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Local Charm & Flavors at Portland International Airport

Everything You Need When Flying through Portland International Airport

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Local Charm & Flavors at Portland International Airport

By InMotion
December 31, 2019

The Portland metropolitan area is one of the most quirky and distinct cities in the United States. Filled with eccentric people (who have been endearingly spoofed on popular show ‘Portlandia’), unique businesses, and a vibrant cultural scene, Portland certainly leaves its mark on locals and travelers alike. Portland International Airport - located about 30 minutes from the heart of the city - carries with it this unique essence. At InMotion, we’ve made it our mission to help you make the most of every travel experience, which is why we’re here to showcase the best of the best of Portland International Airport. From tasty local food to simple ways to engage with Portland culture, PDX has everything you need to get a taste of Portland while traveling.

Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen

The Iconic Portland Deli at Portland International Airport

Portland Deli airport

Once you arrive at Portland International Airport, chances are you will have worked up a bit of an appetite. There’s no better place to satisfy your cravings than Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen. Unique to Portland, Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen serves artisan-made deli fare to travelers in Concourse B by security. Known for their iconic pastrami sandwiches, Kenny & Zukes’ is inspired by family secrets and local flavors that bring a bit of uniqueness to the far of the pacific northwest.

Hollywood Theater

Free Short Films at Portland International Airport

Portland Airport Movie Theater

As a way to celebrate the unique cultural scene of Portland, Portland International Airport offers free short films at Hollywood Theater. Located in Concourse C, Hollywood Theater shows short (approximately 1-hour long) films with stories about the Pacific Northwest. Great for artist residency opportunities, the Hollywood Theater highlights collaborations between international artists and local filmmakers. Completely free for travelers and only showing family-friendly films, Hollywood Theater is the perfect place for burning time before your flight or on a layover.


Soundbalance by InMotion: The Portland Airport Electronics Store

Travel Tech & Accessories for Your Journey Through Portland

Soundbalance at Portland

When traveling through Portland International Airport, you may feel inspired to engage with your favorite music, films, and podcasts. However, there’s nothing worse than potentially forgetting your headphones or getting caught with a dead battery on your favorite device. Soundbalance was founded with this dilemma in mind, bringing tech accessories from top-rated brands directly to travelers across the United States.

You can find the PDX Soundbalance store in Concourse C. Featuring headphones, portable chargers, travel accessories, and travel SIM cards from the world’s biggest brands, Soundbalance makes it easy to find all of the electronics you need to keep you moving and connected. Check out some of the great tech accessories trending at out PDX store:

Thule Crossover 2 Laptop Backpack 30L

Thule Crossover at InMotion

There’s no fear quite like traveling with your laptop or tablet as you wait to see if it becomes cracked or damage during the process. The Thule Crossover 2 Laptop Backpack 30L is the perfect backpack and travel bag for providing you peace of mind. Made with a heat-molded, crush-resistant SafeZone pocket, you can rest assured that your valuables are kept safe during the hustle and bustle of your travel experience. The laptop pocket in the Thule Crossover 2 Laptop Backpack 30L can fit a 15.6” laptop and is created with safe edge construction to protect your device. The backpack also includes a soft-lined tablet sleeve, a PowerPocket cord management system for on-the-go charging, and oversized zipper for simple use, making the Thule Crossover 2 Laptop Backpack 30L one of the best travel bags on the market.

Aftershokz Aeropex Open-Ear Headphones

Aftershokx Aeropex at InMotion

If you’re spending time walking from gate to gate or relaxing on a layover, there’s nothing quite as valuable as a great pair of headphones. As the perfect headphones for nearly every environment, the Aftershokz Aeropex Open-Ear Headphones keep you in touch with your surroundings by conducting sound through your cheekbones. Great for travel, working out, or simply staying aware during your daily activities, the Aftershokz Aeropex Open-Ear Headphones provide rich sound and a strong connection to your device for more than 8 hours on a single charge. Made with dual noise-canceling mics and waterproof housing, the Aftershokz Aeropex Open-Ear Headphones are the perfect headphones for tackling your next adventure.

InvisibleShield Glass Elite Privacy iPhone 11 Pro

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Airports can tend to be a busy place, and sometimes you want privacy while browsing social media, opening emails, or dealing with online banking apps on your phone. The InvisibleShield Glass Elite Privacy iPhone 11 Pro is the perfect solution for iPhone users wanting to preserve their privacy and protect their phone from scratches and drops. Designed to block wandering eyes from the side while appearing clear straight-on, the InvisibleShield Glass Elite Privacy iPhone 11 Pro provides full-screen privacy from people next to you. Best of all, the ClearPrint™  technology keeps the screen looking pristine and practically unnoticeable, making it the perfect addition to your iPhone.


Portland International Airport is full of surprises and delights at every corner. When traveling, stop by Soundbalance by InMotion to snag everything you need to stay connected from start to finish.

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