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.
Padmanaban was great to work with! I will rent a car from him on any trip to Portland. He even provided masks, a bottle of water, and hand sanitizer with the car. The car was clean and ready to go. Padmanaban was very flexible dealing with my schedule in delivering the car and collecting the car from my location at the end. The price was about half of what it would have been renting a car at the airport. Sheila from VA.
It was a smooth transaction. Lux rental will always be my first choice for car rental.
Definitely a better experience than a traditional car rental agency. You’ll feel like you’re borrowing a car from a friend.
Joey made our trip to explore how a Tesla might work for us smooth and trouble free. The car was ready to go on time and Joey did a very good job of orienting us to it's primary features. We will check Joey's fleet next time we need to rent a car in Portland.
Perfect car rental! Joey made everything very smooth and simple. Good communication, answered all my questions before I asked them, very responsive, and on time. Would definitely rent from him again!
First time using Turo and the experience was great! A lot cheaper than Hertz or other popular car rental places. The process of picking the vehicle up at the airport when I land was great and easy. The car looked great and was a very smooth ride. Returning the car back at the airport garage was easy and convenient. Would definitely recommend this vehicle to anyone visiting Portland.
Easy pick up and drop off instructions with no interaction without any interaction with host (which was a nice bonus during Covid times). Jay was easy to get ahold of to clarify a couple trip details which was also a nice bonus especially since the trip was booked last minute. Nice car to zip in and around Portland since it was easy to park. Would definitely consider renting again on another trip out west.
Great, reliable Honda. The car is not super luxurious but did exactly what we needed it to do during our stay in Portland. Justin was very easy to communicate with & made directions clear. I had a awesome first Turo experience—paid half of what a rental car company would’ve charged! Thanks, Justin!
The car was nice and we enjoyed riding in style during our vacation at a great price. Lux rental was very accommodating by picking us up for our trip and dropping us back at the airport. Would definitely recommend!
We were so happy we had a car for a weekend in Portland and loc made the process easy ! Clean car good communication made our trip so much more enjoyable ! We would rent again !
I will absolutely rent from them again very nice straight to the point hosts with good rental cars!!!
Great vehicle. Easy and quick pick up and drop off. Fastest car rental I’ve ever had.
Lux rental was a great host, they’ve got a great line up of cars a little something for everyone. The Supra was awesome it drove flawlessly and grabs the attention of everyone.
This guy has all of the top cars available to rent. I only rent through this company now for the hassle free and fun trip that always come along with
Amazing cars, very friendly and professional owners and workers here. Recommend renting one of their many beautiful cars. I will definitely go back. Hao knows how to put you into a great car for your trip.
LUX Rentals was a great help and full service including pickup, delivery, and cleaning. The car was not in perfect shape from minor prior damages but their team was aware and fully honest and in agreement, the car was very clean when we received it, and there were no issues with the rental, pickup, or return. The car is an absolute blast to drive and made our trip even that much more enjoyable. Will definitely look to these guys again on our next trip to PDX. Thanks again!
Awesome car and service! We hit a snag with our rental at the airport and this car happened to be available. Perfect for our trip. This was our first time using TURO and Bryan made it easy. Fast communication when we had questions. Thank you so much!
Rented the car for a week and took a road trip to San Francisco and the Redwoods. It was dope AF. The car was perfect for it. Travis was amazing, super accommodating and nice about everything. I highly recommend!
Very clean car, easy pickup / drop off, will certainly rent again next time I’m in Portland. 10/10 will recommend!
It was our first time using Turo. Great first experience renting a car from Lam. Lam is easy to communicate with and responds right away. He provided easy instruction to pick and drop off car at airport . Will rent from him again if we are in Portland.
Working with Jay was very smooth. I arrived in Portland very late at night and he was accommodating. The pick up and drop off was very easy given the instructions. The car was just what I needed for a quick day trip around town.
