Industry Events

When you attend an ORLA event you have the opportunity to engage with fellow industry members, leaders and potential customers. Discuss key issues and best practices and learn valuable insight for running your business. Industry purveyors gain statewide company exposure through event sponsorships.

Upcoming ORLA Events

ORLA Day at the Capitol & Taste Oregon Legislative Reception

February 28, 2017 | Salem Convention Center, Salem

Join key ORLA staff and leadership in small group discussions with key decision makers at the Capitol in the afternoon, followed by networking with lawmakers at the Salem Convention Center in the evening during ORLA’s Taste Oregon event. ORLA’s Taste Oregon Legislative Reception provides a unique opportunity to kick off the Legislative Session and gives industry members a forum to meet the Legislators who decide laws that impact hospitality businesses. OregonRLA.org/Taste

Workplace Law Forum: Trump’s in Office – Now What?

March 13, 2017 | BridgePort Brewing, Portland

Are you nervous – or at least curious – about how the Trump administration will impact your hospitality workplace? Although it is often tough to predict the future, President Trump’s statements and appointments of business leaders into prominent positions provide strong clues as to what changes lie ahead for hospitality employers both large and small. Join us March 13th at BridgePort Brewing from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a casual (but important) discussion about these topics over happy hour with Fisher Phillips attorneys Rich Meneghello and Chris Morehead and the a from Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association. ORLA members get $10 off (regular cost is $20), which includes two beverage tickets for pints, just use the code PDX10. Reservations are required by March 8, visit FisherPhillips.com for more information.

Clever Tools for Clever Marketing

March 17, 2017 | Online

Digital marketing has never been more complex than today. But there have also never been so many cost-effective tools for marketers that make collaboration, content creation, analytics and business management much easier. Best of all: many of the new tools can be used on your phone and do not require a complicated software installation. This webinar will give an overview of a wide range of tools that make digital marketing a lot easier, especially for smaller and mid-sized businesses so you do not have to may hundreds of dollars for complex laptop and desktop software solutions to run your business or market on the internet. Tools that will be covered include applications like Slack, Evernote, Basecamp, Google Drive, IFTTT, Dropbox, Balsamiq, Skitch and many more. Visit OregonRLA.org/webinars for more information.

Northwest Foodservice Show

April 23-24, 2017 | Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Every year thousands of restaurant and foodservice industry professionals attend the Northwest Foodservice Show to connect with hundreds of vendors on the show floor, expand their knowledge at the educational seminars, sample delicious new products and find inspiring ideas that will make the difference in their operations. Visit NWFoodserviceShow.com and register by April 22 for free entry.


Upcoming Events

State Budget Town Halls

Feb./March dates statewide

NRA Law Center Webinar on Immigration

Feb. 27, 2017 - Online

Workplace Law Happy Hour Forum

Mar. 13, 2017 - Portland, OR

NRA Public Affairs Conference

Mar. 28-29, 2017 - Washington, DC

Northwest Foodservice Show

April 23-24, 2017 - Portland, OR

AHLA Legislative Action Summit

May 17-18, 2017 - Washington, DC

Learn About Our Partnership Opportunities

Contact Marla McColly, Director of Business Development, 503.682.4422.