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Industry News

Restrictive scheduling is bad for employees and employers

Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, WeWorkForOregon.com
Urge your legislators to vote no on these costly, punitive bills.

ORLAEF launches Oregon tourism edition of Guest Service Gold® training

Apr. 18, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Education Foundation
The training was created in collaboration with AHLEI and Travel Oregon to serve the hospitality industry.

McMinnville ProStart team featured on KGW 8

Apr. 11, 2017 - McMinnville School District
The high school culinary team prepared their entry for the National ProStart Invitational.

Lawmakers seek joint-employer delay

Apr. 7, 2017 - National Restaurant Association
Lawmakers request a one-year hold on the “harmful and confusing new definition of joint employers.”

Portland all-user restroom challenge

Apr. 6, 2017 - Eater
Portland Commissioner Fish challenges restaurants and bars to provide ‘all-user’ restrooms.

Wyden, Merkley seek to block immigration action in 'sensitive' places

Apr. 5, 2017 - KTVZ
Senators decry the administration's reckless approach.

ORLA’s statement on hotel tactics for the eclipse

Apr. 5, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
ORLA responds to reports of unfair consumer practices relating to hotel reservations during the 2017 eclipse.

Soda tax proposal in Multnomah County

Apr. 4, 2017 - The Oregonian
Multnomah County voters may decide whether to tax soda and sugary beverages.

Travel Oregon hopes to boost outdoor recreation

Mar. 31, 2017 - The News-Review
The program will be boosted by a new 0.8 percent tax increase on hotel rates that goes into effect July 1.

How much are Portland bartenders and servers making?

Mar. 28, 2017 - Willamette Week
Skilled service workers are in huge demand.

Latest Press Releases

ORLAEF launches Oregon tourism edition of Guest Service Gold® training

Apr. 18, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Education Foundation

McMinnville H.S. Wins 2017 Oregon ProStart Culinary Championships

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

ORLA Honors Restaurant Neighbor Award winners

Feb. 7, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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