2015 ORS 624.010¹
Definitions for ORS 624.010 to 624.121

As used in ORS 624.010 (Definitions for ORS 624.010 to 624.121) to 624.121 (State Food Service Advisory Committee), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Authority" means the Oregon Health Authority.

(2) "Bed and breakfast facility" means any establishment located in a structure designed for a single family residence and structures appurtenant thereto, regardless of whether the owner or operator of the establishment resides in any of the structures, that:

(a) Has more than two rooms for rent on a daily basis to the public; and

(b) Offers meal service as provided in ORS 624.046 (Bed and breakfast facility regulation) as part of the cost of the room.

(3) "Director" means the Director of the Oregon Health Authority.

(4) "Intermittent temporary restaurant" means an establishment:

(a) That operates temporarily at a specific location in connection with multiple public gatherings, entertainment events, food product promotions or other events, at least two of which are arranged for by different oversight organizations; and

(b) Where food is prepared or served for consumption by the public.

(5) "Limited service restaurant" means a restaurant serving only individually portioned prepackaged foods prepared from an approved source by a commercial processor and nonperishable beverages.

(6) "Operational review" means the examination of a plan of operation for an establishment in order to ensure that the proposed operation conforms with applicable sanitation standards.

(7) "Oversight organization" means an entity responsible for organizing, managing or otherwise arranging for a public gathering, entertainment event, food product promotion or other event, including but not limited to ensuring the availability of water, sewer and sanitation services.

(8) "Person" means a person as defined in ORS 174.100 (Definitions), a public body as defined in ORS 174.109 ("Public body" defined), the Oregon Health and Science University or the Oregon State Bar.

(9) "Restaurant," except as provided in subsection (9) of this section, means an establishment:

(a) Where food or drink is prepared for consumption by the public;

(b) Where the public obtains food or drink so prepared in form or quantity consumable then and there, whether or not it is consumed within the confines of the premises where prepared; or

(c) That prepares food or drink in consumable form for service outside the premises where prepared.

(10) "Restaurant" does not mean a railroad dining car, bed and breakfast facility, intermittent temporary restaurant, seasonal temporary restaurant or single-event temporary restaurant.

(11) "Seasonal temporary restaurant" means an establishment:

(a) That operates at a specific location in connection with multiple public gatherings, entertainment events, food product promotions or other events that are arranged for by the same oversight organization; and

(b) Where food is prepared or served for consumption by the public.

(12) "Single-event temporary restaurant" means an establishment:

(a) That operates in connection with a single public gathering, entertainment event, food product promotion or other event; and

(b) Where food is prepared or served for consumption by the public. [Amended by 1953 c.177 §8; 1957 c.672 §1; 1959 c.153 §1; 1973 c.824 §1; 1973 c.825 §1; 1975 c.792 §1; 1979 c.236 §4; 1987 c.226 §1; 1991 c.468 §1; 1995 c.578 §1; 1999 c.351 §38; 2001 c.900 §210; 2001 c.975 §3; 2003 c.14 §375; 2009 c.595 §999; 2011 c.664 §5; 2013 c.306 §1; 2013 c.554 §7]

Note: Section 1, chapter 975, Oregon Laws 2001, provides:

Sec. 1. A licensed limited service restaurant operating immediately prior to the effective date of the amendments to ORS 624.010 (Definitions for ORS 624.010 to 624.121) by section 3 of this 2001 Act [November 1, 2001] may continue to be licensed as a limited service restaurant while the restaurant:

(1) Continues to be owned or operated by the person that owned or operated the restaurant immediately prior to the effective date of the amendments to ORS 624.010 (Definitions for ORS 624.010 to 624.121) by section 3 of this 2001 Act; and

(2) Continues to serve only items that qualified the restaurant as limited service and were offered by the restaurant immediately prior to the effective date of the amendments to ORS 624.010 (Definitions for ORS 624.010 to 624.121) by section 3 of this 2001 Act. [2001 c.975 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 624—Food Service Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors624.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 624, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano624.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.