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Jojo Will Give One Oregonian a $250 Gift Card — If They Get Vaccinated This Week

Plus, Wasabi Sushi is opening a new location in North Portland, and more news to start the day

A picture of fried chicken wings and boneless thighs at Jojo
Fried chicken and jojos from Jojo
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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Jojo Offers Newly Vaccinated Oregonians a Shot at $250 in Chicken and Jojos

Jojo owner Justin Hintze is trying to encourage the Oregonians who have yet to receive their COVID-19 vaccination to get their shots. Customers who arrive at the Southeast Portland cart with proof of first vaccination between July 19 and July 25 can enter into a raffle for a $250 Jojo gift card. Erica’s Soul Food owner Erica Montgomery did something similar in June: North by Northeast Community Health Center posted up outside the cart to offer vaccines, giving those newly vaccinated visitors a $25 gift card to the cart next door. Currently, 67.9 percent of Oregonians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but the number of Oregonians receiving vaccines every day has slowed. As the delta variant gains ground around the world and the state’s cases continue to creep upward, the pressure to vaccinate the remainder of the Oregonians resistant to getting the vaccine is mounting across the state. Find a COVID-19 vaccine here. [EaterWire]

The Independent Restaurant Alliance of Oregon Is Offering Free Workshops for Food Service Workers

The Independent Restaurant Alliance of Oregon, in conjunction with Travel Oregon, is offering free workshops for restaurant workers and owners through the end of the year, covering a wide range of subjects: how uninsured restaurant workers can get the right insurance through the healthcare marketplace, how restaurant owners can find the right insurance plan for their staff, and financial literacy for restaurant workers. The first seminar, on racial equity for restaurants, was held on Monday, July 19. Learn more about the trainings and workshops here. [EaterWire]

In Other News...

• Wasabi Sushi is opening a new location at 151 N Failing Street, replacing its now-closed location on NE Sandy.
Portland Monthly gives the Portland-filmed Nic Cage food movie, Pig, a rave. [PoMo]
• Oregon families will get up to $1,100 per child to feed their children, and the payments start this week. [O]
A Medford restaurant owes its employees more than $280,000 in back wages. [PBJ]