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About Us and our pasta

delicious flavored pasta handmade in portland, oregon


Esotico is dedicated to providing healthy, flavorful ingredients. As often as possible ingredients will come from local farmers or our own garden, grown without harmful insecticides or chemicals. Our flavored artisan pastas are available at farmers markets and retail stores throughout Oregon and in southern Washington.

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Inspired by a love of pasta and fresh vegetables, Julie and Wayne Huisman founded Esotico to create fresh pasta infused with the wonderful flavors from ingredients grown in their garden. This same affinity for fresh flavored pasta is continued with our company's dedicated owner: Barry Bronson. Barry worked at Microsoft until 2019 where he decided to pursue his passion and expand Esotico to make delicious pasta accessible to everybody. He grew up immersed in diverse Italian culture and always wanted to expand the reach of amazing flavors. Wayne and Julia wanted to retire and Barry saw the possibilities- or pastabilities!- to build on their strong foundation of incredible flavors. Now Esotico is in a partnership with collaborative program with Headwaters Food Concepts and continues to grow. 


WORK WITH US! We just moved into a glorious new kitchen in downtown Portland, and we need more people to help get our pasta out into the world.

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If you want to be part of an easy going team and love working with your hands, we need you on our kitchen & packing team. No cooking experience needed, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Full or part time, $17-19/hr, operating food production machinery and packing pasta.

If you love home cooking and talking to people, we need you on our farmer's market team. We are always looking for people around Oregon & Washington to sell pasta at local farmer's markets. Base pay + pasta comission, 5-15 hours per week, weekend availability needed.

Fill out the contact form and say which team you'd be the right fit for. We look forward to working with you!