Advancing Foods in the Northwest and Beyond

As one of Oregon State University's Agricultural Experiment Stations we provide technical, creative and educational service to food industry, entrepreneurs, and Northwest communities, with a focus on quality, safety and sustainability.

The Food Innovation Center honors the contributions of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in agriculture and food. We are working and ready to support you.

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Safe food? Shelf life? Thank the Food Innovation Center

Dr. Marcia Walker recently spent years working with big food companies. But she’s now the director at the Food Innovation...

Ice cream sauces at Nico’s Ice Cream, 2023 (Courtesy: Sarah Masoni)

‘$1M palate’ designs sauces for Nico’s Ice Cream in Portland

What do you get when you cross a food innovator with a “million-dollar palate” with locally made ice cream? Delicious sauces, that’s what. Nico...

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OSU Food Innovation Center Exhibiting at the Specialty Food Association Winter Fancy Food Show 2024

The Winter Fancy Food Show will feature sampling of specialty foods and beverages from around the world, education programming, hot trends from...

Dr. Marcia Walker

Dr. Marcia Walker Named New Director of the Food Innovation Center in Portland

Following an exhaustive national search, Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has named Dr. Marcia Walker as the director...

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