Good Food Awards Comes to Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR (March 31, 2023) – Hosted on April 21, 2023 for the first time in Portland, Oregon, the Good Food Awards will celebrate 237 food and drink crafters from all over the country. Each of the Winners who rose to the top in a blind tasting of nearly 2,000 entries, while also demonstrating a deep commitment in their farming, sourcing and crafting to sustainable environmental and social practices. Following the Awards Ceremony, guests will be able to taste the winning food and drink in five regional buffets and composed bites at a jubilant and delicious after party. The 800 person gathering includes Winners, their families, media and leaders of the sustainable food movement. To inquire about attending, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Falling on Earth Day weekend, long time Honorary Host Alice Waters and this year’s keynote speaker Anthony Myint will bestow the medals on the 2023 Good Food Award Winners in a ceremony MC’d by local charcuterie legend Eli Cairo. Myint, a prolific restauranteur and co-founder of the nonprofit Zero Foodprint, is a leader in advancing creative climate solutions. Zero Foodprint was named the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2020, and in the last decade, its farmer partners have captured an estimated 3 million gallons of gas emissions from the atmosphere by transitioning to regenerative practices.
The celebration continues on Saturday, April 22, when we invite members of the food media, along with merchants, distributors, and chefs, to join us for the industry-only Portland Mercantile. Nearly 150 of the country’s top sustainable crafters, including many of this year’s Good Food Awards Finalists and Winners, will showcase their products at the “un-trade show for tasty, authentic, responsible food.” Debuted in Portland last year, the gathering distinguishes itself from the annual San Francisco and New York Mercantiles with a special focus on the Pacific Northwest, thanks to the warm embrace of both makers and institutions from around the region. Oregon’s Department of Agriculture, public universities and regional commissions have come together to ensure the second annual Portland Mercantile is a dynamic display of the diversity of American food and drink crafters. In addition to sampling from and meeting top crafters from around the country, attendees will have the chance to get to know Oregon’s iconic agriculture bounty, from berry jams and farmstead cheeses to a gustatory tour of the state’s eight distinct regions.