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Industry News

AHLEF Opening Doors to Opportunity campaign raises $8.28 million

Feb. 22, 2017 - AHLA
Funds go toward hospitality scholarships, professional development, and research.

Tourism trends to be topic of Travel Southern Oregon symposium

Feb. 21, 2017 - Herald and News
Registration for the March 6th event in Klamath Falls is now open.

McMinnville H.S. wins Oregon ProStart Culinary Championships

Feb. 19, 2017 - ORLA Education Foundation
14 schools competed in ORLAEF’s statewide competition showcasing the hospitality industry’s future chefs.

Oregon sees potential in increasing Indian tourists

Feb. 17, 2017 - Global Travel Industry News
Travel Oregon's Todd Davidson took a trip to India to promote the state's attractions.

Oregon state budget town halls need your voice

Feb. 16, 2017 - ORLA
Town halls provide opportunities for industry members to voice their opinions on budget proposals.

Andrew Puzder withdraws as a labor secretary nominee

Feb. 15, 2017 - The Washington Post
As a restaurant executive, Puzder spent much of his career speaking against wage and labor regulations.

James Beard Awards 2017: Oregon dominates NW semifinalists

Feb. 15, 2017 - Portland Monthly
The lauded award foundation names 19 Beaver State notables.

Portland is cracking down on Airbnb

Feb. 15, 2017 - Willamette Week
Short-term rental operators will face immediate fines if they violate city rules and permitting requirements.

Salem high schools' menus set for culinary competition

Feb. 14, 2017 - Statesman Journal
In 60 minutes, teams will create and serve a three-course meal judged on taste and presentation.

CTE students prepare for ProStart Culinary Competition

Feb. 11, 2017 - The Register-Guard
Willamette High School culinary team feels the heat as the statewide cook-off contest draws near.

Latest Press Releases

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