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Portland scuttles new grain terminal

A plan to allow for the development of a new grain export terminal at the Port of Portland has been cancelled.

Tentative plans for the West Hayden Island project would have included a grain export terminal, an auto processing facility, onsite manufacturing and about 500 acres of natural areas.

To allow for development, however, the […]


Port of Portland Withdraws West Hayden Island Annexation Proposal

From a Port of Portland news release:

A lengthy and complex process to annex West Hayden Island for a future marine terminal, habitat preservation and recreational amenities came to an end this week when the Port briefed its Commission and informed Portland Mayor Charlie Hales that it is formally withdrawing its consent to annex the […]


Grain terminal developer kicking tires at Portland’s West Hayden Island site

Hayden Island is situated in the Columbia River, between the Ports of Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. Port of Portland photo.

A grain shipping terminal developer is shopping around for sites in the Northwest and expressed some interest in the Port of Portland’s West Hayden Island property.

The project developers initially looked at a […]


Consultant urges use of Vancouver site, not West Hayden Island

The City of Portland estimated that construction wouldn’t begin on the West Hayden Island marine terminals until 2023, and it might take 35 years to build out the site.

A set of new draft reports tossed cold water on the Port of Portland’s plans to develop new marine terminals on West Hayden Island.

ECONorthwest, […]


Portland's West Hayden Island development plan now at 300 acres

A new development plan for West Hayden Island, an 826-acre plot of land at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, could help convince the city of Portland to annex the island. The plan, which was developed by Australia-based design firm WorleyParsons, calls for building a marine terminal that would use only 300 acres […]


Port of Portland snapping up industrial land

The Port of Portland is once again becoming one of the largest industrial property developers in the region – a move that is drawing both praise and criticism.

Despite the dwindling land supply, port commissioners have approved a 2010-15 strategic plan that calls for the port to “be a regional leader in industrial land acquisition […]


Dumping Dredge Material On Portland’s Hayden Island In Spotlight Again

The conflict over the west side of Hayden Island could soon come to a head. The next week could mean the start to a controversial dredging project – or a legal challenge to stop it.

The Port of Portland and Army Corps of Engineers only have until the end of October to do the work, […]