The Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) was created in 1933 by a special session of the Legislature after national prohibition ended. Oregon is a control state with the exclusive right to sell packaged distilled spirits, which are dispersed statewide from a distribution center in Portland and sold in 242 retail liquor stores operated by contracted agents. The agency is headquartered in Portland with regional offices in Bend, Eugene, Medford and Salem.
In recent years craft bartending in Oregon has risen to new heights, thanks in part to a small group of dedicated individuals located around the state. The Bartenders Guild was formed in 2007 to help bring together like-minded bar professionals and amateur mixologists, and to help raise awareness of Oregon bartending within the state and around the world.
The Brewers Guild and the products they produce are known around the world for quality and innovation. More importantly, beer culture is an ingrained piece of the social fabric of our great state. Beer means more here. For more information about the number of breweries in Oregon or the economic impact of the Oregon beer industry.
The Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The Board works on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions. The Oregon wine grape and wine industry contributes over $1.4 billion of economic activity to the state economy each year, including over 8,500 wine-related jobs and $200 million in wages.
The Winegrowers Association (OWA) is a voluntary membership-based organization that provides legislative and regulatory advocacy and lobbying for the Oregon wine grape and wine industry. The OWA provides a unified voice on key industry issues before state and federal government agencies, legislative bodies and related associations. We work to develop a positive and favorable environment for Oregon’s wineries and wine grape growers.
The Restaurant Workers Association (PRWA) is a community group of workers committed to promoting Solidarity, Support, & Education among food service workers in our city.
The Restaurant Association (ORA) is the leading business association for the restaurant industry in Oregon. Comprised of more than 9,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets, the industry employs a work force of more than 110,000, and creates a total economic impact of $9.7 billion.
The not-for-profit trade organization is at the forefront of restaurant associations across the nation. The Association, with its Education Foundation, works to represent, educate, and promote the restaurant industry, which is the cornerstone of Oregon’s economy, careers, and communities.