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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

Restrictive scheduling is bad for employees and employers

Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, WeWorkForOregon.com
Urge your legislators to vote no on these costly, punitive bills.

Push for stricter statewide regulation of tobacco retailers appears to falter

May 17, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association 
ORLA supports the smoking porch bill allowing confined smoking to outdoor portions of properties.

ORLA partners with Snagajob

May 10, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
ORLA members receive discounts to industry-leading hourly hiring and talent management solutions.

Astoria eyes lodging tax to bankroll park needs

May 5, 2017 - The Daily Astorian

The Astoria City Council supports the idea of an increase to 12 percent.

House Democrats propose new tax rate for Oregon businesses

May 4, 2017 - The Oregonian

The proposal is a 0.95 percent tax on Oregon businesses' sales over $5 million.

Update on tip pooling case

May 3, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association 
SCOTUS issued an Order in ORLA's case, extending DOL’s time to file its response to our Cert Petition.

Sponsor a student intern at your business through SummerWorks

May 1, 2017 - Worksystems
View the employer information packet to learn how to join the employment and training program.

Breaking News: Menu labeling compliance date moved

May 1, 2017 - National Restaurant Association
The FDA is extending the compliance date for menu labeling to May 7, 2018.

$15 minimum wage draws bipartisan opposition from economists, politicians

April 28, 2017 - Employment Policies Institute
Research and real stories show the damage of extreme wage hikes.

ORLA poll finds restaurant employees are satisfied with scheduling

Apr. 26, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
The results prove the Oregon restaurant community enjoys flexibility with its current practices.

Bridging the divide: Tip pooling and wage inequality

Apr. 26, 2017 - Nation's Restaurant News
ORLA has produced an income equality proposal to address the inequity.

Latest Press Releases

ORLA Partners With Snagajob

May 10, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLAEF launches Oregon tourism edition of Guest Service Gold® training

Apr. 18, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Education Foundation

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