Category: Covid-19

ORLA Launches Financial Assistance Program For Restaurant Owners

February 18th, 2022
The Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association is acutely aware of the significant impact the pandemic has had on the hospitality industry and the immediate need for financial assistance to be made available to these businesses. To this end they have lau… more »

Mayors Urge Congress To Replenish The RRF & The IRC Plans Day Of Action

January 15th, 2022
Last week the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) released a letter urging Congress to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Signed by 27 current and former city mayors, the letter emphasizes the pressing need of additional support for… more »

ORLA – A Year of Advocacy In Review

January 7th, 2022
While businesses within the hospitality industry continue to face the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association is working diligently to fight on their behalf. Over the 12 months between June 202… more »

2021 Restaurant Industry Highlights

December 31st, 2021
JANUARY Yelp announced that reviewers could begin leaving feedback regarding restaurants’ COVID-19 safety practices, or lack thereof. FEBRUARY The Senate voted to approve President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package… more »

Training In How To Deal With Customer Resistance To Safety Protocols

November 13th, 2021
The Oregon Hospitality Foundation has created an online training course entitled Guest Service Tips During COVID-19 Challenges which is designed to provide strategies in balancing good customer service with maintaining necessary pandemic safety protocol… more »