Sukhdev Singh had never tasted salsa before he immigrated to the United States. He immediately became a fan once he tried it and began experimenting with ways to incorporate Indian spices into salsa.
Julianne Richardson, owner of Driftwest Water Kefir, creates one-of-a-kind, vegan and gluten-free drinks that are a blend of good strains of bacteria and yeast. Naturally fermented, this bubbly water kefir with a hint of fruit juice is rich in beneficial probiotics.
Handcrafting “Heat you can handle” is the mission of Hoss Soss owners Matt Kuerbis and Catherine Sutherland. Matt worked as a chef at a resort in Costa Rica and was known for making hot sauce for guests. When he returned to Oregon, he decided to pursue his passion and launch a business.
With a mission to bring high quality beer to the community, John Harris is constantly finding creative ways to add his own twist to craft beer. Based in Portland, Ecliptic Brewing was founded on John’s two passions – brewing and astronomy. Learn more from John about Ecliptic Brewing’s unique styles and flavors!
Located in Ashland, Oregon, Caldera Brewing creates handcrafted ales, lagers and sodas for the masses. Caldera was the first craft brewery on the West Coast to brew and can its own beer, igniting a canning revolution.
When Sascha and Monique Menesi immigrated to the United States, they longed for the German-style breads they were accustomed to enjoying. So, Monique began making her own bread mixes, often in large batches, so they could bake themselves a daily loaf without the hassle of combining all the ingredients—and suddenly, a business was born.
Toby's creates protein-rich tofu dips and spreads and delicious dressings, using organic, Non-GMO ingredients, sourced from local, independent farmers and food producers.
Less than content with the soy candles they found on the market, the Morris family decided they could do better. "We wanted to create a super clean candle with actual health benefits," says Bee Lucia Co-Founder Jameson Morris. So, he and his mother, sister and grandmother got to work.