Car rental alternatives in Portland, OR

Keep it weird
in Portland

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.

Portland Favorites

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.

Powell’s City of Books

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.

Portland Timbers

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.

Food truck pods

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.

Top hosts in Portland, OR

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Joey Y. All-Star Host
169 trips Joined Feb 2016
Typically responds in 2 minutes

Recent reviews

Awesome service. Drop off and pick up were prompt, and friendly. Car ran great and was very clean. Great service. Highly recommend. Got a nicer car for less than the big name rental company’s could offer.
Scott - September 20, 2019
Great car, very clean, close to brand new, everything as advertised. Joey was extremely communicative and easy to deal with, I would rent from him again.
Zachary - September 30, 2019
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Samuel W. All-Star Host
616 trips Joined Jul 2016
Typically responds in 5 minutes

Recent reviews

After looking at the inflated summer prices of conventional rental cars, I decided to use Turo for the first time. I selected Bernie for a recent weekend trip to Ashland. Bernie's downtown location and remote unlock made pickup very easy. The ride was extremely comfortable and smooth, and his cruise control works like a dream. Plus, Bernie used only half a tank of gas to get from PDX to Ashland! A lovely automobile and an excellent service: I will definitely use Turo (and Bernie) again!
Tai E - July 22, 2019
Was a very easy way to rent a car! My first time and Samuel made it very simple.
Lane - October 17, 2018
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

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.

Mount Hood

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.

Willamette Valley

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.

Cannon Beach

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.

Average ratings in Portland (4.8 stars)

