May 3, 2012
Last winter, two lucky winners won an unforgettable trip to Amsterdam as part of our Europeanwinterness Contest! With bags packed and all-inclusive round-trip nonstop Delta tickets on us, Mary and Dick Lambert set out on a European whirlwind trip to explore Amsterdam’s unique history, stunning architecture and delicious food. Read more »
October 11, 2011
In America, you can hop in a car in Portland and drive three hours and be in Seattle. In Europe, you can hop on a train in Paris and in three hours, you will be immersed in a completely new country with a new language, aesthetic and culture. Take advantage of close proximity while you travel in Europe. Our Cross the Word to Cross the Word contest winner, Julee, did just that. She has just returned from her European adventure. She explored four different countries and even made a stop in London to take a picture with the Queen! Below is her first hand account of every step of her European adventure. Read more »
August 29, 2011
Our second winner of the Cross the Word to Cross the World contest is about to jet off on a four-country European adventure! Julee is going to visit Brussels, Paris, London and Amsterdam and is excited to see some of Europe’s greatest attractions. Read about her plans here and check back in a few weeks to get the lowdown of her trip. Bon voyage, Julee!
“It’s just a matter of days before my mom and I jet off on our trip of a lifetime. There’s only so much planning you can do before saying, “Enough! I’ll just go with the flow”. My mom and I are filled with excitement, just waiting for the day we leave. It’s hard to believe it’s been six months since I learned I’d won a trip to Amsterdam.
August 17, 2011
One of our Cross the World to Cross the World winners, Barbara has recently returned from an exciting trip to Amsterdam and its surrounding areas with her sister and daughter. Barbara explored to the fullest and spent days biking around the beautiful countryside to neighboring towns and trying new, delicious foods. After exploring Amsterdam and its neighboring towns, Barbara trekked on to visit Paris. Read more »
August 2, 2011
In March of this year, Japan was struck with one of the most devastating natural disasters of its history. Only three short months later, the first group of US citizens set off to lend a helping hand. 68 Oregonians and Washingtonians, all apart of the Flight of Friendship, set out from the Portland International Airport on a nonstop flight to Tokyo on May 29th of this year. They returned in June with a humbling story to tell. Sean Egusa, a leader of the Flight of Friendship, has returned from the journey and has offered to share his experience:
Sight and smell I can’t forget
I am not the same Read more »
June 24, 2011
Earlier this year, two lucky crossword enthusiasts won big in our Cross the Word to Cross the World contest. The two winners won a trip to Amsterdam after completing a difficult crossword puzzle. Barbara, our first lucky winner, is heading to Amsterdam shortly, and with an exciting vacation planned, she was kind enough to share some of her itinerary highlights with us: Read more »
December 6, 2010
Wieden+Kennedy was honored to become the strategic and creative partner to Delta Air Lines in 2009. Delta is arguably the most iconic of all American airline brands, and, at that time, with the pending Northwest merger standing to make it the world’s largest airline, Delta also had quite a bit of global attention. Let’s also not forget that our allegiance, as business travelers working for a company with offices in seven countries but headquartered in Portland, was now to Delta. How could we not support the company that provides us nonstop access to our Tokyo and Amsterdam offices?
June 7, 2010
Traversing the world is not just part of what many of the 150 Portland-based Mercy Corps employees do. It’s downright essential to our mission. Providing emergency response, visiting the many forgotten corners of the globe where Mercy Corps operates, meeting with partner organizations across the world – these happen frequently and require fast and efficient air transportation. The nonstop flight services that PDX provides allow Mercy Corps employees – myself included – to do our job more efficiently. 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 »