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Industry News

Andrew Puzder withdraws as a labor secretary nominee

Feb. 15, 2017 - The Washington Post
As a restaurant executive, Puzder spent much of his career speaking against wage and labor regulations.

James Beard Awards 2017: Oregon dominates NW semifinalists

Feb. 15, 2017 - Portland Monthly
The lauded award foundation names 19 Beaver State notables.

Portland is cracking down on Airbnb

Feb. 15, 2017 - Willamette Week
Short-term rental operators will face immediate fines if they violate city rules and permitting requirements.

Salem high schools' menus set for culinary competition

Feb. 14, 2017 - Statesman Journal
In 60 minutes, teams will create and serve a three-course meal judged on taste and presentation.

CTE students prepare for ProStart Culinary Competition

Feb. 11, 2017 - The Register-Guard
Willamette High School culinary team feels the heat as the statewide cook-off contest draws near.

ORLA honors Restaurant Neighbor Award winners

Feb. 7, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
The Oregon recipients will be recognized for their community engagement at ORLA's Convention.

Construction to begin on Hyatt Regency Portland

Feb. 3, 2017 - Metro
The hotel is expected to bring 950 permanent hotel, hospitality and tourism-related jobs.

Oregon governor seeks legal action against travel ban

Feb. 2, 2017 - OPB
Gov. Brown calls on the state’s attorney general to sue the federal government in response to the travel ban.

Labor Secretary nominee Puzder says he's divesting

Feb. 1, 2017 - The Associated Press
He is working to divest his assets from his fast food empire so he can be confirmed to the Cabinet post.

Employers urged to continue ACA compliance

Jan. 27, 2017 - Employee Benefit News
Until Congressional leadership materializes legislation, employers are advised to stick to the status quo.

Latest Press Releases

McMinnville H.S. Wins 2017 Oregon ProStart Culinary Championships

Feb. 19, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Education Foundation

Survey seeks input from Portland restaurant workers

Dec. 15, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA welcomes new Director of Business Development

Dec. 9, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Praises Voters’ Decision to Defeat Measure 97

Nov. 8, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Brings the Fight to Human Trafficking with Guardian Group

Oct. 12, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Training Program Receives National Excellence in Learning Award

Sept. 30, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Oregon Hospitality Leaders Honored with Statewide Awards

Sept. 27, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners To Be Recognized for Community Engagement

Aug. 8, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Commends Rep. Schrader's Common Sense Compromise on Overtime

July 20, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

South Salem High School Wins 5th Place in National ProStart Invitational

May 10, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Calls Foul on FAQ from Portland City Hall on Drive-Through Policy

Apr. 14, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Launches Social Media Campaign to Stop the Ban on Portland Drive Throughs