- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Starbucks could be in for a new coffee cup-related brouhaha after mislabeling a landmark on an Oregon-themed travel mug.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/2gMGS6u ) that the Seattle-based coffee chain has introduced a travel mug bearing sketches of notable Oregon landmarks, including Crater Lake National Park, food carts in Portland and Ashland’s Shakespeare Festival.

But there was also a waterfall design identified as “Klamath Falls” - and no such waterfall exists.

The simple line drawing of a falls topped by an arched bridge was likely meant to depict the majestic Multnomah Falls, a popular spot in the Columbia River Gorge.

Klamath Falls is a town in southern Oregon.

Starbucks apologized by email Thursday.

The coffee chain also sparked controversy last winter by choosing a simple red ombre for its holiday cup design.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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