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Restaurant owner fights back against sexist review

Portland Restaurant Responds To Sexist Comment In The Best Way

Listen up internet trolls, this one is for you. A restaurant in Oregon is fighting back against a trollish Yelp review in the best way possible.

Here is the review (which has since been deleted). It reads: "My friend and I picked up some hot girls here, but he got his pregnant. But she was Canadian so she went home and got a free abortion so it's all cool now. You can get grilled cheeses here for $5."

The obnoxious review actually gave EastBurn Restaurant in Portland five stars but the restaurants owner just couldn't look past the sexist comments.

EastBurn's owner Mike Bender responded to the Yelp review with his own response. "5 stars to you Lee M. for making an example of how this kind of disrespect towards women is shameful and not at all funny. Yes, our grilled cheese is only $5 and was kindly listed as one of the top 25 in the country by Food and Wine Magazine. As a thank you for spotlighting this kind of behavior, all proceeds through August from the sale of EastBurn's Grilled Cheeses will go to the Portland's Women's Crisis Line. - Cheers!"

According to the Oregonian, Bender is making good on his promise. "It just seemed like a good thing to do," Bender said. "We do a lot of benefits here and thought it was a good opportunity to give back. It's especially pervasive in the restaurant industry [disrespect towards women] and it's not cool."

EastBurn isn't the first restaurant to fight back against that pervasive disrespect towards women this year. In May, Jezebel reported that a restaurant in West Virginia had a similarly trollish Facebook post requesting that their female servers show a little more skin.

The owner of The Atomic Grill responded by donating the profits from their potato skin specials to the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information Services.

So give us your best shot internet trolls! There are still a lot of good people out there willing to put their money where their mouth is.

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ReddSox35 July 25 2014 at 4:47 PM

Good for EastBurn's owner
Mike Bender !
Thank you for helping out woman that really need it and being a stand up guy!

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chefjohnp July 25 2014 at 4:03 PM

Respecting human life hopefully has not gone the way of the dinosaur. The victim here, the unborn child. Sad.

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montes July 25 2014 at 5:32 PM

The september profits should go to a fund dedicated to teaching women how not to hookup with d-bags. That is a very serious problem today.

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Karissa July 25 2014 at 5:27 PM

The 'review' was probably someone's idea of being 'funny'. I doubt that the 'abortion' ever happened or that this guy even picked up a 'hot girl' at all.

I am glad that the owner chose to turn a negative into a positive, though.

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KC Clark Karissa July 25 2014 at 6:18 PM

a lot of hot air.......

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Tessa July 25 2014 at 6:12 PM

I see nothing here about how those "hot girls" had zero respect for themselves either. Ladies, maybe if you didn't bone a guy the same day you met him there wouldn't be so many stereotypes! Girls act like ***** then get away with it by playing the "guy's a sexist pig" card.

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MAD_DAWG1 Tessa July 25 2014 at 10:12 PM

So true

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hi beautiful Tessa July 26 2014 at 10:18 AM

Aw Tessa, it goes both ways.

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yuni July 25 2014 at 6:33 PM

Why is it that a lot of people seem to think that women are total brainless idiots and need to have everyone stick up for them. Women can and should take responsibility for their own actions.

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akudelka July 25 2014 at 6:07 PM

Definitly a marketing stunt. But it worked

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Bentley July 25 2014 at 4:22 PM

I'm confused. Is the "bad guy" the guy leaving the comment, or the girls getting an abortion. It seems as though the mgr was pointing fingers at the boys, as that leaves the girls free from all accountability for their actions??
A boy and a girl hookup. The girl gets pregnant and goes to another country to get an abortion, soo, that obviously means the boy is a bad person? w.e

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propickup July 25 2014 at 4:30 PM

guess I won't be eating there. thought freedom of speech was suppose to be for everyone racists included. Not all the guys fault the girl got pregnant. He should be happy that it was taken care of.. who want's to take care of a girl and a baby they both don't want.

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Amy baby July 25 2014 at 7:39 PM

Why is this in the news... although I commend the owner and we all know there will always be ******** [including ones that make up stories/posts for advertising purposes. THIS IS NOT NEWS WORTHY ... WELL UNLESS YOU ARE HUFF POST [NEWS FOR SHEEPLE]

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Kwriter Amy baby July 26 2014 at 9:01 AM

well you are reading it - and replying.

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Sawny Amy baby July 26 2014 at 10:41 AM

And yet you clicked on it, fellow sheeple

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