The Port of Hood River will advertise and hold a public lottery for seasonal slips on the South Basin Dock for the period of April 15, 2023 through October 15, 2023. There are five (5) seasonal slips available for boat lengths of 20 feet or less. Jet Ski slips are not available. Successful applicants accepting a slip will pay a one-time fee of $1,041 along with a $50 refundable gate key deposit.Read More
PORT OF HOOD RIVER HIRES DEBBIE SMITH-WAGAR AS NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR
The Port of Hood River has hired Debbie Smith-Wagar, CPA as its new Finance Director to replace Fred Kowell who retired in December 2021 after working for the Port since 2012. Ms. Smith-Wagar has more that 25 years of experience in local government finance and accounting and has worked as an auditor, fund accounting systems analyst, and served as the assistant finance director of the City of Tigard from 2008-2015, and also for the City of Newberg from 1996-2001.Read More
PORT HIRES KEVIN GREENWOOD AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HOOD RIVER, ORE. – At their Tuesday, September 13th meeting, the Port of Hood River board of commissioners promoted Bridge Replacement Project Director, Kevin Greenwood, to Executive Director. Mr. Greenwood has an extensive background in port management and public administration in Oregon, formerly serving as the Port Manager of the Port of Garibaldi from 2009-2014 and as the General Manager of the Port of Newport from 2014-2017, before signing on to lead the bridge replacement effort in Hood River.Read More
4th of July Fireworks limit access to popular waterfront areas
HOOD RIVER, OR – The 4th of July fireworks show will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Sunday, July 3 when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begins setting up just west of the mouth of the Hood River.
Parking will be free on the 4th on all of the metered Port of Hood River Park for Parks areas, but parking permits are still required for Event Site & Jensen West parking.
NO OVERNIGHT PARKING IS ALLOWED.
The following areas will be closed or have limited access:
The Spit: The Port will close the Spit area at noon on Sunday, July 3 until noon on Tuesday, July 5.
Event Site Access to Sandbar: Access to the Sandbar from the Event Site will be closed to all access at 7PM on July 4 due to the fireworks.
Kiteboard launching and landing from the Event Site grass is prohibited starting Friday, July 1.
Marina Beach and Marina Park: The sandy area of the Marina Beach will be closed at 7PM on July 4. Once the Marina Park parking areas are full, “Closed” signs will be posted at the entrance and additional vehicles will not be allowed into Marina Park.
ALL FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND ARE PROHIBITED on all Port properties, including the Marina and Waterfront areas. People planning on watching the fireworks from the Marina and the Waterfront are reminded that the show’s conclusion usually brings very heavy traffic congestion and there will be significant delays in exiting the area. The Port urges patience and cooperation to help ease the pressure created by the large number of vehicles attempting to exit the area at the same time. Dark conditions and heavy pedestrian traffic during this time make it all the more important to use caution and take your time driving in the area.
For more information, contact the Port of Hood River at (541) 386-1645 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
McElwee to Retire as Port of Hood River Executive Director
e Port of Hood River and this community over the past 16 years,” McElwee said. “The Port has a remarkable legacy supporting both the economy and quality of life of this community. I am grateful to have played a part.”Read More