While our recipes are rooted in tradition, our staff is far from traditional.
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.
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.”