Mission & History
The Port of The Dalles mission is to support the creation, retention, expansion, and recruitment of businesses and jobs that will enhance the economy of the District.
The Port of The Dalles is an Oregon special district that works to create jobs and recruit businesses by developing industrial lands. The Port was established in 1933 to create jobs and recruit businesses by developing industrial lands. The Dalles has a long history as a regional trade center and as a hub for river, rail, and road transportation. Located in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, The Dalles is an ideal location that offers both a rural setting and the convenience of modern infrastructure.
The Port district is approximately 425,000 square acres covering the northern third of Wasco County. Borders of the district are Deschutes River in the east, the Hood River County line in the west, and Tygh Ridge in the South. Although the Port’s hub of activity is The Dalles, the Port serves the entire district and Mid-Columbia region through various economic development projects and collaborations.