Port of Portland operations impact the entire Pacific Northwest. But as a regional government agency, our official boundaries include only Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon.
The mission of the Port is to enhance the region's economy and quality of life by providing efficient cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets, and by promoting industrial development.
A nine-member Commission, appointed by the Governor of Oregon and ratified by the Oregon Senate, sets Port policy during its monthly meetings. At least two commissioners must each live in one of the three counties in the Port district. The remaining members may live in any part of the state. Commissioners serve four-year terms and can be reappointed. The Commission appoints the Port's executive director.
Our financial structure is separated into two primary operating funds: General Port operations and aviation operations.
General Port operations includes marine and industrial development, navigation, engineering and administrative divisions. It is funded by fees charged to customers for use of our services and facilities, and revenue from land and building leases and property sales. We also receive property taxes, which are assessed at 7 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value on property located in Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties. Our public mission to connect the region to the global marketplace is achieved while generating 96 percent of our operating revenues from transactions with private sector clients, and 4 percent from property taxes.
Aviation operations receives no direct property tax support. Agreements with passenger and cargo carriers at PDX provide the foundation for the aviation business; revenues from parking and tenant leases also help fund aviation activities. PDX funds cannot commingle with any other resources and are restricted for use at aviation facilities in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and airport revenue bond ordinances. Under special circumstances, PDX funds can be used for general aviation.
Strategic Plan and Budget
Jobs and Dollars
We play a vital role in our region and local economy by generating billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.* The business and industrial parks we have developed contribute to the region's economic vitality as well. Our business parks are home to more than 400 companies.
Aviation and marine activities created nearly 27,000 jobs in the Portland metro area.
Aviation and marine activities produced nearly $1.8 billion in total income for the region.
Aviation-related: $1.1 billion
Marine-related: $629 million
Aviation and marine activities at our facilities generated nearly $5.7 billion in revenues for regional businesses.
Aviation-related: $5 billion
Marine-related: $629 million
Aviation and marine activities generated $172 million in state and local taxes.
Our environmental policy states that our mission is only complete if we integrate responsible environmental stewardship into our operations. This means in our day-to-day activities and longer-term planning and implementation, we foster a mindset that integrates the social, economic and environmental considerations of our actions.
We incorporate environmental considerations into all aspects of our strategic planning and business decision-making, and each year, we set goals to ensure that we continually seek ways to:
As a major ongoing project, we are committed to a cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund site that protects the health of Portlanders and the environment, and to finding the most cost-effective way to achieve it.
For additional information about our environmental programs and projects, please visit http://www2.portofportland.com/Inside/EnvironmentalPrograms.
We own the award-winning Portland International Airport and two general aviation airports that serve private and business aircraft.
Portland International Airport
PDX serves approximately 17 million passengers annually on 17 commercial carriers. PDX is also served by eight air cargo carriers, shipping more than 200,000 tons of air cargo through PDX annually. The airport averages more than 500 flights daily. PDX also features:
The following passenger airlines serve PDX:
|Delta Air Lines||800.221.1212|
|Sun Country||(800) 359-6786|
For a list of Cargo Airlines serving PDX, click here.
Two general aviation airports serve private and business aircraft.
Our marine operations are served by a network of interstate freeways, Union Pacific and BNSF railway, and the Columbia/Snake river barge system.
2015 Cargo Volumes
|Mineral bulks (st)||5,090,108|
|Breakbulk cargo (st)||121,731|
|Portland Harbor total tonnage***||12,413,000|
*20-ft.equivalent unit (fits in 20-ft.container)
***Harbor includes public and private facilities from the Steel Bridge to the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
|Leading Exports By Volume/Tons||Leading Imports By Volume/Tons|
|Grain||Cement / Aggregates|
Leading Trade Partners ($ in Millions)
|South Korea||$579||South Korea||$1,348|
Total Value of International Waterborne Trade
Portland imports and exports: $11.3 billion
We work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the Columbia River navigation channel to 43 feet. We own and operates the Dredge Oregon, a non-propelled, cutter-type dredge with steel superstructure and hull.
We acquire, preserve and manage a large portfolio of land suited to transportation, manufacturing, and logistics and are one of the region’s largest developers of industrial and business parks. Within our 10,000 acres of property holdings, we oversee five business parks that offer businesses fast, efficient access to markets via nearby airports, deep-draft marine terminals, transcontinental rail lines, interstate freeways, and a river system that stretches from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho.
Our business parks are home to more than 400 companies, including manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities for clothing, shoes, tires, household goods and food.