Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Industrial Space for lease

The Port of Toledo has space available at the Port Complex located at 385 NW 1st.  The unit is 6570 square feet that includes a 598 sq ft office with loft.  The space includes large roll-up doors with drive-thru bay, an overhead crane and 3 phase electrical service.

 View from Waterfront Park
 Looking North from loft above office
Rent is currently calculated at $.40 per sq ft.  For more information and to discuss your business needs, please contact Bud Shoemake at the Port Office at 541-336-5207.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Toledo Food Share Pantry Shamrock 5K Event

Saturday March 16, 2013

for fun while doing something good for Toledo Food Share Pantry

Event starts at 12pm at the Port of Toledo's Waterfront Park. 
 5K is through Historic Toledo. 
Rain or shine!
Registration fee is $25 and includes a shirt.  The after 5K party will feature music by James & Julz Kasner Band, Big Foot Distributors pop & water, Mo's Clam Chowder, Yaquina Bay Oysters.Toledo's Twisted Snout Brewery & more! The after 5K party will be at Toledo's Waterfront Park from
All Proceeds benefit the Toledo Food Share Pantry

To Register:
Call Jolene at 541-336-9611 or email j.mcelroy@dahldisposalservice.com

Thursday, February 7, 2013

PORT OF TOLEDO FAMILY BOAT BUILD 2013 March 25-29 (Spring Break) at the Toledo Community Boathouse The Port of Toledo is hosting a Family Boat Build over Spring Break – March 25 through 29. At the end of the event, each family will own the boat they built together. The boat to be built is a QT Skiff, a flat bottomed, plywood boat capable of holding two adults, light enough to be carried on top of a car, and being powered by a trolling motor or outboard of up to a maximum of 5hp. The build will happen March 25-29 – Spring Break for Lincoln County schools – and will be held in the Toledo Community Boathouse at the docks in Toledo. It is scheduled to start at 10am and last four hours each day. There is space to build four boats by four groups (families or teams.) There is a $200 per group participation fee and each group must have at least four participants over the age of 12. Each group will assemble, shape, and sand their boat using power and hand tools, then paint it. All materials will be provided – there are no additional costs. Instruction and supervision will be provided by Toledo Community Boathouse volunteers. Participation is First Come, First Served, determined by when the group’s $200 check arrives at the office of the Port of Toledo. P.O. Box 428 496 NE Hwy 20, Unit 1 Toledo, OR 97391 Phone: 541-336-5207 info@portoftoledo.org More information can be found at: http://toledocommunityboathouse.com If you would like more information about this topic, please email Andrew Linn at: alinn@andrewlinn.com

Monday, February 27, 2012

Strategic Business Plan Process Starting

The Port of Toledo will be starting a comprehensive planning process which will examine all of the Port’s activities. This process is being funded through an Oregon Business, Infrastructure Finance Authority, Port Planning and Marketing Grant.

In 2010 the State of Oregon, through Oregon Business Infrastructure Finance Authority, developed a new Strategic Business Plan for Oregon’s Statewide Port System. Through that process a template was developed to be used by individual Ports. Click here for a link to the State's Plan.

From the Statewide Port Plan:
"Oregon’s ports provide recreational, commercial, and economic services to residents and businesses in Oregon and beyond, serving as state, national and international transportation gateways. They are a key component in sustaining Oregon’s economy and quality of life, supporting thousands of family wage jobs. One out of six Oregon jobs is directly or indirectly tied to cargo, recreation, industrial, commercial or other activities at Oregon’s ports, including privately-owned and operated docks which import and export goods."

The consultants selected have recent experience working with other Oregon Ports. Besides touring the Port’s properties, and interviewing Port Staff and Commissioners there will be open houses to take community input. They will also meet with key stakeholders in other agencies representing the community, commerce, and transportation. The plan will look at the Port’s history, mission and overall goals. It will examine the Port’s resources, the district’s economic profile, and state and national trends for development of industries. All of this information will be used to develop a Strategic Business Plan that the Port can use as a guide for future decision making.

One component of the Plan will be to design a build out plan for the Boatyard’s future expansion. The Port has secured a US Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise Grant to fund this portion of the plan. The plan will also update the Waterfront Development Plan which was adopted by the Port Commission in 2007. Click here to read the Waterfront Development Plan.

The Port’s Commission is looking forward to this process and is expecting to have the completed plan ready by its next Fiscal Year starting July 1, 2012.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Changes on the Waterfront

Big changes are taking place on the Waterfront!

Transient Dock

The Port's maintenance crew kept busy through the month of December assisting with the dredging operation, and in early January installed the new Transient Dock.

With Billeter Marine's equipment Port staff installed the new docks and gangway. With a few finishing touches, and the installation of a pump-out/Dumpstation, the Transient Dock will be available for boaters' use this spring.

Waterfront Park

During breaks in the Transient Dock Project the Port’s Maintenance staff were constructing the forms for the pavilion columns. To keep the Waterfront improvements true to Toledo’s history, the pavilion was designed using elements of the original Toledo Train Depot as inspiration. The pavilion columns were poured in place, with the design built into the forms. The columns turned out beautifully, and while the concrete is curing staff is preparing the rough cut beams being used for the roof of the structure.

Work will continue on the Park and the Waterfront throughout the spring and summer. We are proud of the changes being made, and are excited to be planning this year’s Wooden Boat Show around our new facilities.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Toledo Waterfront Park Area Closed for Dredging Operations

The Park area on the Depot Slough Waterfront will be closed temporarily for the duration of the dredging operation that is currently in progress. The area will have heavy equipment traffic and is not safe for pedestrian or recreational use until completion of the project in about two weeks.

The contractor is operating a crane with a clamshell bucket along the bank of the Slough, then loading the dredged material into dump trucks, and driving around the Park to unload the material in the recently constructed bermed containment area.

The dredging completes what was started last year, and will provide enough water depth for vessels that will be using the new Transient Dock. The new dock will be installed directly following the dredging, with the pile driving and setting of the gangway being performed by the same contractor, Billeter Marine of Coos Bay, OR.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Just Moved

It has been a busy week here at the Port of Toledo. We have just moved into our beautiful new office at 496 NE Hwy 20, and were proud to show off the amazing rennovation of the building we are sharing with Firehouse Clayworks to the City at a Joint meeting last week.

The Port's new address is:
PO Box 428
496 NE Hwy 20, Unit 1
Toledo OR 97391

Our old office has been leased to American Grounding Systems. If you are looking for the Port and stop by down there, say Hi to Ronnie, Ted and the gang. They fabricate grounding straps to ship worldwide for many different industries. You can check out their website at http://ags.bz. They will be able to direct you to our new office, up the hill, just past JC Market, in the old firestation. We are in the unit on the East side of the building, with the main entrance on the side of the building.