March 15, 2013
A city straddling tradition and modernity, Dali City shows off its personalities with stunning symmetry. Located in the Yunnan province of China, Dali City is both an ancient capital and modern town, both of which attract travelers. Swing through this city to celebrate and take in its beautiful juxtapositions!
December 7, 2012
This week our travel photo takes us 6,554 miles across the Pacific Ocean to a city floating on a sea of lights.
August 31, 2012
Get out of the noise and bright lights of China’s cities to slow down along the Li River. Read more »
July 15, 2011
For those who have caught the travel bug, they understand how hard it can be to settle for just one travel destination. Every region has so much to offer, boasting original art, culture, cuisine, architecture and excitement. Those who love to travel seek the feeling of both nostalgia and diving into the unknown. When exploring a region as large as Asia, you’re sure to encounter both while gaining appreciation for regional customs and finding exhilaration in the uniqueness of each country. Nonstop flights to Tokyo out of PDX allow travelers to make their long journey to Asia as simple, quick and convenient as possible with only one connection. The city of Tokyo is a gateway to both the familiar and unaccustomed areas of Asia. Read more »
June 2, 2010
May 27, 2010
Presently riding the high speed train between Tianjin and Beijing. As you can see by the attached photo, we’re going 321 kilometers per hour or, almost 200 miles per hour. The trains are quite nice and clean, all in all a very civilized way to travel.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the Port of Portland
June 1, 2010
May 27, 2010
A delegation from the Port of Portland visited the Port of Tianjin in Northern China today. We are working with them to develop an executive exchange program. The Port of Tianjin is on reclaimed land (that’s what the Dutch call it…we would just say landfill) and it is enormous. 300 million cubic meters of fill were used to create the Port area which has marine terminals, warehouse and distribution facilities, a cruise terminal, housing and recreation facilities. Read more »
June 1, 2010
May 26, 2010
We visited the Chinese car maker BYD. They are rapidly becoming a leader in electric vehicle technology and production. They are also the fastest growing auto brand in China. BYD began as a maker of cell phone batteries and has expanded into cars (including electric vehicles), solar panels and related technology, smart energy, net energy homes and most recently, electric buses. The Port first visited BYD about 3 years ago and was visited by BYD at about that same time.
May 17, 2010
While attending the Governor’s 2010 Asia Trade Mission in Japan, China and South Korea, Port of Portland‘s Executive Director Bill Wyatt will be documenting his travels and sharing valuable observations from the Mission. This is the first post of his blog series. Read more »