Tran was very helpful and really easy to work with. We rented the vehicle for a weekend trip to Seattle as we anticipate buying one later this year and wanted to get a feel for what it’s like to road trip and use the Super Chargers along the way. He answered all 10 million of my questions. We ended up returning the vehicle late and I felt awful because he had to stay up to wait for us. Chalk it up to poor time management and a bit of a Tesla learning curve. Unbeknownst to us the navigation system will alter your trip and take you to charging stations to charge up. We looked at our arrival time and budgeted accordingly however we failed to realize the calculated arrival time was to the charging station a couple hours before our actual target destination so we were really late returning it. I offered to pay him a pain in the ass fee which I totally earned. The car was clean and enjoyable to drive. We were able to drive it on highways, in the city, on a long gravel road, and do all the things we hoped to do to get the experience. The 12 year old pretty much died and went to heaven when he realized there were games he could play while we waited at the charging stations. Lol! I would totally recommend this vehicle and working with Tran. Serai
The best word I was able to come up with after 4 days and 404 miles in this Corvette Z06 is (bear with me)... stupid. It’s stupid because of how obscenely fast it is, just absolutely ridiculous. I’m not really a domestic car fan and expected it to be a one trick pony acceleration-wise, but it’s ability to negotiate corners truly shocked me... and that’s saying a LOT considering I own a 987.2 Porsche Cayman so I know what good handling is. So it handles curves unexpectedly well and has violent, unrelenting, blistering acceleration as you’d expect from 650 hp and 650 lbs/ft torque... but most importantly it has the BRAKES to back up the power. This car has the Z07 Ultimate Performance Package which includes comically large *carbon-ceramic* brakes... 6 piston 15.5” front rotors which stop on a dime and give you 9¢ change. For anyone worried about it driving/riding like a race car — also has Magnetic Ride Control with 5 different modes which does an AMAZING job of making the car compliant/soft-sprung and exceedingly drivable and comfortable around town over rough roads. The symphony of demonic sounds that come out of the exhaust can also be almost completely muted by changing the exhaust to “stealth mode” in the infotainment system if you’re concerned with pissing off the neighbors or other hotel guests. To sum up my experience I can say it was nothing short of amazing. Clearly the car itself was a hoot, but I also want to give praise to everyone involved on the host side with Lux Rentals. I received the car immaculately clean, and the service/communication provided by Dave (Lux’s booking rep) was top notch! Any questions I had were met by prompt, courteous, and professional responses. I seriously can’t say enough good things about all aspects of this rental and would rate 10 stars if I could. Thanks everyone at Lux!!
this is the best rental group i’ve ever had, smooth the first time & even better the second, will only rent thru them when i come back into town for our yearly trip!
This was a great rental, great on mileage, drove smooth and the surround cameras amazing. I was sad to say my goodbyes. I'm really thinking about getting an electric car thanks to this wonderful trip or they may just have just become a number 1 renter lol ...thank you for the communication and for your patience at the end. Remember to turn off the car when you get out of is so silent you may forget😉🥰🥳
Great rental. Unique choice in the pool of boring cars. Lots of space inside. Easy to drive and good gas mileage. Comfortable seats!
Amazing car and even more so amazing staff!! I will never use another car rental company again.
Awesome experience! The car was such a cool experience and the owner was cool about everything. Turo made it an easy way to rent a cool car. It was also nice that the owner had parking available.
Alexander’s car was perfect for my trip. It is nicely equipped and the host was extremely responsive! I wouldn’t hesitate to rent from Alexander again!
First of all, Ryan was prompt and he did an amazing job communicating throughout the pickup and drop off, which was very helpful. The car was clean, economical but sporty and just perfect for my trip around the Pacific Northwest. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ryan's cars to anyone!
My experience with Hoa’s Audi was a 10/10. I not only got a ride to and from my location arriving at the airport for free but I got the car in perfect condition, no trash, and the car in full not to mention the great customer service skills they portrayed and great response time. I will highly suggest booking with them and I for sure will be in the future for my next stay in Portland.
