Meanwhile, in the airplane hangar hosting the festivities, passengers got spray-on tattoos (airplane themed, of course), tried their hand at DJing with AndrewAndrew, or ate as many specially sprinkled Voodoo Donuts as they desired. Speaking of donuts, we somehow resisted the smorgasbord and only ate one. Sure, it had BACON on it, but still, just one.
As the party wound down we finally made our way over to the bar and pointed to a beer with (what we thought was) the coolest label. The bartender frowned a bit and said, "you must not be local." He then educated us on the fantastic Portland-based breweries and made sure we got a beer that would be right for us: Deschutes Brewery's Inversion IPA.
To remember the moment for ever and ever, they even rolled down a photo backdrop, put several "Portlandia"-themed props out, and snapped photos of those who were well into their second donut and third champagne.
Though the hangar party and the airplane-shaped Voodoo Donut were one-time-only specials for the inaugural flight, you can still catch a red bird to PDX from $99 each way between SFO and PDX. Between LA, San Diego and Las Vegas will cost ya a bit more, but the sale is on through June 11!
Disclosure: We're traveling as a guest of Virgin America, but rest assured that all images and opinions are completely and utterly our own.
[Photos: Andy Miles for Jaunted]