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The Nikkei Bake Sale will be held at XLB from noon to 3 p.m. today
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The Nikkei Bake Sale Will Donate All Sales to Asian-American Justice Organizations

If you read Eater PDX’s EventWire, you may already be aware of this event, but it bears repeating. Today, more than 30 bakers, chefs, and coffee roasters will be selling sweets for the Nikkei Bake Sale, organized by Jaclyn Nakashima. The event, running from noon to 3 p.m. at XLB’s Williams location at 4090 N Williams Avenue, will raise money for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and the Asian Mental Health Collective. Contributors range from high-profile chefs like Carlo Lamagna, Vince Nguyen, and Althea Grey Potter to bakeries like La Reinita, Bee’s Custom Cakes, and Alchemy Desserts, as well as Instagram chefs like Issac Ocejo and Ramon Navarro; the group will donate all sales to the two organizations. “It feels really different for me to fundraise in my own interest honestly, but I cannot stand by and watch my AAPI friends and family live in such fear and hurt right now,” Nakashima writes in the Instagram announcement post. “I will do everything I can to help everyone affected by white supremacy and I hope you all will join me.” [EaterWire]

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