Great rental again! Awesome car to rent to tour the city or run errands. Jason is always quick to respond and easy to work with.
Best car on the market!! Book your trip extra long you’re going to want to keep this car!!
The renter went above and beyond to make sure I was not only comfortable but could enjoy my trip. No matter what kinda car, I will always choose to rent from these people. Talking to a real person that cares means a lot when compared to someone just trying to make money
Robert and his Fiat made for a great Portland experience. The car is fun to drive and makes for easy transportation (and parking) in the city, and Robert's no-contact lock-box pick up/drop off process was super easy. Thanks for a wonderful service Robert!
Ryan was super helpful and our trip went great! The car was clean and comfortable and Ryan even set us up with some complimentary masks and waters. Will definitely be renting again!
Jay was professional and accommodating. The car beautifully met our needs for an affordable last minute rental. We are grateful for Jay’s help!
Jay provided excellent communication and timeliness of response during the rental. The car was perfect for my 4 day rental running errands around town and showing off Oregon to family. Thanks Jay!
Ok. So, Logan was the best guy ever. Super accommodating and flexible when my plans were adjusted. The car was cute, roomy, very clean and full of gas. I would rent from him anytime!!
Marquis was wonderful and the car was rad! Gas mileage was super good and it was fun riding a lil low! He met us at the airport baggage claim for pick up and right in front of departures when we left! We will definitely use Marquis again next time we come to Portland!
Excellent host, provided clear and concise instruction throughout the rental process from start to finish. Renting with Turo Go was completely frictionless, initial unlock and final return with just the app. I wanted to get hands-on experience with the latest tech, so I really appreciate that the car was loaded with the Full Self-Driving Capability and premium connectivity. The car is brand new and in excellent condition.
Everything went really great with the car. Jerome was extremely quick to respond and tentative. Would recommend to anyone needing a car in the Portland area 👍🏻
This car is so fun to drive!!! Super clean, comfy and great on gas!! Logan was super responsive and easy to work with! Will be renting cars from his fleet again!
Awesome car and great host! Would recommend to anyone looking for a Portland getaway!
First time user of the Turo App here to report that my experience was excellent! I will definitely be using this service again & hopefully the car I have my eye on is at Lux Rental because the car was beautiful and clean as a whistle! Five stars in every category!
Joey’s Camry was comfortable and perfect for our trip. Communication went well, and we were able to start and end our rental at the airport conveniently. Would rent again.
Gabe‘s Tesla is tight and clean we had a great time driving it up to Seattle the road from Portland is a great drive highly recommend this car
Best experience with Rachel’s Prius! Thank you very much for letting us borrow your awesome vehicle. Will check for this car any time we need a car rental in the Portland area! Thank you!
Tai and his team are amazing. Always super professional and offer the best luxury fleet in Portland!
What a great experience! Yiran was a pleasure to do business with. For a guy who drives big trucks and SUV's, this car was a fun new experience while on vacation. The car was in perfect shape. Next time my husband or I find ourselves in Portland, we'll for sure rent from Yiran again.
Great rental for the money. Some features didn’t work, like the trackpad for the infotainment screen. But for the price that’s not a big deal. Only complaint was the car freshener they used smelled like cheap cologne and was WAY too strong. We spent a couple days de-funking the car so we weren’t gagging every time we got inside. Beyond that, perfect. Would rent front them again.
Christopher was very accommodating and helpful throughout the whole trip, and the car was cleaned very thoroughly. It was very easy pickup and drop off, and it was a great ride! Thank you Christopher!
Joey was a great host. Seamless pickup and drop off, and he is super responsive and on top of things. Highly recommend renting though him. The car was also so clean and in great condition.
Renting Sara's Tesla was a wonderful experience! Picking it up was a breeze, and as soon as I got in it, I could see how clean she keeps it! I am a stickler about a clean car and this was impeccable! The car itself is a dream to drive and a lot of fun. Me and my husband had a blast venturing around town in it. I would highly recommend renting from Sara!
