Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Portland Health Inspector Shuts Down Lemonade Stand 8

Posted by samzenpus
from the that's-some-fine-inspector-work-there-lou dept.
In a one-man crusade against the scourge of unlicensed lemonade stands in Portland, a Multnomah County health inspector shut down a 7-year-old's drink operation by threatening to fine her $500 if she didn't close shop. With a shocking disregard for the law, 7-year-old Julie Murphy tried to sell her illicit beverage without first obtaining a $120 temporary restaurant license. "I understand the reason behind what they're doing and it's a neighborhood event, and they're trying to generate revenue," said Jon Kawaguchi, environmental health supervisor for the Multnomah County Health Department. "But we still need to put the public's health first."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Portland Health Inspector Shuts Down Lemonade Stand

Comments Filter:

    It Is not about authority, it is about liability.
  • FTFA: []
    "Her business was a lemonade stand at the Last Thursday monthly art fair in Northeast Portland.... The two (mother and daughter) live in Oregon City, but Fife knew her daughter would get few customers if she set up her stand at home... they drove up last Thursday with a friend and her daughter. They loaded a wheelbarrow that Julie steered to the corner of Northeast 26th and Alberta"

    I'm all for kids selling lem

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."