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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.

Oregon tourism marketing budget doubles

June 20, 2017 - The Bulletin
A significant amount of the funds will go to regional tourism-promotion agencies.

Latest culinary pairing: ORLA and SAIF

June 19, 2017 -Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
The partnership aims to reduce worker injuries and provides discounts for eligible ORLA members.

NRA applauds Trump apprenticeship expansion plan

June 15, 2017 - Nation's Restaurant News
NRAEF and AHLA recently launched an education and job training project for hospitality management.

AHLA launches "Search Smarter" Campaign

June 14, 2017 - AHLA
The campaign raises awareness of deceptive online marketing practices.

Labor Department rescinds joint-employer guidance

June 7, 2017 - Nation's Restaurant News
Advocacy groups welcomed the DOL's withdrawal as the first steps to rolling back onerous regulations.

House won’t repeal debit swipe fee protections

May 31, 2017 - Restaurant News Resource
Small businesses won't be stuck with a debit card tax on top of already thin operating margins.

Grauity-free Portland restaurants bring back tipping

May 22, 2017 - Eater
The experiment to combat income disparity between front-and-back-of-house had some success.

Bipartisan Oregon Equal Pay Act passes Senate

May 17, 2017 - State of Oregon
The bill now moves back to the House for further consideration.

Oregon's leisure and hospitality industry

May 17, 2017 - State of Oregon Employment Department
Nearly 200,000 jobs can be found across Oregon’s 13,215 leisure and hospitality establishments.

Latest Press Releases

ORLA Partners With Snagajob

May 10, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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