Gumbo is big in Portland—or at least, you'll think so after watching Tapalaya bartender Philip Morlier's short documentary, Making Gumbo. The 13-minute film features New Orleans transplants now living in Portland to show how New Orleans culture has become an important part of the city, and you may see some familiar faces.The documentary features Tapalaya chef Anh Luu, Tapalaya server Ariel Kempf, and Theron Mayeux, who now operates the Right Bayou Cajun food cart.
To both see the film and eat complimentary gumbo, head to Tapalaya tonight at 9:30 p.m. Things start with NOLA-inspired cocktails and complimentary gumbo from 9:30 to 10 p.m.; the screening kicks off at 10 p.m.; and at 10:30 p.m., there will be a Q&A filmmaker Morlier, chef Luu, and server Kempf. It will definitely get you in the New Orleans mood for Fat Tuesday, which is just around the corner.
If you can't make the event, you can still see Making Gumbo. The short film has been released online, and you can watch it here, too: