The Sauces

Founded by Lucas Gillespie, Hard Times Sauce Company aims to bring unique new flavors to complement any cuisine. We currently have four sauces available for order with plans for seven more! All sauces are made with fresh vegetables hand picked right before cooking to bring perfection to every bite. Foot High, Soilent Green, A.O. and Bad Bad Things are non-pepper specific so they can coexist with other sauces in your pantry. Our sauces are vegan and gluten-free, naturally preserved with vinegar, and stored in BPA-free bottles.


Thank you all for the hard work in making Hard Times a reality. Without these people, all Portland locals, there would be no HTSC. Many people often go unnoticed to the public when products are created. So here's to you guys!

Samuel Watkins - HTSC wouldn't have made it this far without your help. Thank you so much for the time and energy spent helping me start this company and making this product what it is!

Gnarson Cornett - For all the rad illustrations on Bad Bad Things, Foot High, Soilent Green, Agent Orange and our logo.

Sean Sullivan - On the amazing label design, you really make the product "Pop" on the shelves.  

Michel Mathis - The most brilliant photographer!

Pine State Biscuits - For helping us get our production off the ground!

Rose City Labels - Best print shop in town!


Questions or concerns? Contact us!