5 direct flights from Portland International Airport

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If all those Instagram posts of your friend’s vacation in Italy have officially infected you with wanderlust, we have the perfect cure: book yourself a trip. Avoid lengthy layovers (and opportunities for lost luggage) with one of these five nonstop flights from Portland International Airport.

✈️ Frankfurt FRA | Condor

With one-way fares often under $400, this is perhaps the most budget-friendly way to reach Europe. From Frankfurt, you can take a train, bus, or hopper plane to reach other nearby countries on your bucket list — but while you’re there, check out the Goethe House + Römerberg, a city square with picturesque medieval buildings.

✈️ Toronto YYZ | Air Canada

The capital of the province of Ontario is the most populous city in Canada — and its financial hub. From the historic Distillery District to CN Tower, there are plenty of things to do to keep metropolis explorers busy. We found roundtrip flights in September for under $300.

✈️ Guadalajara GDL | Volaris

Picture yourself lounging in a plaza, sipping a margarita (made with tequila from the nearby town where it gets its name), and listening to mariachi — which originated in Guadalajara. Flight prices vary wildly based on your travel dates, but a one-way ticket to Portland’s sister city can be as low as ~$170.

✈️ Maui Kahului OGG | Hawaiian Airlines

Hike up a dormant volcano for out-of-this-world views (literally), swim with sea turtles, surf the North Shore, stroll through forests of towering bamboo, or drive the Road to Hana — there’s no shortage of island fun in Maui. Roundtrip flights during the off-season can be found in the mid-$300 range.

✈️ Albuquerque ABQ | Alaska AirlinesIf the high desert is calling your name, hop on a nonstop flight from PDX to New Mexico’s largest city — roundtrip flights are as low as ~$215. Take a hot air balloon ride over the city, play a round of golf, kayak the Rio Grande, or ride an aerial tram to the 10,378-ft peak of the Sandia Mountains. Pro tip: stay for one of the best sunsets you’ll ever see.

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