Oregon Ports

Oregon's 23 ports provide recreational, commercial, and economic services to residents and businesses in Oregon. Ports serve as the state's gateway to national and international freight, and are a key component in sustaining Oregon's economy and quality of life.

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Resources for Ports


Business Oregon manages 3 programs dedicated to ports. Applications for funding are accepted year round. To apply, contact your Regional Development Officer and complete complete a Project Notification and Inake Form. Once reviewed, Business Oregon will walk qualified applicants through the remainder of the process.

Learn about port formation in Oregon.


Find federal and state regulatory agencies and advocacy assocations to collaborate with.

Oregon Public Ports Dredging Partnership
To maintain safe passage through the state's waterways, Oregon owns a hydraulic dredge and works with ports to operate the equipment and manage dredging projects. The Oregon Public Ports Dredging Partnership connects with Business Oregon over dredging and offers peer support to public ports and marinas.

Financial Audits
All local governments, including ports as a special districts, are subject to Oregon Municipal Audit Law. As a result, ports are registered with the Oregon Secretary of State's Office and complete annual filings, which provide accessibility and transparency to the public. Annual reports must be filed within six months after the close of the port's fiscal year (fiscal year ends on June 30, the filing deadline is December 31). To learn more about individual port finances, including how Business Oregon programs help ports individually as our economic partners, please visit the Secretary of State's website and search the Local Government Audit Report database.

Strategic Business Plans

Ports to Update Their Plans in 2020
Strategic planning is a valuable exercise, enabling ports to be thoughtful and discerning with staff and stakeholders, which helps leadership establish goals, prioritize initiatives, and allocate limited resources. More specifically, a port's strategic business plan further defines port needs, the state's interest, and economic markets for pursuit.

In 2010, Business Oregon adopted the New Strategic Business Plan for Oregon's Statewide Port System PDF to support the development of individual port plans. A template for planning begins on page 117 and still serves as the outline ports use to update an existing strategic plan through a public process and typically with the help of a consultant.

With the 10-year anniversary in 2020, ports will be updating their plans and publishing them on their individual websites. Examples of recent strategic business plans include:

Contact Us

Have additional questions, comments, or suggestions? Reach out to one of us, we're happy to work with you.
Stephanie Prybyl, Ports Manager, 503-949-1710 or Ted Werth, Regional Project Manager, 503-779-3221