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Industry News

ORLA supports Measure 90

October 20, 2014 - Vote Yes On 90

Measure 90 allows all voters to choose among all candidates in a single open primary.

Best Restaurants in Portland top WW List

October 15, 22014 - Willamette Week

Willamette Week released it annual Top 100 list of "Favorite Restaurants in Portland."

Portland street fee funding options still a question

October 13, 2014 - The Oregonian

The street fee would create a new income tax on residents and flat fees for businesses.

Restaurants see best sales trends in two years

October 10, 2014 - Nation's Restaurant News

September’s performance resulted in the second consecutive month of growth.

Is Bigger Really Better?

October 20, 2014 - The Lease Coach

Make considerations in leasing the right size and shape of restaurant space.

Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking guests' Wi-Fi

October 7, 2014 - Hotel Management

The company blocked consumer Wi-Fi networks last year during a conference.

Industry employment continues to grow

October 3, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

Bureau reports restaurants added 20,400 jobs in September.

Governor appoints new member to Oregon Tourism Commission

October 2, 2014 - Travel Oregon

Kenji Sugahara, Executive Director of Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, named to Commission.

TrackTown USA places bid on '19 IAAF World Championships

September 26, 2014 - KVAL

The most prestigious stand-alone event in track and field could be held in Eugene in 2019.

How many hours is the full-time workweek?

September 25, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association is leading efforts to change the baseline for FTE calculations.

Oregon Brewers Festival generates $32.6 million for economy

September 23, 2014 - The Oregonian

The Oregon Brewers Festival and craft beer has a major impact on Portland's economy.

Millennial spend outpaces boomers, Gen X

September 22 2014 - HotelNewsNow

Data from industry researchers shows millennials are spending more on travel.

Restaurants can help fight hunger in America

September 25, 2014 - Share Our Strength

No Kid Hungry campaign offers easy ways for restaurants to support the cause.

California Governor signs paid sick leave mandate

September 10, 2014 - Nation's Restaurant News

CA will be the first state to guarantee paid sick leave regardless of employer size.

Are businesses bad for hiring illegal immigrants?

September 5, 2014 - The Oregonian

The Oregonian's endorsement of Measure 88 debates short term driver's cards.

Survey finds many hotels already pay above minimum wage

September 5, 2014 - Hotel Management

Labor data has shown growth and is at the highest levels since 2008.

Lottery retailer forums scheduled

September 4, 2014 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Retailers are encouraged to attend lottery forums to discuss rates.

Infographic: An Industry of Opportunity

September 3, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

New research shows how much opportunity is available within the industry.

September's National Food Safety Month launches

September 1, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

NFSM will feature the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.


Latest Press Releases

Oregon Hospitality Leaders Honored with 2014 Statewide Awards

August 22, 2014 - ORLA

Seaside High School Wins 2014 Oregon ProStart Culinary Championship

March 3, 2014 - ORLA

95 Oregon H.S. Prostart Culinary Students Compete For $180,000 In Scholarships

February 17, 2014 - ORLA

Education Foundation for Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association hosts statewide event to showcase the industry's future workforce.

Ryan Snyder Elected Chair of ORLA Board

November 20, 2013 - ORLA

ORLA Elects Martin Hospitality President Ryan Snyder as 2013-1014 Chairman of the Board.