On Oct. 4, 2014, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and the City of Beaverton presented the fourth annual Soup’s On, a soup tasting event to address hunger in our region. The 2014 event benefited the Oregon Food Bank.

Soup’s On 2014 drew 375 guests – the highest attendance since the event began in 2011. It raised the most dollars of any Soup’s On event: nearly $16,500, exceeding the initial goal of $15,000.

2014 Judge’s Choice Awards

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Left to right: Byron Beck, features editor, GoLocalPDX.com; Rhonda Shelby, morning meteorologist, KATU-TV; Christina Lent, Managing Editor, Beaverton Valley Times and The Times; Jenny Hansson, anchor, KOIN-TV; Kjerstin Gabrielson, community engagement specialist, Oregonian Media Group; and Cathy Marshall, reporter, KGW-TV. They gathered at the podium to congratulate Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Duyck on winning the inaugural Judge’s Choice Award, presented at Soup’s On 2014.

In 2014, a Judge’s Choice Award was presented based on the votes of judges from regional media outlets. Judges included Byron Beck, features editor, GoLocalPDX.com; Kjerstin Gabrielson, community engagement specialist, Oregonian Media Group; Jenny Hansson, anchor, KOIN-TV; Christina Lent, Managing Editor, Beaverton Valley Times and The Times; Cathy Marshall, reporter, KGW-TV; and Rhonda Shelby, morning meteorologist, KATU-TV.

The media judges gave honorable mention to the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon for their Cream of Asparagus soup from the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. The Judge’s Choice Award went to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue for their Fire Station Corn Chowder. KGW 8 visited the fire station and shared their winning recipe.

2014 Ladle Awards

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Congratulations to Thai Bloom – a repeat winner (2013 and 2014) of the Soup’s On Gold Ladle Award. Guests voted for the gold, silver and bronze ladle awards. The award was presented by Sr. Delores Adelman.

Gold Ladle Award | Thai Bloom – Kao Soi Noodles

Silver Ladle Award | Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue – Fire Station Corn Chowder

Bronze Ladle Award | Reedville Catering – Smoked Chicken Corn Chowder

2014 Vendors & Supporters

The 2014 event featured regional vendors and supporters including Ava Roasteria, Bale’s Marketplace, Black Bear Diner, Buddies Sports Bar and Grill, Decarli Restaurant, The Dessert Tray, Donut Day, Elephants Deli & Catering, Elmer’s, Golden Valley Brewery, Hall Street Bar & Grill, Lizzy Cakes Cupcakes, Maryville, McMenamins Pubs & Breweries, McCormick’s Fish House & Bar, Monteaux’s Public House, Newport Bay Restaurant, New Seasons Market, Noodles & Company, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Olive Garden, Prime Time Restaurant and Sports Bar, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Signature Affair, Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, Stanford’s Restaurant & Bar, Starbucks, Stockpot Broiler, Reedville Catering, Sweet Tomatoes, Thai Bloom, and Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill.

Supporters also included A-1 Glass and Mirror; Baggenstos Farms; Beaverton Car Wash; Beaverton Toyota; Cash & Carry; Cherry City Electric; Costco; Crown Trophy; Farmington Gardens; Howard S. Wright; Kuni BMW; Portland Clinic; Safeway; Sisters of Providence; U.S. Bank; Vanek’s Beaverton Shoe Repair; and West Coast Events.

Bonus features

Photos from Soup’s On 2014 are available in a new album on our campus Flickr site.

Enjoy video highlights from Soup’s On 2013.