News and resources for PDX employees.
News and resources for PDX employees.
PDX Employee Suzette Pump Makes 100 PDX Carpet Masks for Raffle
Chef, author, quilter, animal lover, volunteer, Port of Portland Police Department employee…Suzette Pump wears many hats and she recently added “PDX carpet mask seamstress” to the list.
When the pandemic created a demand for masks, Suzette’s commitment to community service, crafting and our airport led to the creation of 100 coveted PDX carpet face coverings – soon to be claimed by 100 lucky winners of our recent PDX People raffle. 
"Essential workers, frontline staff and first responders are important, especially to the work that we do at PDX," Suzette shared. "To be able to do something for them, to give back in some way even if it is something as small as a mask, is just so impactful for me."
She also shared how many hours it took her to make all the masks (hint: it was a full time job), her other hobbies – blue ribbon cheesecake, anyone? – her philosophy on giving back, how to wrangle sewing machines and what motivated her to sew nearly 250 masks.
Get to Know Suzette Pump, PDX Maskmaker
Are You One of Our Lucky Raffle Winners?
View the PDF of the winning names - winners can pick up their PDX carpet face mask at the PDX Lost and Found Office beginning Monday, October 19. The office is located on the mezzanine level and has limited operational hours: 
Monday, Thursday, Friday, 2-8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Elisabeth Fleming, Country Cat
"Elisabeth loves her job and it shows, she always has a huge smile on her face and loves making guests feel at home. She is a great team player with an awesome attitude."
Celebrating Superstar PDX People
Wrapped in glossy white paper, 170 awards were ready to be handed to their deserving recipients. But as the days ticked down to March 12, 2020 - the date of the PDX Excellence in Service awards - the atmosphere turned from anticipation to uncertainty.
We canceled the event in the interest of everyone’s health and safety during the burgeoning pandemic...but the team just couldn’t let the 170 superstars go unrewarded! Over the past few months, our Customer Relations team found creative ways to distribute swag bags to the award-winning PDX People. Read about a few of the winners and learn a bit about why each one of them was selected as a customer service superstar!
Terminal Construction Bypasses Coming
This month, construction crews will start early work on two new bypasses for employees and passengers to get safely around the main terminal construction. The north bypass will connect people between gates D3 and E2 and the south bypass will connect people between gates C3 and B1. These bypasses will be built on the exterior of the current airport and will open in Summer 2021.
Fun fact: Did you know that construction crews are using the Concourse Connector (closing January 2021) to make these bypasses? That’s right, the Concourse Connector will be sustainably repurposed for this use until it returns in 2023.
We’ll keep you posted on details and design as we have them to share, but in the meantime, catch up on what else is new with PDX Next.
PDX In Pictures
Relay Resources employee Joseph Werth cleans the grooves of a moving walkway on Concourse C with a scrubbing machine.
About PDX In Pictures: For this periodic segment, we've asked Airport Duty Manager Brian Burk to share photos he captures while on the job with PDX Airport Operations. Brian has worked for the Port of Portland since 2007, but his first PDX job was as a high schooler in 1994. He's a native Portlander and a pilot who loves photography, flying and taking people behind the scenes of his favorite place: PDX.
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