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
272 trips Joined Feb 2016
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Great car and rental experience! Joey made the whole process effortless.
Samuel - December 12, 2019
Great experience with Joey’s Toyota Camry for my long weekend trip in the Portland, OR area ! Would definitely rent again if I find myself back out here.
Joseph - January 19, 2020
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Anthony V. All-Star Host
510 trips Joined Jan 2017
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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 - January 29, 2019
Definitely a must rent! If a need a ride to zip around Portland with, this is a must! Renter is very professional and flexible
Wayne - February 10, 2020
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
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
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
This car rental was amazing! Pablo was wonderful and made the pickup and drop off from the airport super easy. The car drove great, and was really clean! Will rent again!
Vanessa K. - January 19, 2020
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
Chevrolet Volt 2013
Easy car rental with great gas mileage.
Tsionah N. - March 29, 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
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
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
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
Honda Fit 2008
Jeff was very helpful during my trip to Portland. He advised me on the snowy weather conditions and explained the best routes to reach our destination. His vehicle is practical and will get you from point A to point B. Also, the car is very good on gas so I did not need to worry about traveling the city. Overall, I would rent through Jeff again.
Justin T. - January 17, 2020
Honda Fit 2012
This was our first time using Turo, and we were a little skeptical, but after reading great reviews we decided to test it out. So glad we did!! Jay was super responsive, and we didn’t have to deal with the mess of a rental company charging extra hidden fees or holding a deposit. Pickup and drop off were easy and the car was great. The perfect size for getting around a crowded downtown. Will definitely be renting via Turo on my next adventure, and if I’m back in Portland I’d definitely rent from Holly & Jay!
Marisa K. - February 2, 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
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
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
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
Ford Fiesta 2013
After a problem rental the day before, renting Kurt's Ford Fiesta was a breeze. He almost instantly responded to the rental request which assured me that it was going to happen. The car was easy to manage as I zipped around town doing errands. I would highly recommend both Kurt and his car if looking for a rental in the Portland area.
Jeanenne B. - January 16, 2020
Tesla Model 3 2019
Carson’s Tesla was amazing! The full autopilot made the experience very enjoyable. The car was delivered clean, charged, and ready to go. It’s a long range model, so it had plenty of power for us to take to Eugene and back as well as driving around for a few days. Will definitely rent from him again next time I’m in Portland!
Lucas M. - January 19, 2020
Honda Fit 2018
Joshua cars was great, he had good communication and everything went great. I recommend for anyone going to Portland to rent from Joshua.
German R. - January 26, 2020
Honda Civic 2017
Yiran’s Honda was the perfect vehicle for our short trip into Portland. The drop off and pick up was very easy. He had the car spotless and did the pre check photos for us so that we could literally just take the car and go. I would recommend anyone to rent from Yiran his vehicle is very reliable as is he.
Cynthia D. - January 24, 2020
MINI Cooper 2015
Huajie was awesome. I picked up at the Portland airport and my flight was delayed but Huajie made the whole process very easy and stress free. The mini was great for driving around town. I’d definitely rent one of his cars again. Thank you!
Tasha M. - January 30, 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
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
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
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
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
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
I would definitely rent this car again on my next visit to Portland. Very easy pick up and drop off. Great communication. Appreciate the flexibility.
Kishan P. - January 16, 2020
Scion iQ 2012
Awesome car to explore the Portland area! It was so much fun, cheap, and convenient.
Katie G. - January 19, 2020
Toyota Camry 2018
Great experience with Joey’s Toyota Camry for my long weekend trip in the Portland, OR area ! Would definitely rent again if I find myself back out here.
Joseph O. - January 19, 2020
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
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
Honda Fit 2008
This is the first time I've used this kind of rental system. I'm very impressed. Being my first time I have nothing or no one to compare with Holly and Jay. However it is the same way with everyone else then I suppose it will remain a great experience every time. Because of this experience I plan to use this app, no matter where I go assuming it's available at other locations I go to. When I return to Portland I will first go to Holly and Jay. Who made this work better than I had hoped. Thank you
Joshua L. - January 23, 2020
Tesla Model 3 2018
Jeff was a great host and his car allowed my mom and I to ride in style through Portland and surrounding areas. I would highly recommend renting this car to my family and friends!
Kamille S. - January 24, 2020
Ford C-Max Hybrid 2013
An amazing trip to celebrate my late Mom’s birthday with my son. Having Robyn’s sweet little car was just the ticket to have for three days in Portland and three days at the beach. Thank you helping to make this bittersweet trip possible.
Cathleen C. - February 2, 2020
Toyota Corolla 2016
First time using turo & Minh made it so easy! Sweetest lady I’ve ever met! Car is super gas efficient & easy to navigate. Minh was very punctual & detailed about where to find her car. Will definitely be renting her car again next time I come to Portland!
Angelica J. - February 2, 2020
Toyota Corolla 2016
She was a great host! We had a lot of fun driving and using her car, it was great on gas and clean. She was very helpful to any questions and pickup and drop off were great. I recommend booking with her for your Portland trip!! Thank you Minh for making my birthday special!
Nicole S. - January 29, 2020
Kevin Medardo
Tesla Model S 2018
My experience with Ruff Rentals was great from start to finish. Tai had very quick communication, the car was very close to the airport & the pick up & drop off process was very smooth. I got approved for an extra day of rental very quick & was allowed to pick up the car a bit early & drop off a bit late, making this experience with Turo one of my best! Thank you Tai & thank you Ruff Rentals, I wouldn’t hesitate to book another car with you guys.
