Applications due Feb. 9 for Kids’ Gorge Soup

Kids’ Gorge Soup returns Feb. 26.

Gorge Soup is an evening where people buy tickets to come to dinner and hear four to five community members speed-present their ideas for a new business or nonprofit in the Gorge.

At the end of the night, everyone at the dinner votes for their favorite business or nonprofit. The winner of the vote gets the ticket money (minus $7 for soup, bread, and minimal expenses).

“It’s a great way to meet new people and support individuals working to make our community a better place,” said organizer Julie O’Shea. In the past, many of evenings have resulted in awarding entrepreneurs $1,500 to $3,000.

New Leaf

New Leaf Gallery, the first Gorge Kids Soup recipient, in 2012, offers painting and knitting classes in January and February. Contact Amy Zacher at 541-386-3996, and see details in Happenings

If you know of a student in the Gorge who is starting a new business, nonprofit, or community initiative, please encourage them to apply to Gorge Soup. Applications can be found on Gorge Soup’s website at:

Applications must be mailed and posted marked by Feb. 9.

To buy tickets to the event, go to:

To sponsor Gorge Soup for Kids, email:

Gorge Soup for Kids will be at Springhouse Cellars. There are 125 tickets costing $25 each. To buy tickets, go to:

How you can get involved with Gorge Soup:

  • Buy tickets and come enjoy the evening.
  • Help us spread the word: applicants are needed for Gorge Soup.
  • Like Gorge Soup on Facebook.
  • Learn more website at

If you have questions about Gorge Soup, email

The 2014 adult Gorge Soup recipient, presented in November, was Cascade Mountain School, run by Emily Goodwin of Hood River and based in Trout Lake, Wash.

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