New Investment in the Green Workforce Academy

Portland, Ore. – The Green Workforce Collaborative has been awarded an impactful $2M grant from the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) to continue building economic and environmental justice with Portland […]

Salt & Soil Marketplace starts another season to savor

JUNEAU, Alaska — Farm-fresh eggs, flash-frozen rockfish, dandelion jelly, Sitka spruce tips, plant starts, sourdough bread, vegetables and much more are all available for sale straight from the producer through […]

Celebrating Antone Minthorn

Ecotrust names the Redd on Salmon Street’s board room “Big Dawn” in celebration of Antone Minthorn, Pacific Northwest Indigenous leader and longtime Ecotrust board member.

Announcing the Viviane Barnett Food System Fellows

PORTLAND, Ore.,—June 30, 2021—Who leads the work to create a more equitable and resilient food system matters. The Viviane Barnett Fellowship for Food System Leadership (Fellowship) announces its inaugural cohort, […]

Endorsement of Oregon House Bill 2358

PORTLAND, Ore. — April 2, 2021 — Ecotrust is proud to join the powerful and diverse coalition of advocates that endorse Oregon House Bill 2358. HB 2358 would guarantee access […]

Statement on anti-Asian, anti-Muslim violence

UPDATE — March 19, 2021 — Ecotrust calls for solidarity with and protection of Asian and Asian Pacific Islander communities, as hate crimes continue to harm and take lives across […]

Statement on the Insurrection at the US Capitol

PORTLAND, Ore. — January 7, 2021 — Ecotrust’s mission to create economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being relies on a foundation of dignity, justice, and democracy. At our best, […]

COVID-19 Ecotrust venues update

  To Our Community: We have been following the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation with great concern and care for our Ecotrust staff, and the members of our community here in […]

Doors open wide at the Redd on Salmon Street

PORTLAND, Ore. – Jan. 16, 2019 – The wait is over for local food buyers, Portland party planners, food system futurists, and curious commuters of Southeast Portland — the Redd […]

The Redd on Salmon Street nears completion

Redd construction time-lapse from Sam Beebe on Vimeo. PORTLAND, Ore. – July 26, 2018 – A rising steel beam, a bustling food truck, a racing delivery trike – activity is […]

EFM awarded USDA conservation grant

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ecotrust Forest Management (EFM) announced today their receipt of a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its innovative approach to forestland investing and management. […]

Ecotrust lands national food nonprofit at the Redd

CONTACT: Jerusha Klemperer, FoodCorps 212-596-7045 x105 June 1, 2016, Portland, Oregon — Ecotrust announced today that national service organization and AmeriCorps partner, FoodCorps, will be moving its headquarters to […]

Edible Portland to continue under Free Range Media

Alex Corcoran Free Range Media 206.605.9005 PORTLAND, Ore. – April 21, 2016 – Edible Portland, published by Ecotrust for the past eight years and one of 90 Edible magazines […]

Ecotrust appoints new Executive Director

PORTLAND, Ore, March 22, 2016 — Ecotrust Founder and Executive Chair Spencer Beebe today named Jeremy Barnicle as the organization’s new Executive Director. “Ecotrust’s board and staff could not be […]

Oregon food producers hungry for infrastructure

PORTLAND, ORE., May 14, 2015 – Before food ever reaches the table, it’s gone through an elaborate system of producers, brokers, distributors and other intermediaries, all of whom have a […]

Report Finds $18.5 Million in Hidden Value at Bullitt Center

Bullitt Center Media Contact: Brad Kahn +1-206-419-1607 SEATTLE – A report released today, Optimizing Urban Ecosystem Services: The Bullitt Center Case Study, found that just six of the building’s green features […]

Point 97 wins Esri design award

  Portland, Oregon – (July 16, 2014) – Esri, the world’s leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software company is honoring the West Coast Governor’s Alliance (WCGA) with a Special Achievement […]

Edible Portland honors six local food heroes

June 13, 2014;  Portland, Oregon — Last night, Edible Portland, a quarterly magazine of the nonprofit Ecotrust, honored six businesses and nonprofits with its annual Local Hero Awards at the Ecotrust Natural […]

Adventurous blind-tasting nights begin at Ecotrust

Portland, Ore. – Starting February 7, Ecotrust and Edible Portland are bringing back Blind-Tasting Bingo, a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration that first premiered at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based […]

Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Award: call for nominations

Portland, Ore., — Nominations are open for Ecotrust’s 12th annual Indigenous Leadership Award, recognizing native leaders dedicated to improving the social, economic, and environmental conditions of their homelands. Since 2001, Ecotrust has […]

New podcast “Underground Airwaves” takes to the air

Portland, Ore. – Edible Portland is pleased to announce the official launch of Underground Airwaves, a brand new podcast of local, personal food stories. The series is now available on iTunes and on the magazine’s website. […]

Ecotrust wins Portland innovation award

Portland, Ore. — Ecotrust will accept a Portland Business Journal/Sustainable Business Oregon Innovation in Sustainability Award on November 14, 2013. The award is part of an annual event honoring top […]

Mushroom fanatics, on film

Portland, Ore. — Just in time for fall’s mushroom feasts, Ecotrust and Edible Portland have released a three-video series about Oregon mushroom foragers and farmers. The short videos were created […]

Ecotrust receives $45 million in tax credit financing

Portland, Oregon — Just days after the public launch of a successful New Markets Tax Credit-supported project, Ecotrust has learned that its subsidiary, Ecotrust CDE, was awarded $45 million of additional […]

Ecotrust announces change in leadership

Portland, Ore. — Ecotrust today announced several changes to its governance and leadership team to adapt to what the organization sees as a changing landscape for mission-driven organizations. Founder Spencer […]