Some Breaks for Travelers at Portland Airport For Spring Break

for Those Traveling to and from Oregon; Space Travel

Some Breaks for Travelers at Portland Airport For Spring Break

Published 03/17/2011

(Portland, Oregon) – Portland International Airport is offering some price breaks for spring break travelers on parking, a giveaway contest, as well as a little bit of entertainment. And it’s offering a few tips on getting through your airport experience a little quicker.

Portland International Airport is expecting about four percent more travelers this spring break than last year, so it’s advising the public to expect busy conditions. Highest travel days are March 18, 21, 24 and 25, according to predictions.

“PDX will serve approximately 40,000 travelers each day, up from the normal daily average of 35,000 for this time of year,” the airport said in a press release.

For the entertainment of travelers, the airport is hosting PDX Spring Fling and a prize drawing from Travel Oregon. There are dozens of performances scheduled inside the airport by local musicians until April 24. Numerous vendors inside the facility will be hosting specials, and the state’s tourism arm is giving away a prize package for two that includes a getaway to Timberline Lodge. More at on how to enter.

Parking at the airport garage is getting a discount. From March 17 to April 3, it’s down $2 to $14 a day. Airport authorities cite less business travel during this time and the ability to introduce the public to the new garage facility that opened last year.

Short term parking is still highly encouraged ($3 per hour) when picking up guests. This alleviates some congestion on terminal roadways.

PDX urges travelers to plan ahead. Review general travel tips and flight schedules before you leave home, all of which are on the airport’s website,



Explore Oregon's Regions


Oregon Coast

Portland Restaurants, Dining

Columbia Gorge
Columbia Gorge Lodging

Eastern Oregon

Yamhill Wine Country

Southern Oregon

Central Oregon

Willamette Valley

International, United States Travel, Attractions, Flight Deals

Travel News

OregonTravelDaily home


Washington Coast

Subscribe to this travel news feed in a reader



Latest Travel News


Western U.S. Winter Destinations: Seattle Museums, Montana Snow
Two western U.S. states offer two divergent but equally engaging winter vacation possibilities
Why Are There No Dinosaur Bones in Oregon? Surprising Science
You may be wondering why you never hear about dinosaur bones being found in Oregon. No T Rex. No Triceratops. Paleontology, Portland, Wine Country, Eastern Oregon, Cascades
Be Your Own Ragnar or Floki: Viking Tourism in N. America
It turns out, several sights in North America may have some Viking visitation remnants - although the sad news is only one is confirmed to be so. Canada, East Coast, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Massac...
Oregon Wine Country Lodging: A Most Delicious Bit of Travel Advice
For those venturing out to this lush and lovely land of vineyards, hills and wide open skies, here's a few suggestions on where to stay. Yamhill County, McMinnville, Newberg, Dayton, Carlton, Dunde...
Oregon Star Parties for Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15
Get ready for a pair of OMSI Star Parties of a spectacular sort where you'll get a distinctive view of a total lunar eclipse