Rated the best airport in America by Travel + Leisure four years running, Portland International Airport (PDX) is a must-see destination of its own, boasting outposts of some of Portland’s most iconic shops, restaurants and food carts right in the terminal. And, of course, that’s just the beginning of the fun you’ll find in Portland. Best of all, if you’re contemplating a visit to Rip City, PDX offers a long list of nonstop flights from across the globe (meaning you can kiss that layover goodbye).
Local favorite Alaska Airlines operates plenty of nonstop flights to PDX from places like Los Angeles, Boise, Missoula, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Phoenix. As of March 2017, Alaska also be serving direct flights from Florida, operating two daily nonstops to Portland from Orlando. Also hailing from the South, Delta Airlines operates nonstop flights from Atlanta’s bustling Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Alaska Airlines offers seasonal summer service to ATL as well).
The East Coast offers multiple departure options to Portland. Washington, D.C. residents can fly directly to PDX from Dulles Airport, Ronald Reagan International Airport or Thurgood Marshall in Baltimore. Jet Blue and Alaska Airlines both offer nonstop service from Boston, and if you’re coming from New York, you can fly nonstop from JFK or Newark. In the Midwest, direct flights will get you to PDX from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago. (Multiple airlines offer nonstop service from O’Hare, and Southwest flies direct from Midway.)
If you’re looking to get away from the New Mexico heat, Southwest flies nonstop from Albuquerque. Or if it’s chilly Alaska you need to escape, fly nonstop from Anchorage via, of course, Alaska Airlines. (Our mild Pacific Northwest weather really is the best!)
Even outside the United States, it’s easy to travel to Portland. Considering Japan’s love for Portland (and vice versa), it makes sense that Delta offers direct flights to PDX from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.
Across the Atlantic, Delta offers unparalleled access, with daily direct flights from Amsterdam available year-round. Bavarian airline Condor offers nonstop flights from Frankfurt to Portland during the summer, with multiple flights a week until late October. Traveling from Iceland? There are at least two direct flights each week departing from Reykjavik through January 2017, courtesy of Icelandair. Thanks to this flight’s increasing popularity, the off-season is shrinking; after a short break, Icelandair starts up regular nonstop service again in March.
Our North American neighbors in Mexico and Canada have a variety of nonstop options for a trip to Portland, as well. Canadians can fly direct any time of year from Calgary, Ontario and Vancouver, and Air Canada also offers seasonal flights from Toronto. Mexico’s Volaris will get you to Portland nonstop from Guadalajara all year long, while Alaska Airlines offers nonstop flights to PDX from San Jose Del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta from mid-December through mid-April. No matter where you are on the globe, traveling to the City of Roses has never been easier!