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Industry News

Infographic: An Industry of Opportunity

September 3, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

New research shows how much opportunity is available within the industry.

September's National Food Safety Month launches

September 1, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

NFSM will feature the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.

Occupancy to reach 20-year high in 2015

August 27, 2014 - Hotel Management

Occupancy and other indicators are expected to show robust performance.

Metro asks to shut down HQ hotel opponents' legal challenges

August 27, 2014 - Portland Business Journal

The motion aims to validate Metro's authority in all actions taken in relation to the hotel.

Oregon hospitality leaders honored with statewide awards

August 22, 2014 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA names Kimmel (Marche) and Thompson (Hotel Monaco) with top Hospitality Industry Awards.

NRA, merchants take swipe-fee fight to Supreme Court

August 19, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

The battle for fair debit-card swipe fees for restaurateurs continues.

Airbnb to collect state taxes on lodging

August 19, 2014 - Portland Tribune

Airbnb in Portland has agreed to begin collecting the 1% state lodging tax.

Eastside Distilling to become NW's largest craft distiller

August 15, 2014 - Portland Business Journal

The Portland company is expanding into a 41,000-square-foot second building.

Salem ProStart student just misses 'Chopped' teen title

August 13, 2014 -

A South Salem High School student made it to the final round of the "Chopped" teen tournament.

Overtime changes could hurt restaurant employees

August 8, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

NRA is helping educate how changes to overtime regulations could create adverse affect.

Eugene becomes ninth paid sick leave "patch"

August 7, 2014 - The National Law Review

This patchwork of paid sick leave creates a challenge with leave and attendance laws.

Business travel boost is welcome news

August 5, 2014 - HotelNewsNow

Global business travel spending is forecast to increase 6.9% this year.

NLRB’s latest attack on small business

August 1, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

NRA and leading lawmakers spoke out against the NLRB action.

Attitudes toward hotel loyalty programs changing

August 1, 2014 - Hotel Management

Travelers are changing what they seek in hotel and airline loyalty programs.

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

Education Foundation for Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association hosts statewide event to showcase the industry's future workforce.

Ryan Snyder Elected Chair of ORLA Board

November 20, 2013 - ORLA

ORLA Elects Martin Hospitality President Ryan Snyder as 2013-1014 Chairman of the Board.