6. Portland International Airport
Date opened: 1940 (established), 1959 (terminal opened)
Annual passengers: 17 million
Pro tip: There is a bike assembly and repair station located on the lower terminal roadway, and really, why wouldn't there be?
The dream of the '90s seems to be more alive at SeaTac than in PDX… sorry, Portlandia fans. The good news is that PDX does still manage to be really and truly and thoroughly and authentically Portlandish. For example, the "iconic" carpet (!?) that was installed in 1987 was replaced with a new pattern in 2014, prompting locals to create products celebrating it -- the carpet pattern, that is -- as a local icon. (Portland, shrug.) In keeping with Portland's reputation as a "foodie" (ugh) town, the dining options in PDX are second to almost none, at least in terms of local fare. There are two Laurelwood Public House locations operated by Laurelwood Brewing -- perhaps you've also heard Portland is a beer town? -- and a Rogue Ales Public House. Local favorites also include Mo's Restaurant, Henry's Tavern, Burgerville, Country Cat, and Rose's Restaurant and Bakery. House Spirits Distillery, the world's first airport tasting room, will open later this year. Oh, and make sure you've got some spare room in your carry-on: Oregon is one of the few states in the country that doesn't charge sales tax, so stock up on pricey products from PDX's many Oregon-based stores like Made In Oregon, Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Powell's Books, and the Oregon Pendleton Shop.