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Industry News

Portland businesses find paid sick day law problematic

October 28, 2014 - Portland Tribune

Some businesses find the new ordinance comes with excessive tracking.

Health care law: Next steps for employers

October 27, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

Starting Jan. 1 many employers could face penalties for failing to offer health plans.

Paid Sick Leave debate over home rule

October 24, 2014 - Daily Emerald

Lane County holds panel for Eugene preemption over home rule.

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.


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