Edible Portland and Ecotrust are throwing summer's first barbecue — with a keynote by Nell Newman of Newman's Own Organics — to honor outstanding members of our local food community. All proceeds support Ecotrust’s work to build a resilient regional food system.
Tickets to Nell's talk are now SOLD OUT, but there are still Eats Only tickets for the feasting that begins at 8 pm.
Chefs + Ranchers
Greg Higgins of HIGGINS RESTAURANT smokes CARMAN RANCH Spanish Longaniza sausage and HAWKINS’ SISTERS RANCH chicken buttifarra sausage with hazelnut romesco sauce
John Gorham of TORO BRAVO, Tasty n Sons, and Tasty n Alder roasts two (count them two!) goats from ANDERSON RANCHES
Stacey Givens of THE SIDE YARD FARM & KITCHEN makes TURTLE ISLAND FOOD barbecue tempeh sliders with spicy, farm-fresh slaw
Scott Dolich of THE BENT BRICK barbecues GOOSE POINT OYSTERS on the rooftop terrace
Ethan Bisagna of FEASTWORKS transforms GOAT MOUNTAIN PASTURED MEAT pork bellies and shoulders into lip-smacking links
Jameson Maspaitella of SIMPATICA makes REISTER FARMS lamb barbacoa sopitos with corn radish salsa and cotija cheese
Fresh bread from GRAND CENTRAL BAKERY
At each station, alongside the barbecue and beer, the producers will share stories of their work, offering attendees the opportunity to get closer to the source of their meat.
Base Camp Brewing Co. ǀ Breakside ǀ Commons ǀ Double Mountain ǀ Fort George ǀ Gigantic ǀ Migration
Hall of Pie
Grand Central ǀ Lauretta Jean’s ǀ Lovejoy Bakers ǀ Petunia's Pies and Pastries ǀ Sweedeedee ǀ Salt & Straw ǀ Organic Valley
Doors open at 5:30
Nell Newman at 6 pm
Awards at 6:35 pm
Feasting at 7:30 pm
Eats Only ticket holders enter at 8 pm
Meet Your Local Hero Nominees
Keynote: Nell Newman on Social Enterprise
To kick off the night, social entrepreneur Nell Newman of Newman’s Own Organics will talk on the power of social enterprise — what it means to run a business that aims for far more than profit — and then announce the winners of this year’s Local Hero Awards, voted for by the public.
Pop-Up Food Storytelling Booth
Come tell your food and farming story. We're setting up a pop-up recording booth to collect stories at the event for potential inclusion in our bi-monthly podcast, Underground Airwaves.
Thank you, Sponsors!
New Seasons Market, Nicky USA, One PacificCoast Bank Foundation, Oregon Brewers Guild, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Pacific Natural Foods, Specialty Food Association, Sustainable Business Oregon, Willamette Week, Oregon Business Magazine, Newman's Own Organics, B-Line
Espe Floral, Food Front Cooperative Grocery, Grand Central Bakery, KitchenCru, Oregon Culinary Institute, Oregon Cultural Trust, Pastaworks, Por Que No?, PSU Institute of Sustainable Solutions, Oregon Tilth, Supply Source, Metro