Is It Spring Yet? No? Then Let’s Talk Deicing

by Rachel Wray 4/26/2011 2:48 PM
Portland spring hasn’t really sprung yet, so it might seem premature to think ahead to next winter. However, the Portland International Airport deicing team is hard at work on a project that will go into an important test phase this fall. The deicing system enhancement project is a multi-year... [More]

Port Staff Talk Chickens, Worms, and Bees

by Rachel Wray 4/22/2011 2:21 PM
For Earth Day, the Port hosted a lunchtime lecture series for employees on various topics, drawing on expertise right here on staff. For today’s presentation, Troy Graham, Stan Jones, and Greg Sparks talked about raising chickens, worms, and honeybees in the backyard. The engaging trio provide... [More]

Hillsboro Airport Issues Roundtable Meeting on May 4

by Rachel Wray 4/22/2011 10:19 AM
The Hillsboro Airport Issues Roundtable meets Wednesday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the City of Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main Street. Everyone is invited, and public comment is encouraged at the meeting. The meeting agenda includes updates on projects at and construction around the... [More]

Green Buildings Have Better Views

by Rachel Wray 4/19/2011 12:59 PM
This morning started out with the heartening surprise of winning a City of Portland BEST Award, and then the surprises continued with an unusual guest at Portland International Airport. This brand new Boeing 777-200ER took off today around 10:30, and thanks to the open workspaces and emphasis on nat... [More]

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Port HQ Receives BEST Award

by Rachel Wray 4/19/2011 11:43 AM
The Port of Portland was thrilled to receive the Green Building Award at the City of Portland’s 19th annual Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Awards Breakfast. The awards were presented by the BEST Business Center and City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. [More]

X Marks the Improved Air Quality Spot

by Rachel Wray 4/19/2011 11:18 AM
When Portland International Airport’s south runway was closed for rehabilitation in early April, the project team prepared to set up “closing crosses” – large, lighted Xs on either end of the runway that alert aircraft pilots that the runway is not available for landing. The crosses, which are approximately 15 feet high, are on 24-hours a day, seven days a week, until the runway reopens to aircraft later this summer. [More]

Port Wins State of Oregon Sustainability Award

by Rachel Wray 4/14/2011 1:49 PM
The fourth annual Oregon Sustainability Awards were announced yesterday at the Future Energy conference, and the Port was honored to be among the winners. [More]

Brownfield Redevelopment Project Honored at National Conference

by Rachel Wray 4/8/2011 3:00 PM
Great news out of Philadelphia: Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park (TRIP) earned the national Phoenix Award Grand Prize for excellence at the Brownfields 2011 conference on April 6. The award honors the Port and partners Alcoa and FedEx Ground for revitalizing the former home of an aluminum smelter in east Multnomah County to productive use. [More]

Phase Three of PDX Runway Improvement Project Begins April 4

by Rachel Wray 4/1/2011 4:56 PM
From April to October this year, the Port is working to completely rebuild the airport’s south runway, worn by years of wear and tear from aircraft use. The runway will close April 4. Read on for more details. [More]

Portland Harbor: Behind the Scenes

by Rachel Wray 4/1/2011 2:37 PM
Portland Harbor: Behind the Scenes events have been announced! Read on for more details, and don’t forget: tours fill up fast, so RSVP soon. [More]