Portland Packaging Co., Inc. History

Portland Packaging Co., Inc. was founded in 1952. Through the years, we’ve earned the trust of our broad customer base with secure shipment and timely completion. Our experience offers you the best shipping solutions, premium products, and quick turnaround that is second to none.

Our customer’s needs are our top priority. Our team adds “Value Through Service” to the products we supply to our customers. We strive daily to provide cost-effective, premium products and services that will meet any unique packaging and crating requirements. We have the expertise for the broadest range of design capabilities even in the most complex shapes.

As new shipping and packaging-related technologies have developed over time, we have maintained industry standards while staying within our customers’ time lines and budgets.

Today, Portland Packaging Co. Inc. is owned and managed by John Blaisdell.

America’s Tallest Christmas Tree

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In 1976 Portland Packaging Company strategically designed and crated a huge wooden box (witnesses descried as enough wood to build an eight room house) and then carefully uploaded and anchored the box containing a 47 year old, 105 foot Douglas Fir tree using giant cranes.  This was all in preparation for the travel of America’s largest Christmas tree of 1976

After searching for trees in Canada and then six United States, and National Enquirer personally decided on a local tree farm close to Portland, Oregon owned by the International Paper company.  the 8,500 pound Douglas Fir tree began a 3,200 mile journey finally arriving in Florida at the headquarters of the National Enquirer after 10 days.  The tree was a major exhibit for their Christmas pageant which more than 600,000 Floridians and tourists attended.

A true piece of history that made news headlines all over the nation and represented the hard work of Portland Packaging Company.  today, a letter of gratitude signed by Haydon Cameron of the National Enquirer is displayed in our office for making the event possible with Portland Packaging’s “valuable assistance.”

Portland Packaging Co, Inc.

2141 N Williams Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97227

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