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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).
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.
The lounge is divided up into several rooms. With the main one housing the bar and buffet.
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).
On the side of the bar, you’ll find a coffee machine as well as drip coffee and tea.
A soda fountain is on the other side (it had ginger ale, which is a win for me).
Iced tea and water were next to the soda machine.
The PDX lounge also was still offering hot chocolate (a holdover from the holidays, but a nice addition for the winter).
Breakfast was being served during my visit. The selection included breads, pastries, muffins, eggs, sausage, meats and cheeses, fruit, yogurt, cereal, and more.
Sausage and scrambled eggs
Sausage patties and potatoes
Breads and a self-serve toaster
Meats, cheese, and hardboiled eggs
Fruit and yogurt
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.
A conference table is in the back of the lounge.
There are two small rooms that each hold a few seats for added privacy. They are mirror images of each other.
Pod seating is great when traveling alone.
The only notable are is near the entrance.
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.
The business center offered a printer for guest use.
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 more. Rates & Fees. Terms apply.
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