Reviews for Amanda
February 2020 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
I've booked this space once before and as expected, Amanda went above & beyond to accommodate our second event at the cafe. Highly recommended and much appreciated.
January 2020 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
We used this space to throw a birthday party for my husband and it was the perfect spot! Comfortably fit 30 of our friends and enough amenities and space for our caterer to set up the night. Amanda and team were awesome to work with!
December 2019 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
She was very friendly and helpful we had a great time
December 2019 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
Amanda provided timely feedback and answered all of our questions over the several months of planning before our company's event! Herself and the cafe staff are agreeable and willing to help ensure your event goes down without a hitch. Thank you!
September 2019 | Minimal Modern Cafe In Bright Space
We used the space for my dad's retirement celebration. The space was modern, well lit, and the location was central and easily accessible. The photos do not reflect the actual space, and while the description says the seating is removed from the back corner, it does not mention it is replaced with a built-in tea shop and that space is un-usable. We arrived at 5pm sharp for our private party, and Matthew was very helpful with explaining how to lock up and moving items around for us to clear space. We did however need to ask a few people to leave around 5:30 pm, as they were not informed there was a private party starting at 5pm. The washrooms were left dirty from the entire day's use as well which wasn't the best impression for our guests. Nonetheless, the party was a success, and everyone raved about the space and how perfect it was for the event. Amanda was quick to respond to any questions I had leading up to the event day, and even with a bit of added effort on our part, I would use this space again for the vibe and location.
August 2019 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
I was looking for a reasonably priced, open and minimalist space to host a surprise birthday party. This space was very reasonably priced and seemed perfect for my event. THE POSITIVES: My guests were impressed with the space, and it was a perfect size for a party of about 20 guests. Great location, easily accessible by skytrain. Very flexible with decorating. The long counter on the cafe side is perfect for serving food. THE NEGATIVES: The disclaimer about the sofa area being replaced with counters is really not an accurate or fair description of what has happened to this space. When I read the word "counters", I pictured counters that the guests could still use to place their food and drinks. I was not expecting a full barista area functioning as a separate tea business within the cafe. The pictures provided on this website clearly do not reflect the space as it looks today either. I booked the space based on the photos on this site as well as the photos of private events found on the cafe's Facebook Page. None of the photos showed how different the space now looks with the addition of this business. I went to the space maybe one month in advance to ask some questions, and the staff there were very friendly and helpful. I was quite surprised though, on the day of my event, that the same person I had spoken to upon the first meeting did not know that there was an after-hours private event being held that day. I was running late, and was lucky that my friend was already on site, so I asked her to touch base with the staff to let them know I was running behind. It is concerning that the staff did not know to expect a private party, and I do wonder what would have happened if nobody from my party was present at time of closing.
June 2019 | Minimal Modern Cafe In Bright Space
Stuff was super helpful and supportive!!!!! Great clean place with good traffic!!!!! We’d definitely go there for pop up again in the future!!!!!
May 2019 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
Was a perfect space for a birthday party of about 30 people.
May 2019 | Minimal Modern Cafe In Bright Space
This is a beautiful location and made our workshop event so amazing! The place is well-lit, roomy, and cozy for any type of event you want to host. We were able to communicate with ease to the host, and the place was clean, easy to set up everything we needed. Thank you so much! Would definitely recommend.
April 2019 | Minimal Modern Cafe In Bright Space
Loved using Porto and Paragon, I loved the space and my workshop students did too! They appreciated the bright airy place with ample room to write and practice, and of course access to the delicious drinks and snacks.
April 2019 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
This space was exactly what we were looking for and it was easy to organize everything with Amanda.
March 2019 | Minimal Modern Cafe In Bright Space
This space was just as advertised, it was perfect for our event! Amanda was very hospitable, would definitely recommend.
February 2019 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
I threw a surprise 40th birthday for my husband using this space for about 50 people. We hired our own caterers and obtained a liquor license. The space was perfect and the party was a success. The only issue we encountered was the bathroom key went missing for a while. The guests at the party were impressed with the space and mentioned they would consider doing the same for future parties.
August 2018 | Minimal Modern Cafe In Bright Space
Amanda is awesome! A pleasure to work with and the space was perfect for our needs.
August 2018 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
Amanda and her team were incredible! From the booking to the party clean up, they were there every step of the way. We'd definitely recommend this venue - it was a perfect spot for our celebration!
July 2018 | Minimal Modern Cafe In Bright Space
Super helpful host. Friendly. Quick at responding. Large space.
July 2018 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
The space was wonderful and Amanda was great in hosting our client event. She was extremely active in getting back to me regarding our requests and questions on a timely basis. Thanks for being such a great host!
June 2018 | Minimal Modern Cafe In Bright Space
Amanda provided me with a dedicated space according to my needs and everything went very smoothly, the communication was great as well. I would highly recommend this space!
May 2018 | Minimal Modern Cafe In Bright Space
Amanda was an amazing host. She and team were very personable. Amanda is really on top of communication. Will book again.
March 2018 | Minimal Modern Cafe In Bright Space
Love Porto Cafe so much!! It’s such an aesthetic and versatile event space for any private or public event. Amanda is super friendly and helpful. I hope to come back again for another event!
April 2017 | Raw Well Lit Cafe Space
My friend & I threw a combined birthday party here and this was the perfect space for it! The location is great, the space is modern & spacious, and the staff is super accommodating. Amanda was wonderful to work with and was just as excited about the theme of our party as we were. She was out of town the week leading up to our event but still stopped by right after arriving back in Vancouver to see how things were going. I highly recommend this space and would love to use it for future events.