Kia Optima 2015
Marcus made it very easy to pickup and return his car. It was very clean, and drove well. Perfect option if you need to rent a car in Portland.
Ari S. - March 25, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2011
Tho was a pleasure to rent from. The car needed a new battery mid-trip and Tho came to us and replaced it on the spot in a matter of minutes. Car ran great and our experience overall was excellent. Highly recommend him for anyone needing a car rental in Portland
Joe W. - June 23, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2013
First time using Turo. Christopher BMW is really nice. It is exactly as described. In addition, Christopher made the process so seamlessly. I’ll definitely recommend it for anyone who needs to rent a car in Portland. Great car and great person to rent from.
Steve R. - August 11, 2018
Honda Civic 2005
The car rental was a breeze and the car was a key factor in making this Portland a great trip. Sultan responded quickly and the pickup/dropoff was easy.
Vuong T. - September 28, 2019
Toyota Yaris iA 2017
Lanie was an awesome host! Very communicative, flexible, and friendly! I highly recommend anyone that’s looking to visit Portland to rent a car through her!!!!
Michael M. - September 30, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2018
Hands down the best car rental experience ever! Thank you Alex for quick, friendly, convenient car rental service. Next time I’m in Portland, Alex is my guy for car rental. Highly recommended.
Shelly G. - November 8, 2018
Ford Fusion 2013
Great communication and a wonderful overall experience. Met at curb both times, car was wonderful, could not be happier. Much faster and friendlier than car rental companies and a great car to drive, too.
Sushrut P. - September 25, 2018
Kia Forte 2016
Thank you Johnathan! Simple and easy car rental service.
Santana A. - July 25, 2019
Honda Fit 2009
Very happy with our first Turo car rental.
Nancy F. - August 21, 2019
Thomas B
Chevrolet Bolt EV 2017
Best car rental EVER. Easy pickup if you take train from PDX. Thanks so much for making our trip awesome!!!
Thomas B B. - July 22, 2019
Toyota Camry 2018
Very helpful great car rental
Jeremy P. - May 25, 2019
Audi A6 2017
Ben’s Audi A6 was a pleasure to drive! It had the tri-fecta of luxury, comfort and power. Above all, Ben made the experience seamless from pickup to drop off. If you’re in the Portland area, you should rent this car. You won’t regret it.
Pavan B. - September 19, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2017
By far the best car rental experience we’ve had. Would totally recommend Annie’s rental to friends traveling to Portland. Thanks for the friendly, convenient, extremely clean & well maintained car rental.
Le D. - July 7, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2015
Excellent little car getting awesome gas mileage, 42 miles to the gallon or better with mostly freeway driving between Portland, The Dalles and Hood River areas of Oregon. Four doors, cruise control and excellent AC. Jeremy easily delivered great communications and directions to guide through a flawless car rental experience. I would rent from Jeremy again. However I personally would upgrade to one of his luxury cars next time.
Douglas F. - August 3, 2018
Subaru Legacy 2019
Great car rental experience! Wonderful, convenient service. Alexander could not have been more accommodating. Definitely recommend this rental!
Helen B. - August 25, 2019
Honda Civic 2005
Great affordable option for a car rental!
Justin D. - May 26, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2008
Stu is a car rental guru. 🙌🚗
Jon S. - June 12, 2018
Chevrolet Volt 2013
Easy car rental with great gas mileage.
Tsionah N. - March 29, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2018
Everything about this car and the rental experience was delightful. From the moment we picked the car up to the minute we returned it we felt the luxury experience. We will absolutely be renting again next time we return to Portland.
Nicholas B. - August 23, 2019
Tai E
BMW 3 Series 2009
After looking at the inflated summer prices of conventional rental cars, I decided to use Turo for the first time. I selected Bernie for a recent weekend trip to Ashland. Bernie's downtown location and remote unlock made pickup very easy. The ride was extremely comfortable and smooth, and his cruise control works like a dream. Plus, Bernie used only half a tank of gas to get from PDX to Ashland! A lovely automobile and an excellent service: I will definitely use Turo (and Bernie) again!
Tai E M. - July 22, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018
Easiest car rental ever! The car was in great condition and fun to drive.
John R. - May 5, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
Ed was wonderful and made my first Turo car rental experience easy, efficient and effective.
Steve S. - May 7, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
Renting the car from Thein was easy, cheap, and fast. He was also great at communicating with us. Would definitely rent a car from him again!
Isac G. - August 1, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
The car was in great condition, and extremely easy to access as soon as I landed in Portland. Mohamed was prompt with his replies and helpful with every question I had. If you're looking for a safe, reliable, and fuel efficient vehicle, with better service than a car rental business, Mohamed is the way to go!
Dylan J. - July 16, 2019
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2015
Awesome first experience using Turo. Everything from booking with Jacob to the car to pick up and drop off was perfect. It made our trip that much more enjoyable. The car was so nice and lots of fun to drive, and was so worth the price. We will never go back to renting boring cars from a car rental company again!
Amanda M. - August 11, 2019
Scion iQ 2012
Great car, easy rental, and quick pickup/drop off. Everything I wanted! Thanks for a great trip!
