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]

Inha University intern reflects on experiences at the Port

by Lisa Timmerman 10/15/2012 5:04 PM
Each year, since 2009, the Port of Portland has hosted student interns from South Korea’s Inha University. Many of the student interns are interested in working for ports, airlines or in logistics. The student interns stay for five months and rotate through different departments at the Port. Intern Ellyn Lee recently spent a couple of weeks in our Community Affairs department and I asked her to share her impressions so far of living in Portland and working for the Port. [More]

Port carbon and energy accounting featured at annual GoGreen conference

by Lisa Timmerman 10/10/2012 9:04 AM
If you are planning to attend the fifth annual GoGreen Portland conference this Thursday at the Left Bank Annex, come check out Port of Portland Facilities Services Division Manager, Franko Martinec presenting about the Port's carbon footprint reduction and energy management strategy. Franko will be joined by Good Company's Aaron Toneys for a workshop entitled Feet on the Ground or Head in the Clouds? Guidance from the Front Lines of Carbon and Energy Accounting. [More]

SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup at West Hayden Island

by Lisa Timmerman 10/4/2012 11:29 AM
Last Saturday, Port employees were joined by Starbucks employees, University of Portland students, the Portland AmeriCorps Alums group and few local residents for a SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup event at West Hayden Island. The cleanup is one of over 100 similar events that occurred in Oregon in September. [More]

When it comes to flying, go with the flow

by Lisa Timmerman 10/4/2012 8:49 AM
Environmental cues are a big part of encouraging behavior change. This is especially true when it comes to waste management. The flying public is an active participant in helping us effectively manage our waste streams at PDX. Most people have become accustomed to separating out recyclables and composting is becoming more commonplace, especially in Portland, but what about separating out liquids? [More]