Portland International Airport (PDX), voted America’s Best Airport seven years in a row by Travel Plus Leisure magazine readers, serves as a welcome mat for Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

The airport celebrates everything that makes Portland unique — good food, great wine and beer, natural wonders and a thriving creative community. Handling nearly 20 million passengers annually, PDX is making a series of updates to accommodate the rising number of visitors and bring even more local flavors and fun for years to come.

PDX continues to expand its international connections as well, including a new nonstop route from PDX to Haneda Airport in Tokyo, where there is a shared appreciation for great food and drink. The Delta Air Lines flight launches March 28, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

Offering quick access to Asia and facilitating strong trade ties with countries like Japan, PDX is gearing up to take in more air cargo flights, including existing services by ANA Cargo.

Oregon is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with hiking, skiing and cycling all within an hour of PDX. And when Oregon hosts the World Track and Field Championships in 2021, PDX will be the gateway for the 50,000 daily visitors expected during the event, serving as a spotlight to all that Oregon has to offer.