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Marina near South Portland

Portland’s North Atlantic allure

Maine’s Portland has gained a ton of buzz over recent years for good reason: it’s a lobster lover’s paradise with plenty of tourist attractions and historic sights for U.S. history buffs and casual visitors alike.

The seaswept cobbled streets of downtown Portland hide nooks and crannies stuffed with charming shops, art museums, and delicious seafood — the classic New England experience.

Portland favorites

Sumptuous seafood, relaxing beaches, untamed wilderness — whatever your travel requirements, the Portland area’s got something for you.

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Old Port

The heart of town is Old Port, the historic cobblestone-paved city center along the Portland Harbor waterfront. Make a reservation and grab some chowder at the restaurants on Commercial Street or Congress Street, and hit the boutique shops during downtime.

Portland Museum of Art

Across from Congress Square Park, PMOA houses a huge collection of American, European, and local contemporary works, including impressive artists like Andy Warhol and Claude Monet. You can find public parking lots closeby.

Brewery tours

Portland is home to a ton of breweries. Some favorites to hit are the well-known Allagash Brewery, Sebago, Shipyard, and Rising Tide Brewing Company. Hop on a Bike and Brews tour and leave the car behind.

Top hosts in Portland, ME

Andrei B.

Andrei B.

All-Star Host

1257 tripsJoined Jul 2015
Andrei was a great host and communicated well. The car was very reliable throughout our trip and was clean upon pick up. I would definitely rent from him again!
Summer S.- June 15, 2022
Great car, great communication. Loved the multi-cord charger in it too.
Megan B.- June 15, 2022

Andrei B.’s vehicles

Honda Accord 2012 — Car rental alternative in Portland, ME
Honda Accord 2012

5.0

(100 trips)

All-Star Host

Jeffrey L.

Jeffrey L.

All-Star Host

1905 tripsJoined Mar 2018
Download Turo, Contact Jeffrey, explore MAINE and beyond in a nice clean car, when you NEED it. Jeffrey was a great host, changing the Car Rental process forever... there is nothing I would change about Turo or Jeffreys Maine Service. There is no more stress in renting a car.
Terrence A.- March 26, 2022
My Turo experience was excellent. My host, Jeff was very friendly and the car was just what we needed. First time Turo customer and we will definitely use this service again.
Sarah C.- June 19, 2022

Skip the car rental counter

Hit the road

While there’s plenty to see and eat in the center of town, there’s more popular attractions a quick drive away that make for perfect East Coast road trips. Hit one of the go-to day trip destinations around Portland, then fill up the tank and head off to some of the nearby towns along the coast for a New England-style relaxing family vacation in an unforgettable location.

Book the perfect car
Compact hatchback near Portland

Casco Bay Islands

This archipelago off the coast of Portland is accessible by ferry year-round. Take a Casco Bay Lines ferry around or to any of the islands — Peaks Island and Great Diamond Island are popular — and soak in an abundance of American history, coastlines, shops, and museums.

Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth is an excellent day trip option about 9 miles south of Portland. It’s known for rolling hills, Crescent Beach State Park, and historic lighthouses like Two Lights Lighthouse and Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park, which was commissioned by George Washington back in the 1700s.

Bar Harbor

A quaint fishing village turned trendy up-and-comer, Bar Harbor is about a three-hour drive up US Route 1 on the Maine coast. Travel to wild Acadia National Park’s soaring granite cliffs and lush coastlines, and you’ll find all the seafood you expect from a north Atlantic town.

Recent reviews

Dennis M.
BMW X6 2018

The car, the service, and the app were all great on this trip. I am a first time user and highly recommend this over standard car rental companies. And I highly recommend this particular renter as well.

Dennis M.
- July 31, 2021
Melissa C.
Hyundai Tucson 2011

Great option when rental companies were 4x the price. Great communication and reliable car!

Melissa C.
- August 29, 2021
Dylan H.
Audi Q5 2011

Kristof's car was very clean and perfect for our trip at a fair price, but Kristof himself was a phenomenal help to me and my partner. He was very accommodating and even helped us work out a plan to get the car from him after we missed a connection flight and weren't able to get to Portland until late at night. He was friendly and helpful at every step of the way and I can't recommend renting from him enough!

