Entrepreneurial Resources

Statewide resources for food & beverage entrepreneurs

OEN certainly isn’t the only organization dedicated to helping food & beverage entrepreneurs grow and thrive. Whether you are looking for education, mentorship, community support, or funding options, help is at hand!

Across Oregon, there are dozens organizations that share our vision of a robust and diverse food & beverage entrepreneurial ecosystem. Keep scrolling for a comprehensive list of local nonprofits, accelerators, incubators, university programs, and government initiatives.


Portland Metro

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365 Commissary Kitchen is a food production facility located in Portland, Oregon that is designed to meet the needs of startups, small businesses, and established businesses.

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Bohemian Kitchen supports local food entrepreneurs in developing, operating, and growing their business. They help their clients break down barriers and provide easy access to a licensed commercial kitchen.

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Business Oregon invests in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy.

The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry.

 

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Food Innovation Center at Oregon State University encourages Food Entrepreneurism while promoting Northwest Agriculture.

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Food Northwest formerly NWFPA, supports the food processing industry in the beautiful Pacific Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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EO Portland is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

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Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association is the leading business association for the foodservice and lodging industry in Oregon.

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Portland Mercado is a community of more than 16 permanent businesses bringing together diverse cultures through food, art and entertainment.

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StarveUps is a virtual incubator and accelerator with peer mentoring as its cornerstone, and an end-to-end educational approach.

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The Redd is an Ecotrust development designed to support local food enterprises and help scale a robust, regional food economy across the Pacific Northwest.


Central Oregon

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The EDCO is a non-profit corporation that aims to create a diversified local economy and a strong base of middle-class jobs in Central Oregon.

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture ensures food safety, protects natural resources, and promotes Oregon’s agricultural economic development.

The Food Cluster of Central Oregon helps drive the growth of Central Oregon’s thriving specialty food and beverage industry.


Southern Oregon

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Rogue Farm Corps offers a hands-on training programs on a diverse network of commercial family farms in Oregon.


Southern Willamette Valley

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Community LendingWorks provides access to capital and asset building services that help people work their way toward financial stability.

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The Hummingbird Incubator Kitchen is designed to support small scale food producers to offer a product to the marketplace.

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The Lane LBDC offers a multitude of support services for small businesses, from start-up to established and small to medium.

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NEDCO works to make sure the people in Lane, Marion and Clackamas counties have the tools and resources they need to build a brighter financial future.

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Oregon Tilth is a leading nonprofit certifier, educator and advocate for organic agriculture and products since 1974.

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RAIN Eugene is building a network of entrepreneurs, investors and development organizations to support startups in the state’s South Willamette Valley.

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Renegade Kitchens is a licensed commercial kitchen available to rent by the hour in Salem.

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The Willamette Farm and Food Coalition connects consumers to local farmers, ranchers, and processors and the delicious foods they produce from the Willamette Valley’s fertile soils.

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Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance promotes natural food businesses through relationships, education and sustainable business practices.


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