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Little Big Burger’s Burgeoning Union Loses Official Election

Plus, a classic beer deal disappears

Little Big Burger employees stand together with solidarity fists. Most of them are wearing buttons for the union, standing inside a room with white walls.
Members of the Little Big Union
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It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the weekly Stuff Eater PDX Didn’t Cover column, also known as EaterWire. Sure, Eater PDX covered some stuff this week — like Portland’s several impending closures, including Montavilla institution the Country Cat — but there were a few little news nuggets that never got their day on the homepage. Read on for more:

NO DEALLittle Big Burger won’t officially unionize (at least not yet): the burger chain’s burgeoning union lost its official election on Tuesday. Of the 109 potential voters, only 29 voted in favor of the union; 41 votes were cast against it. Although Little Big Union has acknowledged the loss, the union is still considering next steps to fight for the chain’s workers. [Portland Mercury]

JUST TOO CHEAP — Southeast Portland bar the Standard will nix its classic $1 Hamm’s happy hour deal out of necessity. According to the owner, the Standard’s insurance provider wouldn’t renew the bar’s policy because of it. [Willamette Week]

BRAND NEW VEGANS — Berlu, the high-end tasting menu spot from Castagna alum Vince Nguyen, will serve a 100 percent vegan menu this weekend. This will be the first 100 percent vegan meal in the new restaurant space. Tickets to the $70 dinner are available on Tock. [EaterWire]

Little Big Burger

122 NW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 Visit Website

Berlu

605 Southeast Belmont Street, , OR 97214 Visit Website

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