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.
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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.
We rented Harry’s Tesla Model 3 for the PNW leg of our honeymoon. The car was a pleasure to drive, handling the unusually snowy weather with aplomb for a rear wheel drive car. Harry took the time to make sure we were familiar with the Tesla specific of the vehicle prior our departure, and reached out during the snow to make sure we were not having any trouble. We would be happy to rent from Harry again.
Jim could not have been more accommodating. I flew into Portland from Atlanta to go to Corvallis for a check-up with my doctor and to visit friends. I came down with the flu two days before my return flight from Portland to Atlanta and had to extend my trip. Jim was very kind and kept tabs on how I was doing. When I return in the Spring, jim will be my go-to person once again for my transportation needs.
This was my first time using Turo so I can’t compare it to other Turo experiences however, as an avid traveler, this was life changing. Harry was very friendly and very flexible. The car was extremely clean and easy to use (Bluetooth, heating, etc.). Oregon was experiencing their version of a snowpocalypse (I come from Alaska so I disagree but it’s all relative, right? Lol) and the BMW handled like a dream. I’m a Subaru person and this is the first car that has really made me consider changing that. The biggest perk was how incredibly affordable this was! I do this trip annually and I’ll now be sure to book Priscilla every time! Again, can’t say enough positives!
tung is great, very friendly. Car is clean and in good condition. I strongly recommand tung.
Joey was so wonderful with communication. The car was the perfect size for us and we loved the experience. Would definitely rent again!
Amazing service, amazing car, amazing people. Best way to travel in Portland for sure. Thank you Tai.
Jay was smooth and easy to work with - would 100% book again
This was my 4th time using Turo and it was good. Eric was nice and easy to communicate with. The automatic key sometimes didn’t work well to lock/unlock the door but other than that everything was great!
Great first experience with Turo. Charlie was very congenial. He was prepared for the weather with and scraper/brush and even snow chains in the trunk for us to use. We were VERY thankful for the chains driving over Mt Hood on our return! Exceeded our expectations.
This is an amazing car for any "car guy". I highly recommend it for the horsepower hungry enthusiast. Thanks Harry!
Jacqui was communicative and adaptable and compassionate. Nice car.
We went ahead with another vehicle, so I can’t speak to the MKZ, but Jason has his rental routine wired tight. I will definitely rent from Jason again, whatever car he has available.
Greg was great with communication for pick up and drop off. The car ran great! Made our Portland trip that much better.
Jay was great and so was the car perfect for what I needed will probably book again when I need a car for a day
Very nice trip. I took the car to explore Portland and it’s surroundings and it was perfect. Small car easy to park and Jay was very communicative and flexible.
Thien was very easy to communicate with and would get back to me very quickly. My plans changed due to flight delay and Thien was able to accommodate me without any issues. The fRS is a beautiful car and drove like a dream.
Our first time using Toro and Jorge helped make our trip seamless and worry free! The car was spacious, ready to go at the airport for us! And any time I had a question, Jorge was quick to reply, friendly and professional. Pick-up and drop off were simple. The morning of the trip he messaged us the details for pick-up. The car was easy to find. You can tell it was an old cop cruiser. Clean interior but harder surface made any clean-up easy. He provided the cleaning tools so we could return the car in the same condition we picked it up in. The day we were departing was the same as pick-up. We received a reminder message of what we needed to do for drop-off and had zero complication with any of it! We definitely recommend Jorge and Turo!
Tai is a great person to rent from, easy to communicate with and quick responses. Lexus drove extremely well. Will definitely rent again in the future!
Awesome renter and awesome car! Will definitely be renting the Model 3 next time we’re in Portland.
He was amazing when we needed help to swap cars. proficient Glad to work with you Nathan You're one of a kind thank you for letting us use the cars it was an amazing trip.
Tung was great from initial contact to end of experience, love the additional touch of water waiting in the car. Car was clean and ready for the adventure!
This was my first time ever using this app, Anthony made it simple and straight forward. Thank you!
This was my first experience with Turo. And I found it to be totally positive. Jim is punctual and cordial. And his car was super clean and ready to enjoy.
