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Industry News

Airbnb brings change to vacation-rental marketplace

Mar. 19, 2017 - Bend Bulletin
Bend collects more lodging tax through the Airbnb platform.

Trump travel ban blocked nationwide

Mar. 16, 2017 - WBEZ
A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order against the travel ban.

Paid family leave proposal attracts attention

Mar. 16, 2017 - The Oregonian
House Bill 3087 would set up a statewide family and medical leave insurance fund.

ORLA seeks to level the field on short-term rentals

Mar. 10, 2017 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
Closing the 'illegal hotel loophole" is the only way to ensure a fair and competitive travel marketplace.

Oregon joins lawsuit challenging new travel ban

Mar. 9, 2017 - Komo News
Hawaii's lawsuit challenging the travel ban focuses on damage to the state's economy and mainly tourism.

Hotel industry sounds alarm about Airbnb

Mar. 9, 2017 - Portland Tribune
A report shows growth of short-term rental companies competing with the commercial lodging industry.

Travel Southern Oregon symposium draws crowd

Mar. 6, 2017 - Herald and News
Travel Oregon CEO shared optimism about state trends in tourism.

Resources available for National Travel and Tourism Week

Mar. 1, 2017 - US Travel Association
The nationwide event championing the power of our industry is May 7-13 with the theme: Faces of Travel.

Weighing in on the tip pooling case

Feb. 23, 2017 - National Restaurant Association
Two top policy organizations filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court to challenge the DOL’s stance.

Restrictive scheduling bills under consideration in Legislature

Feb. 23, 2017 - Statesman Journal
ORLA opposes the bills that deny workers flexibility.

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