Soup's On 2015 table

Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Superior General Sr. Charlene Herinckx (right) and Sr. Rose Mary Heineck (second from right) welcome family members and friends to Soup’s On 2015.

The aromas of 20 delicious soups and the “oohs and aahs” of nearly 400 appreciative diners filled the Valley Catholic Athletic Center for Soup’s On 2015. The event, held on Oct. 3, received news coverage on Oregon Live and in the Beaverton Leader: Soup’s On competition: Beaverton police and Thai Bloom ladle out wins

Guests at Soup’s On cast votes for their favorite soups. The top three vote-getters receive the Gold, Silver and Bronze Ladle Awards.

2015 Judges Choice Award

Representatives from local media outlets presented the 2015 “Judges Choice Award” for excellence to Thai Bloom for their Chicken Tom Kha soup. The 2015 judges were:

  • Samantha Bakall, food & dining writer, The Oregonian
  • Byron Beck, editor,
  • Keely Chalmers, environmental reporter, KGW
  • Jenny Hansson, news anchor, KOIN6
  • Rhonda Shelby, morning meteorologist, KATU
  • Miles Vance, editor, Beaverton Valley Times & The Times
  • Joe Vithayathil, feature reporter, KPTV “Good Day Oregon”


Celebrity Judges 1

Left to right: Celebrity judges Keely Chalmers of KGW, Byron Beck of, Jenny Hansson of KOIN and Joe Vithayathil of KPTV FOX 12 compared notes on their favorite soups.

Celebrity Judges 2

Left to right: Samantha Bakall of The Oregonian and OregonLive joined Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle and his wife, Ann, and Miles Vance, editor of the Beaverton Valley Times and The Times.

Thai Bloom Judges Choice Award 2015

Back row (left to right): Celebrity judges Rhonda Shelby, Joe Vithayathil, Keely Chalmers, Byron Beck and Samantha Bakall congratulate Thai Bloom for winning the 2015 Judges Choice Award.

Guests at Soup’s On cast votes for their favorite soups. The top three vote-getters receive the gold, silver and bronze ladle awards.

2015 Soup’s On Ladle Award Winners

Gold Ladle Award | The Beaverton Police Department – Chicken Tortilla Soup

Silver Ladle Award | Maryville – Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Bronze Ladle Award | Noodles & Company – Tomato Basil Bisque

As they did in 2014, the Beaverton Police Department and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) met in a friendly competition. The 2015 gold ladle victory by Beaverton Police was especially sweet. In 2014, TVF&R won the 2014 Judges Choice Award and a silver ladle award.

Beaverton Police Gold Ladle 2015

The Beaverton Police Department accepts the gold ladle award as the favorite soup of guests at Soup’s On 2015.

Left to right: Sr. Delores Adelman presents the Soup’s On 2015 silver ladle award to Liz Fochtman and Jessica Trapp for Maryville’s delicious chicken gnocchi soup.

Sr. Delores Adelman presents the bronze ladle award to Noodles & Company for their savory tomato basil bisque.

Enjoy photos and video from Soup’s On 2015

Enjoy photo highlights of Soup’s On 2015 on Flickr.

Watch our moving video about the impact of Soup’s On 2015 in our region.

Vendors and supporters
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Watch our video to learn about the impact of Soup’s On 2015 to the Sunshine Pantry and the men, women and children that it serves.

The event featured regional vendors and supporters including Ava Roasteria, Bale’s Marketplace, Beaverton Bakery, Black Bear Diner, Buddies Sports Bar and Grill, Bugatti’s, Casa Lola Kitchen de Mexico, Decarli Restaurant, The Dessert Tray, Donut Day, Elephants Deli & Catering, Maryville, McMenamins Pubs & Breweries, McCormick’s Fish House & Bar, New Seasons Market, Noodles & Company, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Outback Steak House, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Signature Affair, Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, Stanford’s Restaurant & Bar, Starbucks, Sweet Tomatoes, Thai Bloom, Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill and Zoup.

The Mother Joseph Province of the Sisters of Providence was the 2015 presenting sponsor. Lanphere Construction and Development and the Portland Clinic were silver-level sponsors. Kuni BMW and U.S. Bank were bronze-level sponsors.

Farmington Gardens provided beautiful decorations for the evening: flowers, shrubs, a fountain and charming benches beneath lovely trees. West Coast Events also supported the event.