If you go THE BEST WAY TO PORTLAND, ORE. From LAX, Alaska, Delta and United offer nonstop service to Portland; Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of plane); and Southwest, American, Delta, Alaska and United offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $262, including taxes and fees. Cycle Portland Bike Tours & Rentals, 117 N.W. 2nd Ave.; (503) 902-5035, www.portlandbicycletours.com. Two-hour Essential Portland Tour is $40, which includes bike, helmet and guide. Breweries by Bike and Taste of Portland tours also offered.