Since 2012, Los Roast has been committed to providing a source of New Mexico grown green chile to Portland, OR and beyond. Owners Jesse Sandoval and Marshall Berg met through a mutual love and passion for their home-state’s famous cuisine. Los Roast became a year-round company in 2014 when they launched a shelf-stable product line. Now a steady stream of roasted, peeled, and chopped green chile makes its way to the Northwest. Los Roast became the first company operating outside of New Mexico to have their green chile verified by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. It is currently the only out-of-state company producing New Mexico Certified chile.
At first, people thought it was too good to be true. However, once they tasted the subtlety growing spice and the fullness of flavor that can only be accomplished by chile grown in New Mexico, Los Roast's brand of chile was quickly picked up by Portland’s independent grocers including New Seasons Markets, and local restaurants. The chile was used in The Oregonian’s #1 and #2 “Five Best Green Chile Cheese Burgers in Portland.” Los Roast's hot green chile was one of The Portland Monthly Food Lover’s Guide “Kitchen Pantry Essentials.” During the 2014 roasting season, The Portland Business Journal featured a Los Roast cover story, detailing the companies quick growth as well as the quality and pride put in to its product.