Kevin Medardo V. - February 5, 2020
BMW 5 Series 2014
For the four days that we were in Portland the car was awesome the host was respectful, helpful, friendly and welcoming as well when I go back to Portland I hope I can rent this car again from Michael.
Jorge C. - February 3, 2020
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
Toyota Prius 2012
Nathaniel was great with coordinating the drop off and pickup. He and his team were very accommodating and the car was fantastic. It was in great shape, ran well, and was very clean. Loved my trip and will definitely rent from him again the next time I'm in the area.
Barbara S. - January 20, 2020
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018
Jason made renting this awesome car super simple. Communication for pick up and drop off at the airport made our trip seem less. The car is amazing and drives smoothly. Will rent from Jason again when we come back to the area.
Jonathan M. - January 20, 2020
Honda Fit 2009
Super easy last min rental car! Justin was very flexible with the times as we had a delayed flight. The car itself did the job and the gas fill up wasn’t bad at all considering that we used it the entire day!
Jochelle P. - January 21, 2020
Ford Fiesta 2017
Very tidy car and very nice gentleman. Was willing to work with me and extend the trip time. Will definitely rent with him again. 5/5
Zack B. - January 21, 2020
Honda CR-Z 2011
Rental with Melanie was super easy! Her car is a cute little Honda which is super easy to drive around (and even easier to park). The car uses little gas, which made filling up the tank a breeze! If I were to purchase a car, I would want one exactly like this. Melanie was extremely easy to work with and responsive to my request to return the car earlier.
Rachel L. - January 22, 2020
Tesla Model 3 2019
This car is incredible. Smoother thru weather than no other vehicle. Have Driven new cadillacs, infinitys, Audi's, this is no comparison, triple the fun! Carson was a great host with flexibility.
Ryan G. - January 24, 2020
Volkswagen Beetle 2019
I have previously rented from Huajie. He makes it so easy and seamless that I rented his beetle this trip. Fun car, and another great experience!
Kirk W. - January 26, 2020
Tesla Model 3 2019
Very patient person and also very attentive, we locked the keys in the car and we messaged Carson almost immediately unlocked the car for us. I highly recommend renting from him!
Daniel I. - January 26, 2020
MINI Cooper Countryman 2015
Second time renting this dreamboat and again, I was really pleased. Handled terrific in the rainy Portland weather! Pick up and drop off at PDX couldn't have been easier. Thanks!!
Donella M. - February 1, 2020
Toyota Prius 2010
Car worked great. Peter was nice and let me extend my trip for a couple of days. Will rent from him again
Crystal W. - February 7, 2020
Young Hwan
Toyota Prius 2012
It was really good experience. My first time with Turo and Rachael made my trip in Portland. Very quick response, so much convenient. Thank you so much !
Young Hwan C. - January 30, 2020
BMW 1 Series 2009
This car has Camaro levels of high performance, gets good gas mileage on the highway (30 mpg), and for less to rent than a Toyota Corolla! Amazing deal here you should check out!
Beau G. - February 5, 2020
FIAT 500 2013
Excellent rental experience. Car was soooooo clean. Patrick is very friendly and friendly.
William C. - February 2, 2020
Subaru Legacy 2019
Alexander made pick up and drop off so easy! He checked in multiple times to make sure we had everything we needed and just made the whole experience seamless! We will be looking to rent from him again next time were in Portland!
Jennifer D. - February 9, 2020
smart fortwo 2013
Definitely a must rent! If a need a ride to zip around Portland with, this is a must! Renter is very professional and flexible
Wayne S. - February 10, 2020
Toyota Corolla iM 2017
This is the way to go for car rentals! Everything went smoothly with communication, to pickup, to return of the car. The car was clean and ready to go when we picked up the car.
Anthony L. - February 12, 2020
Honda Fit 2007
Super easy, rental was quick, car was clean everything was great! THANK YOU JUSTIN for saving me when my car was in the shop!
Amaya A. - February 13, 2020
Toyota Corolla 2016
This was my 3rd time renting for Minh and she was great. Everything went well. The car is clean and in great condition and nice to drive. The only thing different this time was now I believe Turo can no longer pick up its customers at the arrival area so Minh put it in short term parking and I paid the parking ticket of $9 once I left the parking garage but it was no big deal!
Brandon G. - February 13, 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
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
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
Toyota Camry 2018
This was such an easy and simple process! The directions were clear and communication was great. I would definitely rent a car from Tai again! Thank you.
Kayla N. - March 27, 2019
BMW 7 Series 2015
With amazing experiences like this you’ll never want to walk up to a car rental counter again. Ron met us at baggage claim, walked us to the car and handed over the keys...he even paid for the airport parking! When we pulled up to the ‘departure curb’ on our way home he was there waiting for us...we handed him the keys and walked in to check our bags. There was no drop-off off-site, no waiting in line, no transfer of our luggage to a shuttle bus...honestly, a great way to rent a car!
Joseph S. - November 22, 2018
Ford Taurus 2006
The only way to rate this trip is with the word awesome. I was new to picking up a car from one of the Lots at the Portland airport and Juan was very understanding and communicated very well. At the beginning of the month I rent a car to run errands and Juan is definitely my choice. The service was amazing and the car was great for the price
Toni D. - November 19, 2018
Ford Crown Victoria 2007
Juans car was super clean, he was super responsive if I had any questions and easy to deal with. The car was clean and I felt like a cop, everyone was moving out of my way lol. Thanks for the car rental Juan. Much appreciated.
DAVID G. - December 18, 2018

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.