Why You Should Visit Portland
Portland is Oregon’s largest city and its main cultural and artistic hub offering many rewarding things to do for people of all ages. Known as the “City of Roses”, Portland offers many cultural attractions whether its museums and art galleries or festivals you are after – music is particularly popular in the city with small and alternative venues alongside large and more established performance centers to be found. Lovers of nature will want to check out the famous Portland Rose Festival held each June, the largest event in the city, while other festivals on offer include the Portland International Film Festival and the Waterfront Blues Festival.
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Arriving In Portland
Portland International Airport is the main airport serving the city of Portland located just 10 km away from the city. The airport primarily handles domestic flights from around the United States but does also have some long-haul routes. There are a number of ways that you can travel from the airport into the city including on the MAX light rail network if you would rather not pay for a taxi to make the trip. Inside the airport you will find plenty of amenities and facilities including dining and drinking establishments alongside complimentary Wi-Fi and a couple of airport lounges.
If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Portland it will not be possible to make the journey nonstop as there are no carriers offering direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. However, the airport has regular connections to a few airports handling direct flights from the UAE, so UAE-based passengers can travel with only a single stopover.
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Portland Travel Information
As a UAE national traveling to the United States, it will be necessary to apply for a visa first before making the journey. In Portland the weather gets pleasantly hot during the summer months with average highs of around 27 degrees, although you can expect cold temperatures if you visit during the winter period. There are a number of car rental agencies available just a short distance away from the airport, so it is straightforward to rent a vehicle as soon as you have landed.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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