Oregon Angel Food 2021 Grand Finale: Taster’s Ticket
OregonAF is a premier PNW food + beverage investment event hosted by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN). One company will be awarded a $200,000 equity investment at the Grand Finale & Marketplace!
Tune September 17th, 1-3:30pm to watch, taste and buy.
- Watch: 10 up-and-coming food and beverage makers from across Oregon and SW Washington will pitch their products and companies during a live show hosted via Brandlive
- Taste: Taster’s Tickets come with a box of goodies so you can sample product during the company pitches
- Buy: click through to purchase whatever you like, or visit Market of Choice to stock up on local products!
Get Your Taster’s Box
Sample goodies from Sweet Apricity, Puffworks, Face Rock Creamery, Young Mountain Tea, XICO, Riff, Khalsa Salsa, and more! Plus, sweet new Loafy swag included in every box.
Taster’s Tickets are $79, or only $59 if you’re an OEN Member.
To keep everyone safe and healthy, please plan to wear a mask and pick up your Taster’s Box on Monday, September 13th, between 4:30-6:30pm at Market of Choice Goat Blocks (1090 SE Belmont in Portland). Any boxes not picked up will be shipped out first thing Tuesday morning.
Last day to buy Taster’s Tickets is September 12th. Supplies are limited and expected to sell out, so don’t wait!
Live Afterparty @ Freeland
Join us and Afterparty host Summit Bank at Freeland Spirits tasting room (2671 NW Vaughn St) on September 17th from 4-6pm following the online show.
Thank you Sponsors!
Young Mountain Tea Springfield, OR | As founder Raj Vable, a Fulbright Scholar who connected with Himalayan tea farmers while working in the region describes it, his tea company started with a promise to farmers. He would help them develop financially viable operations that would give their rural children hope for making a living locally and maintaining their community-based production practices, by creating a company that would bring their high-quality teas to American consumers. Eight years later he has developed an avid following for the farmers’ loose leaf teas and is ready for expansion.
Face Rock Creamery Bandon, OR | Face Rock Creamery is an award winning specialty cheese producer based in Bandon that sources its milk from the greater Southern Oregon region. The company is already a home-grown success story and sells cheese nationally via Costco, Kroger, Safeway, and Whole Foods. Founder Gregory Drobot is seeking investment to expand to further grow sales and expand their facilities in Bandon, bringing more jobs to the region.
Sweet Apricity Vancouver, WA | Founder Tonya Butts explains that the word apricity (pronounced ah-priss’-i-tee) is derived from the Latin aprīcitās, meaning the warmth of the sun in winter. Her products, including sea salt caramels, vanilla marshmallows, and caramel sauce, are produced with ingredients like grass-fed beef gelatin and organic maple sugar that are specifically designed to meet auto-immune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.
Puffworks Portland, OR | Puffworks lands at the intersection of two powerful trends: plant-based snacking and food allergy prevention, according to founder and CEO, Greg Murphy. Puffworks Organic Peanut Butter Puffs make it easy for parents to introduce peanut to infants (6+ months of age), as they dissolve easily and contain low sodium. Their crunchier Puffs, available in four flavors, like Strawberry PB&J, are a delicious option for older kids and adults and offer 4-5 grams of plant-based protein per serving.
Riff Cold Brew Redmond, OR | We discovered that the coffee fruit (called cascara) is packed with nutrients and natural caffeine, we were inspired to up-cycle the cascara and create a unique and delicious energy drink as a way to help keep the earth we love in balance, keeps fields and rivers healthy, and empowers small coffee farmers with a new source of income.
Khalsa Salsa Beaverton, OR | Growing up in urban India, no outing was complete without a visit to one of the bustling food stalls found around every street corner. Whether we stopped to snack on dahi papdi chaat or pick up chole bhature for a hearty lunch, what made street food special was its “chatpata flavor” – a delectable blend of spicy, tangy, savory, and sweet.
Queen of Hearts Hood River, OR | For 10 years before embarking on the hemp foods adventure, Tonia Farman ran a nonprofit — Project Koru — that helped young adults get their lives back after cancer. She was a pioneer in developing experiential programming to help address the psychosocial effects of cancer to improve quality of life.
Leslie’s Lumpia Portland, OR | Leslie’s Lumpia is about connecting with old and new friends through Filipino food and we’re bringing you the Filipino experience right to you! Our Lumpia is filled a wide variety of flavors and fillings. Each Lumpia is hand-wrapped with love to compliment a wide variety of flavors and fillings.
Kama Hard Coffee Portland, OR | KÄMÄ’s mission is to be a premium hard coffee beverage and lifestyle brand for people who want to boldly express life’s punctuations and moments.
Xico Chips Portland, OR | Now available at all 18 PDX locations of New Seasons Markets! We’re featured on an end-cap alongside local products from women-owned businesses in March, and we’d be so grateful if you would buy a bag and support our launch!