On Friday, Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, and other lovers of artisan foods hosted the second-annual Good Food Awards in San Francisco, an event that honors "people who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions." Products were divided into eight artisan categories — from beer to pickles to preserves — and unsurprisingly, some folks from Oregon met Good Food's "outstanding" criteria.
Representing Portland: Hopworks Urban Brewery, Olympic Provisions, Tails & Trotters, and Clear Creek Distillery all took home awards; Chop Butchery had been nominated in both the charcuterie and pickle categories, but ultimately failed to take home the prize.
Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland), Abominable Winter Ale & Hopworks IPA
Gary West Smoked Meats (Jacksonville), Elk Strips
Olympic Provisions (Portland), Chorizo Navarre
Tails and Trotters Charcuterie (Portland), Liver Pate & Pork Pastrami
Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese (Molalla), Certoux
Rivers Edge Chevre (Three Ring Farm), Sunset Bay & Valsetz
Lillie Belle Farms (Central Point), Perfect Illusion 65
Noble Coffee Roasting (Ashland), Colombia Finca San Luis
Sweet Creek Foods (Elmira), Organic Raspberry Fruit Spread
Cascade Peak Spirits, Inc. (Ashland), Organic Nation Vodka
Clear Creek Distillery (Portland), Poire William Eau de Vie
For the complete list of winners, visit Good Food's list here.
Image of OP at the 2011 Good Food Awards courtesy Marc Fiorio via Facebook