Chris B. - July 16, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Lam was amazing! We booked a last minute trip and he was able to accommodate us. Not only that, but when we dropped the car off at the end of our trip, he met us curbside at the departure area. It couldn’t have been more seamless and way easier than a regular rental!! Would absolutely rent from Lam again next time we go to Portland.
Mike S. - September 12, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2017
Very great service, would 100% recommend doing this over any car rental company
Patrick S. - July 30, 2018
Chevrolet HHR 2010
Very easy and seemless. I have no complaints and saved a lot on my car rental!
Jordan S. - November 6, 2018
Porsche Boxster 2009
The car and rental experience exceeded all expectations. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an escape in and around Portland!
Dwight M. - July 7, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
Great rental for the price and they were very friendly, flexible and communicative. If you’re new to the Portland area, a 4 wheel drive car might be better when it rains. Uncomfortable at times to go through rain in a mustang, and didn’t seem to have rain tires.
Kyle S. - September 18, 2019
Toyota Yaris iA 2017
Lanie was more than nice and easy to work with! My plans changed and she was very accommodating. The car drove great and was perfect for a solo trip from Portland to the coast, and back. I would definitely rent from Lanie again!!
Bailey D. - September 16, 2019
smart fortwo 2013
Anthony is a great host. He was very flexible with my rental experience, which I appreciate so much. This was my first time driving a Smart car, and I actually loved it! Such a unique and fun little car. Perfect for cruising around the city, and it makes parking in downtown Portland super easy.
Christian U. - September 23, 2019
Honda Accord 2018
Extremely smooth process. Tony was very knowledgeable and punctual. Ran his lot of cars better than most rental places I’ve been to! Car was clean, fueled, and ready to go on the dot. First time users, be confident with Tony’s cars. This was my first of many trips! 🙂
Jonathan A. - October 5, 2019
Kia Soul 2013
The car rental was perfect - easy process, good price, nice car and couldn't be any more convenient
Maureen C. - May 21, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2017
Car was immaculate, great communicate for drop off and pick up. Would use Annie again for car rental
Kelley B. - June 3, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2015
Thanks for this option,price was great really nice car,this was the first nice car rental experience I've had and I have rented many cars.
Caleb P. - March 18, 2019
Lexus CT 200h 2015
Great experience for my first time using Turo. Daniela was very responsive and flexible with my return time at the airport. This was a much better experience than the car rental companies. I did pay for the premium insurance coverage and it was worth it because I did get a door ding in a parking lot and it didn’t cost me anything extra because of the zero deductible. Highly recommend using the car and working with Daniela, great MPG and very accommodating owner! Thanks Daniela.
Doug O. - July 4, 2019
Toyota Prius 2017
Rejoy was awesome to rent a car from. I’ll Def refer him for anyone going to PDX. Thanks Rejoy!
Joe H. - May 20, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017
This was my first time using Turo along with my first time traveling Portland. Having a vehicle here was definitely needed and Tai made it as easy as possible. Dropped of and picked up ther vehicle wherever I requested and communicated well making the use of this service hands down best personal car rental experience.
Cameron C. - June 25, 2018
BMW 6 Series 2017
Everything about the trip was great. Pickup and drop off was super easy at the airport, and the car was way cooler than any rental. For the price and convenience factor alone, I don't think I'd ever go to a car rental company ever again. If you go to Portland, I'd definitely recommend getting a car with Tai.
Greg D. - November 27, 2018
Nissan 350Z 2007
This was a great first experience using Turo. We’ve been Airbnb users and so we thought that this should be a good experience for car rental. And it definitely was. Brianna is a great host. Great communication. We loved the ca.
Tamara B. - July 23, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2012
This was our 1st time using Turo. Turo is a great way to rent a car!
Debbie H. - July 26, 2018
Toyota Prius 2015
Great car and Darren was very helpful and would definitely rent a car from him again!
Donna H. - February 19, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2006
Took the car from Portland to Seattle and it had no problem at all!! Also, Khoa is super nice. Thank you for letting me rent
Ghina A. - September 12, 2019
Mick and Kate
Toyota Yaris iA 2017
Lanie was a great host and guide through our first Turo rental and her car was everything we needed on this trip!
Mick and Kate R. - September 22, 2019
BMW i3 2015
Tai has plenty of amazing cars to rent. We rented from him twice, and enjoyed the rentals very much. Super easy pick up, and drop off. Highly recommend!
Evgenia W. - September 10, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2017
Even more fun the second time. I rented this car a month ago for work and this time just for fun. A blast to drive on Portland backroads. More than enough power, m sport handling and very comfortable. I will definitely rent it again
David L. - September 11, 2019
Nissan Maxima 2010
Very professional and communicative definitely will go through him next time I need a rental in Portland.
Yusuf A. - September 10, 2019
Scion FR-S 2015
This was my first rental on Turo. Thien is a great host with experience. And the car? Phenomenal. It's in a great condition and it's so much fun to drive! Best stick shift car I've ever driven so far. Everything went smoothly with pick up and drop off, no problems. Communication was super easy and Thien usually responds within a few minutes. Definitely going to recommend him to my friends and looking forward to rent from him again!
