Soup’s On 2016 celebrity judges (left to right): Hillsboro Hops General Manager K.L. Wombacher; Jennifer Katches; Beaverton Valley Times Sports Editor Matt Singledecker; Oregonian/OregonLive Editor Mark Katches; former KGW Business Reporter Joe Smith; Catholic Sentinel Managing Editor Ed Langlois; KOIN News Anchor Jenny Hansson and her daughter; Jared Mannis and Sharon Straus of the Sunshine Pantry; KATU Morning Meteorologist Rhonda Shelby with her husband, Dennis Williams, and their daughter; and Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle. 

soups_on_textAs the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon observed their 125th anniversary, they wanted to give back to the greater community that had supported them for generations.

The result was Soup’s On, an evening of soup tasting to fight hunger.

The event was so popular that it continued through the Sisters’ 130th anniversary.

Between 2011 and 2016, Soup’s On raised more than $85,000 to fight hunger. Beneficiaries included the Oregon Food Bank and the Sunshine Pantry. Guests included U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle.

Local vendors provided soups, bread, desserts and coffee for the annual tasting event and the evening included a no-host (cash only) wine bar.

Guests voted on their favorite soups. The top three vote-getters received the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Ladle Awards. Starting in 2014, celebrity judges presented the Judges Choice Award.

Over the years, Soup’s On received news coverage on Oregon Live and in the Beaverton Leader: Soup’s On competition: Beaverton police and Thai Bloom ladle out wins

We invite you to enjoy memories from Soup’s On over the years (including photos and video):