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Industry News

Democrats plan to push for paid sick leave in 2015

December 9, 2014 - Statesman Journal

Oregon employers could face 7 day paid sick leave policy.

Portland street fund final vote Dec. 17

December 3, 2014 - The Oregonian

City leaders acknowledge some details remain unclear.

Oregon Lottery may give retailers bigger slice of profits

December 3, 2014 - The Oregonian

Lottery hopes more money is spent on the state's video slot machines.

New federal menu labeling rules

November 25, 2014 - US Food and Drug Administration

FDA released its final rule implementing federal menu labeling requirement.

Boosting minimum wage could be a net loss for some

November 23, 2014 - Statesman Journal

Raising wages without adjusting the social safety net could do more harm than good.

Marijuana in Oregon: 'The future of cannabis is business'

November 21, 2014 - KVAL

A side-by-side comparison of the provisions of three legal states.

Amazon to launch of travel site booking

November 20, 2014 - Skift

Amazon service will feature booking at independent hotels and resorts.

NRA statement: immigration

November 20, 2014 - National Restaurant Association

The NRA continues advocacy for immigration legislation at the federal level.

U.S. and China extend visas to 10 years

November 10, 2014 - U.S. Department of Commerce

Both countries agreed to increase the validity of short-term tourist and business visas.

OLCC to regulate marijuana sales

November 5, 2014 - OLCC

OLCC will explore policy questions that require public and stakeholder input.

Staying healthy in the face of Ebola

November 3, 2014 - Lodging

Hotels are encouraged to stay informed and follow official guidelines.

2015 restaurant trends preview

October 28, 2014 - Restaurant Hospitality

Technology is reshaping restaurants more than ever.

Metro threatened to end convention center hotel talks

October 28, 2014 - The Oregonian

Multnomah Circuit Court is expected to make a decision in the coming weeks.

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