Pet parents traveling through Portland have two options for PDX pet relief areas. One of these stations is inside and within a secured area, and the other is outside the airport’s baggage claim level. This diversity of options—one pre- and one post-security—allows travelers the freedom to choose a pet relief area that works with their flight schedule. If you only have a few minutes, the indoor station, located at the south end of the Concourse Connector, is an excellent option. If you have a bit more time and want to step outside, the larger, pre-security option works perfectly.
The Portland Airport pet policy requires that all non-working pets be kept in carriers while within the terminals. Animals utilizing these relief areas may be outside of their crates, but leashes are necessary.
Access Guide for Portland International Airport Pet Relief Areas
Both PDX Airport pet relief stations are easily located. The outdoor station is outside Concourse E and across the street from the Parking Garage. To access, simply exit through baggage claim, turn left, and follow the curb.
The indoor station is located at the center of the Concourse Connector. If your flight is on Concourse A, B, or C, enter through security and turn right. Turn right again just before Gate C2—the facility will be straight ahead. If your flight is on Concourse D or E, enter through the security checkpoint and turn left. Turn left again (just before Gate D 2)—the facility will be straight ahead.
PDX Pet Relief Area Maps
What to Expect at a Portland Airport Pet Relief Station
Neither of the Portland Airport pet relief areas are anything to write home about. Both are pretty standard as far as airport bathrooms go. The indoor space is located at the south end of the PDX concourse connector. It is within a partially-enclosed room, so locating the area is very easy. This, however, may pose a challenge for some of the more nervous or anxious dogs out there—the noise and traffic of the airport may create stress for animals trying to use the facility.
Noise aside, this area is outfitted with artificial turf and a fire hydrant. The airport provides bags for waste disposal and a trash receptacle. This area is very accessible to all passengers, regardless of departing or arriving concourse. Located in the Concourse Connector, the pet relief station is at the heart of the airport.
The outdoor area is also in a central location (across the street from the Parking Garage). This station is outfitted with bark dust, a form of mulch produced for maximum dog comfort and safety. As with the indoor area, some animals may find this location unwelcoming. It is situated under an overpass and directly adjacent to the main ground transportation hub, making it a loud and frequently-traveled area.
Though the Portland International Airport pet relief areas are in busy corridors, they are centrally located and thus easily accessible. Pet parents flying through with their furry friends should not have a difficult time locating these facilities—whether your flight is in 15 minutes or several hours.