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A green and vibrant city...

Filled with parks, art and casual fun. It brews its own beer, roasts its own coffee and boasts some of the finest culinary establishments in the nation. Located between snowcapped Mt. Hood and the unspoiled Oregon Coast, Portland is the perfect year-round destination for enjoying the Pacific Northwest.

Essential information for Portland

Local time


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US Dollar $
Official currency of the United States

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?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa. Please make sure that you have this approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday.

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.