As the saying goes, Portland is where young people go to retire — and let’s just be clear that this is the most active kind of retirement imaginable.
Book yourself a Portland car rental alternative on Turo so when you’re done tasting your way around the city, wandering into art and music shows, and biking over bridges, you can revel in the great outdoors just a stone’s throw away.
Each quadrant of Portland has a slightly different take on the perfect record store, cup of coffee, farmer’s market, and place to stroll with your pooch, but these are the uniting factors that make visitors smile.
As the world’s largest independent bookstore, anyone with an affinity for the printed word — or any affinity, really — can fall into an IRL wormhole, see favorite authors read, and find used or rare editions.
The intense fandom at Timbers soccer games could fool you into thinking you’re not on Ameican soil, but the popular MLS team puts on a show worthy of their chanting, singing fans.
Other cities have food trucks, but not in the intentionally curated pods that have popped up in all corners of the city, so that you can get a side of poutine with your Italian sandwich and kombucha — even late-night.
Skip the rental car counter
One of the joys of Portland is how easy it is to get out of town. Whatever your favorite outdoors activity — sitting by the river or back-country skiing — a quick jaunt in your Portland car rental alternative can take you to paradise.
Drive 75 miles east in your Portland car rental alternative to find Mt. Hood, the perfect escape no matter the season. Hike and bike the trails, ski the slopes, or boat and swim the rivers and lakes.
Head south in your Portland car rental alternative and to take a tour through Oregon’s wine country. You’ll find some exquisite pinot noirs, delicious food, and beautiful views.
The Oregon coast is stunning, surrounded by gorgeous forest, and only a 2-hour journey in your Portland car rental alternative. Check out Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach and get some taffy in town.
Real cool guy glad to know I have fellow local available when needed.
Great car and experience! Was a breeze checking in and out, and how much fun to drive around in Portland!
We enjoyed your car. It was solid and the mileage was great. Thank you,
Really quick and clear communication. Car in tip top shape. Easy and great experience.
Great little car to putt around in! We loved the convenience of the remote lock/unlock for easy check in and also the downtown parking spot. Samuel was super quick to respond to any questions or concerns. Would definitely rent again!
The vehicle was great for our needs. Ed was very flexible and accommodating. The only thing to note is that the AC was not very strong. Overall, it was great experience!
Sam’s Mini Cooper is fantastic to drive around here in Portland! Not only is it easy to park but also fuel efficient. Definitely will be using Andy next time I’m out in Portland!
This is a very clean car and Sam was an amazing renter. He was very responsive by text and I would rent again if I were to visit Portland another time.
Great experience all around. Tony was responsive & helpful, & walked me through both the features of the vehicle & the Turo process (my first experience). The 2019 Forester was spotless & thoughtfully equipped. It’s a great family vehicle & served this family well for a weekend on the Oregon coast. Thumbs up all around.
Thien’s very communicative and overall a great person to work with. From pick and return everything was great for my first experience using Turo.
Fun, clean car. Clear instructions from host. Easy peasy pick up and drop off.
Great Turo experience. Good value for car cleanliness and condition. Sam was a prompt responder.
The Scion FR-S was a lot of fun to drive! My boyfriend and I drove it an hour north to Washington and it was such an experience driving this car with the beautiful scenery. Thien was great at quick responses and communication. Pick up and drop off were easy and straight forward. Would recommend this car - just be aware of how low the car is!
It was awesome driving Binh’s smart car. Perfect for driving around the city, and parking in tight spots. Renting from Binh was a great experience, he gave us great recommendations on places to visit during our stay. I would definitely rent it again when I come back.
Extremely prompt communication, painless pickup and delivery at the airport terminal, and an excellently maintained vehicle. No problems during the trip. Would rent again from Yiran whenever I'm back in Portland!
Loc's Camry was a great vehicle for our trip. Highly recommend. Great communication, made it very easy.
Tho's little Prius was wonderful for driving around Oregon. Super easy pick up and drop off, and Tho was very responsive through texts, and able to accommodate slight variations to pick up and drop off times. The car is super gas efficient, I was averaging 50mph during the trip, so although gas is expensive, you don't buy much of it! It's an older hybrid, so I sometimes had trouble keeping up with other cars, but was worth it for the value. No bluetooth, so if you want to listen to your music, bring an aux cable.
Minh was great, she was flexible and picked us up from the airport. The car was simple but it was all that we needed. It was delivered sqeaky clean and full tank of gas. Minh has a great personality and was great host.
Easy pick up and return. Immediate response to messages. A great zippy car with easy to use convertible hard top. Spotless and well maintained. I’d rent it again and again:)
First time driving a Tesla Model 3. Amazing! Communication was quick and instructions for pickup and return simple. I would definitely recommend!
Use Turo for the very first time and now I'm hooked. I love the ease of using the app and the friendliness of Yiran. His car was clean and nice to drive.
