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Portland Downtown Heliport

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The City owns and operates the public-use Heliport for the benefit of all users. The Heliport offers convenient access to downtown Portland 24 hours a day. The Heliport is part of a multi-modal transportation hub offering access to light rail, bus, water transportation, parking, and bike share.

Location and Access

Map of Downtown Portland Heliport on top of the Naito and Davis SmartPark garage
Map location of Heliport

 The Heliport is located atop the city’s Naito and Davis SmartPark garage located at NW Naito Parkway and NW Davis Street in downtown Portland.

The Heliport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access to the Heliport is limited to those who use the Heliport for transportation by helicopter. Users can obtain a numeric code to be entered on the elevator keypad for access to the Heliport at the roof-top level. For security reasons, the elevator access code will not be given out over the phone or email. 

Heliport Amenities

Image of heliport conference room

The Heliport consists of a 200 ft. by 220 ft. rooftop area, providing a landing pad, taxiways and four helicopter parking positions. There are no fueling or maintenance facilities, and the Heliport is unattended. However, fueling and maintenance services are available at Portland International Airport (6 miles to the northeast) and at Hillsboro Aviation (13 miles to the west).

The Heliport offers a conference room, which is available to Heliport users on an advanced reservation basis. The room has free wifi access available through the City Guest network. The room is not available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 – 7 PM while it is being cleaned. Restroom facilities and a weather station are also available.

For conference room reservations, please follow this link  or call 503-823-5049 for assistance. 

Automobile parking is available at normal city rates in the SmartPark garage below the Heliport.

Pilot Information

FAA identifier: 61J

Pilots should self-announce flight intentions in the blind on 123.075 MHz Common Traffic Advisory Frequency. All pilots using the Heliport are to immediately report any perceived facility safety, maintenance, or operations problems to the Portland Bureau of Transportation.


Up Coming Events

State Aviation Board Meeting scheduled for August 24, 2021

Oregon Department of Aviation sent this bulletin at 08/17/2021 03:08 PM PDT

The members of the State Aviation Board and the Oregon Department of Aviation invite you to the following meeting:

The State Aviation Board will convene on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, starting at approximately 10:45 AM, or upon adjournment of an Executive Session scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM. Please note that the time for the Board to convene is dependent on the time the Executive Session adjourns. Please plan to log in early.

This meeting will be held via Zoom tele-conferencing originating at the Oregon Department of Aviation, located at 3040 25th St. SE, Salem, OR, 97302:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84940771243?pwd=T05ZSm9YSWFyVkwyQjlMN2dXRFgvUT09

Meeting ID: 849 4077 1243 Passcode: 243364 One tap mobile +16699006833,,84940771243#,,,,*243364# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,84940771243#,,,,*243364# US (Tacoma)

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The agendas for the Executive Session and the Board meeting are attached for your convenience. The agendas and related board materials are also posted on the Oregon Department of Aviation website: https://www.oregon.gov/aviation/AVB/Pages/Next.aspx. 

Scheduled presentation materials will be posted to the website by the start of the meeting if they are received by ODA by close of business, August 23, 2021. Written public comments will be distributed to the Board prior to the meeting if they are received by close of business, August 23, 2021. Otherwise, they will be distributed shortly after the meeting.

The State Aviation Board is a seven member body appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon State Senate. Members serve three year terms with a two term limit. The State Aviation Board is charged with providing policy guidance and oversight to the Oregon Department of Aviation. 

Members of the public are welcome to attend the board meeting.

State Aviation Board:

Martha Meeker, Board Chair , Sisters OR                            Vince Granato, Board Vice Chair, Portland OR                Hilda Pereyo, Board Member, Yamhill OR                            John Barsalou, Board Member, Klamath Falls OR          Doug Ferguson, Board Member, Mt. Vernon OR                  Thomas Krueger, Board Member, Keizer OR

For questions or additional information, please contact me at the email below.

Best regards,

Cathy Clark, Board Administrator

cathy.rb.clark@aviation.state.o…


Documents and Helpful Links

Heliport Information

Heliport Conference Room Reservations

Heliport User Email List

General Information

For information about federal regulations and guidelines, aircraft certification, training resources, or to look up aircraft tail numbers, visit the FAA website

Information on the FAA's guidelines for noise abatement can be found here

Up-to-date Federal Aviation Regulations and the complete Aeronautical Information Manual can be found at here

For information about registration and licensing aircraft in Oregon, the Oregon Airport System, and grant opportunities for facilities within Oregon, visit the Oregon Department of Aviation.

For information about the helicopter industry, helicopter flight safety, and the annual HELI-EXPO, visit the Helicopter Association International

For information on the voluntary noise reducing Fly Neighborly program visit the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association.