The Food Service Advisory Committee is a group of 15 citizens appointed by the Multnomah County chair to provide recommendations to Environmental Health Services' Inspections and Licensing Program.

The committee facilitates communication between the food service industry, the general public and Multnomah County Environmental Health Services. It also provides community and industry recommendations on the various activities of the food protection program. Examples include:

  • Review of the food service facility license fee structure
  • Review and recommendations of food code revisions
  • Nutritional information labeling on menus

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held every other month on the third Tuesday from 2-4 pm at Multnomah County Environmental Health, 847 NE 19th Ave, Suite 350 (Lloyd Corporate Plaza Building).

If you are interested in reviewing archived meeting minutes or committee bylaws, please contact us.

  • December 17


Members commit to a 1- to 3-year term and are rewarded with the opportunity to help others in their community and influence the future of food protection program services and activities. We seek applicants from a variety of backgrounds, with priority given to two types of members:

  • Managerial food service industry representatives
  • Members of the general public who have an interest in food service sanitation, safety and operation

We also welcome participation from additional non-voting members. If you are interested in food safety and our programs, please contact us.


Contact Debbie Ward,, 503.988.3400