Do you love Pies?

Village Gardens is very proud to be the non-profit partner for Willamette Week’s Pie Hard event, an artisan pizza and fruit pie showdown at Ecliptic Brewing Co. (825 N Cook St.) on Tuesday, August 4 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy pies by locally acclaimed chefs from Ken’s Artisan Pizza, Fire & Stone, PREAM, Tastebud Farms, Ash Woodfired, Ecliptic Brewing, Petunia’s Pies and Pastries, Random Order Coffeehouse, and Pacific Pie Co. Samples of each pie, ice cream by Ruby Jewel and live music by Rio Grands are included in the $22 ticket. The event is open to all ages and guests 21 and over may purchase beer from Ecliptic Brewing Co. at happy hour prices.

Pizza chefs will vie for People’s and Judge’s Choice Awards as they create pies in wood fired ovens on site with ingredients provided by Provvista Specialty Foods. Fruit Pie awards will also be given, as guests will select their favorite pie made with produce from New Seasons Market. Guest judges include Mike Golub of the Portland Timbers, Kurt Huffman or Chefstable Group, Mike Thelin of Feast Portland, David Barbur of Pickelopolis, among others, as well as 2 Village Gardens Community Leaders.

If you are looking for more information about Pie Hard, you can contact Steph Barnhart, events and marketing manager, at 503-­‐445-­‐2764 or

Village Gardens will be present at the event with an information and merchandise booth. We hope to see you on August 4th for this promising pizza and pie showdown!

The Village Gardens Team