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Oregon Farmworker Dies in Historic Heat Wave

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Willamette Valley farmland. A Willamette Valley farmworker died from complications related to the historic heat wave on Saturday.
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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

An Oregon Farmworker Dies During the State’s Recent Heat Wave

A Willamette Valley farm worker has died of complications related to the state’s record-breaking heat, according to Oregon Occupational Safety & Health. Salem’s Statesman Journal reports that the St. Paul Fire District responded to a Saturday afternoon call reporting a medical emergency on in the 7600 block of Champoeg Road NE, where they found an unnamed agricultural worker unresponsive and not breathing. He was declared dead at Providence Newberg Medical Center. Oregon OSHA’s fatality report listed “heat” as the preliminary incident prior to the worker’s death, and the agency has opened investigations into Brother Farm Labor Contractor and Ernst Nursery and Farms. [SJ]

Sesame Collective’s New Restaurant, Lil’ Shalom, Is Now Open

Shalom Y’all’s west side location has become a new, casual spot called Lil’ Shalom. A casual take on the restaurant group’s standing brands, like Mediterranean Exploration Company or Shalom Y’all, Lil’ Shalom is more focused on fast-casual-esque fare, like hummus bowls topped with za’atar roasted chicken salad, dukkah-dusted corn “ribs,” and a pita stuffed with a caramelized-onions-and-red-zhug-topped burger. The restaurant will also shake and stir low-proof cocktails like watermelon sangria and a limoncello-tea slushie, with non-alcoholic drinks like ginger peach tea punch and strawberry aleppo shrub soda. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner at 1128 SW Alder Street. [EW]

In Other News...

A shipping error sent a Portland, Maine dumpling machine to our neck of the woods. [PH]
Tasty, the latest of Chefstable food hall restaurants, opens today. [O]
Mt. Hood Brewing is suspending its operations for the foreseeable future. [NSB]