Mission Statement

The Port of Hood River works to promote and maintain a healthy economy and strong quality of life in the Port District and throughout the Columbia Gorge.


  • INTEGRITY - maintain a high level of professional standards
  • RESPONSIVENESS - act in a timely way to all reasonable requests
  • TRANSPARENCY - ensure business is conducted openly, with public oversight
  • COLLABORATION - actively participate with stakeholders
  • STEWARDSHIP - seek high standards of maintenance of the Port's assets and always consider the long-term public good
  • INNOVATION - consider new approaches and best practices
  • QUALITY - strive for excellence in all Port activities
  • DIVERSITY - be proactive, not reactive, in encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of Port activity: Commission, staff, volunteer boards, and public engagement