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Our Mission & Vision


Through partnerships, care for our community, and preservation of the Bridge of the Gods, the Port is an engine for economic growth, recreation, and tourism within the Columbia River Gorge.


Our vision is that the Port will serve as a dynamic hub for economic development, blending commerce and recreation to enhance the livability of our community. With the Port’s support, Cascade Locks will be known as a vibrant, business-friendly, and environmentally sustainable city that offers an exceptional quality of life for current and future generations.


As Port professionals, we are …


Our community is our greatest strength. We strive to build high-quality relationships between the Port and our stakeholders—including residents, business owners, and regional partners including the City, County, and Tribal nations.


We act ethically and transparently. We take responsibility for our actions and communicate intentionally with all stakeholders to embody a culture of openness, accountability, and integrity.


By embracing innovation and strategy, we strive to anticipate the needs of our community now and for generations to come. Port of Cascade Locks 2024-2029 Strategic Plan


We create an environment based on mutual respect, inclusion, and equitable treatment of all people.


As stewards of public resources, we make informed, data-driven decisions to ensure the organization remains environmentally and financially sustainable now and into the future.

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