Behind the Scenes: PDX Wildlife Team keeps passengers safe

by Lisa Timmerman 1/24/2014 9:28 AM
Nick Atwell and his team are much more than your average birdwatchers. They manage a comprehensive program that keeps passengers at Portland International Airport safe and relies on the best available research, techniques and technology. PDX has one of the most robust airport wildlife management programs in the nation, and for good reason. [More]

Upcycling pallets for PICA

by Lisa Timmerman 1/9/2014 10:21 AM
In addition to assisting with recycling and composting efforts at Portland International Airport, the Port of Portland’s waste minimization team identifies opportunities for repurposing materials, or upcycling. PDX pallets made an artful appearance at the 2013 Time Based Art Festival, sponsored by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. [More]

Year in Review: 2013 Port Community and Environmental Highlights

by Lisa Timmerman 12/27/2013 4:14 PM
It wouldn’t be the end of another year without taking some time for reflection. It’s been a busy twelve months and here are just a few highlights from the Port in the field of community and the environment in 2013: [More]

Digging in at Baltimore Woods

by Lisa Timmerman 11/8/2013 2:56 PM
Port of Portland staff and their friends and families spent a sunny morning in October volunteering alongside SOLVE, Friends of Baltimore Woods and St. Johns residents. The group of 50 volunteers planted 500 native tree and plant species at the gateway to the Baltimore Woods Connectivity Corridor. [More]

PDX Tree Obstruction Removal Project begins

by Lisa Timmerman 9/26/2013 9:50 AM
This week, the Port began work on the first phase of a project to remove trees growing beneath federally-regulated airspace at Portland International Airport. The site will ultimately be replanted with lower-growing, native plants. Although this first phase of tree removal took only a few days, the project is the culmination of years of planning. [More]

Ecoroof buzzes with activity

by Lisa Timmerman 8/9/2013 5:05 PM
About a year and a half ago, bees showed up in force on the roof of the Port of Portland's LEED Platinum headquarters building thanks to project development manager and apiary enthusiast, Greg Sparks. [More]

Alderwood Path repair complete

by Lisa Timmerman 7/18/2013 1:09 PM
The Alderwood Path, a multi-use trail that runs through Portland International Center, is now reopoened. The Port of Portland just completed follow-up repair work on the trail. [More]

Port and Portland State University celebrate 10 years of success and innovation

by Lisa Timmerman 6/12/2013 4:19 PM
It takes a special kind of person to be willing to dig through the garbage on a regular basis. Thanks to a partnership with Portland State University, this week marks the tenth year that those special people have been making a difference at Portland International Airport. [More]

Celebrate World Environment Day with the PDX Sustainability Tour

by Lisa Timmerman 5/13/2013 12:49 PM
World Environment Day is Wednesday, June 5 and Portland has been selected as the 2013 North American host city. To celebrate this great honor, there are many great events happening all over Portland leading up to the big day.

The Port will host a walking tour of Portland International Airport and portions of our LEED Platinum headquarters building on World Environment Day. [More]

Powerful praise from EPA

by Lisa Timmerman 4/18/2013 2:13 PM
The Port of Portland has been ranked tenth in the nation in the Local Governments category under the EPA's Green Power Partnership program. The Port began purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) in 2009 and now purchases 100 percent renewable energy through RECs. The Port also ranked 21st in the nation for power purchases amongst other organizations that purchase 100 percent renewable energy. This last year, that equated to over 75 million kilowatt hours of energy from renewable sources. [More]