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Old Posted May 19, 2021, 12:21 AM
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I'm guessing he is referring to the fact that we have an amazing airport (soon to be even more incredible) and the perception of the city's core is currently not-so-good. Parts of the city, especially certain blocks in the city's core honestly look straight "3rd world".
Yeah that's what I'm referring to, but I don't know if I'd go as far as 3rd world. I'm hoping by 2025 when this terminal opens, travelers aren't greeted by this gorgeous thing only to go into a boarded up city along roads/ train lines riddled in graffiti, homeless camps and garbage. A lot of efforts are being made in the volunteer, public and private sectors right now, and I really believe we'll clean things up, but we still have a ways to go after over a year of sliding.
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Yeah that's what I'm referring to, but I don't know if I'd go as far as 3rd world. I'm hoping by 2025 when this terminal opens, travelers aren't greeted by this gorgeous thing only to go into a boarded up city along roads/ train lines riddled in graffiti, homeless camps and garbage. A lot of efforts are being made in the volunteer, public and private sectors right now, and I really believe we'll clean things up, but we still have a ways to go after over a year of sliding.
With the pandemic starting to come to an end, I can't imagine commercial spots being still boarded up in 2025. Over the next year or so, we will see a lot of these boarded up locations getting snatched up by people seeking prime locations to start their business or move locations to a better spot. I expect to see Portland thriving again by 2025 much like it was by 2012 after the Great Recession.
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Agreed!
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Old Posted May 19, 2021, 9:28 PM
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With the pandemic starting to come to an end, I can't imagine commercial spots being still boarded up in 2025. Over the next year or so, we will see a lot of these boarded up locations getting snatched up by people seeking prime locations to start their business or move locations to a better spot. I expect to see Portland thriving again by 2025 much like it was by 2012 after the Great Recession.
Yep, I completely agree. In a few years DT Portland will be thriving again, barring any other massive economic disasters. Parts of the economy are already rebounding quickly and even the worst parts of DT Portland are still no Skid Row.
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Oh very cool, a piece of the new terminal roof!
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Oh very cool, a piece of the new terminal roof!
Yep! They are building them right off the West end of runway 10L. You can see it from Marine Drive.
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Alaska Airlines adds PDX routes to Tampa, New Orleans

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Alaska Airlines says it will start flying seasonal, nonstop routes in December from Portland International Airport to New Orleans and Tampa, Florida.

The first flights to both cities are set for Dec. 16, and the routes will operate through April 18. The outgoing and returning Florida flights are scheduled four days a week, while the New Orleans route will operate three days a week.

While air travel overall remains slow thanks to a decline in business trips, Alaska says reservations for leisure travel have exceeded pre-pandemic levels.
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Work in progress: Constructing the curvy “cassettes”
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Pssst! Want to see something cool? We’re sharing regular “work in progress” snapshots to show you what we’re up to. Up next: The building blocks for the curvy wooden roof...
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That looks gorgeous
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A shot of civic pride from good old PDX

PDX is ranked the best airport in the country again

By Lizzy Acker | The Oregonian/OregonLive
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Portland International Airport is back, baby.

After one year in the number two spot, PDX is the best airport in the United States again, according to Travel + Leisure, where it was for the seven previous years.

It appears that the pandemic, and a ton of construction, can’t stop Portland International Airport’s dominance.

According to Travel + Leisure, “Voters were so enthusiastic about PDX that it seemed some were even hoping for a delay on their next trip.”
https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/20...try-again.html
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At this point these ppl must work for pdx they always have them 1
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2021, 9:45 PM
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At this point these ppl must work for pdx they always have them 1
Or maybe it's based on criteria, aided by the fact that our airport keeps improving.
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At this point these ppl must work for pdx they always have them 1
Dude, what is wrong with you?
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Dude, what is wrong with you?
Dude 7 years in a row? I like pdx a lot but come on that’s a lot
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Old Posted Sep 11, 2021, 8:36 AM
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I mean you’re not wrong. This whiffs of a J.D. Power & Associates award.
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I mean you’re not wrong. This whiffs of a J.D. Power & Associates award.
Thank you that’s all I’m saying. Dont know why the poster got offended with his his feelings but like I said pdx is a great airport but winning for nearly a decade straight?!
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Have you seen how much our airport has improved over the past decade? PDX has a lot to be proud of. It's great to see them getting the recognition they deserve, but it's even better to see how they don't rest on their laurels, so to speak.
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Old Posted Sep 11, 2021, 10:29 PM
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It’s a great airport!
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