Friday, March 29, 2024

10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Port of Portland Mass Timber Tour: Terminal 2 and the New PDX Terminal



NOTE: This is a separate ticketed event (free) that is not included with conference attendee passes.

The Port of Portland is excited to host a tour of T2, a former marine terminal being transformed and revitalized as a campus for mass timber and housing manufacturing, and the new main terminal at PDX, where travelers will soon be able to look up and see a soaring 9-acre roof constructed of mass timber — all sourced from within 300 miles of the airport and through a first-of-its-kind supply chain.

Space for this tour is very limited. Please fill out the application by Friday, February 9, for a chance to join.

A Rare Sneak Peek at the New PDX Terminal and the T2 Mass Timber Innovation Hub...

The new PDX mass timber terminal, scheduled to open May 2024

Image © ZGF Architects

Join Us

Join us to learn more about how we’re bringing together public and private partners who share a vision for mass timber industry expansion, housing innovation, and creating more economic opportunity in our region.


This tour is free. Space for this tour is very limited and meant for attendees of the International Mass Timber Conference. Admittance to the tour requires an accepted application.

Application Deadline

Paid conference attendees should fill out the application by Friday, February 9, for a chance to join.


CLICK HERE for the Port of Portland Mass Timber Tour Application

What to Expect

On this tour, you will:

  1. Learn about investment opportunities in the mass timber supply chain in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the United States.
  2. Hear directly from leaders in the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition who are developing the local ecosystem for mass timber advanced research, innovation, agriculture and forest science universities, architectural and engineering design, and supply chain development for heavy timber buildings and housing.
  3. See the beginnings of the first-of-its-kind mass timber campus in the United States with the goal of increasing housing supply and preparing workers to fill the high-quality jobs in this emerging industry with a climate tech focus. This campus will include one the first mass timber industrial building in the U.S., as well as additional modular housing manufacturing facilities, buildings for research such as a University of Oregon acoustics lab, and incubator space for small businesses involved in housing, mass timber, and other climate initiatives.
  4. Learn about state and federal investments in mass timber in Oregon.
  5. Get a behind-the-scenes look at an innovative use of mass timber, which had never been accomplished at this scale before in the U.S. Throughout the new main terminal — from the 80-foot-long glulam beams in the ceiling to lattice around the skylights — the wood was sourced from small family- and community-owned forests and Tribal lands and with sustainability, equity, and traceability in mind.

We also want to learn from you during our time together. We hope to hear your:

  • Thoughts on the design of a mass timber innovation campus
  • Lessons learned in developing effective mass timber ecosystems
  • Ideas for connecting and sharing opportunities in Oregon with others in your networks

What is Included in the Tour

  • transportation from downtown Portland to Terminal 2,
  • transportation to, and lunch at, the Port of Portland Headquarters,
  • a behind-the-scenes tour of PDX’s new main terminal, and
  • transportation back downtown.


Because the new terminal at PDX remains under construction, space for this tour is extremely limited. While this tour is focused on the private sector, others may also apply, and we will fill spots if any remain available.

This is a voluntary tour of an active construction site with inherent risk of bodily injury or death. By participating in this tour, you agree to accept all associated risks and waive all claims against the Port and Hoffman Skanska resulting from or arising out of your access to this site.

Anyone entering the PDX construction site must wear specific attire at all times.

The following will be provided by the Port:

  • Hard hat or safety helmet
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves
  • Hi visibility (reflective) vest

Participants must bring/wear their own:

  • Sturdy 6 inch (15 cm) over-the-ankle boots — no open toe footwear is permitted regardless of ankle height. Ugg boots and athletic shoes are not acceptable.
  • Full-length pants — shorts, dresses, skirts are not permitted.
  • Full-length shirts with sleeves of at least 3” length on each arm — armless shirts and tank tops are not permitted.