Cafe at the J

Cafe is closed for now, but orders are being taken for pick up. See below.

Seder Meals 2020
Prepared under Kosher Supervision for you to take home and serve.
Orders due by Tuesday, March 31 at 3:00 pm
Meals will be ready for pick up and payment on
Monday, April 6 at a time TBD.

Pick up location is at the turn circle at the MJCC.

Charoset (has nuts)
Whole Fresh Horseradish (for you to grate/cut)
Gefilte Fish
Matzah Ball Soup
(Vegetarian broth available upon request - Matzah Balls made with eggs)

Chicken with Sweet Carrots, Zucchini & Potatoes
Brisket with Sweet Carrots, Zucchini & Potatoes
Salmon Entree with Sweet Carrots, Zucchini & Potatoes

Flourless Chocolate Cake


Chicken Meal @ $28 per person
Brisket Meal @ $35 per person
Salmon Meal @ $30.00 per person

Please REPLY to to order. Thanks!


Please note: the The Kosher cafe inside the MICC is closed due to Covid-19.

Cafe at the J is Portland's only kosher dairy restaurant certified by Oregon K and offers sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza, falafel, pasta, bagels, and more! It is located inside the MJCC. Surf the net while you enjoy the new cafe. We offer free wireless Internet access.

Our Menu   |     Sunday Limited Menu

Some of our great regular items include daily seasonal home made soups and special salads, baked goods, pasta specials, fish specials, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit and, of course, your favorite coffee drink.

Our regular menu offers a variety of breakfast options, as well as salads and sandwiches to entice you along with power bars, sports drinks and waters to satisfy your post-workout needs.

Stop by and see us or call in your order and we'll have it ready for you.

The Kosher cafe is closed due to Covid-19:

Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (limited menu)
Monday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; 5:30 - 8:00 pm (meat)
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

Orders for Challah and Bagels must be received by Tuesday for pick-up on Friday. Cafe information: 503.535.3630.


Cafe at the J Dinner Menu
Tuesday, March 3, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Buffet this Week

Minestrone Soup

Fresh Bread

Garden Salad Vinaigrette

Spinach & Quinoa Salad

Roasted Vegetables with Roasted Garlic & Basil

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Banana Bash Cake with Whiskey Banana Caramel Sauce & Pareve Whipped Cream

Buffet $12.75

MAIN COURSE (prices include Buffet)

Peppercorn Crusted Prime Rib au Jus with a Crispy Onion Rings
served over Creamy Polenta 
~ $26.75


Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Mushrooms, Tomatoes, White Wine
& Capers served over Creamy Polenta 
~ $23.75


Cedar Plank Roasted Salmonwith Red Pepper & Caper Relish
served over Creamy Polenta~ $23.75


Chicken Schnitzel with Lemon served with French Fries ~ $23.75

 Grilled 16oz Angus Rib Eye Steak served with French Fries ~ $43.75

Burger with Lettuce, Tomato, Fried Onions, Café Remoulade
& Fries ~ $24.75


Burger without Buffet ~ $14.75


For the Kids:  Hot Dogwith Fries  ~ $6.75

Split plate charge ~ $3.00

There will be an 18% service charge added to the bill for tables of 6 & over

Coffee Happy Hours

Weekdays from 2:30 - 3:30 pm all coffee drinks at the Cafe at the J are HALF OFF! It’s Coffee Happy Hour! Get that afternoon “pick-me-up” or decaf. See you there!

For more information call the cafe directly at 503.535.3630.
Cafe at the J is owned and operated by Allen Levin.
Cafe at the J is under the supervision of Oregon K.