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The car

BMW 3 Series 2009

100 trips
23 MPG
Gas (Premium)
4 doors
5 seats

Hosted by

Samuel All-Star Host
428 tripsJoined Jul 2016
Typically responds in 20 minutes
All-Star Hosts like Samuel are the top-rated, most experienced hosts on Turo.


Hello – My name is Bernie! First time using Turo? Use this link and get $25 off. I have made my home in Portland and am ready to experience Oregon with you in luxury. My color is a beautiful deep Barbera Red Metallic with high contrast Saddle Brown Dakota Leather interior, power heated seats, lumbar support, auto-dimming mirrors, and parking assist. I’m a fully equipped BMW 328i with the Sports Package providing me with a full efficient in-line 6 cylinder engine, 17” premium wheels, sports steering, seats, and suspension. I’m also not cluttered with all these screens that most cars have, it is just you, me, and the road. I am the Ultimate Driving Machine.


Automatic transmission
Audio input
Bike rack
Ski rack
Long-term car
USB input
Heated seats
Paddle Shifters
Sports Package
High Contrast Leather Interior
Parking Assist
Dedicated Parking
Air Conditioning
Dynamic Cruise Control
Auto Dimming Mirrors


Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Prepaid refuel
Don't want to bother refueling? Worried that you'll be short on time? Select this optional refuel and we'll take care of it for you!
Roof rack
Yakima roof racks. Can be equipped with bike trays, snowboard/ski racks, or kayak sticks as requested.
Post-trip cleaning
Post trip cleaning, vacuum, wash and wax.

Parking details

Bernie the BMW has dedicated parking in the Solheim-Paul parking lot located between 15th and 16th Ave on Kerney behind REI Portland. His keys stay inside and hand-off can be done remotely to unlock at the start of your trip! It's pretty cool and makes renting super easy as I can accommodate just about any and all pick-up or drop-off time that works for you. If you're coming from Portland International Airport (PDX) Downtown Portland is also easy to access. Just hop on the red line MAX ($2.50) and get off at either the downtown China Town stop and walk, or the Galleria/SW 10th Ave Max Station and transfer to either the NS Line or the A-loop of the street car (same ticket). Then exit at NW 10th and Johnson street and walk the 5 blocks to the lot. If you happen to have your own car, you can also park it in the Solheim Paul lot while you rent.


* Keys: Always stay locked inside. He is remotely unlocked/locked and the start/end of the trip. Makes sharing super easy for everyone! * Pets: Pets may be considered if asked ahead of time so that a seat cover can be provided. Damage and excess fur may result in additional cleaning/damage charges at end of trip. * Smoking: Not allowed ever in Turo cars. Neither tobacco or electronic. You will get charged a $250 cleaning fee if evidence of smoking is found. * Fuel: Bernie will always be full of gas at the start of your trip. Please refuel when done to avoid additional charges and a $10 fueling fee. This car requires 92 octane. * Driving: Please be extra careful when driving around. Bernie is very low to the ground and Portland has many high curbs. Please be careful with his front end!


  • Can you accommodate last minute trips?
    Yes absolutely! With Bernie's remote lock/unlock you can pick him up and return at anytime that is convenient for you. I try to instantly respond to trip requests, so if you don't get a response in under an hour please feel free to call or text me directly.
  • Who should I contact if I'd like to buy or sell a home in Oregon?
    Just talk to my dad. His business cards are inside, feel free to take one.
  • Why does Bernie BMW need premium fuel?
    Cause he's an old crotchy german man? Actually it's just what is asked by the manufacture for the BMW performance engine.
  • What passes are needed in Oregon?
    There are no toll roads or bridges to worry about. However, many mountain trails require a Northwest Forest Pass, and if you're heading to the snow a Sno-Park permit is required in designated Sno-Parks from November 1 – April 30. These can be easily purchased from the REI which is conveniently located right next door @ 14th and Johnson.


91 ratings

Very convenient, easy pick up and return. Samuel is very responsive and a huge help.

Michael F.-Jun 18, 2019

Samuel’s BMW, or Bernie, was great! I really enjoyed having such a clean, dependable and comfortable car to explore Portland with. The car is perfect for one of two people and so comfortable. The pickup/drop off location is super convenient and Samuel is great with communication and details. The car itself was clean, comfy and drove amazing! I really enjoyed the way it drove and how smooth the commute was around Portland. I will definitely be on the lookout for his availability when we return to Portland. Thanks so much!

Rebekkah Monet A.-Jun 15, 2019

Everything about the rental went seamlessly. Thanks Sam!

Arthur K.-May 7, 2019

Very accommodating, car was in great shape. Easy transfer and an overall great experience! Would definitely recommend.

Teresa W.-Apr 30, 2019

Really easy to get to and drop off, the car was super clean and Samuel was nice and accommodating. Would rent again

Kyle P.-Apr 8, 2019

Car Location
Portland, OR 97209