You've probably already noticed some construction at the airport and some hints of what's to come. Over the next few years, you'll see more changes, as we update and upgrade to deliver a convenient, comfortable, uniquely PDX experience for travelers and employees now and into the future.

Here’s what you can expect over the next five years.

More places to sit, shop, eat and read

Look forward to more comfortable places to sit, and nine new dining and shopping options, when the new Concourse E extension opens in June 2020 and the new Concourse B opens in 2021. Did we mention the faster WI-FI and additional power outlets for charging your phone and laptop?

Get in and out of PDX faster

We're adding 2,400 new close-in parking spaces and bringing all rental car operations on-site by 2021. Yay - no more rental car shuttles!

In 2023, we're opening a dedicated space for ride share pick up so it will be easier to find your driver and the roadway will be less crowded.

Keeping the heart and soul of PDX

We're keeping the heart and soul of PDX, because we love the friendly people, the neighborhood feel, and the local art, music and shopping scene, too.


Six new gates for Southwest Airlines

Great views of Mount Hood are coming to PDX next summer! In June 2020, Southwest Airlines is moving to the bright new Concourse E extension at PDX. Look forward to six new restaurants and shops and a new permanent art installation by artist Jacob Hashimoto.

A new Concourse for Alaska Airlines

We're opening a newly renovated and expanded Concourse B for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air in 2021. Say goodbye to the low ceilings, dim lights and crowded hold rooms of Concourse A, and hello to spacious and light-filled rooms on the new Concourse B.

A spacious and flexible new terminal

We’re designing a new main terminal with expanded security checkpoints, seismic resiliency upgrades, and the flexibility to adapt to new airline technology and ways people travel in the future.

Fun Facts

Did you know?

  • PDX serves nearly 20 million passengers a year.
  • The airport was built in the 1950s to serve less than half that many.
  • The new main terminal at PDX will have enough space and flexibility to deliver a great experience to 34 million passengers a year.

A new permanent art exhibit is coming to PDX

We’re excited to announce a new permanent art exhibit coming to Concourse E in summer 2020. This new installation will be created by Jacob Hashimoto, an artist raised in the Pacific Northwest. Watch this video to learn more about Jacob and why he loves PDX.

Pacific Northwest Touches

We're bringing the outside in at PDX with indoor plants, warm wood panels, and more great views of Mount Hood and the Columbia River.


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