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20th Annual BEST Awards Tickets on sale now

Join Mayor Sam Adams, Director Susan Anderson and the region’s most sustainable businesses in celebrating 20 years of the Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Awards!

The BEST Awards recognize companies that exemplify ambitious and creative solutions for sustainability while promoting social, economic and environmental equity for the Portland area.

In the first of a series on Sustainable Business Oregon’s blog, program manager Megan Stein talks about how this year’s BEST Awards applicants exemplify the people component of the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit). Watch SBO’s blog in the coming weeks for more details about this year’s applicants, or view the full applicant list here.

Event details

  • April 25, 2012, doors open at 4 p.m. and program begins at 4:30 p.m.

  • Event is open seating, so arrive early to save your seat.

  • At the Nines Hotel, 525 SW Morrison St., Portland, Oregon 97204.


Nik Blosser of Celilo Group Media, Aneshka Dickson of Colas Construction and Renee Spears of Rose City Mortgage will present 20 years of sustainable business in Portland. Remember where we started and be inspired by how far we've come. Envision where we will go!
Mayor Adams will unveil the winners of the 2012 BEST Awards. A champagne toast and lively networking reception will follow, including complimentary appetizers and cash bar.
This event is open to the public. Tickets $25, includes a complimentary mobile Chinook Book for use on your Android or iPhone. Save $5 by entering discount code BPS at checkout. Buy tickets at

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The BEST Awards are presented by Sustainability at Work, a program of the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability in partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon, Pacific Power, Metro, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Water Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, New Seasons Market and Chinook Book.