7th Annual Local Hero Awards at Ecotrust

7TH ANNUAL LOCAL HERO AWARDS and Summer’s First Barbecue

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. After Nell speaks and announces the Local Hero Awards, we’re throwing all three floors of Ecotrust open to renowned local chefs, who are putting their culinary brilliance toward preparing the best barbecue, sourced directly from our region’s most sustainable producers. All proceeds support Ecotrust’s work to build a resilient regional food system.

Nell Newman of Newman’s Own Organics will give the keynote.

Featured Chefs and Ranchers

John Gorham of Toro Bravo roasts two Anderson Ranches goats.

Greg Higgins of Higgins Restaurant smokes Carman Ranch Spanish Longaniza sausage and Hawkins’ Sisters Ranch chicken buttifarra sausage.

Stacey Givens of The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen makes Turtle Island Foods BBQ tempeh sliders.

Scott Dolich of The Bent Brick barbecues Goose Point oysters on the Ecotrust rooftop terrace.

Simpatica + Reister Farms = lamb barbacoa sopitos with corn radish salsa and cotija cheese.

Feastworks + Goat Mountain Pastured Meats = lip-smacking pork belly links. Fresh bread from Grand Central Bakery.

Featured Breweries

Breakside, The Commons, Double Mountain, Fort George, Gigantic, and Migration.

Hall of Pie
Grand Central Bakery, Lovejoy Bakers, Petunia’s Pies and Pastries, Lauretta Jean’s, Sweedeedee, Salt & Straw, Organic Valley, and Nossa Familia.


Thursday, June 12

5:30 – 10 pm
All-inclusive ticket

8 – 10 pm
Eats-only ticket


721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209


$65 (or $50 for Eats Only tickets)

Tickets going fast: http://ecotrust.ticketleap.com/localhero/

More on the Local Hero Awards: http://www.ecotrust.org/localhero

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