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Stay informed and connected with the latest foodservice and lodging industry news. Members have access to the News Archive (username and password required).

For more information or media inquiries, please email Lori Little or contact our communications department at 503.682.4422.

Industry News

Tourism numbers surge in Central Oregon and rest of state

May 26, 2016 - The Bulletin
Oregon sees $10.8 billion in tourism spending in 2015.

How overtime overhaul may harm restaurant employees

May 19, 2016 - The Hill
Changes challenge flexibility, teamwork, and upward mobility opportunities in the restaurant industry.

Labor Department unveils overtime rule

May 18, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
The new federal overtime rule will go into effect Dec. 1, 2016.

How employers can prepare for overtime rule changes

May 12, 2016 - CSA
Pending final rules, businesses should be proactive in evaluating the impact of the new rules.

Oregon sets $10.6B tourism record with international attention

May 10, 2016 - Portland Business Journal

Collaboration among industry members across the state has helped growth.

More tourism funds going to be available

May 8, 2016 - Herald and News

The statewide Transient Lodging Tax will increase from 1.0 percent to 1.8 percent after July 1.

FDA issues final guidance on menu labeling

Apr. 29, 2016 - US Food and Drug Administration

The guidance is an important resource to help businesses comply with the menu labeling final rule.

Minimum wage rule overreaches

Apr. 28, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

BOLI draft rules are problematic for small employers, especially those with employees working / delivering in multiple destinations.

Bend City Council puts road funding on hold

Apr. 28, 2016 - Bend Bulletin

Bend needs more money for street work in summer 2017.

Sponsors suspend effort to privatize Oregon liquor sales

Apr. 27, 2016 - The Oregonian

Sponsors of a push to privatize liquor sales in Oregon have called off their attempt to get the measure on the November ballot.

Latest Press Releases

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

Apr. 13, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Future Conversations On Room Tax Changes Need To Ensure Presence Of Lodging Industry

Mar. 8, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Oregon's Minimum Wage Hikes Coming July 1 Create Wage Inequities

Mar. 4, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

South Salem H.S. Takes First in 2016 Oregon ProStart Championships

Feb. 27, 2016 - ORLA Education Foundation

Makeshift Minimum Wage Hike Still Kills Jobs, Threatens Services

Feb. 5, 2016 - Defend Oregon Jobs Coalition

Small business groups launch campaign against wage hike

Feb. 2, 2016 - ORLA

Mammoth HR Selected as Preferred HR Provider by ORLA

Jan. 22, 2016 - ORLA

ORLA Opposes Governor's Minimum Wage Proposal

Jan. 14, 2016 - ORLA

ORLA Launches New Health Plan

Dec. 3, 2015 - ORLA