The Port of Portland provides cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets. The maritime industry generates more than 20,000 jobs in the Portland metropolitan area.
Port of Portland’s Terminal 5 is dominated by Columbia Grain, the highest volume wheat export terminal in the U.S. Grain comes down river from eastern Oregon and also arrives at the Port by train and truck.
Oil gets shipped up river from the Critical Energy Infrastructure, at the storage facility near Linnton. Oil and gas arrives at the CEI by pipeline from Puget Sound (75%) and by ocean going barges (25%).