Coming soon: 23 new places to eat, shop, and drink at PDX
April 19, 2023

Quick update: Powell's Books will be returning to PDX in early 2026!

When PDX's new main terminal opens in August 2024, it may look even less like an airport and more like a neighborhood near you. The terminal will have 23 shops and restaurants—and every one of them is a local brand.         

Once you’ve dropped your luggage off at the check-in area, for instance, you can head up to the Loyal Legion beer hall on the mezzanine to order a flight of Oregon IPAs while your kids run off their zoomies in the play area.

Down on the ground floor, relax over a pot of tea or embark on a tasting of local gins. Browse the stores for Pendleton jackets, canned cocktails, Ducks T-shirts, and greeting cards. Nosh on a colorful grain bowl or pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven.

It’s your favorite Portland weekend, distilled into a pre-flight adventure.

PDX gets even more Northwest-centric

In 2023, PDX announced the lineup of concessions, which will open from August 2024 through early 2026. Eight of the shops are familiar faces at PDX. Fifteen are brand new to the airport–but not to Pacific Northwesterners. Almost 50 percent have women or BIPOC ownership. 

The main terminal won’t just be locals’ gateway to PDX. It’s also a “Welcome to Portland!” sign for the millions of outsiders who visit the Pacific Northwest every year.     

“The airport has always been a quirky, fun place, and Portlanders feel like it's one of our assets," says Kurt Huffman, Loyal Legion Beer Hall’s owner. "It makes me feel very proud to be a part of it.”  

Many retail store owners say the ripple effect of a new PDX location will reach hundreds of local makers. "The orders we're going to be able to place with the small businesses we work with are going to change lives," says Victoria Venturi, owner of the feminist card store Paper Epiphanies. "It makes me emotional to think about making women a lot of [bleep]ing money."

Sure, it’s a little early to make a shopping list, but you can start planning your itinerary here:      

New brands coming to PDX    

Freeland Spirits 
Sip on farm-to-still gins, whiskies, and cocktails made by Portland’s women-owned, women-run distillery.        

Who makes their own pasta at the airport? Rick Giancarelli's cooks. (They’ll cook every dish to order, too.)  

Hello From Portland
Shop for all your friends and relatives at this Portland-themed gift shop, which showcases local BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ makers. 

Kure Superfoods
Fill your tank with premium fuel in the form of smoothies, shakes and grain bowls.

Lola’s Cafe
Search out breakfast and nutritionist-approved (literally) deli meals at this branch of Lake Oswego's beloved cafe. 

Loyal Legion
Chill out in this combination beer hall (with 96 Oregon brews on tap), speakeasy, TV viewing room, and kids' play area—basically, an all-ages romper room.

Missionary Chocolates
The flavors in Melissa Berry's dairy-free chocolate truffles, bars, and treats are as creative as they are indulgent. The perfect airplane snack!

Orox Leather Co.
Trained in Mexico and Japan, the Martinez family of leather artisans combines Oaxacan craftsmanship and Portland flair.

Oven and Shaker
That smoke you'll smell at PDX? It’s a good sign you’re near the wood-fired oven where chef Cathy Whims' pizzas are baking away.  

Paper Epiphanies
Catch up on your correspondence at this feminist card store, which will sell handmade cards designed by women, plus notebooks, zines, and art from local artists.

Pilot House Distilling
Taste the Oregon coast at Astoria's best-known distillery, which will serve up cocktails and local seafood at PDX.

Portland Gear
Show the world your Portland pride—and, every June, your Portland Pride—by picking up locally printed T-shirts, caps, and backpacks. 

Sizzle Pie
Whether you’re an omnivore, vegetarian, or vegan, sometimes you crave a hot, crisp-edged slice of pizza while on the go.

Steven Smith Teamaker
Clear your head and settle the senses with a tea tasting, then grab gifts for the tea-lovers at your destination.

Straightaway Cocktails
This tasting room and retail shop squeezes Oregon’s craft cocktail movement into every can. Sip drinks on site or take a four-pack with you. 

Returning favorites

Blue Star Donuts
When Blue Star re-opens at PDX, it’s adding a twist: donuts made right here. Grab a donut or a half-dozen.

Capers Bistro
Just as you have for more than 20 years, relax at Capers' wine bar, or grab sandwiches and snacks to eat on your flight.

Columbia Sportswear
Portland's best-known outfitter has kept Oregonians dry and warm since 1938.

The Country Cat
The Country Cat is changing shape—becoming a deli and market—but its chefs are bringing their talents back to PDX.

Sure, the Pendleton wool shirt you inherited from your grandpa still looks great, so why not get one your granddaughter will cherish?

Portland Coffee Roasters
Still serving up all the essentials you need to make it to your gate: espresso drinks, pastries, and sandwiches.

Powell’s Books
The City of Books returns to PDX to supply all your airplane reading needs—so you can keep your phone in your pocket until you arrive.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Impressing Oregonians with single-origin coffees, primo pastries, and that artsy squiggle on your latte foam since 1999.