of our experience at PDX, where we serve hundreds of customers daily, we understand the unique complexities of running successful, profitable establishments at major locations.
Our employees are trained to provide attentive, professional, and friendly service. We consistently have repeat customers who dine at our establishments on their work travel commutes. We have proven experience in managing multiple complex operations, and we have a strong commitment to our sites and employees.
Where It All Began
Our owners have fallen in love with food since they were at a young age. Annette’s love affair with food began when she was a child at her grandmother’s diner. She saw first-hand how a shared meal between friends warms the heart. She also understands the value of rolling up her sleeves to get the job done. Thanks to his half-French, half-Italian mom, by the time he was 12 years old, Christian could shape pasta by hand and cook any kind of shellfish. He moved to the Pacific Northwest from France when he was ten, and Oregon became his home.
Annette and Christian’s son Andy was born and raised in Beaverton and was a member of the first graduating class of the French American International School (FAIS) when it was still based in Beaverton. He started helping in his father’s deli when he was 8, so it’s no surprise that he’s an expert in the kitchen and a natural entrepreneur.
Nearly 30 years ago, Christian and Annette took the leap to buy Capers Cafe & Catering to follow their life-long passion for high-quality, freshly-prepared, locally-sourced food, along with their love for Oregon wines and wine-pairing. In 2016, Andy and his wife bought into Capers and became owners. Nimble, resourceful, and with a knack for connecting with customers, Andy has an innovative eye set on the future. He has a passion for sharing the best of his hometown with customers.
Cultivating a life with family that combines their passions and knowledge has been a gift that our owners treasure. This allows Capers to share and elevate the food experience, culture, and service in our community since 1991.
“When you give someone great food, and you see the satisfaction in their eyes, you know that you have touched their soul.”
CEO & President
Vice President & Founder
“As I prepare for an event, my heart starts beating a little faster. I can’t wait to interact with our customers and teams. Sharing the best cuisine Oregon has to offer is always a highlight.”
“Food is social, and a natural connector. I love the cultural exchange that happens when people from different walks of life share a meal.”
Andreas (Andy) Joly
General Manager, Owner
We Care About Where We Live & Work
A Community That Values Collaboration Over Competition
Our Contribution & Impact
We believe in supporting the economic vitality of our community. Over the years, Capers Cafe and Catering has invested more than $500,000 in local businesses and nonprofits in the Portland area.
What Our Community Says About Us
“Generous & Committed To Support The Animal Loving Community.”
The capers Cafe and Annette and Christian Joly have been generous supporters of DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital over 15 years. From financial assistance, in-kind donations and volunteering hours of their time on various fundraising committees, the Joly’s have demonstrated their commitment to support the animal loving community. Because of compassionate donors like the Joly’s, DoveLewis is able to provide the very best emergency and specialty veterinary medicine and also offer financial assistances for low-income pet owners who’s animals are facing medical emergency.
– Lauren Cox • Development Director
Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital
“Dedication To Vineyard Workers & Their Families… Year After Year”
We are incredibly grateful for the Joly’s who, year after year, choose to go above and beyond to ensure that vineyard workers and their families have a healthy future.
– Maria McCandless• Foundation Manager
Tuality Healthcare Foundation
Our Commitment To A Sustainable Future
Sustainable Sourcing & Eco-Friendly Operations Is A Way of Life For Us
Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Practice
It’s in our nature.
As a local, two-generation family business, Capers Café and Catering is committed to low-to-zero waste goals, conservation of natural resources, and building a healthy and sustainable future for our residents and visitors. Capers Cafe and Catering will always practice sustainable sourcing and eco-friendly design & operations
Our low-carbon-footprint business model means the majority of our food comes from local or regional providers.
Our purveyors must tell us how, when, and where their fish were caught for us to consider serving to customers.
We will continue to support and highlight the highly-rated biodynamic, organic wines of the Pacific Northwest.
HUMANELY RAISED MEAT
We believe in eating meat that is sustainably and ethically raised without hormones, animal proteins or growth accelerants.
All appliances, lighting, and electronic equipment at our headquarters is Energy-Star rated. Appliances are shut down overnight to reduce energy usage and costs.
Most of our processing gets recycled, reused, or
composted. Weekly evaluations let us identify
habits and products we can change to reduce waste.
We have strict recycling policies. At our headquarters, anything that can be recycled, will be. We even recycle our fryer oil by giving it to biofuel companies for conversion.
We will always prioritize renewable, recycled, or long-lasting materials and sustainable packaging designs.
What we do
Our Locations & Services
Looking for local food or specialty goods? Take a piece of Portland with you.
Capers Café Et Le Bar
A full service restaurant and bar in the Portland International Airport.
We offer full-service catering and day-of coordination for all event types.
We carry wines from across the West Coast including some small lot productions.
secret wine room
Hidden speakeasy style wine cellar with newly renovated event space attached.