OEN Food & Beverage Showcase 2018

**Online registration is now closed for the F&B Showcase**  We will take walk-in registration at the door! 


There’s a lot going on at the F&B Showcase! To clarify any questions you may have, check out our FAQ!


Ask anyone visiting Oregon and you’ll find that most visit for the food—the variety of amazing restaurants, the impeccable craft brews, the thriving community of food carts, and the numerous food and beer festivals. The food and beverage industry is one of the hallmarks of our culture and a major draw for tourists and businesses from around the world.

As the signature event of OEN’s Food & Beverage Cluster, the F&B Showcase is about convening F&B professionals (or just people who love good food and drinks!) from all across Oregon and SW Washington—entrepreneurs, distributors, accountants, lawyers, investors, marketers, and more—in one place, while showcasing an amazing collection of statewide F&B entrepreneurs and startups.

In addition to hearing presentations from various F&B companies, you’ll also

  • Learn from Ana of Garden Bar, Dave of Dave’s Killer Bread, Lisa from Ruby Jewel, and Duncan from Fishpeople about their first steps through their amazing journeys to success.
  • Taste up to 50 F&B products from across the region at our reception/food fair.
  • Listen to a thought-provoking conversation about food from Elizabeth of Organically Grown.
  • Connect and network with F&B professionals from across the region.

If you are an entrepreneur:

Whether you’re looking to present on the big stage or just expand your professional network, this is a great opportunity to make important connections that can help you take your business to the next level.

If you are an investor:

Come and find the next great Oregon food company—you might just discover the next Brazi Bites, Dave’s Killer Bread, or Salt & Straw.

If you are a service provider:

Connect with your target audience and learn about some of the most innovative and fastest growing companies in the state.

Innovation in food and beverage breathes life into Oregon’s culture and its economy. OEN, Green Zebra Grocery, The Radical Brand Lab, and Built Oregon, came together to create the F&B Showcase. Why? Because we believe a thriving network of entrepreneurs makes Oregon stronger.

***2018 F&B Showcase Agenda***

11:30 am Registration & Networking Lunch, Sponsored by Perkins & Co. & Garden Bar

12:10 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Maggie Finnerty – President and Executive Director, OEN
  • Lisa Sedlar – CEO, Green Zebra and Chair, F&B Showcase Committee
  • Tyler Harkness – Partner, Tonkon Torp

12:25 pm Three-Minute Presentations: Session 1 ­– Sponsored by Underhill Training & Development

1:25 pm Audience Vote

1:35 pm Organically Grown Presents: Sustainability in Perpetuity – Sponsored by Prosper Portland

1:55 pm Coffee Break – Sponsored by Columbia Bank & Nossa Familia Coffee

2:15 pm Three-Minute Presentations: Session 2 – Sponsored by Palo Alto Software

3:15 pm Audience Vote

3:25 pm Journey from Spark to Success – Sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine

4:15 pm Quick Presentations – Sponsored by Oregon Venture Fund

4:35 pm Audience Vote

4:45 pm Final Face Off!

4:55 pm Audience Vote

5:05 pm Presentation of Winners – Presented by Tonkon Torp

5:15 pm Reception and Food Fair – Sponsored by Arnerich Massena


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10/02/2018 11:30 AM
10/02/2018 06:00 PM
Food & Beverage Showcase
Description of the event
Left Bank Annex (101 N Weidler St)


Still have questions? Check out our FAQ.


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Are you still interested in pitching at the F&B Showcase? Contact Marissa at marissa@oen.org.

Not yet an OEN member? Contact Marissa at marissa@oen.org to get 25% off your first year of membership!


Our F&B Showcase is presented by:
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October 2, 2018 11:30 AM
October 2, 2018 6:00 PM
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The Leftbank Annex
101 N Weidler St, Portland
Marissa Schwartz
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