Established in 1891 by the Oregon Legislature, the Port of Portland owns four marine terminals, three airports (Portland International, Hillsboro, and Troutdale) and five industrial parks.
The Port of Portland’s mission 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.
The Port is a regional government encompassing Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon. Its nine-member commission is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Commissioners are unpaid. They serve four-year terms and can be re-appointed. They hire the Port’s executive director who is responsible for day-to-day management.