Main Ingredient - April 2013


Meeting Industry Needs

Every year, hospitality industry professionals like Bruce Edwards, general manager of the Red Lion Inn in Medford, carve out time from their busy lives to make the trek to the Northwest Foodservice Show. Although many in the greater Portland area are just a light rail ride away, others find enough value in the exhibit hall, seminars, and chef demonstrations to travel by plane, train, or automobile.

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Northwest Foodservice Show


You are invited to join the thousands of hospitality industry professionals coming together at the Oregon Convention Center at “The Place to Be” – the 2013 Northwest Foodservice Show. Orran Greiner, the show’s manager for co-owners, the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association and the Washington Restaurant Association, developed a terrific program featuring over 400 exhibits, nine hours of educational seminars, and nine hours of chef demonstrations.

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Welcome to Portland


The Rose City is delighted and honored to host the 2013 Northwest Foodservice Show. Foodservice and lodging comprise the largest private sector employer, not only in this city, but across the state and the region as a whole. The restaurant and lodging industry is important to Oregon and generates 54 percent of the tourism dollars spent, which has a significant impact on Oregon’s economy.

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