BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shari's Café and Pies is celebrating the successful passing of Representative Sheri Malstrom's bill to have the Marionberry Pie named as the official state pie of Oregon with special pricing on its Classic pies for the month of November. Shari's Café & Pies features Oregon Marionberry pies and Oregon Marionberry Pie Shakes at their 95 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nebraska and Wyoming.
"I am pleased to have sponsored legislation that made the Marionberry pie the official state pie of Oregon. Marionberries were created at Oregon State University and have been grown exclusively in the state for many years," said Rep. Malstrom. "The Marionberry has exceptional depth of character and flavor, and makes an extraordinary pie, and a favorite of many Oregonians like myself. Nothing says Oregon like Marionberry pie!"
Shari's Oregon Marionberry Pie is a 10-time Gold Medal Award-Winning pie at the National Pie Championships held every year in Orlando, Florida. Shari's special pricing of $8.99 is available on all Classic pies including the Oregon Marionberry Pie for the entire month of October.
Indigenous to Oregon, the Marionberry was developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. According to industry sources, Oregon produces between 28 million and 33 million pounds annually, with Marion County and Willamette Valley collectively accounting for over 90% of current production. One-hundred percent of the nation's Marionberry's come from Oregon, grown by and estimated 500 Oregon farmers and 20 Oregon packers engaged in the production and packing, with an estimated value of about $50 million.
Shari's is the largest full-service restaurant chain based in the Pacific Northwest providing regionally sourced, fresh, made-to-order meals that bring family and friends together. Founded in 1978 and operated by Shari's Management Corporation of Beaverton, Oregon, each Shari's Cafe & Pies location is open 24-hours a day with a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees and a large selection of award-winning specialty pies. With over 4,000 employees, the chain currently has 95 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nebraska and Wyoming.
Contact: Kirk Green
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