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Portland International airport, located to the south of Columbia River in Multnomah County approximately 11 minutes drive west of the city of Portland, is the largest airport in the US state of Oregon, and the 30th largest in the whole of the USA. Portland International jetport has a wide range of facilities on offer to its passengers, including many designer shops, restaurants and cafes and information services. Car hire is considered the most reliable and convenient form of transport, especially for those wishing to explore this beautiful place.
Portland International airport has more than 18,000 commercial flights operations per month. PDX, the main terminal, offers continuous international flights to most of the major cities of the countries of the world like Canada, Germany, Japan, England, Mexico, France and the Netherlands. It also has direct connections to all the major airports in the state of Oregon and throughout the US. Alaska, Horizon, Mexicana and the United Airlines are the major service providers of the Portland International airport. Apart from regular airlines, it also has Cargo operations of Ameriflights, Air China Cargo and many other major flights.
PDX terminal is an H shaped Building consisting of five concourses, A, B and C on the south & B and D on the north of the terminal. To be simpler, there are five different open areas at the terminal.
Portland International airport offers free Wi-Fi connection to all of its passengers, allowing travellers to stay connected to their businesses, homes or offices. Other facilities inside PDX terminal include retail stores and shopping malls offering tax free shopping, excellent restaurants and refreshments, ample parking with easy payments without any reservation and disabled facilities throughout the airport, including lifts, ramps, designated parking bays, and also baby changing facilities.
Car hire is by far the most well used and convenient option for travel. Internationally renowned car rental providers operating from the airports arrivals desks include Alamo, Avis and Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. For the best deals and cheapest prices book in advance online. Don't leave it to the last minute when arriving at Portland Airport as queues can be very long and tiresome, taking time out of your holiday. So be prepared!
Other transport options for travellers to and from the airport and Portland city are its buses, shuttles and taxis. Greater Portland Transit District METRO is the cheapest option and services Portland, Falmouth, and Westbrook. For taxi information and prices visit Portland Jetport's taxi rates. Amtrak offers bus and train services to a number of destinations from the airport. Private limo's are available and need to be booked in advance.
There are many fabulous attractions for tourists to see and do, in and around Portland. Visit the Oregon Convention Center, the Portland Art Museum, Portland Zoo, Oaks Amusement Park (great fun for the family), Portland's Japanese and Chinese gardens, and enjoy many beautiful walks along the river front.