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PDX Food Startups, Eat Me

These are FOUNDERS of Portland based food startups sharing samples, to meet and talk with investors, foodies and fans face-to-face.

Some of the best Portland food based startup founders are going to be here feeding you and answering any questions you might have about their companies.

Attendees will be startup founders, techies, foodies, media, angel and VC investors.  This PDX Food Startup Founder tasting event will help people realize there's more Portland startups than tech companies (gasp)

What: Startup Your Startup: PDX Food Startups, Eat Me

When: Friday July 12, 3pm-5pm

Where: NedSpace 1400 SW 5th Ave, third floor (between Columbia & Clay)
Some of the best food startup in Portland in a two hour sampling for local startup founders, techies, foodies, media and angel investors and VC's.

Who's Who and What's What?

Who is gonna be there, feeding you what?

444 Beverages -  Julio Castilleja (chai)

Better Bean Company - Keith Kullberg (beans)

Brazi Bites Cheese Bread - Junea Rocha

Bridge City Baking - Stacie & Lou (baked goods)

Buzz Bites - Iris (honey energy food)

Chez Marie - Shelley Gunton (meatless patties)

Choi's Kimshi - Matt Choi (kimshi)

Freak Creak -
MrHappy/Thomas Harberts(gluten free baked goods)

Genkisu - Takako Shinjo (drinking vinegar)

Happy Campers - Jan Taborsky (gluten free baked goods)

Homestyle Fresh - David Kolar (chili)

Jacobs Creamery - Lisa Jacobs (cheese)

Lucky Monkey Foods - Evan Sekulic (sauce)

Masala Pop - Neha Patel (popcorn)

Pal Pops - Jena Nesbitt (dog/people treats)

Paleo Bites - Tori Boyce (paleo food)

Paleo Pastries - Justin Rossman (paleo food)

Salsa My Way - Alicia Reed (made to order salsa)

Shurky Jurky - Mike Shur (jerky)

Wild Friends Foods - Erika Welsh (nut butters)

Come hungry, leave happy.

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  • Perry G.

    Really good meeting. Found some food startups I didn't know existed. Was jazzed about many. Lively group. Looking forward tot he next one.

    October 18, 2013

  • Ariane H.

    For current or aspiring cart entrepreneurs among you, listen up! Have you registered for the ROAM Mobile Food Conference yet?!! On Saturday Sept 14, here in our own Portland, at the DoubleTree Hotel, we will be hosting a full day of speakers, networking and learnings for existing food cart owners at the Owner's Summit, or a full day of Food Cart Boot Camp where you can learn all you need to know to start your food cart business right!
    All info and registration at - see you there!

    August 13, 2013

  • Shurky J.

    Hi Everyone,

    Some of you might know, Shurky Jurky launched our crowdsourcing campaign with Portland-based startup Crowd Supply. Our new site is up.

    Many of you have supported our campaign in a few ways. Thank you for your generosity. I would like to ask everyone who is on social media for a favor to the extent you are willing and comfortable sharing our campaign and website on your profiles or Twitter feeds.

    If we're going to hit our $10k goal, we're going to need a lot of momentum. And your help is a huge part of it. Tomorrow we will be covered in Idea Mensch. Also, the Portland Business Journal will be putting out a piece on sustainability. Perhaps you can share these when they are launched?

    We really appreciate your help if you don't mind sharing our content with your followers. Thank you so much.

    Very gratefully,

    August 8, 2013

  • Chris K.

    Great concept, great people. It was exciting to see how many people are starting up interesting food companies and to share retail concepts.

    August 7, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Great article Mike, thnx for sharing with everyone. Thnx for all your support Kirsten.

    July 15, 2013

  • Kirsten R.

    Awesome event! OEN was stoked to be a part of it! :)

    July 15, 2013

  • Shurky J.

    July 15, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Well, that AND eating some awesome local food.

    July 13, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Thank you to all the wonderful food startup founder that showed up, it was very nice th hear your stories and get a taste of your startup. Thank you to the investors, techies, buyers and fans that showed up in droves, well past the 107 that reserved thru meetup, that was incredible. Sounded like everyone made some valuable new connections, and THAT is what it was all about.

    July 13, 2013

  • Stephanie

    What a Great Event! Loved seeing all of the Portland Food start-ups in one place. There was a lot of success brewing at NedSpace! It was great to hear everyone's story and see how they got their start - see all the love, passion, and really hard work folks put into their food products. Networking with attendees (fans, future entrepreneurs, and all) was really wonderful too -met some great new folks I’m excited to see again. The possibilities! Thanks for expanding outside of Tech. Looking forward to the next event!

    July 12, 2013

  • Shurky J.

    Awesome event!! Thank you Mark and NedSpace crew.

    Hope it was great for everyone else too!

    - Mike

    1 · July 12, 2013

    • Robbie M.

      Good to see you again, Mike. Keep up the good work!

      2 · July 12, 2013

    • Shurky J.

      Thank you for the words of encouragement :-)

      July 12, 2013

  • Perry G.

    Great oppty to meet emerging food entrepreneurs and taste some really cool stuff!

    July 12, 2013

  • Jena N.

    Great food and amazing people! Thanks NedSpace for hosting this awesome event!

    2 · July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely Awesome,I had a great time and met some awesome entrepreneurs and tasted some amazing food!!!!!! Num

    2 · July 12, 2013

  • stella

    Have we started?

    July 12, 2013

  • Karen F.

    Sorry I can not join you HOWEVER, please pass the word... launches next Monday. WE help small food businesses raise funds without giving up equity. email me at [masked] if I can be of help. Sorry to miss the great food!

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Cristi

    Looking forward to it and to reconnecting!

    July 11, 2013

  • candice R.

    started a local specialty food company and would love to talk to like minded people to help get this hamster wheel off the ground:)
    at the moment we having grilling sauces and cocktail syrups. w local flair;)

    July 9, 2013

  • Rosalind M.

    I'll have to be a little late (tough to get off work quite that early) but I'll be there! Looking forward to it!

    July 8, 2013

  • Karen F.

    We are here to help with capital support funding - launching this next month - Here to help!

    July 7, 2013

  • bill h.

    Former foodie founder, start up supporter, and love new business development.

    July 3, 2013

  • Perry G.

    Looking forward to it

    July 3, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Looking forward to it!

    June 29, 2013

  • Justin

    Paleo Pastries will be there!
    Come excited!

    2 · June 29, 2013

  • Cynthia K.

    Sounds like fun! Gonna try my best to be there!

    June 28, 2013

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