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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.

Oregon Restaurant Cleaner Refuses to Serve ‘Orientals’, Claims They Don’t Discriminate

Chef Han Ly Hwang of Kim Jong Grillin and Chef Kyo Koo of Danwei Canting in Portland, Oregon claimed they were discriminated against after they contacted a local hood cleaning service and were told the company doesn’t serve “Oriental” restaurants.

However, the owners of Lake Oswego’s Hot Shot Hood Cleaners, Bob and Ginger Koch, told Willamette Week that their company policy was not discriminatory.