December 7, 2017
Restaurant Yelp Profile

5 Things Every Restaurant Yelp Profile Must Have

Portland locals and visitors rely on Yelp to help them choose their next place to eat out. In 2017, a local consumer review survey found that 97% of consumers read online reviews of local businesses and 85% of consumers trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation. An optimized […]
December 1, 2017
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Logo

Highlights from the 2017 Legislative Session and Other News

The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) is the hospitality industry’s watchdog and advocate on issues and legislation affecting our industry. On the national, statewide and local levels, ORLA provides a voice for our industry. You can count on the ongoing efforts of ORLA’s government affairs team to advocate for […]
October 30, 2017
frozen food - fruit, vegetables, meat

10 Foods That are Better to Buy Frozen

Like fresh ingredients, frozen foods are picked at their peak. Flash freezing preserves the quality of these foods and maximizes nutrient content for several months. With an extended shelf life, your chefs can thaw them as needed in the kitchen, giving you more control to meet demand without creating excess […]
September 5, 2017
Seaweed - Millennial Food Trend

Clean Eating: Is Seaweed The Next Kale?

Is seaweed the new millennial food trend? Trend predictors say yes. While seaweed has been known as a superfood for the last few years, food trend experts say its popularity will really take off in late 2017, replacing kale as the clean eating item to have on your menu. This […]
August 16, 2017
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McDonald Wholesale Co. Receives 2017 Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Industry Award

McDonald Wholesale Company, Oregon’s premiere food and restaurant supply distributor, has been recognized by the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA) as associate member of the year. This award is given to one company annually to recognize outstanding performance, service and commitment to the hospitality industry in Oregon. McDonald Wholesale […]
June 20, 2017
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Logo

2017 Legislative Update

The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) is the hospitality industry’s watchdog and advocate on issues and legislation affecting our industry. On the national, statewide and local levels, ORLA provides a voice for our industry. You can count on the ongoing efforts of ORLA’s government affairs team to advocate for […]
June 19, 2017
Cheeseburger

5 Burger Trends to Try on Your Menu This Summer

Burgers are a summer staple, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. There are many ways you can jazz up a burger to make it a new, exciting, must-have menu item. Let’s take a look at some current trends on menus around Portland and some fun, new ideas […]
May 22, 2017
Scallops

How to Manage Rising Food Costs

Have you noticed your monthly food costs rising even though your menu and supply list hasn’t changed? The problem of rising food costs can be particularly challenging and difficult to identify. Whether it’s due to inconsistent portions, employee theft, or food waste, there are ways to detect where the problem […]
April 24, 2017
substitute for meat_Jackfruit

Get to Know the Jackfruit – The Latest Vegan Meat Substitute

Portland has a reputation for being one of the top vegan-friendly cities in the country. With dozens of vegan restaurants and nearly every other restaurant in the area offering at least a few vegan options on the menu, it’s no surprise Portland makes PETA’s list of Top Ten Vegan-Friendly Cities […]
March 20, 2017
Sous vide - Oregon Food Safety rules

Sous Vide: Oregon Food Safety Rules You Need to Know

The sous vide method of cooking is wildly popular among chefs in Portland and chefs all over the world. With benefits including even cooking, faster fire times, fewer orders returned to the kitchen and overall reduced waste, it’s easy to see why the sous vide has become one of our […]