Portland International Airport (PDX) Guide
Directions & Transportation
- There are many taxi's available, which depart from the Ground Transportation Center located on the west side of the parking garage, in front of Arrivals.
- There are many coaches which offer services operating from the airport to various areas around Portland.
- TriMet MAX light rail services offer a service which runs from the airport to downtown Portland and Beaverton on the red line. Tickets can be obtained from the ticket machines in the Arrivals lobby and on the station platform, located on Airport Way.
- There are a couple of options available to travellers for driving to the airport. These include taxi's, busses and rental cars.
- Airport Info:
- The airport features two staffed information desks, which operate in the baggage reclaim area. There are also other information points located throughout the terminal. Uniformed volunteers provide passengers with assistance during peak periods. The airport is also equipped with computerised kiosks and brochures which provide passengers with information in Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. There is also a Foreign-language assistance facility which is available through AT&T at the information desks. The airport?s Information Centre can provide travellers with further information by contacting Tel: 503 460 4234.
- The airport has a lost-luggage facilitly available, which is located in the Arrivals hall. The number to contact is Tel: 503 460 4272.
- The airport is equipped with ATM's and a bureau de change.
- More Services:
- Other facilities available include a barber, a massage area, shoeshine, and a children?s play area.
- Eating & Drinking:
- Portland International Airport offers a diverse assortment of shopping options, which are located throughout the entire airport. These include Brookstone, Hudson News, Nike Store, Powell's Books, The Paper Station, The Real Mother Goose, Spirit of the Red Horse and Made in Oregon to name but a few.
- The airport is fully equipped with various restaurants and cafe's. Passengers can expect to find eateries such as Booya Juice, Jumping Jelly Beans, Riverfront Cafe, Starbuck's Coffee, Creative Croissants, Cool Temptations and many more.
- Business Facilities:
- Services available include meeting rooms and business facilities, which includes six executive meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, photocopying, fax facilities, workstations with computers, notary service, private telephone rooms, typewriters and a secretarial service and are all offered by the The PDX Conference Centre. Should passengers require any assistance, they can contact Tel: 503 460 4050. Available at the service centres located on Concourse C & D, passengers can make use of communication services, which include fax, computer workstations and postal facilities.
- Disabled Facilities:
- The airport is equipped with disabled toilets and a relief area for guide dogs. There is also disabled parking available in the parking garage. Wheelchairs are available and passengers requiring this service should notify the airlines in advance.
- Airlines Served:
- Air BC, Air China, Airpac, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air Inc, America West, American Airlines Cargo, Ameriflight, BAX Global, Cargolux, Casino Express, Continental, DHL Air, Delta Air Lines, Emery Worldwide, Empire Airlines, Evergreen Int´l, Fedex, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian, Horizon, Kitty Hawk Cargo, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Mexicana, MyTravel Airways, Northwest Airlines, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, United Parcel Service, Western Air.
- Airport Taxes:
- Airport departure tax is usually included in the ticket price. Enquire at the time of ticketing.
- Activities near the Airport:
- 24-Hour Church of Elvis - Located in the town of Portland. Passengers who have some time to spare (atleast 2 hours) should most definitly make this one of their visits. It consists of a storefront, walk-through maze of Styrofoam and plastic monstrosities, which are all dedicated to Mr Elvis Presley. The Church of Elvis marriage certificates, as well as other Presley paraphernalia are available to see from a coin-operated display in the window. Marriages can be arranged with a serenade from an Elvis impersonator. American Advertising Museum - This is another place that is worth checking out should your flight be delayed and you have time available. Admission is $5 and the museum is open Wed - Sun from 12pm - 5pm. Here you will find a fascinating account of the rise of advertising, from posters to tapes of old radio and TV ads. Classical Chinese Garden - Open daily from 9am - 6pm, admission $6. This is one of the most beautiful Suzhou-styled gardens, featuring traditional vegetation, ponds and stunning walkways.