Tony was very responsive and flexible when scheduling pick up and return. The car was a ton of fun to drive. Loved the experience!
First time ever using Turo and Brandi made it very easy and convenient.
Nice, clean car. Easy transaction. So much better than the traditional rental experience!
I’m a first time Turo user. I was a bit nervous about trying it out but Jason made the whole process so easy. Great communication and the car was beautiful. Pick up and drop off was a breeze. Highly recommend. Thanks Jason!
Arash was great. We were thrilled with the condition of the car, Arash’s willingness to accommodate with pickup and return, and enjoyed superb gas mileage with the Prius.
Great car. Amazing communication and super simple pickup. Wish I could drive a car like this all of the time but it was great for the weekend :)
Had a great time taking Ryan’s BMW for a spin, and a pleasure interacting with Ryan himself.
Nathan was great! Car was clean, and came with an iPhone car charger and aux cord! I forgot mine so that was really cool
Having access to Tai’s Camry made our trip to Oregon so much nicer! I would definitely recommend renting from Tai to anyone visiting Portland!
Jeff was super responsive and thoughtful, which made for an easy pickup and great trip!
The car was in tip top shape! Mark included water bottles at pick up and an umbrella just in case. And that umbrella proved useful in Portland! Thank you for making our trip great!
Thank you to Robert for being professional and personable. The vehicle was great and fuel efficient. Definitely recommend both Robert and his vehicle. Thanks!
By far the absolute best car experience I’ve ever had. Nathan not only is smart, professional and knowledgeable, he’s a cool guy with great taste in music. He made everything easy. It was a real pleasure.
Tyson’s Tesla was an amazing experience! Having the chance to enjoy auto steer and auto pilot was a great experience. Thanks again!
Ryan made my trip to Portland easy. My group really wanted to go to Multnomah Falls, and his car ran smoothly there, back, and in the city. Couldn’t have asked for better communication with him either. Incredible experience!
Car was not in the best condition with multiple warnings when you first started the vehicle. It ran okay and got us to where we needed to go though. All in all it was a pleasant experience.
Flexible. Really prompt and easy to communicate with. First time using the service and was well worth it.
Matthew's Jaguar F-Type R is world class. It's got it all; style, comfort, speed, and a convertible top to boot. The 550 Hp engine always had ample power to have fun in any situation. The leather seats were supple yet supportive and exactly what you'd want for this type of vehicle. Although the car is a 2016 the interior looks brand new. The stereo is loud and clear, even while the top is down and offers connectivity to whatever device you have music on. As a performance car, it feels like all of the 550 horsepower it claims. The ZF transmission is the best automatic transmission I've ever used. Smooth and unnoticeable when you want it to be and in exactly the gear you want when it's time to have fun. If attention is what you want, then this F-type R is the one to get. It turns heads & garners admiring glances wherever it goes. This added no lack of fun to the 5 star experience. Matt was also extremely friendly, accommodating, kind. He was flexible and understanding with my pickup (and adjusted pickup time by more than 12 hours on the fly) and upon drop-off. He fit me in his tight schedule and had party favors; notes, waters & sparkling waters at every step. He is a professional. I look forward to renting from Matt again. I may make another trip to Portland just for the Jaguar.
Tung made this trip easy from start to finish! Easy and convenient pick-up and drop off; good communication, sending us pics to find location easier; super clean and well maintained. Very good drive that got us exactly where we needed to be and back again. Thanks Tung!
Robert was great, easy to work with and pick up and return was painless. The Lexus was clean and really fun to drive. I hope to rent from him again in the future!
Sandeep was incredibly quick to respond and super flexible with my schedule while traveling for business around portland. He was communicative and thoughtful and was an enjoyable highlight to my travels. thank you sandeep for trusting me with your vehicle. ALSO -- you can't beat the gas and mileage on his prius. that was so helpful with the travel budget :)
Ryan’s car is beautiful and he handled everything great!! It was a pleasure renting his vehicle.
Minh was so sweet and patient with pick up and drop off. The car was very clean and reliable.
Highly recommend! Very easy pick up and drop off process, and Holly & Jay were very nice and quick to respond to messages. Car was clean and has great gas mileage.
Eric made everything very easy for me after another turo renter cancelled me just before my flight. And pickup and drop off was seamless. His golf is quiet and comfortable. I like loud cars but whatever. I know most people like to keep their hearing. The torquey 2liter turbo diesel Married to this 6 speed manual is a joy both in City and highway. I took the golf on the us30 historic highway and it handled great for a lil economy car and the manual trans gave it some soul as well. And this car gets STUPID fuel economy. Like 50mpg highway. And you still get a manual and don't have any weird hybrid crap going on? And with plenty of torque at like 1xxxrpm this thing is just awesome from stop lights. Not a race car by any means but it gets its ass off the line and gives you confidence unlike some anemic compact cars that make you cry at every stop and then have this MISERABLE cvt transmission that has you second guessing if you should have just ubered instead of rented. For the price, this car is definitely a top contender for any road tripping or highway miles. That's what tdis are for after all, eating up miles like popcorn.
