What’s Happening with PDX Next (Updated Sept. 8)

Something to Smile About in September

Designing the Heart of PDX

We’re pouring our heart into the new main terminal and raising the roof to bring in more light and more great views of the Pacific Northwest. Our inspiration? Walking on a forested trail and connecting with nature in a space that’s familiar, intimate and informed by the scale of PDX.

While design work is still underway, we wanted to give you a taste of what’s to come, so here’s a sneak peek at a few of the renderings. Stay tuned for more views of the new main terminal in September.

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To bring this new design to life, we’ll be embarking on a big construction journey together and will do everything we can to reduce stress for you and your customers. Here’s what to expect:

  • Concourse Connector closes – January 2021
  • Oregon Market closes – April 2021
  • Concourse B opens – October 2021
  • New roof installation – 2022
  • New roof complete – 2023
  • New main terminal opens – October 2023
  • PDX Next program complete – 2025
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Construction Impacts to Expect in September

MAX Red Line

The Portland Airport station on the MAX Red Line is closed through Saturday, Nov. 14 as we demolish Concourse A. During this time, there is a PDX shuttle bus running continuously between the Mt. Hood and Portland Airport stations. Please plan to leave about 10 extra minutes for your commute.

Concourse B/C

The B/C exit lanes are closed through October, as is the lactation room on Concourse B. The closest lactation room is near Gate D2. These changes are necessary as we make room for the westward expansion of the terminal, which will grow by 150’ in Spring 2021.

Outside the Terminal

The motorcycle parking area at PDX relocated along the south end of Island 3. It will be there for about six months to accommodate PDX Next construction needs and will continue to be free for use.

The outside pet relief area also moved – it is now on the south lower roadway in front of the police vehicles.

Baggage Claim

As early as Thursday, Oct. 1, all seating in the south baggage claim TriMet waiting area will be removed. This will make room for the temporary relocations of the TSA break room, PDX volunteer room, employee parking office and other office spaces displaced due to the closure of the mezzanine next spring. The mezzanine is closing when construction starts on the new main terminal at PDX.

Stay Connected

For more behind-the-scenes stories and photos, visit PDXnext.com.

Have a question about construction at PDX? E-mail construction@pdxnext.com.

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