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Activists Publicly Expose White-Owned Restaurants Guilty of Cultural Appropriation All Over Portland

Two white women closed down their pop-up burrito shop in Portland, Oregon after receiving public backlash for cultural appropriation and allegations that they stole their recipes from Mexico.

Owners Kali Wilgus and Liz “LC” Connelly shut down their shop just a week after being featured on the alternative weekly newspaper Willamette Weekly, where they said that their Mexican-inspired dishes were created by picking “the brains of every tortilla lady there [Puerto Nuevo, Mexico] in the worst broken Spanish ever.