Erkin E. - September 12, 2019
smart fortwo 2013
On a work trip at Lake Oswego and I needed a car to explore downtown Portland. It was a more affordable option rather than taking a ride share to and from downtown. The location of the pick up was easy to find. Tony always responded to messages within 10 to 30 mins which was greatly appreciated. The condition of the car was great in which it worked smoothly and was clean. Tony also took the time to explain how to operate the vehicle which was simple and intuitive but also convenient to get a brief explanation. It was definitely a perfect ride and was able to see so many destinations! I would recommend each guest to pay it forward and fill up the tank with premium gas and wash and vacuum prior to returning.
Czeska C. - September 27, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2014
Fun car and communication with Tai was great. Will rent from him again when in Portland.
Dennis O. - September 28, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2017
Tai was great with communication. There was a crack and some scuffs on the front from the previous rental - he made sure to ask me prior to my rental if that would be an issue. When I was done a day early he also coordinated an easy drop off for me. The car was good fun, highly recommend for a trip to the coast on a sunny day.
Jeff L. - September 29, 2019
Subaru Legacy 2019
Definitely the car to get when in Portland! Communication between Alexander was great. He dropped the car off at PDX early so that we could have it by the time we arrived at midnight. The gas mileage was superb! We only had to gas up 2 1/2 times in the past 5 days! Our trip was mostly out of Portland, so it was the perfect getaway car. Will definitely book with you again nexttime!
Kimberly Y. - October 6, 2019
Aly Wells
smart fortwo 2013
Best little car ever! I had a blast driving this around Portland and out to the coast! People loved it as well! I got lots of compliments on this little cute coup!
Aly Wells .. - October 3, 2019
Andrew David
Scion FR-S 2015
Although Thien’s FR-S had a mechanical issue that got worse throughout my trip, I can’t fault him or the car since he was unaware of the problem (and these things happen). This is still a great rental car from a great owner at a great price. Tons of fun to drive!
Andrew David S. - October 6, 2019
Honda Fit 2013
Perfect car for the perfect price! I will definitely rent from them again when I’m back in Portland.
Jacquan S. - October 7, 2019
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2016
Jacob was fantastic! Very easy to work with, punctual, and professional. His car was immaculate during pick up and comes with all the bells and whistles, too! I would absolutely recommend renting from Jacob if you’re looking to ride around in a sporty yet classy car. When we come back to Portland, we’ll definitely be reaching out to Jacob again.
Andrew K. - October 8, 2019
smart fortwo 2013
Awesome experience. This was my very first car rental EVER in life and I will definitely book again! Thank you Anthony for making this a positive experience
Ebony H. - January 29, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Yves was wonderful. He was extremely accommodating and helped me with my first Turo car rental. The car was exactly as described, very clean, and perfect for my trip.
Julian N. - July 7, 2018
Ford Mustang 2006
Great car, easy pick-up, and quick communication. Eric is a great person to rent from if you don’t want to deal with car rental company’s and all their hassle.
Justin A. - August 20, 2018
Lexus IS 250 2014
Tai delivered a fantastic experience. Convenient car pickup and return. The price was very affordable and beats any traditional car rental company. I would definitely rent from Tai again with his great selection of cars!
DiYu T. - September 8, 2018
Honda Fit 2009
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++++
Jesse H. - June 18, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2017
One of the easiest car rental experiences of my life! The car was clean and absolutely perfect for what we needed. And we barely went through a half a tank of gas. I would definitely rent this car again.
Camille G. - May 28, 2019
Tesla Model S 2017
Awesome experience using Turo to rent a car. It was very convenient and much better than Using the typical rental car company.
Larry P. - September 2, 2018
MINI Cooper 2009
Was a very easy way to rent a car! My first time and Samuel made it very simple.
Lane M. - October 17, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2019
It was a pleasure to rent a car from Markee. His communication was clear every step of the way. He was punctual at our meeting to pick up and return his car. He was very pleasant and helpful, going above and beyond by kindly helping us get our luggage into the airport. The car was immaculate and in excellent condition. This was the easiest and best experience I have ever had renting a car. I highly recommend renting a car from Markee.
Linda T. - August 1, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2008
Stuart has become my go to guy for car rental. He is incredibly flexible which allows me to rent for an hour or two at weird hours too. I bike everywhere but sometimes I need a whip, usually at weird hours and Stuart has been very accommodating. We’re basically friends at this point! One of the coolest dudes to rent from in Portland!
James J. - June 20, 2018
Jia Jia
Audi A8 2014
So easy. Tai responded to all my messages within seconds, and the day of my rental I walked off the plane, and the car was waiting with keys inside. A great car, and cheaper than the car rental was charging. Would definitely use Turo (and specifically Tai’s cars!) again.
Jia Jia Y. - July 17, 2018
Mazda 3 2015
