The Oregon city is well known for its love of great food, so there’s arguably no better place than to try a cooking class. Whether you’re looking how to make pasta from scratch or rustle up delicious cookies, there’s a cooking class for all tastes throughout the city.
From family friendly classes to learning how to make all sorts of new cuisine, here are the best cooking classes in Portland, Oregon…
1. Cozymeal – one of the best cooking classes in Portland which features amazing chefs
Cozymeal in Downtown Portland offers personal cooking classes in which local chefs can come to your residence to teach you how to cook a dish or you can go to a venue in town to experience the class.
Chef Michelle has an Intro to Mexican Cooking Techniques class where you come to her residence to complete the class.
Chef Julian hosts a Baking Fundamentals class where he can travel to your residence to do the class.
Some chefs only let you come to their residence or they only come to your residence to complete the class. Certain chefs may have multiple classes that they host, so check the listings. When you see a green check on the listing, this means that the person who posted the class is a “Verified Chef”.
Address: 111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Suite 3150, Portland, OR, 97205
2. Hipcooks – a great place to learn a new skill with plenty of veggie options where you can also have private classes
Hipcooks is based in the Boise District of Portland. The company gives you the option of taking virtual or in-person cooking classes to give you a hands-on cooking experience whether in your own home or outside of your home.
When you visit the Hipcooks website, go to the location list, click on “Portland”, and you will be taken to the page where you can choose to see the class schedule, buy gift certificates, or sign up for a team-building experience.
Click on the “Class Schedule” to see the upcoming in-person classes scheduled in the Portland area. If there are no in-person classes listed, you can still enjoy virtual classes
Address: 3808 N Williams Avenue, Suite 120 Portland, OR 97227
3. fuAsian – the perfect place to learn Asian cuisine and its beautiful history
fuAsian claims that they are “a place to excite the senses and with great food” by offering a Three-Course Thai Cooking Class, Vietnamese Pho Class, and Four-Course Asian Cooking Class.
New classes may come along, so always check the class schedule for more updated information.
Located in the Russell neighborhood, fuAsian also offers catering services to special events taking place in the Portland area. They can cater your event for as small as 10 people to as big as 1,000 as they work with you to coordinate the event.
Address: 13775 NE Eugene St, Portland, OR 97230
4. Cookin’ Class – a great cooking class for both adults and children
Cookin’ Class hosts a plethora of different types of cooking classes that each has a set theme.
Date Night Cookin’ Classes for 2 helps couples to learn how to prepare a delicious three-course meal together such as Cajun Steak, Spanish Cookin’, Seared Scallops, and It’s All Salmon To Me.
You can sign up for an All Ages Cooking Class for patrons starting at age 7. Family Brunch and Around-the-World series cooking classes also let people as young as age 7 join in on the cooking fun.
Address: 9265 SW Greenburg Rd, Tigard, OR 97223
Distance from Portland — 16 minutes
5. Feed the Mass – a caring nonprofit organization that feeds the community with over 5000 meals a week
The Feed the Mass kitchen is located nearby the Willamette River in Portland.
The cooking class is a part of the Feed the Mass Food Education Program where its mission is to spread the knowledge that people need to create delicious, healthy dishes for themselves and their families no matter their resources.
Chef Jacobsen Valentine is one of the renowned local chefs that teach cooking workshops at the Feed the Mass kitchen and over virtual classes. Check for a full list of in-person and virtual cooking classes by checking their website.
Address: 80 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209
6. Middleground Farms – a recreational cooking school, based in a refashioned cattle barn
Middleground Farms hosts many cooking farms based on their class schedule during the month. They sell out fairly quickly, so be sure to sign up as soon as they are posted on their website.
Most classes cost $95 for a 3-hour experience. Family classes are $125 per ticket and kids’ camp is usually $225 per ticket. You can enjoy cooking classes featuring Thai cuisine, cast iron cooking, dumplings, farm-to-table, and more!
Check out the most updated list of upcoming classes by going to “Cooking Classes” underneath the “Learn” tab on the top of the page.
Address: 4651 SW Homesteader Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Distance from Portland —- 22 minutes
7. Napoli That’s Amore – a private chef from Napoli that offers authentic Italian cooking classes
Napoli That’s Amore offers Italian cooking classes to the local Portland area. The company earned a reward via Expertise.com for the Best Cooking Classes in Portland for 2022.
Napoli is the hometown of the company’s owner in Italy. Amore is in the title of the business to show that “love” is in every dish that is prepared when they host a cooking class, no matter if spaghetti and meatballs or bruschetta.
Cooking classes are available Monday through Sunday where availability is open. Lunch classes are from 11 am to 2 pm and dinner classes are from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Address: 5350 NW Innisbrook Pl, Portland, OR 97229
8. Bob’s Red Mill Cooking School – a unique cooking school where you can practice with expert chefs on a monthly basis
At Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store in Milwaukie, Oregon, you can take different cooking classes that feature Bob’s Red Mill products such as their grains, flours, and legumes that are available for sale in stores.
They only offer in-person classes and not virtual classes like most other chef services companies. Check their cooking classes list on the Bob’s Red Mill website to discover the upcoming classes.
If there are no cooking classes available at the time that you browse the class schedule, visit the website’s Learning Center for blog posts, featured videos, and an ebook library to help you with different recipes.
Address: 5000 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR, 97222
Distance from Portland — 17 minutes
9. The Merry Kitchen – an amazing culinary school suitable for kids of all ages
The Merry Kitchen offers cooking classes such as Party Bowls and Roll Your Sushi. Party Bowls features making your Mediterranean bowls and chocolate bowls with whipped cream.
Roll Your Own Sushi involves the basics of rolling sushi and making different types such as shrimp, crab tempura, and more.
There are also seasonal cooking classes for holidays such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and the like.
Their cooking classes are usually planned for 5-6 months out, so you can sign up in advance and plan your learning-to-cook journey for yourself and you can even get your family involved.
Address: 5202 NE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
10. Cookshop – a diverse shop where you can join a cooking class or attend a food event
Cookshop is stationed in the Hosford-Abernethy District of Portland and hosts cooking classes such as Cooking Essentials and classes for you to learn how to make your own homemade pasta.
Enjoy seasonal classes for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other holidays to learn how to make traditional dishes that are eaten during those times of the year.
When available there are also kids classes for children 12 and under such as Chefs & Artists Summer Camp and Cookshop Kids: Elementary After School.
Address: 2627 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR, 97202
11. Basics Market – an all-in-one grocery store that offers nutritional tips, cooking classes and fresh ingredients
Basic Market is located in the Hillsdale District of Portland and hosts virtual cooking classes on Wednesdays. You can learn how to make bread, soup, chocolate bark, chocolate truffles, chilaquiles, tortillas, and so much more.
There are even classes on cooking techniques such as knife skills that can help you to cook more efficiently and quickly to get your dishes done in no time!
If you want to shop at their food market, Basics Market offers 10% discounts to military personnel on Tuesdays and 10% discounts to senior citizens on Wednesdays.
Address: 6344 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239
12. Kitchemy – an upscale kitchen tool shop where cooking classes are also available
Kitchemy offers not only kitchen tools for sale such as graters, grilling utensils, and citrus juicers that are sourced from environmentally safe materials, but they also offer cooking classes.
The website usually does not list the upcoming cooking classes that are available. Fill out a contact form to inquire about the upcoming cooking classes, if any.
You can also email [email protected]m for more information.
Address: 1812 N Columbia Blvd Suite C15-666738, Portland, OR
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