Artisans

  1. Blue Star Donuts

    Blue Star Donuts

    (Portland, OR)

    Stephanie Thornton is the Head Pastry Chef extraordinaire of Blue Star Donuts. Raised in a small farm town in Pennsylvania, Thornton’s first forays in baking were during her mother’s attempt to teach her fractions as they poured and measured together in the kitchen. Thornton received a Bachelor of Science in baking and pastry from Johnson & Wales culinary school, and went on to cut her culinary teeth in the depths of New York kitchens, including the Four Seasons Hotel and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. It was here that she perfected pastries like the black-belt boss that she is (literally). After moving to Portland with her husband, Thornton joined forces with restaurateurs Katie Poppe and Micah Camden to develop a new gourmet donut concept based on a signature brioche dough. Since Blue Star’s inception in 2012, Chef Steph has been throwing down in the donut kitchen, creating beloved classics and exciting seasonals such as the Orange Olive Oil, Caramel Pear and Brandy Fritter, and Grapefruit with Smoked Paprika. Her works of donut art have been featured in Vogue, Forbes, the Food Network, the Travel Channel, and recently adorned the cover Bon Appétit.

  2. Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters

    Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters

    (Portland, OR)

    Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters are a small batch, savory-flavored nut butter company. Founded in 2013 by Michael Kanter in the Eliot neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, Eliot’s has created award-winning, minimal ingredient flavors geared towards adults. Our incredible flavors help take your nut butter experiences to bold new places that’ll have hooked. Each and everyone of our jars strives to deliver the most flavorful nut butters you have ever had. Our grown-up line of products, which includes seven total flavors, four peanut butters and one each of cashew, almond, and sunflower butter.

  3. Honey Mama’s

    Honey Mama’s

    (Portland, OR)

    Growing up in a family of cooks, bakers, farmers, and gardeners, the kitchen was always a place of celebration, nourishment and joy. I started Honey Mama’s as a way to share these celebrated family traditions and my passion for healthy living. I wanted to create a treat that exudes vitality and playfulness, something you’d as likely take to a formal dinner party as enjoy on a hike or share around a campfire. Sweetened with raw honey, our treats are full of everything delightful: bold, deep flavors, and decadent textures. Naturally free from gluten, soy, dairy, and grains, they allow your body to thrive and taste buds to celebrate! From our kitchen to your table: Nourish ~ Delight.

  4. Nineteen27 S’mores

    Nineteen27 S’mores

    (Portland, OR)

    In August of 2015, Portland couple James and Elise Kelly set out to bring the world a better s’more. As one of the most nostalgic and iconic American treats around, the couple felt great pressure to do it justice and put forth the finest s’more America has ever tasted. Firm believers that all good food begins with quality ingredients, the couple worked to procure the best available. The products from Nineteen27 S’mores are made from scratch in small batches with the finest locally sourced honey, organic flours and seasonal produce. James and Elise love to collaborate with other local companies to create new, delicious flavors and establish community. Their s’mores cart can be found at various pop ups and on the street spring through fall, where their gourmet s’mores are roasted on demand. Nineteen27 S’mores also caters events and sells packaged s’mores kits and marshmallows online and in several local and national boutiques.

  5. NOLA Doughnuts

    NOLA Doughnuts

    (Lake Oswego, OR)

    In October of 2014, NOLA Doughnuts started its journey in a small, two-bedroom apartment, creating the La’ssant™ doughnut. Less than a year later, the first retail shop opened in downtown Lake Oswego, OR serving La’ssant™ doughnuts, classic New Orleans style beignets, small batch pralines, and smooth, rich hot chocolate with house made marshmallows. The La’ssant™ dough is handcrafted over a three-day period; layered with the finest, grass fed, European butter throughout. The result is a doughnut with a great complexity of flavor, a deep richness, and a delicate, crisp outer layer. NOLA Doughnuts puts a huge emphasis on handcrafted creations, while using the highest quality ingredients with a simple, yet familiar flavor palette.

  6. Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge

    Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge

    (Dayton, OR)

    Oregon Olive Mill is a premier purveyor of estate-milled Extra Virgin Olive Oil and home to the only Olioteca in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2008, Oregon Olive Mill is home to 17 acres of olive trees and a state-of-the-art Italian mill. Our oils are a premium blend of carefully sourced olives from our own grove and outstanding growers in Northern California.

  7. Petunia’s Pies & Pastries

    Petunia’s Pies & Pastries

    (Portland, OR)

    Lisa Clark’s love for baking began when she was just a tiny girl, when her mother introduced her to all things baking. After Lisa’s mother passed away from ALS when she was young, Lisa became very sick and learned of her severe gluten and dairy intolerance. Taking what she knew about traditional baking, Lisa developed her own gluten free and vegan recipes that yielded baked goods unlike anything she had ever tasted. In 2010, at the age of 24, Lisa founded the first gluten free and vegan bakery in Portland-Petunia’s Pies & Pastries. Lisa loves the challenge of creation out of necessity, and to show people how to enjoy the sweeter side in life!

