PDX carpet

We’re floored: PDX will deliver again the iconic carpet

Portland International Airport (PDX) warmed the hearts of airport carpet lovers anywhere with its Valentine’s Day assertion promising the go back of the long-lasting PDX carpet to a few spots within the new major terminal.

The teal, crimson and pink design, that is stated to symbolize the sample of the airport’s north and south runways, were within the airport on the grounds that 1988. And many vacationers had come to like it. Or as a minimum to accomplice it with leaving and coming domestic.

And whilst social media have become a thing, humans commenced taking photos in their toes on the carpet and sharing the snap shots round.

After 30 years underfoot, even though, the carpet needed alternative. And to the dismay of all of the fans of the antique PDX carpet, in 2015 PDX officers took out thirteen acres of the antique carpet and replaced it with this new carpet pattern.

People still miss and love the antique carpet design, which can be determined on socks, t-shirts, and other merchandise. And, for now, in one spot inside the Tender Loving Empire keep in Concourse E, near Gate E5.

So as a present to the fanatics of the vintage PDX Carpet, whilst the new fundamental terminal opens in 2024 several areas within the pre-protection region will sport newly woven carpet with the vintage, iconic design.

You can examine the story we wrote approximately the carpet comeback for The Points Guy website online. But we want to also celebrate and recollect cool carpets at other airports across the us of a. Most should nonetheless be underfoot. But hold in thoughts that many were doing renovations and updates at some stage in the pandemic and may have new patterns now.

If we overlooked your airport, or if your airport has a brand new pattern, please allow us to recognise and we’ll upload/update.

Ocean-inspired carpeting at Orlando International Airport – MCO

Guitar impressions at Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Airplanes within the carpeting at Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport (now blue)

Aerial view of the Sacramento Delta inside the carpet at Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

You can very own artwork honoring the famed PDX carpet

Remember the ‘movie star’ carpet at Portland International Airport?

Portlanders loved the PDX carpet. But it turned into antique and worn and had to be replaced.

Now a large scale paintings celebrating that carpet is up for auction.


People cherished taking photos of their toes on that carpet.

The pattern confirmed up on caps, cups, neck pillows, jam, beer and all sorts of other objects.

And, in 2015, now not lengthy after the Port of Portland introduced it would be changing all of the carpeting within the airport, the carpet (yes the carpet) changed into named the Grand Marshal of Portland’s Rose Parade.

Now the large-scale carpet-centric paintings titled “Carpet Diem” through neighborhood artist Nancy Wilkins  that turned into commissioned by using the airport and which has held on Concourse ‘D’ at PDX considering 2014 is being replaced as well.

The artwork is being surplused and is now up for auction.

Last we seemed the highest bid changed into handiest $one hundred ten!

Take a look and spot in case you’d want to own this homage to a quirky carpet,  and in case you’ve were given room for it in your house, workplace, bowling alley or plane hangar.





Wacky carpet change between Portland and Orlando airports

On  Thursday, March sixteen, Alaska Airlines kicked off flights between Orlando and Portland.

To mark the day – and with a nod to PDX carpet that became a national superstar – Portland International Airport and Orlando International Airport did a carpet trade.

Here’s how it went down on Twitter.

Swap a PDX memory for a PDX carpet mat

2_PDX_Foot-forward selfies with the PDX carpet are very popular at Portland Int'l Airport

Want your very very own piece of the arena-famous PDX carpet?

Here’s one way to get: Portland International Airport is turning 75 and is calling human beings to share their favored PDX memories in a written word, video, photograph, audio recording or email at PDXmoments.

Each week via Nov. 29, the airport will pick out one of the testimonies and proportion it on the PDXmoments internet site and on social media and, in case your tale is chosen, you’ll get a PDX Carpet mat as a prize.

At the cease of the celebration, the airport will pick out one unique story from the bunch and award a $500 PDX air travel voucher.

I’ll start…when I first moved to Portland (waaay, lower back inside the early Nineteen Eighties) I lived no longer too a ways from the airport and there was loose parking out in front. Just within the the front door: the metropolis’s first Haagen Daz outlet. So going to the airport only for ice-cream have become a normal, and really sweet, day trip.

PDX Carpet & Portland’s Starlight Parade

Pretty darn interesting, isn’t it, that the grand marshal on the Starlight Parade taking area May 30th throughout Portland’s Rose Festival is going to be the PDX Carpet from Portland International Airport?

The statement came throughout Friday’s carpetfest presenting a extensive variety of products bearing the rug’s pattern.  Stay tuned for greater information on how the rolled up flooring goes to fulfill its parade obligations – which encompass waving at spectators along the parade’s course.