The majority of our employees are disabled.
We proudly represent the LGBTQ community.
We are 100% woman-owned, and both WBENC and WOSB certified.
Our pretzel recipe was inspired by Mary Dondero and Eileen Foley, politicians and pioneers.
We're radically inclusive. We believe great ideas can come from anyone and anywhere.
We turn to experts. We turn to novices. Friends, family, customers- you name it.
Believe in yourself and the goodness of others.
We believe life is a scrumptious gift. From the products we craft to the people we hire, we infuse passion into everything we do. We believe food can lift you up. Transport you to a happy place. And so we strive to create pretzels so mouthwatering, you can never have enough bags on the shelf. We believe everyone has something unique and wonderful to offer. We’re open to new ideas and new people every day. We’re always curious, continuing to learn and improve as we grow.
We do it with love. It’s what makes us The People’s Pretzel.
The majority of our employees are disabled. We proudly represent the LGBTQ community. We are 100% woman-owned, and both WBENC and WOSB certified. We’re radically inclusive. We believe great ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. We turn to experts. We turn to novices. Friends, family, customers—you name it.
So every time that Port City Pretzel salt hits your tongue, you know there’s someone special behind it.
“Here I am at age 60. Pushing pretzels for a living and loving it.
Just a few years ago, I found myself unemployed and struggling to get back on my feet. When my thoughts turned to family and better
times, I remembered the taste that always brought me joy. I took my family’s famous pretzel recipe, and evolved it—adding new flavors, but keeping the love. I started a brand from scratch, infused with everything I believe is important in life.
Over 30 years ago, I couldn’t live without these pretzels. And now, they’ve given me a new purpose.”
Our Office Administrative Assistant
What’s it like to work here?
"I never wake up in the morning and say “Ugh, I’ve got to go to work today.” I really enjoy it. I love all the people here. I like that it’s new and it’s different. I’m constantly busy. I look at the clock and say “I can’t believe it’s noon,” and that’s pretty great. If you’re working and you’re watching the clock and you’re not happy, it’s miserable and it doesn’t matter how much you’re getting paid."
Production Line Worker
What is your favorite part of your job?
"I like the packing machine and helping stack the shelves and helping move the bags and boxes and load up the trucks. It keeps me awake and alert to move around. I’m usually 90% pretty strong most of the time.
I’m able to lift boxes. It’s more awkward than heavy. I have music playing while I’m working, which keeps me going and focused."
Packing & Baking
What is it like to work here?
"We work very hard but it's not stressful. We have good teamwork. I feel strong when I work here."