Major Milestone Reached on Willamette River Cleanup

by Rachel Wray 6/17/2010 4:24 PM
When the draft remedial investigation report for the Portland Harbor Superfund site is stacked vertically, it’s nearly three feet high. Packed with maps, charts, and graphs, the report, which was submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency by a coalition of businesses and public agencies ... [More]

Phase Two of Runway Rehabilitation Project Begins This Summer

by Rachel Wray 6/16/2010 8:10 AM
Just like roadways, runways wear out and need regular maintenance. Portland International Airport has three runways, so when any one runway is closed for maintenance, the other runways often carry more aircraft traffic until the repairs are complete. This creates changes in the air that are almost a... [More]

New Port Headquarters

by Rachel Wray 6/14/2010 8:15 AM
Port of Portland staff will move into our new headquarters building at Portland International Airport May 1. In June, we’re throwing open the doors to our airport neighbors. Join us for a fun afternoon of refreshments, building tours, and presentations on the building’s green elements, i... [More]

Plumbing Inspection Turned Hawk Rescue

by Rachel Wray 6/12/2010 8:16 AM
On Oct. 29, 2009, Mike Erdmann, a plumber with the Port’s marine facilities maintenance team, was inspecting the fire suppression system inside a warehouse at the Port’s Terminal 2 marine facility. It was a routine inspection until he noticed a large, female red-tailed hawk with an inj... [More]

Idling Gets Us Nowhere

by Rachel Wray 6/10/2010 8:19 AM
The hustle and bustle at Portland International Airport includes a constant dance of vehicles: passenger cars, taxis, shuttle buses, and delivery trucks carrying cargo and supplies. For many of these vehicles, a running engine is usually not necessary, like those waiting in the cell phone parking ... [More]

THE GREEN SIDE: Shaver Transportation: Rolling Down the River on New, Cleaner Engines

by Rachel Wray 6/8/2010 8:29 AM
Founded in 1880, Shaver Transportation is a family-owned company that operates barges and tugs on the Columbia River and in Portland Harbor. Rob Rich, director of administration, has been with Shaver for 25 years. Here, he speaks about Shaver’s investment in projects that reduce air emission... [More]