Thien’s FRS was a blast to drive! We took the car out to Multnomah Falls, and had so much fun on the twisting roads nearby. It was also great for a drive out to the coast. I even got complimented on the car! Thien was very easy to communicate with. Airport pickup and dropoff made everything a breeze. I would definitely recommend Thien’s car to anyone staying in the area, especially if you’re traveling out of the city to some fun roads!
Zero issues - the car ran like a dream and was perfect for my trip up to the mountain! Thanks for making the trip convenient and stress free!
That was definitely a sweet ride and I appreciated Tai’s flexibility - he has an impressive variety of other cool rides I hope I’ll have the opportunity to try on future trips / visits of Portland.
Perfect location for arrival by Amtrak. Dana was print in communication as car is as described. Worked out well.
Go Forth made it very easy to obtain the vehicle I was renting, and even accommodated my need to pick up the car later at night/drop off early in the morning due to my work schedule. The car is clean and easy to handle, and not at all complicated to charge up on the go. Thanks for all your help!
Jay was a wonderful communicator! His Subaru did the trick to get us to the mountain safely while our snow car is in the shop. Pick up and drop off was easy peasy. I would definitely rent from Jay again!
Easy pick up and return. Car works, conveniently located, cheap gas. Got us across Portland cheaper than Uber!
Joseph was always quick to respond and made it very easy for me to pick up and drop off the car. The car was great for my short weekend trip and I had absolutely no problems with this trip whatsoever. I’d definitely recommend renting from him and would definitely rent again!
An amazing car. I’ll definitely be doing this again!
Pickup and drop off was a BREEZE! Way better than having to get a rental the traditional way. Car was exactly as advertised. Would definitely use this service, and more specifically Annie, again. 👌🏽
Dana was great. Very communicable and easy to work with! Her car was very clean and easy to find.
Tai has a great system in order to make sure the pickup and drop off is super smooth. The car ran great and I had a blast driving it. During the trip I got stuck in a snow storm and requested more time and he was prompt to respond. On top of that, once I got back into town I was unable to wash the vehicle because of frozen pipes at all the car washes. Tai was kind enough not to charge me the cleaning fee due to circumstances. All in all I had a very positive experience.
Smooth rental all around. Ben was easy to communicate with and very accommodating.
This car (Audi S4) is amazing. It is modded a bit so has its quirks here and there. It needed a little love and care so the rental was cut short, but that’s okay. Super fun while I had it, and plan to rent again when it’s available! This car is VERY fast and grips the road well, while making a great noise to pair. Fantastic car to show friends or clients the Portland area. 5/5 car and rental process, even though it was ended early I would absolutely rent from Tai again!
Great experience! Thank you so much for your flexibility with pickup and return! 😀
Cecelia was very nice and helpful through the whole rental process. Would recommend for sure!
This car was fantastic. It is basically fully loaded and was a joy to drive around in. It ran very well with no mechanical issues. Tai was really easy to work with. Pickup and drop off was a breeze. Would definitely recommend this car or even getting another vehicle through Tai.
Pick up and return were quick and painless. The car itself was a bit small but my wife had always wanted to ride in a fiat. As a 6’2” male my head was basically out of the sun roof the whole ride.
Justin was great and his car was perfect for my trip! I would use it again the next time I’m in town!
Marcus was Great! Car was Great! Had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute of it!
Pick up and drop off was a little confusing but overall great car to rent.
Simple process and the outback was perfect for a quick day trip! Jay was very easy to work with. Would borrow from him again!
Great car. Phil was communicative. No hickups. Will rent again when in PDX!
This was my first experience with this company & it was wonderful! The car was lovely & fit my needs perfectly...Thanaphong was a pleasure working with & gets the job done!
Best turo rental, owner was extremely understanding for the delays and very reliable!!! Extremely recommended
Great car and Darren was very helpful and would definitely rent a car from him again!
Car was great. Very easy to contact Tai.i would recommend and use this car again
Alex was professional and easy to work with. Highly recommend.
Very quick to reply, and car was in great shape. Highly recommend. Will rent from again!!!
Had a great trip up the mountain with Jay's Subaru. Would recommend!
Great car, clean as can be. Super convenient pickup and drop off, and reasonable add-one. Thanks so much!
