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Hispanic businesses on Fourth Plain Boulevard still facing hurdles

Eateries struggle with rising prices, labor shortages

By Yaneli Jimenez, Columbian staff writer
Published: September 2, 2021, 6:02am
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Vancouver resident Ashley Stevens enjoys lunch at 4 Caminos as Samantha Gomez cleans up after lunch customers on a recent Wednesday. Hispanic restaurants on Fourth Plain have had challenges with rising supply costs and labor shortages. At top, a sign at 4 Caminos lets customers know masks are required inside.
Vancouver resident Ashley Stevens enjoys lunch at 4 Caminos as Samantha Gomez cleans up after lunch customers on a recent Wednesday. Hispanic restaurants on Fourth Plain have had challenges with rising supply costs and labor shortages. At top, a sign at 4 Caminos lets customers know masks are required inside. (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Despite surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, Hispanic restaurants on Fourth Plain Boulevard find themselves facing an even bigger issue: rising prices and difficulty finding workers.

Maria Isabel Castellon Pena is one example of this. She hasn’t had the smoothest transition since taking over 4 Caminos at 3503 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.

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