Cocktails

Mile-High Speakeasy: Straightaway Canned Cocktails Take Flight on Alaska Airlines

Margaritas and old-fashioneds from Straightaway Cocktails are now part of the in-flight programming—reaching 30 million passengers annually.

01/30/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Nonstop Destinations

British Airways to Increase Nonstop Service between London and Portland This Summer

Daily nonstop flights from PDX to Heathrow will use the larger Boeing 777 airplane and offer travelers some luxe options.

01/24/2023 By Sam Stites

Air Travel

Icelandair Is Extending Its Seasonal Portland Flights into January

Fly nonstop to Reykjavík, Iceland, for northern lights and winter nightlife. Meanwhile, Delta’s nonstop from PDX to Tokyo, Japan, is delayed till 2023.

08/25/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Air Travel

These Are All the Nonstop Destinations from PDX

Portland International Airport offers more than 60 nonstop flights to destinations in the United States, as well as Europe, Canada, and tropical locales.

08/25/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Travel Deals

Great Wolf Lodge Offers a Free Night for 100 Travelers with Canceled Flights

The hotel and water park chain, which has a location between Portland and Seattle near Centralia, says it’s easing the pain of frustrated passengers.

06/29/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Air Travel

British Airways Launches Nonstop Flight from Portland to London Heathrow

The long-anticipated nonstop flight between London’s Heathrow Airport and Portland International Airport launched early June with a welcome party, and a phone booth.

06/06/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Development

The Once-and-Future Thing: Updates on 8 Portland Would-Be Projects

A baseball stadium, a new casino, a public market, a waterslide for commuters, and more things Portlanders are still waiting on.

03/23/2022 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by Hawk Krall

Travel

London Calling: British Airways Announces New Flights from PDX to Heathrow

Service to London starts summer 2022.

12/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

PDX Debuts Newly Renovated Concourse B for Alaska Airlines

38-foot-high windows, 10 gates, and 1 very cool new addition to the country’s best airport.

12/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Unsolved Mystery

The Best Books, Films, and Podcasts about D.B. Cooper

Here are some easy reads and listens to dig deeper into the mystery of the Northwest Orient Flight 305 hijacker. 

11/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

Travel

Alaska Airlines to Offer Boxed Water and Paper Cups on All Flights

The move is part of the airline's goal to reduce its inflight waste and achieve net zero emissions by 2040.

11/03/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Direct Flights

Get Your Girls Trip On: Alaska Airlines Announces New Direct Service to New Orleans and Tampa

Seasonal nonstop flights from PDX to the Big Easy and the Gulf Coast starts December 16.

06/10/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Air Travel

Delta to Start Direct Flights between Portland and Seoul in September

The Korean metropolis isn’t the only city with new nonstop service out of PDX in 2021. The Midwest and California’s Central Coast are suddenly a lot closer, ...

04/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler

The Last Frontier

Pandemic Travel: An Essential Worker in Alaska

North to the Future, as Alaska’s motto says, but trapped in an ever-shifting COVID present

03/15/2021 By MacKensie Cornelius

Up in the Air

Pandemic Travel: Navigating Plane Trips, One Sanitizing Wipe at a Time

Plan A was a cruise, so flying to Vegas felt like a safer Plan B. But Vegas is not built for our current reality.

11/24/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Airport News

PDX Might Nab a Coveted Flight Route Direct to Tokyo's Haneda Airport

That would mean no more long commutes from Narita Airport come summer 2020—just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

05/24/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Direct Flight

Need a Sunshine Getaway, Kids in Tow? Consider Phoenix.

Butterfly wonderland is just a couple hours away.

04/23/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Direct Flight

The Canadian Rockies Are Just Two Hours Away from Portland

Budget airline Westjet kicks off a new direct flight to Calgary, meaning Air Canada’s got competition for Portland travelers.

03/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Airline News

Sun Country Airlines to Launch 3 New Direct Flights from PDX

The budget airline's aggressive expansion means Portlanders can soon fly nonstop to Nashville and San Antonio.

01/28/2019 By Wriik Maui

Travel

Fly Direct to Anchorage for Axes and Pancakes, Surfers and Straight Talk

Need a tonic to Portland preciousness? Alaska keeps it real.

08/14/2018 By Julia O'Malley