Portland International Airport (PDX) is a frequent recipient of accolades from publications such as Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler and is highly regarded by both business and leisure tourists. PDX receives high evaluations from travelers because of its user-friendliness and efficiency, airport amenities, and excellent assortment of local food, wine, and craft breweries. To enjoy everything that the airport offers, you need to have a PDX Airport map and a Portland Airport parking map handy
Over 12,000 parking spaces are available in garages and surface lots at PDX for both short- and long-term parking. If you find the onsite parking at $27 a little expensive, you can book offsite PDX long-term parking at any of the lots near the airport.
It is the largest airport in the U.S. state of Oregon, accounting for over 95% of the state's aviation freight and 90% of passenger air traffic. PDX is located within the city limits of Portland, just south of the Columbia River in Multnomah County, six miles from downtown.
|Airport Name||Portland International Airport|
|Terminals||1 terminal; 4 concourses|
|Airport Address||1001 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102|
|Distance from downtown||6 miles from downtown Portland|
|Contact Number||(207) 774-7301|
|Hub for||Air New England|
|Flight Status: Departures and arrivals||www.way.com/pdx/flight-status|
|TSA Wait Times||www.way.com/pdx/tsa-wait-times|
PDX is quite easy to navigate, especially if you have a Portland Airport Terminal map handy. As you may have noticed on the PDX Airport map, there's just one terminal, a roughly U-shaped terminal.
The main terminal at Portland International Airport sits between two long concourse buildings that run parallel to each other.
The terminal has three floors: a lower level for baggage claim, a higher level for ticketing, and a mezzanine for a USO lounge and conference center. If you're waiting for your flight or have come too early to check in, you can kill time at one of the many restaurants or stores on the ticketing level.
As seen on the Portland International Airport map above, security checks are positioned on either end of the terminal, making it easier to enter Concourses B, and C or D and E. Passengers that enter through the incorrect security checkpoint can still visit the other concourses through the concourse connector.
Ground transportation is just outside the baggage claim, while the short-term parking garage and rental car center are located directly across the street from the terminal building. In addition, the TriMet MAX Light Rail station, located at the south end of the ticketing lobby, provides connections to downtown Portland.
Passengers don't have to use transportation to get around PDX because there is only one terminal, and the concourses are connected.
Once people have gone through security, they can use the walkway that connects Concourses B and C to Concourses D and E. There are entrances to the connector near gates C2 and D1, and moving walkways go all the way through the connector.
Shuttle buses run regularly between the terminal and the economy parking lot to help people get to and from their cars.
Portland Airport offers EV charging facilities at its parking lots. These include:
All of the PDX parking lots have spots for people with disabilities. These spots are closest to the covered lots' elevators and the economy lots' bus stops. Any of the parking garages will charge $12 per day for disabled parking.
Pet relief areas at PDX are available in the main terminal, near baggage claim at the north and at the south end of the concourse connector.
Portland Airport has two security checkpoints, one on either end of the terminal. One leads to Concourses B and C, while the other leads to Concourses D and E. TSA PreCheck lanes are available at both security checkpoints in Portland, although there is no enrollment center.
The ticketing lobby's south end is where you'll find the exit to the terminal's MAX Light Rail station. Transportation on the red line connects the Portland International Airport with downtown and the Rose Quarter Transit Center in Northeast Portland. The airport train runs every 15 minutes.
There is a bus stop right outside the terminal on the lower roadway for both scheduled and charter buses traveling to and from PDX.
There is a taxi stand on the lower-level roadway outside the terminal, near the parking garage. Taxis from PDX to downtown cost about $45 (not including tip) and take about 30 minutes (in good traffic).
Riders of PDX-based services like Lyft, Uber, and Wingz can arrange to meet their driver on the terminal's lower-level roadway. On the second island, each rideshare service has its own allocated territory, as seen in the above map.
Portland International Airport is also often known by its IATA code - PDX.
The airport is within Portland city limits, south of the Columbia River in Multnomah County. It is approximately 5 miles from downtown.
The airport and the Concourse D/E checkpoint are open 24/7. But Concourse B/C checkpoints open only at 4 am.
Portland Airport covers 3,000 acres of land.
You can take the bus, shuttle, train, taxi, rideshare, or drive to Portland Airport.