Media Coverage

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PFTP is also mentioned in the following books:

  • The Gleaning: Intercepting food before it goes to waste by Courtney White
  • Food Lovers Guide to Portland by Liz Crain
  • American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom
  • A Householders Guide to the Universe by Hariet Fasenfest


2014 Local Hero Award
Local Food Hero: Nonprofit / Education Category
from Edible Portland 

2011 Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Award
Civic Organization Award
from Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Community Trees

2010 Light a Fire Award
Best New Nonprofit Organization
from Portland Monthly Magazine

2010 Innovators Award
awarded to PFTP's Executive Director, Katy Kolker
from 1000 Friends of Oregon

2008 Skidmore Prize
awarded to PFTP's Executive Director, Katy Kolker
from Willamette Week and Momentum Market Intelligence



Everyday Heroes: Harvesting Hope



Peak Moment Conversations: Portland’s Backyard Fruit - From Waste to Feast

“We look forward to a time when we’re really able to harvest all of the fruit trees in the city that aren’t being fully utilized,” envisions Katy Kolker, founder and executive director of Portland Fruit Tree Project.