Hear Port Executive Director at City Club

by Rachel Wray 12/2/2011 5:22 PM
Port of Portland executive director Bill Wyatt presented at City Club on December 2. The talk, titled “Portland Economic Recovery and the Role of Trade,” featured Bill and John Tapogna, president of ECONorthwest, discussing various aspects of the local economy and its connection with the... [More]

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]

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]

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]

Hillsboro Open House This Weekend!

by Rachel Wray 10/28/2011 11:49 AM
Help us celebrate more than 80 years of operation as a general aviation airport! That’s right: it’s time for the annual Hillsboro Airport Open House. Come enjoy activities for the whole family, including airfield tours, face painting, games, crafts and a coloring contest. Kids – we... [More]

PDX South Runway Reopens

by Rachel Wray 10/5/2011 1:21 PM
Portland International Airport’s 11,000-foot south runway is now open, following the complete reconstruction of the runway over the summer of 2011. Hawaiian Airlines was the first air carrier to depart off the new runway, fitting since they were the last departure off the south runway before i... [More]

Early Cleanup of Seattle's Duwamish River Moving Ahead

by Rachel Wray 10/3/2011 5:28 PM
With the Port’s participation in the Lower Willamette Group and the Portland Harbor Partnership, news about regional Superfund cleanups is always informative. This article on efforts to clean up a five-mile stretch of Seattle’s Duwamish River is a must-read. The Duwamish Superfund proces... [More]