Home : USA : Oregon : Portland International Airport | Code: PDX

best airports in north america

Portland Airport

In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Portland Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Absolutely wonderful. If I had to live in an airport, this would be the one. - Anton

Recent Review

portland airport
Concourse D. Photo credit: Aboutmovies / Wikimedia

by afnaidel
PDX used to be one of the greatest airport to spend a night. I fly out of PDX at least once a year, and until last year, it was exactly as others have described. Free internet, good chairs to sleep, clean airport, etc.
However, lots of things have changed this year.
All the good things to do if you don't want to sleep are still here. Free internet (although I realized that the internet is slower compare to the past), a sandwich shop opened 24 hours, great restaurant to eat dinner (I love Stanford's!) still clean, etc.
But if you want to sleep, then it is bit harder than the past. There is playground for children near security checkpoint for gate D-E, so it is impossible to sleep due to sounds of children (I don't understand why there are children in airport at 1 A.M.... They don't look like travelers).
Even in the couch area near the security checkpoint for gate A-C, they start vacuuming around 12-1 A.M, so I couldn't sleep.
In addition, this chief of police department of Port of Portland (something like that) makes automated announcement every 10 minutes asking to be cooperative, even in 1-4 A.M. This woke me up repetitively when I was trying to sleep.
As a result, I gave up sleeping, and just enjoying free internet (and writing this review). I live in Eugene, OR, and I used prefer taking train to Portland and spend night in PDX, instead of using Eugene airport. But now, I'm reconsidering this habit.
I hope PDX goes back to what it was - one of the greatest airport to sleep in.

submit your review

Have you been to Portland Airport recently? Tell us about it!

» Read All Portland Airport Reviews

Portland Airport Guide

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

  • United Club - Location: Concourse E, across from Gate E1. Hours: 5am - 7pm. Lounge Access / Rates: US$ 50 for a day pass
  • Delta Sky Club - Location: Concourse D. Lounge Access / Rates: US$ 50 for a day pass
  • Alaska Airlines Board Room - Location: Concourse C, Airside, Gate C5. Hours: 5am - 9pm.

[ back to top ]

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available in approx. 70% of the airport`s Main level, which includes most gates, the Oregon Market and food court, and lobby areas near the north and south security checkpoints. Connect to the `flypdx`network.

[ back to top ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the Portland Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport that offer a free airport shuttle....

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Portland Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

[ back to top ]

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - ATMs are available landside and airside.
  • Car Rentals - Avis • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National. Location: in the parking garage.
  • Children's Play Area - Locations: near Gate C19 and in the Concourse connector between C and D.
  • Currency Exchange - Travelex has offices in the Ticketing Lobby (landside) and Concourse D (airside).
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food options.
  • Information Desk - Information not available
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Luggage Services and Logistics provides storage services. Location: north end of the baggage claim, past carousel 10. Hours: 8am - midnight.
  • Showers - not available

[ back to top ]

Airport Hours

open 24 hours

[ back to top ]

Airport Transportation: Getting There

  • TriMet MAX Light Rail - Connects downtown Portland, Beaverton, Clackamas, Gresham, Hillsboro and North/Northeast Portland with the Portland International Airport.
    Boarding area: The station is located near the baggage claim area on the lower level
    Hours: 4:58am - 11:49pm (Mon - Fri) and 5:04 am - 11:49 (Sat - Sun)
    Duration: 38 min to downtown Portland
    Fare: $ 2.50 per ride or $5.00 for an all day pass.
  • Taxis, shuttle buses and the usual means of transportation are also available.

Questions?

If you have questions about this airport that are not answered here or in the airport reviews, post a question on our Facebook Page. If you post a question, remember to mention the airport or nobody will understand what you are asking about.

Your Feedback

The SleepingInAirports community depends on travellers, like you, to share their airport experiences through airport reviews and survey responses. If you had a good or bad experience at Portland Airport, tell us about it!

  • Complete the 2015 Airport Survey - Your responses to this short (and easy!) questionnaire will help us determine the Best and Worst Airports of 2015.
  • Submit your Airport Review - Register to submit your airport review or simply email your annonymous review to me and I will add it to the database.

Thank you for helping the Community!

» Read All Portland Airport Reviews

Last Updated: 06 February 2014

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you du ring your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items quoted in the guide, email me.

Share this Page with your Friends!

The Guide to Sleeping in Airports has been online since 1996

Airport Lounges

airport lounges

Airport Hotels

airport hotel

Airport Adventures

airport adventures

The Blog