Dylan H.
- June 6, 2022
Ali A.
Nissan Kicks 2020

Awesome people and service. The car was nice with great features. Pick up and drop was much more painless than regular car rental companies in my experience. This is the way forward for car rental for me.

Ali A.
- June 8, 2021
Andrew L.
Nissan Kicks 2020

1st time using Turo. It went perfectly. Good vehicle, easy pickup, easy drop off, very responsive car owner via the messages in the app. The big rental companies had no cars so I found Turo, but this was actually much better.

Andrew L.
- September 26, 2021
JOYCE C.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2021

This rental process was flawless the host Mr Noor was great and the vehicle was super nice and clean. We took our daughter to Portland Maine to start her first year of college so we will definitely be using Mr Noor again. Thank you again for a memorable experience.

JOYCE C.
- August 24, 2021
Joshua D.
Toyota RAV4 2017

Douglas was quick to respond, accommodating, and overall a pleasant person to talk to. The car was well maintained, and an unbeatable price. Perfect for cruising up and down the Maine coast. When we come back we will look for one of Douglas’ vehicles to rent again!

Joshua D.
- June 16, 2022
Susanne M.
Toyota RAV4 2017

Jamie's RAV4 was clean and perfect for our family trip in Maine. He dropped the car off at the Portland train station for us to pick up. Drop off was just as easy. Definitely recommended!

Susanne M.
- June 20, 2022
Paige S.
Audi Q5 2011

Kristof’s car was perfect for our trip from start to finish! He made it so easy for us! I highly recommend using Kristof if you’re ever in the Portland area!

Paige S.
- May 28, 2022
Dru K.
Audi Q5 2011

Kristoff was great to work with-we had to coordinate the pick up and he was very accommodating-the car was great and at a great price-if I’m in Maine again I will definitely use Kristoff again.

Dru K.
- June 16, 2022
Leelee V.
Chevrolet Traverse 2018

AMAZING customer service!! The car was great and treated us very well during our trip in Maine. Highly recommend Leonard and this vehicle if you need a great vehicle with fabulous customer service and speedy response! Then this is your rental to rent.

Leelee V.
- June 21, 2022
Saroj A.
Nissan Pathfinder 2014

It was great to rent Luis' Nissan Pathfinder. He was very professional and car was in good shape and very clean. We got the car few hours later than booked time as the previous renters returned the car late to Luis without his permission. Luis was very professional and kept us in the loop and kept us informed. We were supposed to pickup the car at the airport, but due to the delay we went to the hotel instead. Later Luis dropped off the car at the hotel. It was nice of him. If we come back to Portland again, we would rent car from Luis again.

Saroj A.
- June 23, 2022
Pat V.
Jeep Patriot 2014

Excellent and dependable vehicle. Great for a trip from Portland to Bar Harbor / Acadia NP!

Pat V.
- June 14, 2022
Courtney C.
BMW X6 2018

Harjit was great! The car we originally booked had issues that were out of Harjit’s control. He graciously gave us another car at the same price so there was no disruption in our trip. The car was very well maintained and we very much enjoyed utilizing it on our vacation. Harjit’s responsiveness to questions or concerns is immediate. We would definitely book with him again.

Courtney C.
- April 5, 2022
Elisia M.
Nissan Rogue 2011

Great communication! Willing to go above and beyond with this rental!

Elisia M.
- June 11, 2022
Lena G.
Lexus RX 350 2016

Luis was a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely rent from him again!

Lena G.
- June 22, 2022
Adam G.
Jeep Cherokee 2019

Mike and Robyn were great and the Jeep was as advertised. They made a difficult trip easier. I would definitely rent from them again.

Adam G.
- June 12, 2022
Jeremy M.
Volkswagen Atlas 2018

We loved our car! Perfect for a family vacation to Maine! The owner was very good at communicating for pick up and drop off. Will definitely recommend!

Jeremy M.
- June 23, 2022
Mary S.
Toyota Sequoia 2019

Kellie was so helpful and accommodating! Great car for our family trip to Maine!

Mary S.
- June 24, 2022
Colin M.
Tesla Model X 2017

If you are looking for an outstanding car for Portland or driving throughout the region, look no further. Smooth driving, excellent communication, and no need to pay for gas. 10/10

Colin M.
- June 10, 2022
Alvin A.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015

Wonderful Jeep! Very nice and kind people to deal with. I will rent from them again..

