Marshall’s Haute Sauce
Who are you?
Sarah Marshall- Business Owner, Food Enthusiast, Crafter, Gardener, Artist
What do you do?
At this point I do whatever I can to keep the business going. I started a small batch hot sauce company utilizing local ingredients and products. We have some amazing flavor profiles that people are really into like Habanero Carrot Curry and Serrano Ginger Lemongrass. I also make art and jewelry and sell it in local shops.
What is your inspiration? (Why do you do what you do?)
I am a true believer and supporter of small businesses. I was a social worker for the last 8 years and started really getting into gardening and canning in the last couple of years. I made the decision to start a business and make small batch sauces out of my home. It’s like entering a whole new world. Social work can get depressing and you start to see only the bad in people. I wanted to make people happy and food and art are my vehicle to do this. And it’s working, there is nothing greater than seeing someone sample our sauces and say that’s really good!
What brought you and/or your business to the Foster-Powell Community?
My husband and I bought a house a few years ago in this neighborhood. He works at a local school and its easy to walk there. We also wanted to have a yard and garden to grow our own food. We were immediately welcomed by or neighbors and made some great friends right away. The foster powell community has also been supportive of our business. We had our sauce launch and an art show at Torta landia and have our sauces for sale in a couple local stores. I also have some art and Jewelry for sale at Ruby Box. We have been so grateful for all our neighborhood support and friends.
What is your favorite way to enjoy Foster?
In the summer it is being outside in our garden, talking to our neighbors and other passers by and inviting friends over for dinner.
3 Ways to unite the Fine Folks of Foster
1. Food always unites people, having a dinner destination and social hour would be great way.
2. Fun on foster will keep growing and become something wonderful, I can feel it.
3. A community garden would be nice
How do you envision the future of Foster?
Bringing back some of the buildings to life. There are great bones here. This is the neighborhood I would love to stay in, but it would help if we had a good natural food store.
Some top fives to appease the list lovers……
Your Top Five Songs to get you through life?
My husband is really into music and makes me a new mix for every month. I love a good mix old and new. It’s tough to only choose 5, but here goes: Colorbox- Arena Niki and the doves- Gentle Roar Fleetwood Mac- Don’t Stop Light Asylum- Shallow Tears Bruce Springstein- I’m on Fire
Your Top Five Haunts in Portland
The Woodsman Market and Restaurant