  8. Ranger Chocolate Company

    Ranger Chocolate Company

    (Portland, OR)

    Ranger Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate company focusing on single-origin, organic cacao. In 2013, we set out to source cacao beans by creating relationships with small cacao farms and growers around the world. A trip to the Piura, Tumbes and San Martin regions of Peru to learn about farming practices ignited our passion for excellence, quality, and respect for the people planting and harvesting cacao. Our bars consist of two ingredients – organic cacao and organic sugar.

  9. Rogue Creamery

    Rogue Creamery

    (Central Point, OR)

    Rogue Creamery has drawn from the beauty and flavors of Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley for 80 years to create internationally acclaimed and sustainable handcrafted blue and cheddar cheeses using milk from Brown Swiss and Holstein cows. Rogue Creamery® is committed to holistic, organic, biodynamic and sustainable make processes. All cheese produced by Rogue Creamery® is rBST, rBGH and antibiotic free, naturally gluten free with testing conducted annually by a certified lab. Its dairy, creamery and cheesemaking processes are certified sustainable by ASI Food Safety, cheesemaking and ingredients organic by Oregon Tilth. Over the last 15 years, Rogue Creamery has garnered over 100 trophies and ribbons in competitions around the world.

  10. Rubinette Produce Market at Providore Fine Foods

    Rubinette Produce Market at Providore Fine Foods

    (Portland, OR)

    Since his childhood days picking apples with his family, Josh Alsberg, the owner of Rubinette Produce Market, has been a fruit lover and vegetable obsessive. His small market packs in hard-to-find seasonal and wild-foraged ingredients along with an abundance of ripe, locally grown and exotic fruit varieties. Named for a small, unassuming yet surprisingly delicious Oregon-bred apple, Josh opened Rubinette Produce as a resource for chefs and home cooks alike who wanted easier access to the unique bounty of small and dedicated farmers and orchardists across the west. Over a 15-year career working in produce in Oregon, Josh has built relationships with farmers up and down the coast and has developed very strong opinions about carrots. Rubinette Produce Market can be found inside Providore Fine Foods on NE Sandy Blvd.

  11. Ruby Jewel

    Ruby Jewel

    (Portland, OR)

    Since 2004, sisters Lisa Herlinger and Becky Burnett have set out to create a different kind of ice cream sandwich company. They’re focused on consciously choosing high-quality, all-natural ingredients and working with local farmers and producers, to bring you the most delicious and exciting ice cream sandwiches you could imagine. They enjoy making this classic treat into a more modern version of itself. Each of their ice cream sandwiches are made by hand in their own facility, that they call Spin City.

  12. Salt & Straw

    Salt & Straw

    (Portland, OR)

    Salt & Straw is a family-run, chef-driven ice cream company founded in Portland in 2011 with kitchens and scoop shops in Portland, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Salt & Straw partners with local artisans, producers and farmers to make creative and delicious ice cream. Each ice cream is handmade in small batches using only all natural local cream. The menu features classic and seasonal flavors that change every four weeks. Salt & Straw also has a soft serve dessert bar, Wiz Bang Bar, located in Portland’s Pine Street Market.

  13. Sisters Baking Company

    Sisters Baking Company

    (Edmonds, WA)

    Jen is a nutritionist. Jamie is a pastry chef. Imagine what happens when this sister rivalry comes together – OH YES. We created a completely addictive snack that is a healthy indulgence. Here’s how it happened. Jamie needed a job so she pulled Jen into a crazy scheme to bake pastries for coffee shops. Three years later they stumbled upon this idea to make Granola Bark. Instead of making it the easy way, they used the very best ingredients and made it by hand. Goodbye pastries – we’re making extremely addictive crunchy granola bark! Ahem, I mean, healthy granola bites.

  14. Tea Bar

    Tea Bar

    (Portland, OR)

    Tea Bar serves the Portland community the world’s best selection of carefully curated, high-quality teas sourced from family farms around the world. Our focus on simplicity is implemented into every aspect of Tea Bar, including interior design, menu, and our business model. We provide a beautiful space for customers to slow down and enjoy hand-crafted tea beverages.

  15. The Bitter Housewife and RAFT Syrups

    The Bitter Housewife and RAFT Syrups

    (Portland, OR)

    The Bitter Housewife and RAFT Syrups, owned by the wife and husband team of Genevieve and Dan Brazelton, is on a mission to empower people to make great tasting drinks at home. We craft only the highest quality bitters and syrups with all natural ingredients, supporting small, local producers and using organic, fair trade, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Treat yourself and use generously!

  16. Wailua Shave Ice PDX

    Wailua Shave Ice PDX

    (Hillsboro, OR)

    Unless you’ve stopped by their little truck in Hawaii, you won’t understand what the hype is all about. Until now. Wailua Shave Ice takes the traditional Hawaiian treat to the next level. They carefully shave and shape a light texture of ice, and top it off with homemade syrups crafted from freshly squeezed fruits. Made with no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup, try the Pineapple, Mango, Strawberry, Cold Brew with Coconut Milk, or even a Beer flavor to keep Portland weird. Portland can now get a daily taste of paradise, seven days a week, downtown at Union Way (1022 W Burnside St.). Get your shave ice and shakas today!