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
236 trips Joined Feb 2016
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Great car and rental experience! Joey made the whole process effortless.
Samuel - December 12, 2019
Ideal car to get around Portland! Joey was very nice, the pick and return was effortless. Will definitely book again.
Ignacio - January 15, 2020
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Christopher N. All-Star Host
84 trips Joined Jun 2018
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Christopher is as good as they come! He was punctual, friendly, and overall very accommodating. I highly recommend working through him to rent a car.
Bryce - December 2, 2019
The car was clean and well taken care of. It handles amazingly! Christopher was very friendly and worked with us perfectly for pick up and drop off! I woukd definitely come back to him again.
Brenden - December 26, 2019
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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
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
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
Toyota Corolla 2015
Loved how cheap the gas was to fuel up the car! A lot cheaper to rent a car than constantly calling for a Lyft or Uber.
Raul C. - January 2, 2020
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018
Jason was amazing. Car was clean and pickup was on time. Jason was even thoughtful enough to leave a phone charger and umbrella to use during our reservation. Would recommend Jason for your car rental needs!
Howard C. - January 13, 2020
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
Toyota Camry 2018
Very helpful great car rental
Jeremy P. - May 25, 2019
Honda Fit 2009
Very happy with our first Turo car rental.
Nancy F. - August 21, 2019
Kia Forte 2016
Thank you Johnathan! Simple and easy car rental service.
Santana A. - July 25, 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
BMW i8 2017
Head turning ride, for a super affordable price. Same car at rental companies would be 400 plus per day. Super convenient near pdx to pick up and return. Would rent from Tai again.
Scott D. - December 1, 2019
Chevrolet Volt 2013
Easy car rental with great gas mileage.
Tsionah N. - March 29, 2019
Lexus CT 200h 2015
This was my first time using Turo for a car rental and it was amazing, affordable and easy. Robert is fantastic with communication and walking me through the process. I most definitely will rent from him and his Lexus in the future. 😊
Tirene M. - December 22, 2019
Lexus CT 200h 2015
Robert's Lexus was the ideal choice for our 6 day long stay in Portland, and our road trip to Seattle. It's so fuel efficient that we were able to make to Seattle with only about half a tank of gas. The interior was very clean, and the leather seats were incredibly comfortable especially during the long road trips. Robert himself was kind and patient, guiding us through all the processes from start to finish. We are very thankful to him and highly recommend renting one of his cars.
Honomi T. - January 5, 2020
Honda Fit 2009
Justin is my go to for a car rental for a day or week! He offers convenient pickup and drop service. A++
Jesse H. - December 2, 2019
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
Tesla Model S 2013
I rented Adam’s 2013 Model S to see how these cars age. The answer was VERY well. The car is in very good shape and even though it is 6 years older than my car back home, it still felt like I was driving the future. It’s not the technically the performance version but it was still faster than my GTO. I even did a long trip to southern Oregon and it handled it well. Just make sure you have enough juice (above 85%) between Springfield and Grants Pass superchargers. Adam was very accommodating and easy to work with. The car got scratched on the front while parked in east portland and he was very reasonable on remediation. Highly recommend!
Chris G. - January 3, 2020
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 Accord 2018
Great car and rental experience! Joey made the whole process effortless.
Samuel W. - December 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
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 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
MINI Cooper 2008
Christopher is as good as they come! He was punctual, friendly, and overall very accommodating. I highly recommend working through him to rent a car.
Bryce C. - December 2, 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
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
I have rented couple of cars on Turo. This time dealing with Pablo was the best. I will never hesitate to come back and do business with him.
Raed A. - January 1, 2020
Mazda 3 2017
Great car to get around Portland- Ethan made it super easy in all aspects of the rental!
Paul C. - December 31, 2019
Scion iQ 2012
Great car and the size allows you to snag spots which other cars can not. Doesnt sound cool but when yournlooming for a place to park, this baby was the real deal. Keenan made it super easy and had a nice welcome to Portland brochure with activities and how to handle anything if something were to come up. Definitely would use again!
Stephen B. - January 3, 2020
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
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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
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
MINI Cooper 2015
It was a great experience to drive Huajie's Mini. The car is very quick and fun to drive. Huajie is very friendly. I had a great time here in Portland. I will definitely rent a car from him again.
Pouya M. - October 14, 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
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
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
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2011
The car was an absolute joy to drive -- it was in impeccable condition, very clean, small and snappy -- the perfect "just for kicks" car rental. Tony was very communicative and gave a very well-detailed explanation to this first-time Turo user -- very professional. Highly recommend.
Amanda R. - November 13, 2019
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
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
MINI Cooper 2015
Absolutely loved the car! Perfect thing for Portland! Would rent it again in a heartbeat!
