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Portland International Airport

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Continent: North America Country: United States Region: Oregon
Portland International Airport
Location Portland, Oregon
Airport type Commercial
Overview map Google Maps

Official Spotting Locations

Parking Garage

On the top floor of the parking garage you have a great view of runways 10R and 28L.

Other Spotting Locations

Marine Drive


At the end of Concourse C, there are a lot of usually vacant gates. This area gives you a good view of arrivals and departures on 28L/10R.

Locations to Avoid

Anywhere off limits, of course! :)

Otherwise, you're pretty much safe.

Regular Traffic

  • Airborne Express/DHL (767-200)
  • Air Canada Express (Jazz Air) (Dash 8-Q300, CRJ-700)
  • Alaska Airlines (737-400, 737-700, 737-800, 737-900)
  • Alaska Airlines (Horizon Air) (Dash 8-Q400)
  • Alaska Airlines (Skywest Airlines) (CRJ-700)
  • American Airlines (MD-82/83)
  • Ameriflight (Beech 99, EMB-120)
  • Asiana Cargo (747-400F)
  • Delta Air Lines (A320, MD-90, 737-800, 757-200, 767-300, A330-200, A330-300)
  • FedEx (A310F, DC-10F, MD-11F)
  • Frontier (A319, A320)
  • Hawaiian Air (A321neo)
  • Jetblue Airways (A320)
  • Southwest (737-700, 737-800)
  • Spirit Airlines (A319, A320)
  • United (757-200, A319, A320, 737-700, 737-800, 737-900)
  • United Express (Skywest Airlines) (EMB-120, CRJ-100, CRJ-200, CRJ-700)
  • UPS (A300F, 757-200F, 767-300F, MD-11F)
  • US Airways (A319, A320, 737-300)
  • Virgin America (A320)
  • Plus, various charters often! (Allegiant is becoming common)
  • Boeing also has various paint ferries that fly in once in a while (767s, 777s, 787s, 747-8s)

Facilities and Transportation

MAX Red Line from the Airport will take you all the way to Beaverton Transit Center, through the city center, allowing you almost limitless connections within the public transit system. The trains depart every 15 minutes.