PDX bids farewell to ‘stuffy, old’ concourse

The time has come to finally say goodbye to a Concourse A at the Portland International Airport.

Airport officials say they plan to demolish Concourse A to make room for an expansion of Concourse B, which will feature new art and restaurants.

“That would be a nice feature because people sit around for quite a long time. That would be a nice thing to add to the airport” said traveler Teresa Larson. “Actually, I think Portland is one of the prettier airports.”

The plan to close and demolish Concourse A was mostly met with excitement, as Portland travelers realized it wasn’t the prettiest part of the airport.

“It seems about time. It’s run its course,” said Clay Roscoe.

Roscoe knows Concourse A very well.

“I’ve probably traveled it now for 20 to 25 years,” Roscoe said.

Concourse A is known for its dim lights, low ceilings, and crowded seating area. It was built in 1988 and was meant to be temporary.

Airport officials say it’s bittersweet because there are a lot of memories in the “stuffy, old” concourse – from a surprise wedding proposal to a strip of the famous PDX carpet.

Airport officials are encouraging people to share their Concourse A memories on social media using #GoodbyeA.