December 1, 2017 the USO Northwest's Portland Center located at the Portland International Airport will break ground on their expansion project to increase the center from 650 sq ft to 1,245 sq ft
The expansion project will nearly double the current size of the USO Center - significantly impacting on USO-NW's ability to provide deploying and transitioning military and their dependents with programs and services designed to meet the unique and ever-changing needs of today's service members and their families.
Facilities and programs to be added include a children's playroom, expanded lounge, secured luggage storage, and a United Through Reading room - a reading program developed to ease the stress of separation for service members and their children.
Our center expansion project is made possible thanks to our corporate and community partners who have generously supported the project. We would like to thank the
Oregon Community Foundation,
Stan Brock Black & Gold Classic Northwest, Autzen Foundation, Day Wireless, and Les Schwab.
We would also like to thank our community partners who are donating the products and professional services to complete the project, including: Glen Mar Construction, Anderson Dabrowski Architects, LLC, Best Built Cabinets, Floor Solutions LLC and Recovering the Northwest.
During the past two years the number of service members and their families utilizing the center has far exceeded the original needs assessment. This project will provide USO-NW with the ability to serve 3,000 additional service members and their dependents each year.