Deicing program gets warm reception

by Lisa Timmerman 2/22/2013 3:09 PM
The Port of Portland was honored with an Environmental Achievement Award at the annual Slough Celebration, put on by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. The award recognizes Portland International Airport's deicing program for its efforts to provide greater protection to the Columbia Slough water quality. [More]

Port waste travels with a lighter footprint

by Lisa Timmerman 2/5/2013 12:52 PM
Gresham Sanitary Services provides waste hauling services for the Port, and it became the state’s first trash hauler to use compressed natural gas in its vehicles in 2011. At that time, GSS had introduced a front load CNG truck to its fleet, which it used to haul Port composting, recycling and garbage. GSS recently added a CNG roll-off truck to its fleet. Roll-off trucks are used to pick up large drop box containers, such as those located in our rental car quick turnaround facility [More]

PDX leads the pack in bike access

by Lisa Timmerman 1/31/2013 2:36 PM
We are quite proud of our bike facilities here at Portland International Airport, but who doesn't like a little validation? PDX was featured in a study completed through the University of California Transportation Center and the Safe Transportation Research & Education Center at the University of California, Berkeley that looked at obstacles and opportunities for airport operators to improve bike access. [More]

Port headquarters building goes for gold

by Lisa Timmerman 1/22/2013 9:26 AM
The Port of Portland LEED Platinum headquarters building has another metal to add to its list of honors - gold. The Port's headquarters building recently received a gold certification through the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Sustainability at Work program. [More]

NextGen helps PDX flights lower emissions, minimize noise

by Lisa Timmerman 12/26/2012 3:54 PM
If you flew into PDX this holiday season, it's possible you may have been on a flight starting to use new technology in their final approach to the runway. The Federal Aviation Administration published flight approach procedures for its Next Generation Air Transportation System, also known as NextGen, in September. The satellite-based aircraft navigation system is gradually replacing the nation's legacy ground-based equipment network and is designed to help pilots fly existing routes more precisely. [More]

Best wishes to our departing interns from Inha University

by Lisa Timmerman 12/12/2012 4:56 PM
This week, the Port of Portland bid a fond farewell to our three interns from Inha University in South Korea. The three students completed their five-month internships at the Port. Before departing, they each gave a final presentation about what they learned while working at the Port and reflected on being immersed in a different culture. [More]

Our avian visitor

by Lisa Timmerman 12/4/2012 4:44 PM
Port of Portland employees working out of our headquarters building have been treated to an up close and personal viewing of a barn owl over the last couple of days. The owl first appeared roosting on the window ledge on the south side of the building on Friday morning and has been spotted at a few different locations around the building since then. [More]

Port participates in Airports Going Green

by Lisa Timmerman 11/30/2012 1:46 PM
The Port of Portland was honored to receive an award at the fifth annual Airports Going Green Conference in November. The conference is sponsored by the American Association of Airport Executives and the City of Chicago Department of Aviation. The Port competed against a field of airports across the... [More]

With great community partners come great opportunities

by Lisa Timmerman 11/9/2012 1:08 PM
Our community partners are doing some wonderful work and there are a couple of ways you can get involved. We may be nearing the peak rainy season, but there are still plenty of reasons to get outdoors and make a difference in your neighborhood. [More]

Plug in at PDX

by Lisa Timmerman 10/25/2012 2:45 PM
We are pleased to announce that Portland International Airport now offers electric vehicle charging stations in our short-term parking garage. The six Level 2 charging stations are located on the fourth floor of the garage near the south skybridge that connects to the airport terminal building. [More]