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A green and vibrant city

This coastal Mediterranean-like city, aka ‘The City of Roses’, is where concert halls and museums, beautiful Japanese Gardens and various microbreweries meet a relaxed yet exciting city vibe. The tram system and eco-friendly approach make it a delight to explore.

Essential information for Portland

Local time


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Flight information

10h 55m
Portland (PDX)
Direct flight

Flight Schedule

  • Fly to Portland from London Heathrow via Seattle with Delta or Virgin Atlantic.

Do I need a VISA?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Getting around

MAX Light Rail whisks visitors and residents between the airport and downtown, as well as to attractions like the Oregon Zoo and also covers the Portland Streetcar system. Many Portlanders simply ride their bikes, year-round, enjoying the great network of special lanes and bike paths designed for cyclists. Bicycle rentals are easy to come by too.