Welcome to the Port of Lewiston

As Idaho’s only seaport, the mission of the Port of Lewiston is to develop and manage assets and services that stimulate job creation and trade, while enhancing the quality of life for Nez Perce County residents.

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Columbia Snake River System

Powering our economy and benefiting our environment.

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Protecting Salmon and Steelhead

2016 Comprehensive Evaluation – Get the full story on what’s being done to protect salmon and steelhead.

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Positive Economic Impacts

The Port of Lewiston has a positive impact on the Lewis-Clark Valley’s local economy.

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Lewiston The Most Inland Seaport

The most inland seaport on the West Coast. The Port offers affordable freight transportation options and top-notch facilities for storing and moving cargo.

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Port Office Will Be Closed May 31st

The Port of Lewiston Administrative Offices and Container Yard
Monday, May 31st
In Observance of Memorial Day
**Port operations will resume Tuesday, June 1st**
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Please have a safe and happy holiday!

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Port of Lewiston - Staff Contact Options

To our tenants, vendors and community members:Due to COVID-19 health concerns, our staff will be working remotely until further notice. We are committed to serve you and to continue operations to the best of our ability. Individual staff members may be on-site for required tasks, however we are choosing to limit physical access to Port staff at this time. Effective Monday, August 17, 2020, the Port Administration office will be closed to the public.

Going forward, we are asking for you assistance:

  • Please utilize telephone, postal service, and email options when these alternative methods are appropriate to submit payments, ask questions or provide information.
  • For any business that must be conducted in person or to access facilities, please pre-arrange these meetings by contacting us through one of the options below.



David Doeringsfeld, Port Manager: portdave@portoflewiston.com

Jaynie Bentz, Assistant Manager: portjaynie@portoflewiston.com

Kim Petrie, Bookkeeping and Container Yard: kim@portoflewiston.com

Mary Kate Myers, Communications Outreach Coordinator: marykate@portoflewiston.com


We appreciate your understanding during these uncertain times. We will continue to be diligent in answering phone calls, voice mails and emails.

Approximately 0.68% of annual property taxes paid by a City of Lewiston resident go to the Port.

That’s usually less than $16/yr.

But, we understand, every dollar counts.

That’s why 100% of all property tax dollars are invested back into economic development efforts in the Nez Perce County.