Terry Hopkins

How do your colleagues describe you?

Terry’s passion, dedication and knowledge for the hospitality industry shines through every aspect of his work and interactions. His energy and passion are infectious and have encouraged me to be the best I can be.

Why do you do what you do?

I find great challenge and satisfaction in service through food and beverage. I enjoy sharing in the breaking of bread with family and friends, but also enjoy the entrepreneurial spirit of the American dream. My passion is driven in the will to succeed in an industry filled with diversity ranging from the people of I have to the challenges we have faced.


While currently serving as Membership Representative for Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, Terry has been an industry professional with job titles ranging from DMO to President over the course of his 30-year career. Mr. Hopkins has worked for small family-owned restaurants, excelled in the corporate and franchise world and has also had success in owning his own restaurants. With a focus on staff training and company culture, his knowledge for financial sustainability and growth has led to a pattern of success while his passion for the industry and it’s growth continues to serve hospitality businesses in Oregon.