State rep wants calorie counts at all chain restaurants in Oregon
by jhar Tuesday February 17, 2009
SALEM -- Fatty foods, watch out.
State Rep. Tina Kotek, D-Portland, introduced a bill today that would require chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus and drive-thru boards throughout Oregon.
The bill mirrors an ordinance approved in Multnomah County last week. The county law goes into effect March 12, with restaurants getting until the end of the year to comply.
There's discussion a plenty about food choices. The thing about breakfasts at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member is that the breakfasts will be varied, wholesome and nutritious--and probably never the same from one B&B to another.
Are you ovo-lacto vegetarian? Vegan? Prefer no pork or beef? Lactose intolerant? Allergic to eggs? To kiwi fruit? Gluten-free? Low-calorie? Eat everything on your plate? The list goes on and on. . .
But the important thing is that when you choose to stay at a bed & breakfast when you travel--and especially an Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member--you can let your innkeeper know (preferably in advance) about your eating preferences and we'll do our best to comply.
Most innkeepers keep a ready supply of specialty foods or know what to purchase if they need something special for a guest.
Suzanne & Jonathan, innkeepers at the Blue Plum Inn, a Portland Oregon lodging and member of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild, pay particular attention to food needs and go out of their way to ensure every guest has an over-the-top breakfast. Their inn is one example of the quality you'll find among Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild members.
Food allergies or restrictions and/or religious dietary preferences are just a matter of course for many innkeepers.
And that's more than you'll find in fast food restaurant, or probably at any Oregon hotels that serve breakfast.
Start your Oregon vacation today by clicking on the trip planner at right, and don't forget to let the innkeeper know about your food preferences!