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Layover In Portland, Oregon

| February 6, 2014

Stuck on a layover at Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon? The Portland airport is a main hub for Alaska Airlines and is located twelve miles from Portland’s city center which makes the city an accessible destination for those stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Portland layover, click here for useful tips.
Portland Oregon Layover
If you’re stuck in the airport during your Portland layover, there are many services and facilities available for your wait. There are many restaurants available (click here for an interactive map of their locations) as well as over a dozen shops. The airport also hosts a full service spa, called The Dragontree Spa, that offers massages, skin care, foot treatments, waxing and more.

A full service US Bank and ATMs are located throughout the airport, as well as storage and mailing services, a conference center, and free Wi-Fi is available in 70% of the airport terminal’s main level. For more information about accessing the Wi-Fi service, click here.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are many hotels in Portland of varying price points. For a comprehensive search of Portland hotels, click here.

If you’re looking to drop your bags off while you explore, DJ’s Delivery and Storage will store your luggage for a few hours up to a few days. They are located at the north end of the baggage claim area. For more information, call 503.281.9464.

If you’re planning on leaving the airport during your Portland Layover, there are a number of transportation options. Taxis, town cars, shuttles, and hotel vans are located in along the airport terminal’s lower roadway on the departure level. Travel time to downtown Portland is roughly 20-40 minutes. Rental cars and the Tri Met MAX subway are also available. Trains run every day, every 15 minutes or so.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions For Things To Do On A Portland Layover:

Portland Tour
If you’re limited for time, a tour of Portland might be the best way to fit in a bunch of sights. There’s tons to choose from including walking and bike tours, food and wine tours and much more!

Willamina Spa
Looking for a little rest and relaxation after your long flight (and before your next one)? The Willamina Spa has something for everyone. With only four guests booked at any one time, you will definitely have a personalized spa experience.

Oregon Zoo
A great layover stop, especially if traveling with kids, the Oregon Zoo will give you an opportunity to stretch your legs and come up close and personal with everything from giraffes to tigers.

Japanese Gardens
Looking for a little serenity now? Look no further – the Portland Japanese Gardens offer five and a half acres of gardens including a tea house, streams, and views.

None of these interest you? Check out tons of other options for your Portland layover here!

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