The car was good, Joey was very nice and most important for me was that he was punctual. I’d definitely recommend using his vehicles.
This past weekend, my girlfriend and I rented this Model 3 to explore the Oregon Coast. The interior of the car felt comfortable and luxurious, and the controls on the screen were easy to use. The car drove wonderfully, and it has different modes that made driving on both busy highways and windy coastal drives easy and fun. Even if you have never driven a Tesla before, you will quickly get used to the way this car accelerates and decelerates. My girlfriend also has a tendency to get motion sickness in other electric vehicles we've driven, but she felt perfectly fine in the Tesla! The long range battery made travel worry-free. The car will show you how much range you have left so it's easy to figure out if, when, and where you have to charge. We only needed to charge once, and since Tesla super chargers are typically placed in convenient locations, we charged at an outlet mall and had fun browsing the stores for half an hour. It's something you should plan into your trip if you know you'll be going a long distance, but it's certainly quick and easy to do. Overall, we had a really fun time driving this car! We can't wait until we can buy a Tesla for ourselves.
Paul’s Audi A4 was perfect! We rented it for several days and it was clean, comfortable, stylish, and got great gas mileage! We highly recommend not only Paul’s Audi but Paul himself as a host. He was super friendly and easy to work with. This was our first time using Turo and was a little confusing at least for me, but Paul was easy going and flexible and we appreciate how understanding he was about us being a little late returning the car. Would absolutely rent from him again next time we’re in Portland and need a nice set of wheels to cruise around town!
Pick up and delivery was super easy. The car was awesome it definitely made my trip to Portland better.
This is the second time I’ve used one of Ryan’s cars and I have no reason to use anyone else when I’m in Portland. Ryan is very easy to communicate with and has great cars. This C300 is a model newer than my personal car, but feels very familiar and comfortable. Great gas mileage, clean, fun to drive, and easy to figure out. I’ll see you next time, Ryan. Thanks again!
Great car. Easy pick up and return. Greatly enjoy the ride:)
Easy pickup and dropoff, easy communication, easy driving — great overall, would definitely rent again.
Car was perfect for getting around town and the host is very friendly. Exactly what I needed. Thanks!
Awesome car, Danny was awesome to deal with! Much appreciated!
Alex was an awesome host! Great prices, easy to work with, and convenient as can be with delivery and return to the airport. Would definitely rent again, and the car drove Iike a dream! Made our trip to the coast smooth sailing.
Charles was super nice and flexible and made our trip a breeze. Would gladly rent from again! P.S.: Great CDs in the car :)
I have rent from Justin multiple times and I can summarize my experience with him and his business as “class act”, “consumer-centric” and “great service”. If you need to rent a commuter for a great price Justin is your man. Mahalo Justin!
Overall great experience, reliable car, jus a strong smoky smell
It all went very smoothly, and it was a great introduction to the Volt plug-in electric, which we've been considering buying.
This was a great first experience. Tung was so helpful. Great communication. Highly recommend.
Clean, reliable, hassle free rental. Good communication. I’d rent from Guillermo again.
I rented Danny’s Porsche Cayman for a surprise anniversary trip for my boyfriend and we had the most amazing time. Not only was the Porsche very well maintained and clean, but it was super smooth the drive and we turned plenty of heads. This is truly a beautiful car and Danny made the process so seamless. Great communication. Great car. And all around great experience!
Very accommodating, punctual and easy to deal with. Airport pick up and drop off was very convenient.
The pickup and return process was very easy and convenient. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the car very much. Tai was flexible and punctual. 100% recommend!
Great time with Nathan’s Tesla. The car is phenomenal. Fast, gorgeous, and fun. And Nathan was super flexible and easy.
Great car and communication. Everything went smoothly. Thanks!
I missed my flight, like a dummy, but Nathan was able to accommodate to my new pick up time with ease. His car was super clean, like brand new. Will definitely use again if I’m in town and highly recommend. Thank you for the great experience.
This is a great team. Theresa, Danny, and Eric made this work for me.
This was the perfect rental experience! I needed a car last minute while mine was in the shop and Anthony’s smart car was ideal. He was communicative and kind!
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.