Sarah S. - December 22, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Tung was great! HIs daily rate is super affordable, he makes picking up and dropping off extremely simple and convenient at PDX, the car was sparkling clean and in great condition, and he is extremely punctual in responding to Turo messages. I never had to wait more than a few minutes before he responded to a question, and he was always very professional and polite. Next time we're in Portland I'll happily reach out to him to use one of his cars!
Mark K. - December 30, 2019
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2017
Dealing with Tony was a pleasure. He was prompt, courteous, and very helpful in explaining the detailed check-in process for this first-time Turo user. The 2017 MX-5 Miata is in immaculate condition, and is clearly well cared for. I'll absolutely come back to Tony if the need arises to rent the Miata or any of the other cars he has available!
Eric T. - December 29, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2018
Whenever we're headed to Portland, I'll rent this car.
Eric L. - January 2, 2020
Andrew David
Kia Stinger 2018
Craig’s Stinger was the best experience I’ve had on Turo. The car was the perfect mix of practical (drove 4 comfortably to the coast and Mt. Hood) and fun (launch control, sport mode), and Craig was a thoughtful, communicative host. The car makes you excited to be behind the wheel. All my passengers exclaimed “this is a Kia?!” Would definitely consider the Stinger again the next time I’m in Portland.
Andrew David S. - January 3, 2020
Ford Focus 2011
Easy pick-up and drop-off and car was great for trips around Portland.
Christina E. - December 27, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2014
I have rented cars many times from Tai, he always provide excellent service, communication and was able to take care some of the concerns during this recent trip. Thanks Tai. Will be renting from you again soon.
Swayam G. - December 26, 2019
Honda Fit 2011
the best host ever very flexible communication was excellent his cars drive smooth and are eco friendly on gas would rent again from jay.
Ricardo L. - January 4, 2020
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2018
One of the best experiences I’ve had using Turo. Easy pick-up and drop-off, clean car, and great communication! Will definitely book with Alex every time I visit Portland!
Sarah N. - January 12, 2020
Toyota Camry 2018
Ideal car to get around Portland! Joey was very nice, the pick and return was effortless. Will definitely book again.
Ignacio G. - January 15, 2020
Lexus IS 250 2014
Easy pickup and return. Car is in great shape and is pure quality. It made me want to get a Lexus. Maintenance light came on the last two days of my trip but that happens to all of us! A great car for a cheap price and I will rent through Tai again if I come back in town. Message to renters: make sure you realize what location you rent from. I thought I rented through a drop off location at the airport but actually rented from their location. I ended up getting an Uber to/from the location.
Paul H. - December 31, 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
BMW 4 Series 2015
Gurpreet was very helpful and professional. Car was in excellent condition. Really enjoyed the trip thanks to his help and communication. I will rent again from him when possible!
Dmitriy Z. - January 1, 2020
Honda Civic 2009
Car is clean and okay for urban. not doing well at uphill, but we did it okay in Seattle. the owner is nice and honest. I would do the rental car from him again.
Weijun W. - January 1, 2020
FIAT 500 2013
Robert’s Fiat was a great ride. The perfect city car to squeeze into Portland’s limited and tight parking spots. The cell phone holder and charging cords were an appreciated touch. Close proximity to downtown and Tri-met made pick up and drop off a breeze.
Douglas T. - December 21, 2019
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2017
Tony was exceptional, and made the entire process a breeze. His car was in perfect condition, mechanical and otherwise - and the Miata was quite fun to drive. He was responsive to any inquiries, and made sure i knew all the ins and outs of the car. If you are looking for a first rate rental experience - call on Tony. You won’t be disappointed.
Luke C. - December 26, 2019
Ford Fiesta 2013
Kurt’s car was perfect! Streets in Portland are narrow and it was nice having a small car that could fit anywhere! The trade off was well planned and the car. It was very clean and he was easy to work out!
Courtney C. - January 2, 2020
BMW 3 Series 2017
Amazing I would never rent from a Rental Car company again This was easy
Fredy T. - January 3, 2020
Ford C-Max Hybrid 2013
Robyn was absolutely terrific to rent from. Pickup and return was a breeze, the car was clean, reliable, got great gas mileage, and it felt safe. Robyn was very flexible and communicative during the whole trip. I would absolutely rent feom Robyn again!
Spencer K. - January 2, 2020
Toyota Corolla 2016
Minh was very pleasant and provided excellent service. Thanks for meting flexible and dropping off the car at my Airbnb. The car was in clean condition and I had no complaints about the car. Very reliable. I’ll definitely look for Minh if I ever visit Portland again.
David P. - January 2, 2020
Nissan Leaf 2019
Thanks so much again, Kaustab! You and your car are the best, and we had a fabulous road trip to Vancouver, BC and back!
