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Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras 2023 in Portland

King Cake, Beignets, and More
February 16, 2023
Louisiana-born Katelyn Williams is paying tribute to Mardi Gras with a special king cake ice cream flavor at her shop Kate's Ice Cream. (Kate's Ice Cream)
Mardi Gras, the pre-Lent celebration of extravagance and excess, is next Tuesday, February 21. Even if a trip to New Orleans isn't in the cards for you, you can still celebrate in style with our list of places to get king cake, beignets, and other specials from local businesses like Doe Donuts and Kate's Ice Cream, plus events like the Portland Mardi Gras Parade. Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)!


DB Dessert Company List
DB Dessert Company is offering classic king cake frosted in yellow, green, and purple, with the requisite tiny plastic baby baked inside.
Pickup, delivery

Delta Cafe List
Grab a slice of king cake for $5 from the iconic soul food destination, or take home a whole cake to hoard for yourself for $40. A pre-order 24 hours in advance is required for whole cakes.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Doe Donuts List
Can't jet to New Orleans to try Cafe Du Monde's signature beignets? No problem—as they do each year for one day only on Mardi Gras, Doe Donuts will have their version of the famed fritters available, with options for chocolate filling, mixed berry filling, lemon glaze, or traditional. Pre-orders are available via email if you want to skip the line and secure your flavors of choice.
Pickup, delivery

Kate's Ice Cream List
Kate's Ice Cream founder Katelyn Williams grew up in Louisiana, so Mardi Gras holds a special place in her heart. The vegan shop is putting a spin on traditional king cake by incorporating it into ice cream form, complete with cinnamon cream cheese king cake chunks and purple, green, and gold Mardi Gras sprinkles. The flavor is available in scoops, pints, and ice cream sandwiches. Crucially, each scoop comes with the traditional baby figurine, so you can crown yourself royalty for a day.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

La Provence List and Petite Provence
The local French bistro chain is baking both mini and large brioche king cakes studded with candied orange and drizzled with sweet lemon icing, available through February 21.
Various locations
Pickup, delivery, dine-in



Portland Mardi Gras Ball Past Event List
The Mysti Krewe of Nimbus will return to offer up another round of Fat Tuesday shenanigans, complete with mystical costumes, crawfish and king cake, live tunes by TooLoose Cajun Zydeco Band, and plenty of Louisiana flair.
Wonder Ballroom, 7:30 pm


Portland Mardi Gras Parade Past Event List
Mysti Krewe of Nimbus will lead the charge down Mississippi as jugglers, dancers, and bead-tossing brethren participate in the city's most authentic Fat Tuesday experience with marching bands, a kid's costume contest, and plenty of Louisiana charm.
Mississippi Ave, 7-9 pm

Mardi Gras Party with Patrick Foit and Friends Past Event List
Groove to tunes from Patrick Foit and Friends, feast on a seafood boil and king cake, and knock back hurricanes. 
Delta Cafe, 8-10 pm

Mardi Gras After Party with Lucky Beaucoup Past Event List
Cajun-spiced swamp-funk party band Lucky Beaucoup will oversee this annual Mardi Gras parade after party, lending Portland some of their Louisiana flair. Local group Too Loose will join the party with their Cajun and zydeco dance hall sounds.
Mississippi Studios, 8:30 pm

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