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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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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

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]


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