Rick R. - December 28, 2019
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008
It was really fun driving the Miata and the manual transmission is very smooth. Samuel is very easy to communicate with and he was delightfully flexible. The car is parked in an easily accessible garage and he can remotely lock/unlock the car which makes key handoff a breeze. Aslo, I booked totally last minute and he was still able to accomodate me. Sure, I could have rented from Hertz or Enterprise but this kind of business model makes more sense. I deal with a person who loves their car, who cares about me as a customer, who will accomodate me, and isn't all about getting my last penny from me. I think it makes sense sometimes to get a commercial rental car service involved but with a gorgeous car like this and a very pleasant person like Samuel, I think it's far more gratifying to rent peer to peer.
Mo A. - November 16, 2019
smart fortwo 2013
Anthony was really engaging and available if I had questions. My first Turo trip and wasn't sure exactly what to expect. I hope all my rentals are as good an experience.
Christopher T. - December 17, 2019
Joe Madsen
Subaru Legacy 2019
Alexander’s 2019 Legacy was the perfect car for my road trip. I averaged 33 mpg mostly highway. It didn’t snow but even if it did I was confident in Subaru’s AWD. Once you set the adaptive cruise control eyesight system, the legacy pretty much drives itself safely. Alex was a excellent communicator and the free airport delivery made it super convenient. Also check out his other cars on his profile, I highly recommend Alex!
Joe Madsen Y. - December 18, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015
Nice ride! Really enjoyed our trip here in Portland, and Denis was great!
Paul W. - December 28, 2019
FIAT 500L 2014
It was my first time using Turo, and it was a great experience! Calin is a such a nice host, and his Fiat is a great little car. Much larger than I expected! Handles extremely well, pickup and return was a breeze. I’m so glad I booked this car and would 100% book it again when I go back to Portland! Thanks, Calin!
Ryan K. - January 4, 2020
Ford Fusion 2011
We had a really long delay and Maryam’s husband was so amazing. He was bright and helpful even at 2am. The car was perfect for our Portland adventure and wonderful on gas.
Monica M. - January 13, 2020
Scion xB 2006
Great little car - Little bling never hurt either! Very easy to communicate with, easy pick-up and return, would DEFINITELY rent again! The car is super roomy - good for a little trip to IKEA and my bike. Thx!
William C. - January 7, 2020
Ford Fusion 2010
Perfect car for our family of four traveling around Portland area for the holidays. Comfortable and very clean car with large trunk. Phil was always responsive as well. Mahalo nui loa!
Kathleen F. - January 6, 2020
Lexus CT 200h 2012
Joseph did a great job of communicating with us how to reach our rental. Everything was very clear and we got our car right away.
Matthew P. - December 31, 2019
smart fortwo 2013
The smart car took some getting used to, but that’s inherent in the vehicle. There were some issues at first so I had to swap cars, but Anthony was responsive and accommodative. I’m not sure if I really like the smart car, but the renting experience was nice.
Peter T. - January 6, 2020
Toyota Prius 2010
Great car; it drove well and we enjoyed our trip. Easy pick up and drop off. I would definitely rent from Tina again.
William C. - January 5, 2020
Ford Fusion 2014
Jordan’s fusion was clean and rode great! Jordan was a great host and after a full day of traveling to get to Portland it was great to have snacks and water!!! I will look for his car every time I travel to PDX.
Colleen S. - January 9, 2020
Toyota Prius 2015
Great car. Great rental experience. I would definitely recommend Darren and his Prius!
David L. - March 25, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2016
This was my very first Turo experience and Tai couldn't have made it easier. Even with a red eye flight and delays it didn't effect pickup of the vehical at all. After renting his Maserati Ghibli for our weekend getaway I will never go back to a traditional car rental company. His car was clean and fun to drive not to mention better than anything I was going to get at a traditional rental place. The rental price was very affordable. I would definitely seek out another rental from Tai on our next trip to Portland.
Cristen K. - September 5, 2018
Kia Forte 2016
Wilmar made his car rental super easy and convenient. He even dropped it off and picked it up at our airbnb, which was great for him to do. Would recommend!
Andy L. - August 16, 2018
Andrew Alan
Toyota Prius v 2014
Scott is a great car host, super reliable and a very friendly person. His car is clean, new and dependable. I highly recommend using Scott and his prius for your car rental. It was awesome.
Andrew Alan M. - September 9, 2018
Toyota Camry 2017
1st time using Turo and wasn’t disappointed. Tungs car came as described and he was easily accessible through the messaging feature on the app. I’ll definitely use Turo again for my car rental needs!
Matthew M. - October 19, 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

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.