Saffron Colonial in Portland changes its name after protests


The restaurant in NE Portland changed its name after pressure from protesters.

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In an email to Eater, the owner of the restaurant formerly known as Saffron Colonial, Sally Krantz, wrote: “While it would have been nice to keep my branding and have an accurate descriptor of the cuisine, I recognize that this is taking the focus off of what I want to do with food.”

…Since the opening of the former Saffron Colonial, the restaurant has been the site of protests. Suppliers Steven Smith Teamaker, Ex Novo Brewing and Ristretto Roasters all stopped selling their goods to business.

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Activist Stephanie Dunx organized a protest against Saffron Colonial last month. Dunx, who is also known as Stephanie Duncker, recently interviewed with OB about her experiences in the tech industry. Read “Tech Talks: Q & A with Stephanie Duncker” here.


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