About ORLA

The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) is the leading business association for the foodservice and lodging industry in Oregon. A not-for-profit trade organization, ORLA represents over 3,000 members, and advocates for 9,000 foodservice locations and 2,200 lodging establishments in Oregon. The foodservice and lodging industry is responsible for 164,800 jobs bringing in over $8 billion in annual sales and generates 54% of the annual tourism dollars spent in Oregon.

Mission

ORLA's mission is to advocate, communicate, and educate the foodservice and lodging industry.

Advocacy

ORLA demonstrates leadership through effective lobbying at the Oregon Legislature, serving as a proactive watchdog on state and federal agencies, and fostering an active non-partisan PAC. ORLA is committed to providing its members with a strong voice at all levels and is dedicated to helping elect industry-friendly candidates to public office. Meet the Government Affairs team.

Communications

ORLA has partnered with some of the industry’s most reliable purveyors to offer members the highest quality service at competitive pricing. Members save millions of dollars annually through meaningful discounts on products and services by utilizing ORLA's endorsed service providers.

ORLA is dedicated to providing interesting and informative publications to help protect and promote your business while keeping you abreast of the issues and trends that help your business succeed.

Education

As the largest provider of state-mandated training for Oregon’s foodservice and lodging industry, ORLA trains thousands of employees each year with high-quality online and classroom delivery, aiming to strengthen the skills and professionalism of today's hospitality workforce.

The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Education Foundation (ORLAEF) is an independent 501c3 foundation that supports educational opportunities and job training programs. Through ProStart®, a culinary arts and management program, high school students learn culinary and management skills and have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience by working in the industry.

For more information about the association please contact us via email or by calling 503.682.4422 or 800.462.0619.