Posted on March 28, 2016

Saffron Colonial Draws Protests over Name

KOIN (Portland), March 24, 2016


It’s so new there isn’t even a sign hanging in front of the Saffron Colonial.

Last Saturday, owner Sally Krantz came out from the kitchen and saw about 30 protesters outside the restaurant’s front door. Protesters seized on the word colonial in the restaurant name, saying it glorified racist destruction of cultures subjected to colonialism.

“One woman was screaming at me about the Native American issue, somebody else was screaming at me about the fact that this whole area is gentrified and I shouldn’t even have taken the premises and that nobody should be living in this area,” she told KOIN 6 News.


“I found it surprising and I found it also a bit strange that none of these people live in the area and they are expressing outrage on behalf of a group that they are not part of.”