As an airport that operates at 45.588611 latitude, -122.5975 longitude in Portland, Oregon, Portland International Airport is a joint-use civil and military airport that serves as major hub for Alaska Airlines, Ameriflight, Horizon Air, and SeaPort Airlines. The airport is currently the largest of all the airports in Oregon and has handled approximately 15.9 million passengers in 2014. Portland International Airport operates nonstop flights to destinations within countries like Canada, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, and Japan, in addition to numerous stops all throughout the United States. The airport also has three runways that measure an estimated 1,800 to 3,400 metres or 6,000 to 11,000 feet in length.
What to see & do
Portland is considered to be the largest city in Oregon, with a total land area of 133 square miles or 346 square kilometres that houses and estimated 619,000 inhabitants in 2014. Also, when in Portland, the city has a temperate oceanic and Mediterranean climate that records an annual average high of approximately 17.3 degrees Celsius or 63.1 degrees Fahrenheit; average low of 7.6 degrees Celsius or 45.6 degrees Fahrenheit; daily mean of 12.5 degrees Celsius or 54.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Among the sights and attractions within the city that should not be missed include Oregon Zoo, Washington Park, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Japanese Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden, and Portland Children’s Museum, to name a few. Visit Oregon Zoo, known previously as the Washington Park Zoo, a zoo that opened in the late 1880s. The zoo covers an area of 26 hectares or 64 acres that serve as a home for 2,200 animals that come in around 260 species. Its many exhibits include Africa Rainforest, Predators of the Serengeti, Amazon Flooded Forest, and Elephant Lands, among others.
How to get around within Portland
When within the Portland area of Oregon, the city can be explored by means of public transportation. A good part of Portland functions with a grid that has five different sectors, also referred to as the “five quadrants”. The quadrants are SW, SE, NE, N, and NW, for South of Burnside and west of the Willamette River; South of Burnside and East of the Willamette River; North of Burnside and east of Williams Avenue; North of Burnside, East of Willamette River, and West of Williams Avenue; and North of Burnside and West of the Willamette River, respectively. Public transit within Portland is operated and maintained by TriMe. It works the buses, streetcars, and MAX light right that can be found throughout the area. MAX light rail has four lines divided into the Blue Line from Hillsboro east through Beaverton and downtown to Gresham; Red Line, from Portland International Airport to downtown and west towards Beaverton; Yellow Line from Expo Center south, then downtown, and the Portland State University via N Interstate Ave or Hwy 99W; and the Green Line, from Clackamas Town Center north, then west to downtown, and the Portland State University along I-84 and I-205. Additionally, there’s a vintage trolley and the Portland Streetcar lines that go throughout the city. Other ways to explore the city include going by bicycle or walking around.
How to get there
Portland International Airport operates local and international flights to and from Vancouver, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boise, Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Houston, and Guadalajara, to name a few. The stops can be reached with both scheduled and seasonal flights. Among the airlines that operate to the stops include Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Airlines operated by Horizon Air, Alaska Airlines operated by SkyWest Airlines, American Airlines, Condor, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Icelandair, PenAir, SeaPort Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Volaris, and more.
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