Who We Are

Our chief brewer, Greene Lawson, preparing Chester Blackberries from Ayers Creek Farm (Gaston, OR)

Founded in 1984, HOTLIPS is a family-owned business with five pizzerias in Portland and in the soda business since 2003, bottling since 2005.

We are passionate about great food, the inherent good of community, and the bounty of our region’s harvest. We truly are some of the luckiest people on earth to live here in the Pacific Northwest.

We currently have 135 talented and energetic people helping us run five restaurants, a commissary kitchen, the soda brewing operation and mobile units we send to a bunch of farmers markets and festivals.

Our Mission…

To make the best soda ever from real fruit grown on family farms, to preserve culture and celebrate humanity through shared culinary traditions, and by joining with others in finding new, sustainable ways of doing business.

Studying constantly, we preach and holler about sustainability, sharing our knowledge, our successes and failures; we see that as our duty. We love what we do. We aim to make each day better and more delicious.

Fresh fruit—and all its pulpy goodness

Miles of fields just outside Portland roll in all directions, a carpet of green so lush you can’t believe is real; rows of deep-colored berries of all kinds; orchards of branches heavy with fruit; a precious bounty beyond our wildest dream. This inspires us.

Carefully shepherded by masterful hands, the crops are our golden riches. We greet the farmers with hugs, sharing family news, as they deliver the early-morning harvest to our kitchen. Their best quality fruit and berries are minimally processed – really just juiced with seed removal while fruit pulp remains – cooked briefly in open kettles with pure cane sugar and organic lemon juice, some sparkling water is added, we bottle and pasteurize. The treasure of Pacific Northwest summer is captured, allowing us to share this treat with others, spreading happiness. With soft bubbles and light effervescence, the magnificent fruit is what you taste, its all-natural velvety texture is what you feel. This is our passion. 

Your HOTLIPS Soda experience should be undeniably FRESH + FRUITY — a delicious, all natural, sweet treat. If you’re ever curious about our soda, give us a holler. We love to answer your questions + we value your feedback very much. You can reach us at our office during business hours (WST) at 503-224-2069.