The Art Program at Portland International Airport provides a portal into the dynamic cultural life of our region. The Port of Portland, which owns and operates PDX, maintains a rotating exhibits program throughout the airport terminal. The program offers nine changing exhibits featuring the work of our region’s finest artists. The Port headquarters also boasts a robust permanent art collection.
To learn more about the artwork, visit our PDXArt Blog. To stay current with our rotating exhibits, remember to sign up for updates!
Portland International Airport’s music program works to create a relaxing, pleasing and stress-free environment for travelers through the use of live music. Every day, volunteer musicians perform in the terminal and help enhance the passenger experience through personal interactions with travelers.
With their performances, the musicians provide passengers a representation of the vibrant music scene in Portland. These local musicians volunteer their time, offering travelers an eclectic mix of live music representing some of the best in local jazz, classical and contemporary styles and approaches.
Whether traveling to or from Portland—or stopping in just to dine or shop—the airport invites visitors to pause and enjoy its diverse selection of music. The PDX music performance schedule is published weekly and posted online.
Musicians wishing to volunteer to perform at PDX, or those with questions about the music program, should contact Susan Hangartner by email or phone at 503.415.6153.
As a component of the PDX Art Program, the airport teamed up with the Hollywood Theatre, a nonprofit movie theatre located in Portland’s historic Hollywood District, to create a 17-seat movie theatre. Located on Concourse C, the Hollywood Theatre at PDX is part of the Port’s rotating art program. The theatre entertains travelers with short films telling stories specific to the Pacific Northwest. It also provides artist residency opportunities, inviting collaboration between national/international media artists and local filmmakers, and hosts special events. Opened in early 2017, the Hollywood Theatre at PDX is free to travelers, who can drop to watch films while waiting for their flights. All films are family-friendly; the short films play consecutively on approximately a 1-hour loop. For a current listing of films currently screening, visit the Hollywood Theatre at PDX section of the PDXArt Blog.