Light Up the Redd:A fall benefit for Ecotrust

Join us October 5 to celebrate the place we call home and usher in a new era of change together. Tickets go on sale in July!

Can you feel it? Change is in the air. There is a spark, an energy that is building around a more equitable, restorative, and delicious regional food system. A system that we can build together. On October 5, gather with us at the Redd on Salmon Street, Ecotrust’s new working hub for food system innovation, for a taste of the exciting changes coming to the table here in the Northwest.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:30pm


The Redd on Salmon Street
831 SE Salmon Street, Portland


We’ll start the evening with a keynote by Ricardo Salvador, renowned food and environmental scientist, followed by festivities and a wandering feast of our region’s best food and drink in 12 culinary collaborations.

Graze our regional bounty

A cornerstone of any Ecotrust event is a delectable selection of bites and beverages that highlight the bounty of our region.

Stay tuned: We’ll be sharing information about the 12 farmer-fisher-chef collaborations that will be featured at our celebration soon!


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Meet our keynote speaker: Ricardo Salvador

As the senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Salvador works with citizens, scientists, economists, and politicians to transition our current food system into one that grows healthy foods while employing sustainable and socially equitable practices.

About our cohost: Civil Eats

Helping us curate the evening’s program is Civil Eats, a James Beard Award-winning publication working to tell the story of how our nation eats. Since 2009, Civil Eats has been a vital resource for the food community. Their more than 100 contributors are active participants in the evolving food landscape from Capital Hill to Main Street, focusing on stories that shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities.

Our Center Stage Sponsor

Beneficial State Bank was fashioned in the image of the great socially responsible banks and credit unions of national and international fame. The Bank is mandated to produce meaningful social justice and environmental benefits at the same time that it is financially sustainable. Beneficial State Bank Foundation owns all of the economic rights of the Bank — when profits of the Bank are distributed, they can only be distributed to the Foundation which is mandated to reinvest those proceeds back into the communities and the environment on which we all depend. In our theory and experience, this ownership model aligns our incentives with the triple bottom line and the values of our bank customers.

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Get your Passport Tickets!

Guests (and supporters) of Light Up the Redd can enter to win curated experiences throughout Oregon by purchasing raffle tickets before and during the event. Each experience will correspond to one of the four regions highlighted in the food graze: the Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, Cascade Range, and Eastern Oregon. Each package will showcase Oregon’s amazing outdoor offerings, celebrate and tell the story of our home, and include a few accessories, food and beverage experiences to help winners savor each experience.

Thank You Host Committee!

Rukaiyah Adams and David Chen

Cory Carman and Dave Flynn

Kristen Connor

Piper Davis

Gun Denhart

Pip and Evan Denhart

Kate and Malek Hall

Edward Hill

Lori Heino-Royer

Mark and Ann Edlen

Franklin Jones

Deborah Kane

Carrie and Brad Lawliss

Jen Maxwell-Muir

Lola Milholland

Antone Minthorn

Katie Pearmine

Curtis Robinhold

Carmen Rubio

Dan and Priscilla Wieden

Janet Williamson

Anita Yap

We can’t do it without you

Download the Light Up the Redd Sponsorship Kit or contact Jeanne Kubal at for more information.

Beneficial State Bank

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