Smoking at Portland International Airport (PDX)

Airport Rating


Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in four designated areas outside the terminals.

Update from Charles, Nov 2019: There are two designated smoking areas outside on the upper deck (arrivals). On the West side outside Alaska Air, On the East side outside Delta. They have pole trays and a bench. 

Charles rates these areas as 5/10 Cigarettes, but as there are non post security we cannot, but as he states it only takes 10-12 mins to get through security we will give this airport a healthy 3/10.

Feedback from AJ on the 25th September 2017:

I can confirm that PDX International Airport in Portland, only has smoking areas for fliers outside of the airport.  There are two official smoking sections, one on each end of the load/drop off zones on the first level (outside of baggage claim areas).

I have also smoked without issue on the pickup platform, second level, outside route.

E-Cigarette use is also banned. For airside employees, there are six areas indicated with signs and receptacles.

For connecting flights you may need to enter the United States and smoke outside terminal then go through Security again for your flight.

Images of Smoke Areas

Smoking before security.

smoking areas map

Further Information

Official Website