This was my first time using Turo. I chose this car because it was easy to get to the location from the airport using the Max line & because we knew we were going outside of the city a lot. Bryan made it super easy to pick up and drop off. Literally the quickest and easiest thing ever. My first experience with Bryan will for sure get me to use Turo again and recommend it to others
Markee was a wonderful host! Very friendly couple and incredibly kind. He even customized the Camry, led lit flooring, subwoofer, he had a USBC cable installed into the car along with usb ports. The camry has a wonderful amount of safety features. Their recommendations for what to checkout in the area helped make our trip even better. When we come back to Portland we 100% plan on booking with them again!
Tai makes it so easy to rent a great car. Communication is on point and he’s very flexible with arrangements. The car itself was a nice reprieve from the typical eco-box that you get for a similar price at a rental company. This is my 3rd time renting a car from Tai and I will continue working with him in the future!
Marcus was awesome. He communicated effectively, responded quickly, was friendly, and on time. The car drove awesome, was super clean, and really nice, 5/5 stars!
This was my first time using Turo and will certainly be using it again. Eric was so easy to work with and was super accommodating! He made my trip so much easier and releived a lot of my stress. I would absolutely recommend him!
Great car for exploring Portland. Great PU & R location right near the airport. Fast communication with Tai.
Yiran was an amazing host! Communicative, easy, and super friendly. Can’t wait to go through him again!
First time using Turo and it went perfect. Ryan was awesome and easy to deal with. Thx for a great trip!!
Dana was great to work with. This was our first time using Turo so she walked us through. Our schedule changed and she was great accommodating us. I will always use Dana for Portland trips
The car was great and Tai was super easy to work with! Thank you for a great experience
Seamless pick up and drop off. Would rent from Alberto again if ever in Portland!
Jay makes it easy for me every time and is very flexible about the drop off. I always prefer the slim”s for my daily car rental use. A++++
Very friendly and helpful- it was my first time using the app
Jay is super organized and easy to work with! 10/10 would rent again!
Had a good experience renting from Robert. Everything was as described at time of booking- vehicle was clean and ran smoothly and remote handoff was good.
This ride was perfect. Car was filled to the top and was perfect for what I needed. I love the Prius brand so I felt right at home.
I had an awesome time on this trip. This was my first time using Turo and Jacob explained everything really well and made it very convenient for me. Would definitely recommend!
This was my second time renting from Tai, and I’ll definitely be back again. The car was great to drive and was very comfortable. The pickup and drop off experience also was very easy to navigate.
Tai was a great host and was flexible despite me making multiple changes to my trip over the weeks leading up to it. Has a great vehicle selection for unbeatable prices and has an easy check in and out process. Will definitely rent from him again when I’m back in the area (and would recommend him strongly to others)!
Great car and Paul was great to work with! I had to make a few modifications to my trip and he picked up his phone right away each time I called and he was able to be flexible with my needs.
Paul was an awesome host. There were details that made our trip start on a great note. Thanks Paul.
Tony is the best! Car was well maintained and had everything needed. Communication was great, picked up and dropped me off airport without hassle. Thanks!
Outstanding experience, I was late to pick up and drop off, they were incredibly accommodating and understanding. Thank you Eric and Bill, I will be a loyal customer. See you again soon
Really easy to collect and return the car. Prius was in good condition, perfect for driving around the city!
Very cost efficient car if you can plan your trip in advance! Simple to maneuver and park. It was super easy to get our car from the airport.
A trip in Dana’s BMW is an absolute bliss. It’s easy to pick up, drives wonderfully, and Dana usually responds within minutes. Highly recommended
Very reliable vehicle which will get you to from point A to point B as it was a former public safety vehicle. Please note, there is an absence of a center console, no handle bars (over doors) and no port to charge electronics. Car is absolutely worth the value. Appreciated the fact of having a car to travel with since I live across country.
Tai is pretty amazing for its value and selection of cars, kudos to his flexibility during pickup and return as well.
Everything was so easy and made our week in Portland the best. No waiting around, easy to communicate with and flexible from beginning to end. The car was clean, spacious and comfortable to drive in. Can’t wait to come back!
There’s nothing more cinematic than a long coastal drive in your Portland car rental alternative. A trip on Oregon’s Highway 101 delivers you sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, tidepools, and fishing towns.
The beautiful expanse of Eastern Oregon is not to be missed, and where the Wallowa Mountains part for the Snake River Valley, you’ll find the perfect place to let your Portland car rental alternative run wild.
It’s a solid 250-mile drive in your Portland car rental alternative to Oregon’s national park, but it’s worth the experience of driving the rim of this volcanic crater’s deep blue eye.