Christopher was flexible and kind-- his car is very fuel efficient and fun to drive (I'm used to bigger vehicles in my farm life back home). I hit a lot of obstacles during my brief time in Portland but the car rental process was not one of them!
Jes S. - August 8, 2018
Mazda 3 2007
Edward made the process extremely easy and his car rental is a great value. His car is clean, a/c is a huge relief, and It's easy to drive! I would rent again if I were to come back to Portland. Thanks, Edward!
Tawny H. - August 22, 2018
Honda Accord 2016
Beautiful car, wonderful rental experience all around. Very easy and responsive. Would definitely rent from again. Thank You!
Sarah L. - May 14, 2019
Toyota Camry 2014
Diego was super friendly, easy to work with, and very thorough when it came to inspecting the vehicle before we took off! Overall, we were super happy both with the vehicle and our experience with Service Rent A Car. Definitely worth it, and much better than renting from the airport.
Austin S. - July 16, 2019
Lexus IS 250 2014
I’ll start off by saying this —> Tai is amazing! I’ll give you some top reasons why you should NOT rent with any OTHER rental place other than Tai’s. I have been using Turo since the minute it was launched. I’m sooo happy with this app and will continue to use it when I come into town. I will say this though —> Tai is an amazing host and businessman. He will take care of all of your needs immediately. I have used his services these last few rides when I have come to Portland and he has accommodated me perfectly. Even this last trip I was on, he was able to take care of me working an hour. Tai is amazing and from what I have dealt with, he’s the BEST priced in town!!!!
Damaris W. - May 28, 2019
smart fortwo 2008
This rental was great and the trip went very smooth! Binh gave us great recommendations for spots to check out while in Portland and the smart car was perfect to get us wherever we needed to go. Highly recommend!
Vivek J. - July 28, 2019
Acura TL 2013
So easy! Yikui was very communicative and accomodating. Car was great. Conveniently able to rent a carseat and booster seat for our 3 and 5 year old as part of the trip- both were in excellent condition and ready to use upon pick up. Will definitely look to rent from Yikui again on our next trip to Portland.
Elizabeth H. - August 13, 2019
MINI Cooper 2015
Great car for cruising around the city, easy pickup and return and Huajie even gave us a cool Portland magnet as we were leaving! Would highly recommend for a fun vacation rental.
Taran C. - September 3, 2019
Subaru WRX 2015
Davis is very easy to rent from, and his car is awesome.
Logan M. - September 19, 2019
Toyota Camry 2018
Awesome service. Drop off and pick up were prompt, and friendly. Car ran great and was very clean. Great service. Highly recommend. Got a nicer car for less than the big name rental company’s could offer.
Scott L. - September 20, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2014
This was our first Turo trip and it was the best experience! Our car was fantastic for our 4 day road trip and Kelsy was very sweet and accommodating!
Cori B. - September 21, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2015
Its a great car to drive around Portland and explore the sights. We got a lot of use from the miles given and even had some to spare for all the places visited in a span of five days.
Samantha A. - September 22, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2019
Car was great and Quoc also was very informative about the car. Super happy with this rental and his service. 😊 made my frisf experience with Turo a great one.
JLynn Q. - September 15, 2019
Scion iQ 2012
We went to Portland for some R&R and without Keenan’s car it would not have been achieved. We had a great time in a great ride.
Ruben G. - September 24, 2019
Lexus GS 350 2015
The pick up to the drop off was so easy!!! The communication and detail he has on directions is outstanding. Next time I’m in Portland I’ll be renting from Tai again.
Michael K. - September 10, 2019
BMW i8 2017
Tai is awesome. Always able to provide high end vehicles when we need to pick up clients. On this particular rental the car we reserved was not available. Tai had amazing communication and contacted us right away offering other high end vehicle in exchange. Rent with Tai, you will not be disappointed!
Anael J. - September 12, 2019
Lexus IS 250 2014
Tai was an amazing host for our trip. The mileage allowance was amazing along with the Lexus IS250 we rented. Both him and his associate Joe were great during our pick up and drop off. The location was right next to the airport which made for easy convenience. The car was clean, filled with gas, and had all the amenities one could want/need. I’ll be renting from Tai again when I return in the winter for our snowboarding trips. Thank for the amazing service Tai we appreciate it!
Daniel S. - September 12, 2019
Audi A6 2016
Rented from Tai before, and as always both his cars and service were immaculate. Highly recommend renting from Tai!
Forrest C. - September 13, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
Minh was thorough with communicating pick up and drop off instructions and the car worked great for our time in Portland!
Keri D. - September 13, 2019
Toyota Camry 2007
Robyn was very communicative and flexible with our rental! So glad to have driven her car.
Athena R. - September 15, 2019
Ford Fusion 2010
The rental could not have been easier, and Phil's use of the Red parking lot and a lockbox made the process quick and simple. The car is a solid performer, got great mileage and, had a nifty hook-up for my iPhone. It was everything I needed. Phil's communication was stellar and he was gracious and kind. Definitely a 5-star provider. Thanks Phil.
E C. - September 26, 2019

Best Portland driving roads

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway

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.

Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

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.

Crater Lake National Park

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.