How to Find Cheap Air Travel to/from Portland
Portland International Airport (airport code PDX) is the largest airport in the state of Oregon, and sits on its northern border along the Columbia River. It is 12 miles from downtown Portland. PDX, as it is more commonly known, was ranked as the top airport for business travelers in the US in 2006 by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Reasons cited included the ease of access (including the airport’s light rail MAX service), the excellent shopping options and the free WiFi access. PDX is a major hub for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, so those are the carriers to check for special deals on tickets.
A complete list of airlines serving PDX can be found on the right side of this page, and a flight tracker is located here for both arrivals and departures. As mentioned, PDX features free WiFi access in 70% of the airport terminal’s main level, and the shopping and dining options are plentiful. Local favorites like Nike and Powell’s Books have shops at the airport. A terminal map is here, including the locations for the airport’s on-site post offices. Ground transportation options are listed here, including the efficient and quick MAX light rail service (information here). If you are driving to the airport, directions and a map can be found here, and you can save time and money on Portland airport parking by booking it in advance.