Car Hire Portland International Airport - Guide to Portland Airport (PDX) USA


Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX,) is located on the south side of the Columbia River and is the largest airport in state of Oregon approximately  twelve miles northeast of central Portland.
The airport acts as a main hub for airlines including SkyWest and for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Portland operates non-stop international flights to destinations that include Japan, Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands.

There is a main terminal building which is divided into five concourses with A, B and C on the south side and D and E are located on the north side, most international flights are dealt with at Concourse D.

The airport has restaurants and shops and is able to offer tax free shopping as Oregon has a no sales tax policy. You can add extras to your Portland airport car hire booking such as unlimited mileage and collision damage waiver.

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Portland Is Oregon's most populated city and is a great place to visit in your Portland hire car. It is the home of Washington Park and its famous Japanese Garden. It also has its own Chinatown, Old Town and the Lloyd District which can lay claim to having America's first major shopping mall.

Approximately 2.3 million people live in the Portland metropolitan area which has been referred to as one of the most environmentally friendly or "green" cities in the world. Tourists will be familiar with the fact that Portland is known for its large number of microbreweries and micro distilleries and its west coast climate with warm, dry summers and warm winters which make for a great rose growing climate and the fact that Portland is often called "The City of Roses” most perfectly illustrated by its world famous International Rose Test Garden.

Another great day trip to take in your Portland hire car is to one of the city's many parks. Portlands has the largest wilderness park within city limits in the US covering more than 5,000 acres at Forest Park. The local Oregon zoo can be found in Washington Park.

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