Protester Confronts Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler About Tear Gas Use While He Was Dining at Bamboo Sushi
A protester called out Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler while he was dining out at a Northwest Portland Bamboo Sushi location Tuesday night. “You gas children in their homes,” the protester shouted at Wheeler, recorded in a video posted on Twitter. The comment was a reference to Portland police using tear gas on Black Lives Matter protesters, which Portlanders have reported encountering in homes near protest locations; Wheeler is also the city’s police commissioner. Portlanders have confronted Wheeler multiple times at Portland restaurants this year: Outside a McMenamins, Wheeler pepper-sprayed a member of the public who said he was violating social distancing rules, and a group of protesters accosted Wheeler while he was visiting Cafe Nell in January. [O]
Cook the Books, Made by a Portland Native, Lets Users Review Cookbooks and Their Recipes
Developer Greg Passmore has created a new site where home cooks can review, rate, and share photos of recipes and cookbooks. Cook the Books sort of behaves like Goodreads, where users review books and add books to their shelves; Cook the Books also uses aggregate user reviews to rate books and recipes that are top performers, so people can find things to make or cookbooks to invest in. [EaterWire]
In Other News...
• Bob’s Red Mill is giving away $5,000 to five farmers markets nominated by their customers [EaterWire]
• McMenamins now has a clubhouse for the brand’s passport users [PoMo]
• Portland spirit brand Wild Roots is now canning vodka sodas [EW]