Innovative, forward-thinking and modern aren’t usually words that spring to mind when you think of government. But here at the Port, we’re challenging assumptions every day. From our people to our building to the work that we do, we’re definitely not what you’d expect.

By sky, by land or by water, we connect the world’s enterprising minds with the trailblazing businesses of the Pacific Northwest. From Terminal 6 to the Portland International Airport, you’ll work in a diverse and fascinating territory, and play a vital role in enhancing our region’s quality of life. Join us.

Connecting Portland to the World

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    Welcoming, efficient, and consistently voted Best U.S. Airport. Come fly with us. And we’re always looking for ways to serve you even better. Check out what it takes to run a world class airport.

    We’re on the move: As Oregon’s largest port, we ship over 11 million tons of cargo a year, including grain, minerals, forest products and autos.

    Commercial Development
    Our business parks house more than 400 companies, including warehouses, manufacturers and distributors for clothing, shoes, tires, household goods and food.

Growing Our Region’s Economy

We bring more than $6.4 billion a year to the Portland area. But what do those numbers really mean?

    Our airports, marine properties and business parks are responsible for more than 27,000 local jobs and 1.8 billion in wages.

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    We take products to the world. About 300,000 vehicles rolled through our marine terminals last year. Recently, Subaru joined our Gresham Vista Business Park. And Cathay Pacific provides nonstop air cargo service between PDX and Hong Kong.

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    From airport refreshments to business parks to auto shippers to warehouse renters, we help grow our region’s economy. We also provide contract opportunities for certified small businesses.

Improving Quality of Life

Growth is meaningful when it also makes your day-to-day better. Here’s how we’re making that happen.

    People come first. And we’re wide-ranging in whom we serve: Portland, Southwest Washington and communities throughout the Northwest, as well as partners across the Pacific and around the world.

    Sustainability and protecting our environment is nothing new for us. We make everything we do as energy-efficient as possible, work to restore land, and carry out plans to reduce our carbon footprint.

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    We’re committed to providing a safe, respectful space that allows everyone to thrive and celebrates a wide range of backgrounds, skills, abilities and points of view.

Join Our Team

Do meaningful work. Have your voice heard. Enjoy what you do.

Expect Purpose
Everyone brings unique ideas and talents to work — and we’re committed to making sure yours get appreciated and recognized. We embrace diversity, equity, inclusivity and the opportunity to pursue innovation. We do all this in support of our core values and a mission that moves people.

Expect Growth
Our region is growing to meet the demands of the future. We believe our employees should keep growing, too. Enjoy a respectful work environment that supports curiosity, collaboration and contributing your best. We foster a performance coaching culture and offer training and advancement opportunities to further your ongoing career development. This includes tuition reimbursement, on-the-job training, conferences and a whole lot more.

Expect Balance
We care about our region’s quality of life — and we also care about yours. As one of Oregon’s healthiest employers, wellness is part of our DNA: Join a fitness challenge, get financial planning help, or even sign up for a cooking class. We also offer extensive benefits for our employees and their families, including health and wellness coverage, generous paid time off, an on-site fitness center and bike storage, discounted transportation passes, and exclusive employee access to a wide range of local retailers.

Moving Toward a Diverse Workforce
We value equity and inclusion, and we’re committed to hiring people equally invested in these pursuits. We do this because we understand both our organization and the people we serve will benefit from the contributions and efforts of a diverse workforce.

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