Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club® (PDX – Gates D5 and D7 )

by Anthony Losanno
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I was in Portland on business for a few days and visited the Delta Sky Club® on my way home. This is a smaller lounge and it’s in need of a refresh. That said, it had a decent breakfast buffet and was very quiet. The entire space was mostly empty while I waited for my flight to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) (the review of that Sky Club® can be found here).

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Access is granted to passengers with memberships (purchased annually), one-time pass holders (earned from the co-branded American Express cards), Delta One®, SkyTeam premium cabin passengers, SkyTeam Elite Plus when flying internationally in any class of service (this changes in 2023), the Centurion® and the Platinum Card® from American Express holders, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card holders, WestJet business class passengers, and WestJet Rewards Platinum and Gold Elite. Allowed guests vary by access type. A same-day boarding pass is required to enter the Delta Sky Club®.

An elevator takes you up a level to the Sky Club®. Directly inside you’ll find kiosks to the right and a desk staffed by two agents to the left.

Anthony’s Take: While the decor might not be on a par with other Sky Clubs®, I loved how quiet the lounge was and appreciated that it offered a decent breakfast spread. Portland International Airport (PDX) is not a hub for Delta and it’s a nice bonus to have a lounge here.

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The lounge is divided up into several rooms. With the main one housing the bar and buffet.

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The bar is located on the left side once you walk down the hall from check in. It offers a great variety of complimentary beverages as well as premium wines and spirits for purchase (including full bottles of champagne).

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On the side of the bar, you’ll find a coffee machine as well as drip coffee and tea.

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A soda fountain is on the other side (it had ginger ale, which is a win for me).

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Iced tea and water were next to the soda machine.

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The PDX lounge also was still offering hot chocolate (a holdover from the holidays, but a nice addition for the winter).

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Breakfast was being served during my visit. The selection included breads, pastries, muffins, eggs, sausage, meats and cheeses, fruit, yogurt, cereal, and more.

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Sausage and scrambled eggs

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Sausage patties and potatoes

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Breads and a self-serve toaster

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Cereal bar

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Breakfast pastries

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Meats, cheese, and hardboiled eggs

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Fruit and yogurt

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Seating & Decor

As mentioned, the lounge is small but it has ample seating throughout. Seating ranges from hightop tables, to couches, and even a conference table.

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A conference table is in the back of the lounge.

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There are two small rooms that each hold a few seats for added privacy. They are mirror images of each other.

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Pod seating is great when traveling alone.

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The only notable are is near the entrance.

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This Sky Club® offers free Wi-Fi, restrooms, a business area (pictured above), and the food and beverages mentioned above. It doesn’t have showers or any other amenities, but it’s a good spot to grab some food when you’re departing from Portland.

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The business center offered a printer for guest use.

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Overall Impression:

The Delta Sky Club® in PDX is a nice addition to a smaller airport in Delta’s route network. I loved how quiet it was during my visit and I can’t imagine it ever getting as crowded as some of the hub locations.

Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: I love the lounges where The Platinum Card® from American Express grants me access. It has had a prominent place in my wallet for many years now. While it does have an annual fee of $695, it provides many travel benefits and will always be my go-to for lounge access (both Delta Sky Clubs® and Centurion Lounges) and booking airfare from the airlines to earn 5x points (up to $500,000 per calendar year). Learn moreRates & Fees. Terms apply.

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