About the Port of Kalama

The Port of Kalama sits on the Columbia River in Southwest Washington, immediately off of Interstate 5—situated in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, just 30 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon, and approximately 120 miles south of Seattle, Washington. Port of Kalama’s industrial area includes five miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43′ federally-maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River.  The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. This excellent transportation infrastructure makes the Port of Kalama ideally suited for businesses of all kinds.

The Port of Kalama is home to more than 30 companies employing more than 850 people, who choose the Port for its superior customer service and business support. Its offerings include shovel-ready industrial sites, move-in-ready industrial buildings, an industrial park, efficient marine terminals and transportation accessibility to rail, river and highway. The Port of Kalama also offers high-bandwidth communications, with dual access fiber-optic service to Seattle and Portland. At the Port of Kalama, you’ll find all of the superior facilities your business needs to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life.

The Port of Kalama boasts miles of riverfront playground, beaches, public parks and marina, a vibrant community of antiques, shops and restaurants, and a rich small-town culture. As a key player in the Kalama community, the Port is responsible for enhancing public recreational opportunities.

Organized in 1920 by a vote of the people, the Port of Kalama is governed by a three-member Port commission and administered by an executive director.  Currently the Port employs 16 full-time and several part-time employees.  Included in the Port’s sources of revenue are – leases of various Port properties and buildings, marine terminals, services associated with grain terminal & break-bulk docks and the Kalama marina.

Comprehensive Plan and Scheme of Harbor Improvements 2015

Leading the Pack

Just 30 minutes north of Portland, Oregon, Port of Kalama is one of the jewels of the Pacific Northwest with prime industrial land and exceptional move-in-ready industrial buildings.

Our Mission

To induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities