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|Number of Daily Flights||26|
|Earliest Flight Departure Date||Jun 29|
|Latest Flight Departure Date||Jun 30|
|Popular Airlines||Alaska Airlines|
Flying from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Portland International Airport (PDX), is a quick trip of only about 535 miles. When you land at PDX, you're already in the City of Portland, since the airport is located within the city limits; just south of the Columbia River and within minutes of Interstate Highway 205.
While Portland's award-winning light rail system, MAX, offers excellent transportation throughout the city, including a station at PDX; a car is a must to fully enjoy the area's various sightseeing opportunities.
Heading out east along I-84, you'll experience some of the most incredible vistas imaginable along the Columbia River Gorge. You'll see a number of waterfalls, including Multnomah Fall, and even a replica of famous Stonehenge, as it would have looked when first constructed.
Going north up either I-205 or I-5 takes you into and through Vancouver, Washington, located just across the Columbia River. North of Vancouver, you'll have the opportunity to get a birds-eye view of Mount Saint Helens, clearly visible on the eastern horizon. Driving south from Portland, takes you to the fertile Willamette Valley and Oregon's wine country.
Flying from SFO to PDX takes approximately 90 minutes, and PDX boasts an award-winning "on-time flights" percentage of more than 85 percent.