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Industry News

Restaurant Law Center Files Petition with U.S. Supreme Court

Jan. 19, 2017 - National Restaurant Association
The case challenges the Department of Labor's anti tip-pooling stance.

Tax avoidance likely reason for lack of Airbnb permits

Jan. 19, 2017 - Portland Tribune
Some 2,500 short-term rental hosts failed to seek permits to operate legally in Portland as of November.

Possible TriMet service suspension

Jan. 19, 2017 - Fox 12 News
TriMet is prepared to suspend service in downtown Portland due to planned protests on Friday.

Inauguration Day protest alerts in Portland

Jan. 17, 2017 - Public Alerts
Access real-time emergency information in the Portland-area, including updates on protests.

OLCC warns businesses of impostors posing as agents

Jan. 13, 2017 - Oregon Liquor Control Commission
The OLCC warns liquor licensed businesses of fake agents demanding access to files.

Restaurant Law Center takes the fight to the courts

Jan. 12, 2017 - The Hill
Restaurant industry members, in conjunction with NRA, are launching the Restaurant Law Center.

Gov. Brown sets the stage for her next two years

Jan. 9, 2017 - Portland Business Journal
She vows to focus on good jobs, good health and quality education for citizens across the state.

At your service

Jan. 4, 2017 - Oregon Business
Travel and tourism drive Oregon’s economy. How can we better equip those working its frontlines?

Hotel operators weigh labor challenges and guest wants

Dec. 30, 2016 - Hotel News Now
Flexibility and focus will be required to get over the humps and drive revenue in 2017.

Registration for Oregon Rural Tourism Studio program now open

Dec. 28, 2016 - Bandon Western World
The series of tourism development workshops will will focus on the Southern Oregon Coast region.

Latest Press Releases

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