As Mount Hood keeps watch from the Cascades, Portland rocks to the rhythm of West Coast cool. From the antique emporiums of Nob Hill to the sleek al fresco drinkeries of the Pearl District, the town is a paragon of cutting-edge gastronomy and nightlife. You'll find craft beer on virtually every corner, veggie eats in abundance, and food trucks to get the taste buds a-tingling. Of course, cheap flights to Portland can also be your chance to explore the vast Oregon outdoors. They begin right on the doorstep of the airport. Just follow the bends of the Columbia River inland to find the sheer-sided Columbia River Gorge, or go east to Mt Hood National Forest, where meadows and pine woods sit beneath the Eliot Glacier.
Pull on the hiking boots and be drawn to the breathtaking reaches of the Oregon Cascades by mighty Mount Hood.
Adventurers won't want to miss Crater Lake. It's the deepest lake in the US, and comes ringed by famous hiking trails high in the Cascades.
Old Town Chinatown is Portland's hip and happening heart; a district for devouring noodles before nights of craft beer.
JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, Alaska Airlines, United, American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Frontier, Linear Air and Sun Country Air fly direct to Portland.
JetBlue is the best airline to fly to Portland and it has direct flights.