CX doesn't even fly to SEA, why on earth would they start PDX? I'd say that one is a stretch. Talk about a long and thin route. The others you mentioned are more realistic and I wouldn't be shocked to see them come to fruition. PDX is doing very well for a city its size when it comes to international service.
I only mention CX because of the cargo service we currently get and it's apparently doing well. I should have noted that I think CX is also a long-shot.
Lol....why do people keep on getting their feelings hurt when Seattle gets new service but pdx doesnt. If airlines could make money in pdx they'd be here. Seattle area population is nearly double that of Portland. The economy is booming in Seattle. Seattle is home to mega corporations such as microsoft, starbucks, and amazon, and multiple ports. Seattle also has cruise ship traffic, mount rainier, north cascades, the San Juan islands, U of W, boeing, military bases, the mariners and seahawks and everything else too. Seattle is a booming city. There's a lot of money in the Seattle area. Seattle is everything Portland is multiplied by 2 or 3.
Also, a few people in this forum like to talk about how terrible it is to connect at seatac. It's really not that bad, and in fact it is much easier to connect there compared to many other airports that are similar size.
I live in Portland and love it here. I never want to live anywhere else (well maybe Bend, OR). I use the airport all the time, and I love it. It's so convenient and well ran. Plus it has country cat and and stumptown. I'd say pdx is very well served for what it has to offer....a great food and beer scene, 2.5 million people in the metro, an awful homeless problem, the gorge, nike, and decent but growing economy. Portland/oregon also has a nice growing tourism scene, but again nothing compared to what Seattle and Washington in general has to offer. It'll attract more flights in time, but nothing compared to Seattle.
Also, some people on the forum about how many fliers pdx loses because they prefer to drive up to seatac for international flights instead of using pdx and having to connect. The amount of people who do this is very small and not nearly enough to make international flights feel the need to come to pdx.
Pdx is a wonderful airport though and it's great to see it slowly gaining some new international and domestic flights. Airlines will continue to grow at pdx when there's money to be made.
Unfortunately portland is stuck between San Francisco and Seattle, both of which have far greater economies and name recognition. Both San Francisco and Seattle airports are short flights and very easy to connect to all the international flights they have to offer.
As for the "complaining", I get it that Seattle is bigger. I'm not suggesting Portland should be or will be SEA. But we do have the 18th largest CSA at 3.1 million. It's always more than just the immediate metro size. We have a very strong tourism scene in Portland and Oregon as a whole, and to say the tourism is "nothing compared to what Seattle and Washington in general has to offer" is based on what exactly?
I guess my annoyance is that Seattle will have a couple/several carriers on routes to to places like Tokyo, London, Frankfurt, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, etc. while we get seasonal LHR, FRA, KEF and the less than daily AMS and NRT in the winter.
As for airlines not feeling like they need to come to PDX based on the "small" amount of traffic that come up to Seattle isn't necessarily true because it was stated that Condor's decision to fly PDX-FRA was because of the amount of traffic from Portland going through Seattle.
My feelings aren't hurt, it's just annoying to always be that little town wedged between San Francisco and Seattle. It's cursed by geography, I understand that, but the constant overshadowing is getting old.