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Pearl Bakery Launches Chocolate; Las Primas Parties

PEARL DISTRICT—Longtime NW bakeshop Pearl Bakery, which debuted in 1997, has announced the debut of an artisan chocolate line appropriately dubbed Pearl Chocolate. According to a press release, the line of 10 handmade bonbons was created by chocolatier Teresa Ulrich, using mostly cacao sourced from Fiji. More information here. [EaterWire]

N. WILLIAMS—Casual Peruvian spot Las Primas celebrates its first anniversary tonight (Friday, January 18) with a party from 5-9p.m., featuring free snacks, $6 pisco sours, and $5 pan con chicharron sandwiches. More information here. [EaterWire]

EVERYWHERE—Several Portland restaurants have voiced support for a citywide proposal mandating paid sick days for all full-time employees. The Portland Mercury reports the owners of Pine State Biscuits, Grain & Gristle, Por Que No, and Mekong Bistro have signed a "letter of support" for the Portland sick leave plan; according to data, 80 percent of Portland restaurant workers currently have no paid leave. [Blogtown]

Image of Pearl Bakery courtesy Scout Seventeen via Flickr

Las Primas Peruvian Kitchen

3971 N Williams Avenue #103, Portland, OR 97227

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