Winter Getaways

Direct Flights to the Sun from PDX

Maui, Guadalajara, and Phoenix are among the easiest and best-value destinations for sun seekers within a quick, nonstop flight of Portland.

01/31/2023 By Sam Stites

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

Deadline to Comply with Real ID Standards Pushed Again

The new deadline to have a driver’s license or other state-issued ID that complies with federal standards for air travel is May 2025. In Oregon, only 18 percent have made the switch so far.

12/13/2022 By Sam Stites

Holiday Travel

Half a Million Travelers Are Expected to Move Through PDX Thanksgiving Week

You'll want to arrive early at Portland International Airport over the holidays. Have time to kill? Grab a local beer, check out the Larry Yes art exhibit, or settle in for some short films.

11/17/2022 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

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

Food News

A Filipino Brunch Debuts, a Vegan Grocery Store Lives On, and More Food News

PDX airport opens a themed bar, Precious Pizza cart closes, and Portland pop-ups to check out this week.

03/24/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Air Travel

PDX Opens New Sensory Room in Concourse D

PDX joins a growing list of airports offering spaces and programs designed for fliers on the autism spectrum, which is available to passengers 24/7

01/27/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

News

At PDX, Omicron and Snow Delays Are Snarling Holiday Travel

Amid winter weather and COVID-related staff shortages, at least one major airline is asking that you postpone nonessential flights.

12/30/2021 By Karly Quadros

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

Airports

PDX Reclaims Title of Best US Airport

'Travel & Leisure' puts Portland back at the top for domestic airports.

09/09/2021 By Margaret Seiler

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

Airport News

Expanded Concourse E Opens at Portland International Airport

Kites, curds, and classic carpet await at PDX—for those who are traveling again.

07/18/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Airport News

Concourse A Is Dead. Long Live Concourse A.

Portland International Airport holds a happy wake for its ’80s-era ‘pit of despair.’

11/19/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Portland International Airport

Homegrown food and primo shopping help make PDX the country’s best.

09/23/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Carpet

A Brief History of That Whole PDX Airport Carpet Thing

Why were we so crazy about some ancient dirty floor covering?

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Waiting

Why Settle for the Airport’s Cell-Phone Waiting Area?

Kill time before picking up your pal with meatballs, golf balls, or a labyrinth walk.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler