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Portland Health Inspector Shuts Down Lemonade Stand 8

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."
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Portland Health Inspector Shuts Down Lemonade Stand

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    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

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