Over the next five years, a series of transformative projects will bring more Pacific Northwest-inspired architecture, local restaurants, and shops, inclusive design, and carbon footprint-reducing technology. - Photo courtesy of Port of Portland.

Over the next five years, a series of transformative projects will bring more Pacific Northwest-inspired architecture, local restaurants, and shops, inclusive design, and carbon footprint-reducing technology.

Photo courtesy of Port of Portland.

The Port of Portland’s $2 billion PDX Next program has opened a new rental car facility at Portland International Airport, serving 11 rental car partners — now all within walking distance onsite: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty, along with new additions Sixt and Zipcar.

“Traveling from PDX to our region just got even easier and more convenient with all of our rental car partners onsite and an easier route through the building,” says Dan Pippenger, chief operating officer at the Port of Portland. “The new rental car center also gets us one step closer to reducing congestion on our roadways by eliminating rental car shuttles and moving our shared rides to a new location in summer 2022.”

Eleven total rental car partners are now all onsite at the facility. - Photo courtesy of Port of Portland.

Eleven total rental car partners are now all onsite at the facility.

Photo courtesy of Port of Portland.

The rental car center includes three art installations celebrating the region’s diversity. The facility provides a new technology called CarbonCure that reduces carbon emissions by permanently trapping more carbon dioxide in concrete.  Women-, minority-, and veteran-owned businesses provided over $30 million in design and construction services as part of the new rental car center.

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