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, byronbeck.com
- 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”
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.
Enjoy photos and video from Soup’s On 2015
Vendors and supporters
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.