Smart Alaskan travelers know that fares from Anchorage to the Rose City have dipped below those to Seattle several times this year. That means Oregon’s largest city gets a turn at being the least-expensive gateway to the Lower 48. Portland is a great city. I grew up there, but things have changed quite a bit since I left 35 years ago.
One of the jewels in Portland’s crown is its mass transit system, TriMet. The “Red Line” train comes directly to the airport and gets you downtown in about 30 minutes. Between the trains, the buses and a few streetcars, visitors can get to any of the city’s landmark neighborhoods or attractions with ease. A day pass is $5.
If you get hungry as you’re exploring Portland, you’ve come to the right place. There is an incredible variety of restaurants and food trucks scattered around the city.