Each Portland brand that took home a Good Food Award for sustainability

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — For the second consecutive year, the Good Food Foundation hosted its long-awaited awards ceremony in the culinary destination of Portland.

Following the 14th annual Good Food Awards held on Apr. 27, six Portland businesses went home with bragging rights for their commitment to sustainability in the food industry.

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Local brand Bobbie’s Boat Sauce received a medal for its classic flavor, which is the first iteration of its “spiceful,” tomato-based sauce.

Fellow Portland company Maté Party was awarded for its unsweetened yerba mate, a caffeinated herbal tea that originated in South America.

“This award means more than having a tasty beverage — tho it means that too!!” Maté Party wrote on Instagram. “It showcases brands for being sustainable, ethical, and moral which is something we strive for every day at Maté Party!”

The brand also congratulated other local winners, including Olympia Provisions. According to the charcuterie company, the cacciatore salami is its 22nd product that has been recognized by the Good Food Foundation.

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In addition, Only Child Chocolate Co. secured an award for its Cashew Later! The dark chocolate bar is filled with milk chocolate and turmeric, along with almond and cashew nut butter from fellow Portland business Ground Up.

“I could not be more proud to be one of the many people committed to making food that doesn’t just feel good on the tongue but is made with consideration of the good it can contribute to our food systems,” Only Child Chocolate Co.’s owner said on social media.

Rose City Pepperheads was recognized for its Hollerin’ Huckleberry pepper jelly. The company’s other pepper jelly flavors include Mango Madness, Caribbean Passion Fruit and Raspberry Habanero.

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The Bitter Housewife was the final Portland brand that won, for its Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters. The signature product features ginger, cinnamon and allspice flavors that are often mixed with dark liquors like bourbon or whiskey.

Full list of the north region’s 2024 winners.

Eleven Oregon brands outside of the Rose City took medals home on Saturday as well. The state’s other winners are based in places like Bend, Clackamas and Rickreall.

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