St. Johns Truck Traffic Meeting and New Soccer Field at James John Elementary

by Rachel Wray 11/23/2011 4:47 PM
The Oregonian covers a recent Portland Bureau of Transportation open house on truck traffic through St. Johns, primarily on North Fessenden/St. Louis. The trucks are disruptive to neighbors, who are advocating for pedestrian improvements and for trucks to use North Lombard and Burgard roads, which h... [More]

City Releases Willamette River Recreation Strategy

by Rachel Wray 11/23/2011 4:33 PM
The City of Portland’s Office of Healthy Working Rivers and Portland Parks and Recreation recently released the draft “Willamette River Recreation Strategy.” This draft document outlines recreation policy guidance and identifies specific river recreation actions over the next five ... [More]

PDX Teams Up with Starbucks to Explore Coffee Cup Recycling

by Annie Linstrom 11/22/2011 2:35 PM
More than 6,000 hot beverage cups travel through PDX daily, resulting in over 2.2 million cups sent to the landfill each year. Because most hot beverage containers aren’t accepted into Oregon’s recycling stream, a large amount of productive material is wasted. That is why the Port, Starb... [More]

The Port Loves Science Pub!

by Rachel Wray 11/11/2011 3:25 PM
Don’t miss OMSI Science Pub! This bi-monthly event brings cutting-edge presentations and discussions to Portlanders, with a cold brew on the side. The next OMSI Science Pub will be held at Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, on Tuesday, November 15. The presentation starts at 7:00 p.m., but show ... [More]

Notes from the Airfield: The D-List

by Brian Burk 11/11/2011 11:03 AM
The runways and taxiways at Portland International Airport are lined with thousands of lights and signs. At night, they form a sea of reds, greens, blues, whites and ambers—each color with a specific meaning and purpose. Sometime after midnight on most Thursdays, staff from the Port’s op... [More]

Round-Up of This Week’s Aviation Biofuel News

by Rachel Wray 11/11/2011 10:38 AM
Big week in aviation biofuels! On Wednesday, Alaska Airlines began using a 20 percent biofuel blend in 75 commercial passenger flights between Portland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. The fuel will be used over the next two weeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of biofuels in jet aircraft and to enc... [More]

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest Receives Environmental Achievement Award

by Rachel Wray 11/1/2011 6:48 PM
The Environmental Achievement award from Airports Council International-North America, which we announced back in September, was presented to the Port at the annual ACI-NA conference in October. The award acknowledged Portland International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and Spokane ... [More]

Hillsboro Airport Issues Roundtable to Meet on November 2

by Rachel Wray 11/1/2011 6:28 PM
The Hillsboro Airport Issues Roundtable meets Wednesday, November 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Civic Center at 150 E. Main Street in Hillsboro. Please note we're starting an hour later than usual. Everyone is invited, and public comment is encouraged at the meeting. The agenda includes discuss... [More]