Light Up the Redd:A fall benefit for Ecotrust

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

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
5-6pm | Mix and mingle
6-7pm | Seated program
7-9pm | Regional Graze


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 multiple culinary collaborations.

*Show some group support for our event when you buy a 10-pack of tickets for $1,000. Contact us to reserve yours today!


Get your passport

Guests (and supporters) of Light Up the Redd can enter to win a curated experience in Eastern Oregon by purchasing a Passport raffle ticket! The Passport raffle showcases the region’s amazing outdoor offerings, tells the story of our home, and includes a few accessories to help winners savor the experience. This unbeatable package for two ($10,000 in value!) includes chartered flights, a stay at the magical Minam River Lodge, gear from YETI, and a guided fly-fishing experience with our founder Spencer Beebe! Only 100 tickets sold. Attendance is not required.


Thank you early birds

First 500 ticket-holders will receive a complimentary Love Where You Live tote bag filled with home-grown goodies!


Bring your friends

Get a group discount when you buy a pack of 10 tickets for $100/ea! Request yours today!

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.

Join us to dine with our friends from Park Kitchen, Umi Organic Noodles, Verde Cocina, Iliamna Fish Company, and A to Z Wineworks and more!

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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 evening program partner:
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.

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.

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