Priority Pass Adds Capers Cafe Le Bar & Capers Market To PDX [Another New Restriction Added]

Reposting again as they have added another new restriction:

  • To be eligible, Cardholders and guests are required to show an Outbound Departure Boarding Pass with confirmed same-day travel.

Via reader CongestionCharge

I’m reposting this because Priority Pass has added a new restriction to these lounges. The following has been added:

  • The US$28 is valid for the purchase of any meal and/or drinks excluding bottle sales & merchandise

Capers Market has a wide selection of wine to go that they sell and a lot of people have been picking up a bottle or two every trip they take. That’s obviously not what Priority Pass is designed for so you can see why they added this new restriction. Personally I’m happy that these restrictions are being added, as I see the alternative of restaurants such as these just being removed entirely. Obviously it sucks for those who were able to take advantage of picking up some goodies every flight, but at least you can still use these restaurants going forward. Hat tip to One Mile At A Time.

Recently Priority Pass added the House Spirits Distillery to PDX and they have just added two more ‘lounges’ to PDX.

Both give you $28 off your final bill per person per visit. I wasn’t able to find a food menu for either online (update menu for Concourse C can be found here), but featured glasses of wine will cost $5.50-$6, featured cocktails are $6 and featured draft beer is $4 a pint. Priority Pass has been busy adding these restaurant partnerships, likely due to issues securing and maintaining lounges due to capacity issues and the rise of premium credit cards and priority pass numbers increasing.

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Fakhruddin Bohra
Fakhruddin Bohra

Hi, I’m just flying out of PDX and got a pleasant surprise at PDX Airport. I was told at capers market that I can use priority pass benefits both during departure and arrival. They didn’t need to see any boarding passes. I then went to capers Cafe and there too they didn’t see my boarding pass. This is great news IMO. Didn’t see this posted anywhere so thought of letting you know. Thanks. Please keep my name anonymous.

James
James

I noticed just now that the priority pass site no longer carries the “outbound boarding pass” language for Capers that they used to. They simply say you must have a confirmed board pass for same day travel.

Matt
Matt

Should be able to get around the new restriction that one must have a valid outbound departure boarding pass with confirmed same-day travel by just booking a refundable Southwest flight using cash or points out of PDX for travel later in the day after you arrive, using the Priority Pass at Capers Cafe and Capers Market, and then canceling the Southwest outbound flight well before 10 minutes prior to boarding, right?

Spencer
Spencer

Remember, pigs get slaughtered.

Mark
Mark

Is the Plaza Premium Lounge at YYZ Torronto Pearson Internation airport included with Priority Pass access?

CongestionCharge
CongestionCharge
bob
bob

outbound means you cant land at PDX then goto lounge?

henry
henry

why does PDX have 3 places while Seatac has none?

The value Traveler

How does paying for all this stuff work? Do you flash your PP card and ID? Or just pay with the credit card that issued the PP Select membership?

Jonathan
Jonathan

Bummer! I was getting used to picking up a couple packages of Jacobsen’s caramels & licorice every time I went through PDX…that stuff is not cheap!

iahphx
iahphx

I’m going to try my first Priority Pass restaurant this month (in Miami). It really seems like a too-good-to-be-true deal. Like if there was a participating restaurant at my hometown airport, and I was travelling with my family, I’d intentionally arrive a little early to get a free meal out of it. Assuming the food was at least decent, of course.

And, heck, if I were flying TO a city with a free airport restaurant, I would (if I had the time) stop in for a meal before heading out.

This has got to be expensive for Priority Pass. No?

BTW, I assume I can use part of the $28/per person to cover tip?

CongestionCharge
CongestionCharge

Cannot be used for gratuity.

Linda
Linda

We had great breakfast bagel sandwiches plus two soft drinks and the guy working the bar told us to get some snacks for the trip because he wanted us to get the full value of what we were supposed to get. We were only at $17 at this point. We ended up getting a bottle of wine! My husband and I both have separate PP cards but he was only allowing us to use one card plus one guest – total $56.

Mary
Mary

Just used this benefit at Capers Market in Concourse D. Had to go board my flight so bought $28 in snacks like roasted nuts, jerky, chocolate. They also have boxed food to-go, bottled drinks & alcohol (beer & wine), artisanal food products which are good for gifting too like local honey. Plus an espresso bar with pastries and a bar where you can order food & drinks. Limited table seating options but great for grab and go.