The Port of The Dalles is a special district within the State of Oregon. Tasked with creating jobs and attracting businesses by developing industrial property, The Dalles Port Authority has worked to create jobs and industry in the area since it was created in 1933.
The Port of The Dalles owns four parcels of land with sites from one to 100 acres zoned for industrial, commercial or light industrial, and commercial recreational uses. The Port of The Dalles Recreational Commercial District provides areas for mixed business, service, light industrial, and recreational uses. Site development includes protecting the environment along the Columbia River, streams, and creeks.
The Commercial/Light Industrial District in the Port of The Dalles is designed to promote the clustering of businesses that include sales and services for a wide range of businesses related to agriculture, animals, automobiles, engineering, food and beverage service, hotels, light manufacturing, medicine, printing, wholesale and retail, communications, and many other businesses.
The Industrial District in the Port of The Dalles was established to serve a range of commercial industrial uses that includes, but is not limited to feed, seed, and fuel stores; food production and services; heavy equipment; manufacturing; processing rock, sand, and gravel; transportation; veterinary services; and warehouses.
The Port of The Dalles Marina is located next to the Riverfront Park with access to the Riverfront Trail, the beach area, and other recreational activities like windsurfing. The Port of The Dalles Marina has moorage with water and electric service for vessels with drafts to 4.3 meters (14 feet). The marina has a public boat pump-out station for tenants and guests and a public boat launch ramp. The Port of The Dalles Marina has moorage positions available by the month, six months, and year in addition to space for 62 boathouses. The nearby Port of The Dalles Yacht Club provides gas and diesel fuel and some guest moorage. Port of The Dalles Marina amenities include public restrooms, picnic facilities, and fishing access. The Port of The Dalles Yacht Club is located at the marina and owns the fuel facility there.
Moorage for boathouses is available at the Port of The Dalles Marina on an annual basis for $1.02 per square foot per year (with a $500 minimum). Moorage at pull-in and side-tie slips with water and electricity is available for vessels of 9.1 meters (30 feet) or less for just over $1000 per year or $183 per month. For vessels over 9.1 meters and up to 13.7 meters (45 feet), the annual rate is about $35 per foot, and the monthly rate is $6.11 per foot. Guest moorage with water and power is available on a first-come first-served basis for $10 per day, and no reservations are required.
The Port of The Dalles Dock is owned by the Port of The Dalles and operated by Mid Columbia Producers Inc. to ship grain. The grain elevator located at the rear of the dock has total capacity for almost 1.4 million bushels in 14 silos and three steel tanks. This Port of The Dalles dock is served by a surface track, with capacity for ten rail cars, that connects with the Union Pacific Railroad. The Port of The Dalles Dock has berthing distance of 54.9 meters (180 feet) with alongside depth of 7.5 meters (24 feet) NPE.
The Port of The Dalles owns, and Cargill Inc. operates The Dales Grain Elevator Dock to ship grain. The grain elevator at the rear of the dock has total capacity for 200 bushels in three steel tanks and a timber crib house. This Port of The Dalles dock has berthing distance of 106.7 meters (350 feet) with alongside depth of 4.6 meters (15 feet).
The Log and Wood Chip Docks are owned by the Port of The Dalles and operated by Mountain Fir Chip Company Inc. to ship wood chips and receive logs. Open storage areas at the rear of the docks has capacity for ten million board feet of logs and 1800 BDU of wood chips. The Port of The Dalles Log and Wood Chip Docks have two berths with berthing distance of 67.1 and 91.4 meters (220 and 300 feet) with alongside depth of 5.2 meters (17 feet) NPE.
Bernert Barge Lines owns and operates its own wharf in the Port of The Dalles to receive sand and gravel and to moor and repair company-owned equipment. This Port of The Dalles wharf has berthing distance of 62.5 meters (205 feet) with alongside depth of 4.6 meters (15 feet).