The car is great. Marcus had photos ready posted and gave me a brief walkthrough of how to set everything up as far as driving. Most of it is self explanatory after awhile, though there's a lot of features tucked behind the screen. I'd definitely rent from him again. After driving this Model 3, I'm certain my next car has got to be a Tesla, too.
Rental experience was great. Would rent again for ease of access, accommodation, and cleanliness. This particular vehicle has enhanced autopilot and made long distance driving very easy. Jeff has a rental car and lodging package so take advantage of this package for an easy Portland stay.
Thien was great - responsive, clean car and somewhat flexible as I looked to extend the trip by the day.
Awesome car and super easy pick up and drop off. I highly recommend renting from them
I had to extend my trip and Angela was great with approving the request and the car was very clean upon pickup.
Another great experience renting from Anthony. A super fun car to drive with all the bells and whistles.
Had a great time getting around the Portland area in William’s Prius. Super clean and well maintained. Highly recommended!
Car was great! Amazing on gas. Neighbors were a little weird and we got stink eye picking up. Car could have been a little cleaner, but I’m not picky. East peasy, would rent again for sure.
Wonderful, fun, zippy car. Great gas mileage, easy to maneuver, in great shape! The host is very easy to communicate with and very flexible. Will definitely rent again
Great car and clear instructions. Had a great trip out to Walla Walla. Thanks William!
Again amazing, my second time going through these guys and I can say they have the cars and know how to set you up in what you want. Will be using them often I recommend if you have not then you should. Great people great cars.
Great car, clean, very comfortable, and plenty of room. Yiran was also quick to respond to messages! I would definitely rent this car again.
Kyle was very helpful and provided a great experience. First time using Turo and if i’m in Portland again, i’ll definitely come back to Kyle!
Jason and his Mercedes were FABULOUS! Smooth pick up and drop off process - the car drives phenomenal and great gas mileage. I used this test run to consider purchasing a C-Class for myself and definitely sold me on it. Would and definitely will, rent from Jason again!
Understated, exceptionally quick, but also comfortable for longer drives. The custom exhaust considerably amplifies the character of the car. Christopher was responsive and the contactless pickup was seamless. Would absolutely rent again.
5 Stars! Tina is the best host. She made my trip easy by communicating quickly and effectively when needed. She was so kind and gentle was her ride. The Prius C is underrated and should be celebrated more. Tina keeps her cars clean and running like champs with routine maintenance checks. Such a great first impression of the Turo app, Tina made sure I was covered from A to Z for my trip and experience. I personally will be renting soon again through Turo.
Thank you! It was an amazing trip :) The car was perfect and super clean. Thien was really responsive and great with communication & flexibility 👍🏼 I would 100% recommend and get this car again :)
Sara was great and always answered our questions right away. Car was amazing, easy to find and was a great addition to our vacation! I highly recommend Sara and her car for anyone in the area.
The only thing better than this Jag is renting from Chris. By far the most professional experience I’ve had through Turo. Chris was flexible with my flight times, accurately represented his vehicle, had it cleaned and ready for me with hand sanitizer and masks. I would recommend Chris over anyone else. I was smiling the entire trip thanks to Chris and his XFR. ❤️
Great communication, and nice drop + pick up. Would rent from Mark again. Nice hybrid car!
Great car and great service. Joey was great with communication and helping out. Will start renting only from him
Beautiful car. It was a dream driving it around town for the weekend. Easy pickup and drop off experience. Will be renting again!
I was skeptical... Let me save you some time, please rent from LUX. They maintain the vehicles. People are making sure the car is in great condition. They pick up and drop off, which saves so much time.
Abayomi was a pleasure to work with. He is very accomodating, available and helpful! The car was beautiful and clean inside and out! I look forward to renting from him again in the future.
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.