A joint civil-military airport and the largest in Oregon, Portland International Airport handles 90% of passenger travel, along with more than 95% of Oregon’s air cargo. The airport serves as a hub for Alaska Airlines, Ameriflight, Horizon Air, and SeaPort Airlines. The airport’s main terminal has one building that is divided into five concourses namely concourses A, B, and C on the south, with concourses D and E on the north.
What to see & do
The city of Portland is the largest city within Oregon. City climate records an annual average high of 17.3 degrees Celsius or 63.1 degrees Fahrenheit, average low of 7.6 degrees Celsius or 45.6 degrees Fahrenheit, with a daily mean of 12.4 degrees Celsius or 54.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The city’s many attractions include, but are not limited to, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Pittock Mansion, Portland Aerial Tram, Portland Art Museum, Portland Underground, Portlandia, Sapporo Bell, Oregon Jewish Museum, and Oregon Maritime Museum, among others.
How to get around
It is fairly easy to move around within Portland since the city has made biking, walking, and using the public transportation effortless. Although efficient, some of the city’s topographical features affect how streets and roads flow. Most parts of the city is easy to navigate, although it is not recommended to drive around downtown since it can be inconvenient and expensive, with hard-to-find parking with parking metres. Walking is recommended when trying to get from one point of downtown to the other, as this will take more or less 15 minutes. Biking is an excellent choice when in Portland since the city has a developed network of streets that have been designed mainly for bicycle use. The bike streets, such as SE Ankeny, SE Salmon, SE Lincoln, and SE Clinton, are signed with a green ‘Bike Grout sign along with the striped bike lanes on many major streets within the city. Portland area bus, streetcar, and MAX light rail are maintained by TriMet. MAX Light Rail lines are divided into four: namely the Blue Line, from Hillsboro east through Beaverton and downtown to Gresham, the Red Line from the Portland International Airport to downtown and west on to Beaverton; the Yellow Line from the Expo Center south to downtown and the Portland State University, along N Interstate Ave or Hwy 99W; along with the Green Line, which runs from Clackamas Town Center north and west to downtown and the Portland State University along I-84 and I-205. The light rail travels every 15 minutes for the whole day, and 30 minutes late in the evening. Additionally, the Portland Streetcar lines also offer rides every 13 to 20 minutes, the NS or North to South line runs through downtown along 10th and 11th avenues, with the Central Loop line along the eastern part of the Willamette River, mainly via MLK & Grand Avenues.
How to get there
The airport that serves Portland, Oregon in the United States is the Portland International Airport. The airport operates national and international flight destinations that include, but are not limited to, Vancouver, Anchorage, Boston, Bellingham, Billings, Boise, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Detroit, Albuquerque, and Guadalajara, via Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Airlines operated by Horizon Air and SkyWest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, among others. The airport also has seasonal flights to Calgary, Fairbanks, Frankfurt, Bozeman, Kalispell, Reykjavík, and Philadelphia, to name a few, through Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Airlines operated by Horizon Air, Condor, Icelandair, and US Airways.
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