About Portland International Airport (PDX)
The largest airport in Oregon, Portland International Airport serves the state’s largest city, Portland. Our Portland International Airport guide includes useful information on terminal facilities, transportation and accommodation.
In 2016 a project was approved by the port of Portland and several airlines to increase the size of concourse E by 750 feet. This project is due to be finished by mid 2020.
Two staffed information desks operate in baggage reclaim, with other information points located around the terminal. Blue uniformed "VIP" volunteers provide passenger assistance at peak periods. Computerised kiosks and brochures provide information in Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Foreign-language assistance is also available via AT&T at the information desks. The airport's information centre can provide further information (tel: (503) 460 4234).
The terminal is served by Airport Way, which leads directly off Interstate 205. From central Portland, cross the Willamette River and head along the eastbound Interstate 84. After around 10km (6 miles), turn onto the northbound Interstate 205 and follow signs to the airport, via the Airport Way West exit onto Airport Way.
Portland International Airport is situated 25km (13 miles) northeast of Portland.
+1 503 460 4234.
Public transport road:
Bus / shuttle: Many bus, shuttle and coach services operate from Portland International Airport to various areas around Portland, including Blue Star Transportation (tel: : +1 503 249 1837; www.bluestarbus.com) and Central Oregon Breeze (tel: tel: +1 541 389 7469; cobreeze.com). A full list of providers is available on the airport’s website.
Taxi: Taxis are readily available from the Ground Transportation Centre on the west side of the parking garage, in front of Arrivals. The journey to downtown Portland usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
Providers include: Broadway Cab (tel: +1 503 333 3333; www.broadwaycab.com), Green Cab (tel: +1 503 234 1414; portlandgreentransportation.com), New Rose City Cab (tel: +1 503 282 7707; www.newrosecitycabco.com), Portland Taxi (tel: +1 503 256 5400; www.portlandtaxi.net) and Radio Cab (tel: +1 503 227 1212; www.radiocab.net).
Public transport rail:
Light rail: TriMet MAX light rail services (tel: +1 503 238 7433; www.trimet.org) run from Portland International Airport to central Portland (journey time: 40 minutes, trains run every 15 minutes on average) and Beaverton on the Red Line. Tickets are available from machines in the arrivals lobby area and on the station platform, which is located on Airport Way.
A full service bank is located in the terminal building. Numerous ATMs and two Travelex bureaux de change (one in the baggage claim area and another in concourse D) are also available.
There is a good selection of cafés, bars and restaurants at Portland International Airport in both the public and departures areas. Among the options are international fast-food chains, ice cream parlours, Asian cuisine, delis and American-style diners.
There are numerous shops at Portland International Airport, but duty-free is only available once on-board the aircraft. No sales tax, however, is charged at airport outlets, which include providers of sportswear, books, jewellery, handicrafts and specialist local products.
A lost property service is available in Arrivals (tel: (503) 460 4272). Luggage storage (tel: +1 503 284 1292) is offered at a desk on the north side of the baggage claim area, by Concourse E.
Other facilities at Portland International Airport include a hairdresser's, massage salon, shoeshine kiosks, live music performances and a children's play area.
Portland International Airport is well equipped for disabled travellers. Facilities include accessible toilets, TTY telephones, visual paging and a guide dog relief area. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
Reserved car parking spaces are available next to the lifts in the short-term car park and near the bus shelters in the economy and long-term car parks. Shuttles to the car parks are wheelchair-accessible.
There is a covered short-term car park with direct access to the terminal. Economy and long-term car parks are also on-site, with free shuttle buses running to/from the terminal. Free parking for motorcycles and bicycles is available on the arrivals level; also bicycle assembly and repair services, on the lower terminal road, near the TriMet MAX red line station. Other parking facilities include valet parking (just outside the terminal) and a 'cell phone' car park for those awaiting arriving passengers. For more information on parking, call: +1 503 460 4324.
Offices for car hire companies Avis, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National are located in the Car Rental Centre, on the first floor of the main car park. Advantage, Alamo, Budget and Thrifty are not located on-site, but cars can be requested for pick-up or drop-off at the airport.