PDX Special Welcome Messages & Regional Events

At Portland International Airport, we’re proud to share special welcome messages that feature the fantastic people and unique events of our region.

Click below to hear the recordings…

November 2018–Emily Powell of Powell’s Books salutes Portland writers and book lovers and welcomes the Portland Book Festival.


September 2018–Mildred Quaempts, Umatilla language master speaker for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, welcomes the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Night Show.


July 2018–10 Barrel Brewing’s Whitney Burnside, the first woman head brewer in Portland, toasts the Oregon Brewers Festival.