Soup for the Soul

A benefit for Transition Projects' programs at the Resource Access Center

Come join us for an exclusive Portland culinary event. Meet high profile chefs, sample their soups, enjoy beer from Widmer Brothers, local wines, bread from Delphina's Bakery, and desserts. We'll also feature a silent auction and the music of the Andre St. James Trio.

Soup for the Soul is brought to you by Legacy Health, Pearl Catering, Portland Patrol, Inc., Providence Health and Services, and Urban Studio.

This year's Soup for the Soul event will benefit our programs at the Resource Access Center.

Soup Menu

Hearty Lentil Soup with Smoked Hocks and Sausage

Mesquite Mussel Chowder

Ginger Stewed Lamb: A healing soup from the Oriental College of Medicine

bak kut teh ("pork bone tea"): peppery aromatic pork broth served with Chinese herb simmered pork ribs and spicy soy dipping sauce

Roasted Tuscan White Bean and Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Blue Corn Possole with Smoked Turkey "Osso Bucco", Radishes, Cilantro and Pickled Queso Fresco


Aaron Barnett, owner and executive chef of the newly-opened St. Jack, has worked at Lumiere Restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Mobil 5-star Restaurant Gary Danko, Olea, and 23Hoyt. 

Chris Hunter, director of culinary services at Circa 33, North 45, and Paddy's, has cooked for Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, and even Wolfgang Puck's birthday party. 

Kevin Kennedy, executive chef at Pearl Catering, has served as executive chef at Salishan Lodge, The Pavilion Grill, Captain Whidbey Inn, Sun Mountain Lodge and La Casa del Zoro. 

Andy Ricker is owner and executive chef at Ping, Pok Pok, and the Whiskey Soda Lounge. Ping was named Rising Star of the Year 2009 by the Oregonian newspaper and one of the Top Ten Best New Restaurants in America 2009 by GQ Magazine. 

Michael Shultz is executive chef at The Stafford, an upscale retirement community in Lake Oswego, and has previously worked at the Mendocino Hotel, the Fort Club Steak and Seafood House, the Marriott Group, and OHSU. 

Scott Shampine is executive chef at Davis Street Tavern, and has previously cooked at Olea, the French Laundry, Coyote Café, and Aqua. He has also cooked with Wolfgang Puck.  


February 24, 2011
6:00 - 8:30 PM
At Urban Studio, 935 NW Davis Street

Tickets: $75/person, available here

The Crane is Down

Crane Coming Down

Walsh Construction Company took down the crane recently. Here it is coming down. We’re on track for a grand opening sometime in June, 2011. 




RAC Featured in Green Building Magazine

Congratulations to our friends at Holst Architecture for this great write-up on the green building features at the RAC. Please see pages 35-37.


For More Information

For more information on how you can get involved in our campaign for the Resource Access Center--through donating, volunteering or just learning more--please e-mail Tony Bernal, Development Director, or call 503.823.4930, x205. Transition Projects is grateful to Portland Housing Commissioner Nick Fish and Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury for serving as honorary co-chairs of our campaign.


Please also visit the Portland Housing Bureau's Resource Access Center webpage. The Resource Access Center is a partnership of the Portland Housing Bureau, the Housing Authority of Portland, Multnomah County and Transition Projects.