Alvin A.
- June 22, 2022
Carrie C.
Nissan Kicks 2020

Renting from Berlin City was awesome! So much smoother and easier than using a rental car agency! Southwest Airlines changed our flight times both out and back and this caused us zero issues. Berlin City was extremely accommodating and always replied to my messages promptly. Highly recommend. A++++++++++

Carrie C.
- October 16, 2021
Tara S.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021

Great pick-up/drop-off! Jeep ran well and fit our family of five comfortably. Communication with Leonard and Eric was smooth, and Eric really went above and beyond to answer any questions!

Tara S.
- June 20, 2022
Hannah G.
Toyota RAV4 2019

Very clear and quick communication and the rav4 drove great for our trip!

Hannah G.
- June 11, 2022
Amy M.
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2016

The car was great, and so was communication with Ryan! He even offered to drop off the car to us at a different location. Highly recommend!

Amy M.
- June 20, 2022
John K.
Lexus GX 2019

Zac was great. Very responsive to messages throughout our trip. Clearly communicated where car was when we landed and where to park when we departed. His Lexus was clean and roomy, which was exactly what we needed to drive with three young children. Definitely recommend!

John K.
- June 20, 2022
Tyler J.
Toyota Highlander 2018

Turo is super easy to use and Jeffery was great to deal with. Even delivered us to the airport after dropping off the car and picking us up upon arrival. Couldn’t recommend Jeffery or Turo more!

Tyler J.
- June 11, 2022
Josedgardo G.
Nissan Rogue 2011

Fast and amicable communication, easy pick up and drop-off. Jeffrey is a very nice guy, highly recommend renting from him!

Josedgardo G.
- June 8, 2022
Kristen B.
Infiniti FX 2011

Robert was thoughtful and communicative ensuring that my time in Maine went smoothly. The car is well maintained, clean, and more than comfortable. I’m looking forward to a return trip. Highly recommend!

Kristen B.
- May 29, 2022
David M.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2017

Highly recommended. David’s Range Rover Evoque was perfect for our trip up the coast of Maine. The vehicle was extremely clean, and David’s communication was excellent.

David M.
- June 15, 2022
Phillip L.
Nissan Pathfinder 2015

Couldn't have had a better experience! Jeffrey picked us up and got us on our way within ten minutes. The car was exactly as advertised and fit our family of 5 well.

Phillip L.
- June 16, 2022
Matthew J.
BMW X6 2018

Harjit was very easy to communicate with and very accommodating. Would definitely rent from him again!

Matthew J.
- June 19, 2022
Todd A.
Jeep Wrangler 2009

Great communication and ver accommodating! Will rent again from Daniel when I make it back to Maine.

Todd A.
- June 20, 2022
Molly F.
Ford Edge 2022

De was wonderful to rent from. Communicative, flexible and very helpful! Car was in pristine condition with all the bells and whistles.

Molly F.
- June 22, 2022
Carol C.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021

The car was perfect. Very clean and rode great. Great host. Easy to deal with and easy to get in touch with. Highly recommend.

Carol C.
- May 27, 2022
John B.
Honda CR-V 2010

i booked andrei's honda in 2020 but covid put my plans on hold until this year. andrei couldn't have been more helpful, patient and responsive. the pickup point and drop-off using a key lock box worked perfectly. the service andrei gave made my trip all that much better and so kind to always be there to answer any questions. the car was clean and sanitised with lots of little touches in these covid times. no, i cannot thank andrei enough, what breath of fresh air!!

John B.
- June 16, 2022
Burak B.
Tesla Model X 2017

We had the 🤩 to drive Calvin during our Maine vacation. Both Natasha and her husband were kind and the communication was great. Highly recommended 😊 Turo host.

Burak B.
- June 20, 2022
Jason F.
Toyota Venza 2022

Very clean car. Great communication with Andrei. Would rent from again.

Jason F.
- June 19, 2022
Luke B.
Toyota RAV4 2017

Jaime was very responsive to a couple of concerns early in the trip. The vehicle worked great for our needs!

Luke B.
- June 22, 2022
Cherlynn L.
Mazda CX-9 2015

Josh was very helpful and accommodating, the car was clean, tidy and served us well for a trip from Portland to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park! Great vehicle, wonderful friendly service!

