Top Places to Explore After You’ve Arrived at PDX Airport

Top Places to Explore After You’ve Arrived at PDX Airport

You've just landed at Portland's airport. What's your plan now that you're here? Whether you're looking for doughnuts or outdoor activities, we have a few suggestions to get your trip started.

Photo by Randall Garcia

1st Stop: The Portland Airport!

The PDX airport itself is sort of like a mini Portland. Some of the best local cuisine and shopping can be found without ever having to leave our award-winning airport. 

Ever heard of the iconic PDX Airport carpet? Head on over to Tender Loving Empire’s music listening room and take a selfie in front of the infinity mirror and PDX airport carpet. Located in Concourse E, near Gate E5, next to Tillamook Market and Blue Star Donuts + Coffee!

In Concourse D? Stop by Deschutes Brewery for a beer or have a bite at Burgerville, then visit Tender Loving Empire for some retail therapy (happy gifting to yourself or someone special!). Check out more PDX Airport wonders and eats here.

Get exploring! 

 Photo by Lee D.

PSU Farmers Market

1803 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Catch the season’s finest ingredients and products at the PSU Farmers Market. Located on Portland State University’s campus, this farmers market is a local favorite. Hours and vendors list here.

Photo by Ariadne C.

Pips Donuts

4759 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213

World’s first doughnut and chai shop, Pips Donuts has quickly become a Portland classic. Freshly made-to-order center-filled mini doughnuts! Order a dozen doughnuts with a Chai-tasting flight! Check out the menu here.


Photo by Kim G.

Tom McCall Waterfront

SW Harrison Street and NW Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97204

Looking for a change of scenery from the city? Tom McCall Waterfront Park is a 36.59-acre park located in downtown Portland, Oregon, along the Willamette River. Rent a single or tandem bike or take a stroll - there is lots of room!

Photo courtesy of Eric H.

Portland Blazers

Moda Center - 1 N Center Ct St, Portland, OR 97227

Portland's only major league team before the Timbers and MLS arrived in 2009 was the Blazers. Fans of the Portland Blazers can be heard loud and proud in Rip City! Looking for tickets? Check here for Blazers tickets.

Photo by Chase M.

Portland Timbers & Portland Thorns

Providence Park - 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

Visiting Portland during soccer season? You’re in the right place!  Portland is home to Timbers and Thorns teams. You can feel the passion of Portland's fans on game day after each goal by seeing Timber Jim, the lumberjack, cut off a chunk of wood with a chainsaw after each goal. Grab your tickets here: Portland TImbers | Portland Thorns

Photo by Jess N.

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

There is a vibrant art community in Portland, as there is a lot of art in the city. Discover the newest exhibit or enjoy an outdoor movie experience with PAM's Cinema Unbound-Outdoor Movie Series in the summertime.

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