Discover 100! Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt himself visited Kalama?
One auspicious visitor to arrive at the site of the Port of Kalama by train in 1903 immediately saw the potential of the vast region. Teddy Roosevelt himself foretold the […]
Discover 100! A rich history, a unique location
Port of Kalama enjoys a rich history that weaves through time along waterways, railways and roadways to drive home why transportation continues to be the community’s mainstay today. The Columbia […]
Discover 100! Our humble beginnings and the railroad that put Kalama on the map
Imagine. The 1870s in Kalama. Way back when the Northern Pacific Railroad was constructed between Tacoma and our humble town. That one bold development is what really put Kalama on […]
Discover! Does the Port levy taxes?
No taxes! Decades of strategic planning by past port commissioners continues to ensure the required revenue to maintain port facilities, parks and services for all residents with no taxes added. Every […]
Discover! Ever wonder how Washington wheat feeds the world?
As an internationally-renowned marine terminal and home to some of the most efficient grain export facilities on the west coast, the Port of Kalama plays a key role in how […]
Discover! Did you know the Port of Kalama is part of a hundred year old network of Washington Ports?
As settlers migrated across the country, they often chose locations near water. Washington State was no different – with many deep harbors and navigable rivers, towns sprung up throughout the […]
Discover! Did you know the Port of Kalama dedicates new amphitheater to longest serving Port commissioner Milford S. Westin?
The Westin Amphitheater at Marine Park will be dedicated at a brief ceremony on June 5th at 6:30 p.m. prior to the first McMenamins Concert in the Park Port […]
Discover! Did you know that the Port of Kalama is part of the largest public port system in the world?
Washington state has the largest locally-controlled public port system in the world with 75 port districts. Washington represents 2% of the U.S. population, and Washington ports handle 7% of U.S. […]
Discover! Who are your Port Commissioners?
Port of Kalama Commissioners are elected to six-year terms as defined by law. Many of the Port’s projects and developments are the results of long-term planning and decades long vision […]
Discover! Why does the Port of Kalama build amenities like the new amphitheater?
As a key contributor to the Kalama community, the Port elects to provide and enhance public recreational opportunities. In fact, ensuring public recreational opportunities on Port property is explicitly stated […]