Local and sustainable food

Between 26% and 30% of the total amount Dining Services spends on food each year is spent on products that are produced, grown or manufactured within 250 miles of a PCC campus. This number doesn’t include local produce, which is purchased seasonally, and more difficult to track. We are also proud to partner with the Rock Creek Learning Garden to purchase hyper-local organic fruits and veggies for some of our catered events!


There are many products we purchase that are organic. Some companies we regularly purchase from that provide organic products are:

  • Columbia Gorge
  • Viso
  • Pacific Natural
  • Harry’s Soups
  • Portland Roasting Coffee

Fair trade

PCC Dining Services purchases fair trade coffee from two vendors: Portland Roasting and Starbucks.

Vegetarian and vegan options

Although each campus offers a different variety of options based on their size, each campus does offer vegetarian and vegan options. Some campus cafés offer Higher Taste sandwiches (a local company making exclusively vegetarian and vegan options) provided by a local, family owned business.

We’re also pleased to support a PCC Alumni and their company Snackrilege which makes vegan sandwiches that are available in some of our cafeterias as well.