Portland International Airport is already one of the country's best airports and progress is on track to make it even better. We had the chance to go behind the scenes to see some of the beautiful Douglas fir we've supplied for this awe-inspiring project that is designed to connect travelers to an immersive forest experience and a PDX neighborhood vibe.
1) All the wood would come from sustainably managed forests in Oregon and Washington.
2) With equity in mind, we should source from small landowners, community forests, and tribal lands all over the region.
3) Just like “farm to table” cuisine, we should trace as much of the wood as possible all the way from forest to frame.
To date, we've supplied more than 600,000 board feet of our Sustainable Northwest Wood goodness, connected the partners to local forest owners and mills to fill the airport with a canopy of local, sustainable wood that can be traced to the PNW forest from which it came.
Check out this video (1 min) from PDX about the project, the inspiration, the goals and get ready to #lookuppdx
Read more about our President Ryan Temple's involvement from the beginning of the planning for the project in the PDX Spotlight The Faces of PDX.
Scroll through the gallery below for a taste of quintessential Northwest inspiration. (click on the image to enlarge)
We can hardly wait to see this project fully installed and open to the public in 2024. Follow the progress and dive deeper into the stories at PDXNext
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