Cherlynn L.
- May 20, 2022
Brett J.
Jeep Compass 2018

Good communication, easy pickup process, great vehicle for our adventure.

Brett J.
- June 19, 2022
Heidi R.
BMW X3 2013

This was a seamless experience. The vehicle was clean and the owner very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I would book with Tristan again!

Heidi R.
- June 16, 2022
Jared M.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

This jeep was immaculate and great to ride around Maine in. Kevin was a great host and responsive when needed. I have found my new go-to vehicle when in town.

Jared M.
- June 5, 2022
Katie A.
Audi Q5 2011

Great vehicle, very clean, easy pick up and drop off. Kristof was an excellent host.

Katie A.
- June 12, 2022
Drew R.
Toyota RAV4 2017

Great communication, clean and efficient car. Easy traveling!

Drew R.
- June 12, 2022
Jose A.
Chevrolet Equinox 2018

Can't express how great Jeffrey is. Please do not hesitate working with him to make your travels are easy and filled with fun.

Jose A.
- May 30, 2022
Kelly M.
Chevrolet Equinox 2021

Car was in great condition. Eric met us at the airport baggage claim area and was super great at explaining everything. He took wonderful care of us. Couldn’t have enjoyed Maine without Turo. Thank you

Kelly M.
- May 30, 2022
Jonathan T.
Toyota Sequoia 2019

Kellie was easy to work with and very accommodating. The vehicle was in great condition. Everything worked out!

Jonathan T.
- June 8, 2022
John B.
Toyota RAV4 2017

Great communication. No problems.

John B.
- June 10, 2022
Sydney G.
Toyota Highlander 2016

Ali is incredibly friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I can't recommend him enough! The car was very clean, and he provided a vent mount which fit even my ridiculously large phone and made navigating much easier. This was my first time booking with Turo, and Ali made everything easy! This vehicle may be a little tight for my fellow long-legged individuals (I have a 34" inseam, for reference, and I definitely fit, but did have the seat all the way back) but if this car doesn't work for you, would absolutely recommend booking another vehicle with Ali. Five stars well-deserved!

Sydney G.
- June 4, 2022
Sandy C.
Toyota Highlander 2018

Excellent and professional service!

Sandy C.
- June 19, 2022
Shae W.
Kia Sorento 2012

William was very easy and professional to work with. The Kia was perfect for our weekend needs.

Shae W.
- June 13, 2022
Bernard B.
Subaru Outback 2014

From the recommendation of hotel staff to use Turo to the end of our trip at drop off with Chris, this was a total win! Clean, well running vehicle with lots of helpful recommendations for things to see and do from Chris made our day smooth and enjoyable. The price of the rental and availability erased all the challenges we’d had with car rental services during what they report as a hiccup from the pandemic.

Bernard B.
- July 28, 2021
Aaron S.
Chevrolet Suburban 2018

Zac made everything very easy. Highly recommend.

Aaron S.
- May 30, 2022
David M.
Toyota Venza 2021

Luis was great. Very attentive and responsive.

David M.
- June 14, 2022
Shannon F.
Subaru Outback 2014

The car was great! Christopher thank you so much!!!

Shannon F.
- June 9, 2022
Kristopher T.
Chevrolet Traverse 2018

Perfect vehicle to tour Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and other points of internet. Great communication with Leonard and team. Really appreciate the flexibility

Kristopher T.
- June 7, 2022
Bruce B.
Jeep Cherokee 2021

Excellent experience all around!

Bruce B.
- June 14, 2022

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Best Portland driving roads

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Million Dollar View Scenic Byway

This is just one of the many stretches of Route 1 that’ll have your eyes glued to the window. Though it’s over three hours north from Portland along the Canadian border, it sweeps past the Chiputneticook chain of lakes, with scenic views of Mount Katahdin and Peekaboo Mountain.

Route 113

The 50 miles from Portland to Fryeburg includes Pequawket Trail Maine Scenic Byway, which follows the Saco River and Mountain Division Rail past working farms, swimming holes, and the Hemlock Covered Bridge in Fryeburg, and it’s the perfect New England leaf-peeping route in the fall.

Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway

The northern part of Maine is sparsely populated, people know Baxter State Park as a worthy location to spend some time. With excellent options for camping, hiking, and rafting, the drive also offers sweeping views of Mount Katahdin — then drivers can head further into the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

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