Getting Here & Getting Around
Whether you’re arriving by plane, train or automobile, there are two primary gateways to the Willamette Valley: the city of Eugene in the south, and the city of Portland in the north. Oregon’s largest airport is Portland (PDX), and don’t be surprised if you see its trademark carpeting incorporated into crafts and souvenirs throughout the state: thanks to its excellent shops and restaurants, easy light-rail connection to the city, and local artwork, PDX has been voted America’s #1 Airport five times by Travel + Leisure. Second-largest in the state is Eugene Airport (EUG), serving many destinations throughout the West and Southwest.
For those who prefer to take in the scenery from the ground, Amtrak and a variety of regional trains make stops in Eugene and Portland. For information about touring companies, public transit, and rental cars, see Ground Transportation, and visit Travel Oregon’s transportation page for more logistical information to help you plan.