Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle and his wife Ann enjoy Soup’s On 2013.

Sr. Delores Adelman presents the Silver Ladle award to the Qdoba team.

Emcee Joe Smith of KGW NewsChannel 8 presents the Gold Ladle award to the team from Thai Bloom.

Youngsters got hugs from the black bear and adults said, “Mmm. Mmm. Good.” as they tasted 20 delicious soups at Soup’s On 2013.  The annual event – now in its third year – benefits the Oregon Food Bank.  It is hosted by the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon with support from the City of Beaverton. Guests at the 2013 event included Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle, Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan and emcee Joe Smith of KGW NewsChannel 8.

Soup’s On is held in the Valley Catholic Athletic Center. Local vendors provide soups, desserts, wine and coffee for the annual soup tasting event.

Guests vote on their favorite soups, and awards were presented to the top three vote-getters.

2013 Ladle Award Winners

Gold Ladle Award – Thai Bloom – Chicken Tom Kha
Silver Ladle Award – Qdoba Mexican Grill – Mexican Gumbo
Bronze Ladle Award – Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Beer Cheese Soup

Soup’s On: Making memories