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.
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.
Great vehicle. Easy and quick pick up and drop off. Fastest car rental I’ve ever had.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I will absolutely rent from them again very nice straight to the point hosts with good rental cars!!!
this is the best rental we’ve ever experienced! very clean & such a breeze with picking up the car from & back to the airport. thank you again!
Tina was so understanding. I had some crazy scheduling mishaps oh hail storm driving back from Seattle to Portland and a one hour notice to get on with a 3 Hour Dr. I was so grateful that they extended my trip so that I could get home and they could get their car. The car itself was so nice compared to my car that just had its bumper fall off! I had never driven an electric car so it was fun to drive for the first time. Thanks again so much.
This was an extremely last minute rental for our trip. We were not able to get a rental car from any major companies and thought we were going to cancel our trip. Turo was our last resort and Jays car was the only available. Not only was the verification process instant, Jays answered back right away with what we needed to do. A little hesitant with a “To good to be true” attitude we went and picked up the car. Everything went super smooth and we were off. Jay was EXTREMELY friendly and easygoing making our experience 5 star.
Car was perfect for our one week trip to Portland. Filled up only once in our whole trip thanks to the great MPG! Would definetly recommend booking this car!
This group is your best bet in this City. Why would you rent something like a Chevy Cobalt from the airport when for a little more money you can rent something like a Supra? Just do it. And enjoy. Tai is great and his cars are amazing.
I drive a Ford Explorer so when renting this car, it was difficult to adjust to low views and seat adjustments; never could find the sweet spot. The customer service is what will bring me back to rent again. The fellas at the dealership were more than accommodating. The car is very nice but you can tell that previous drivers may not have followed some the Turo's rules. Smelled a bit like smoke, covered up, to the the best the dealer's ability, and a speaker is blown behind the passenger seat. It was a challenge to get Apple Carplay going but after watching a YouTube video, I was good to go. Super flashy and received a lot of compliments. With the great customer service and large selection of vehicles to chose from, these guys are who you want to work with!
Logan was great easy to work with, the Fiat is a awesome car very spacious perfect for this area will definitely use again. And I definitely recommend people coming into the Portland area to rent this car it’s fine in a little different than everything else out there with great mileage
Great folks to work with. Picked me up at 1130pm and dropped me off after I returned rental free of charge ( gave 5 dollars tip each time out of courtesy). Car was amazing and for same price you get a toyota corolla on any of the major competitors like hertz and national. Would you like to roll around in a corolla or mercedes? The choice is yours. Thanks again.
This was the best rental by far I've EVER HAD!!! Recommend to all!! Excellent service no problems..... Beautiful car!!
Holly & Jay are great people to rent from! From affordable pricing to a smooth drive, your trip in one of their cars is sure to be great! Plus all the little extra hookups that come with car like my personal favorite the aux cord! Haha thank you again, until next time🤙🏾
Amazing car and even more so amazing staff!! I will never use another car rental company again.
Tai and his team are amazing. Always super professional and offer the best luxury fleet in Portland!
Tung went above and beyond to extend and accommodate my needs. Great car, value, experience and rental.
Gabe was really responsive and answered all the questions I had before and during my trip. Highly recommend renting from him. Loved our trip and the car drove amazing!
Highly recommended his cars are always kept clean and serviced. They have the best selection and everything is first class.
What a great car, experience, ease of check in and out! Plus no deposits? Screw rental car companies. $230 for 4 days vs a Toyota camary @ $30 a day you got me F**ked up. No more rental car companies
Car was fairly clean. Really good mileage and easy to drive around Portland since the streets are so narrow. Fun little car to drive! Easy check in and check out.
Best car to rent like all the features this car has and it drives smothed. Will definitely rent this car again.
This was my first rental through toro and I was very happy with how efficient the transaction was as well as the quality of the car Jay provided. Exceptional! I will be renting from Jay again.
The car i had rented prior was involved In an accident and the team over at Lux rentals got me settled in a different car very quickly. Super easy going and em effortless. Car was an absolute beauty to drive ,
My Honda Fit rental from Jay and Holly had everything I needed to ride out for the day. The phone mount and aux cable were nice to play music and use Google Maps. This car gets great gas mileage too!
Couldn’t ask for a better experience, the car was great from start to finish. The customer service was great, if you’re in Portland, Joey is the guy you want!
Thank you so much! It’s an awesome car. Gas was good. Location for pick up and drop off was nice too. Right by the freeway. Thank you again, Jeff! Definitely recommending you to friends who come up to Portland :)
Perfect little car for Portland! Makes getting around easy! Easy to handle & fun to drive.
You guys are awesome, Kevin dropped me off and was totally cool thanks guys! Car was amazing I’ll only use these guys in Portland!!!
Perfect for a last minute trip! Super convenient location for pickup and drop off, Jay is super kind and helpful, and the vehicle was just right for what I needed. Seat protectors on front and back seats, and cushy steering wheel cover. :) Automatic transmission and cruise control for nice city and freeway driving, plus has a "Sport" mode so you can choose to shift through gears - really helpful when driving on windy steep mountain roads. The only disclaimer I might add is if you're sensitive to fragrances, probably not be the best car for you. Has a bit of a stale smoke smell covered up by a dangling air freshener smell.
Jessica is a great host with a spectacular car. The 2017 Ford Fushion is a beast with great gas mileage. The Eco setting allows the car to “shutdown” and “start-up” when the engine is minimally being used. This is awesome for gas mileage as you can do city driving without the engine turning on. This is all electric until you reach a certain speed at certain RPMs. Also, I wanted to extend my trip, and since the car was available for the dates, Jessica had no problem accepting the request. A wonderful trip indeed. I will be renting again from Jesssica R. if I get the chance.
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!
Such a wonderful, fun and zippy car! Drove it to Eastern Oregon for a fun trip to see family. Thanks Joey!!
It was a great experience! I headed out after work and Robert let me pick up the car early. I headed to the coast, did some hiking, and then headed to multnomah falls. The car is perfect for a short trip to the coast and it rides really well.
Tai was an amazing hosts! This car is flawless and would rent from him again.
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.
This car was an easy walk up from Goose Hollow and the car was in immaculate condition. I would rent this car again.
The vehicle was very smooth to drive and also Eric was very friendly and easy process at the time of pick up and drop off the car, the only thing was a bit of smell cigarette inside the car, but other than that everything was just great, I’ll be considered to book another trip in the near future
Pick up was easy...car was as described...booking was simple!!! Thanks for renting your car to me!!! 😁
Car was awesome to drive, I live the get Prius’s for their gas mileage! Very clean and Tina was awesome when I needed to change my drop off time ! Would definitely rent again!
Robert provided a quick response to questions and was respectful and considerate when unforseen circumstances occurred during my rental experience.
Delightful reservation with drop off/pick up ease. Definitely will reserve with this guy next time I’m back in Portland.
It was a great experience! Renting from Tai, was way more worth it than a conventional rental company. I communicated via phone call every time & was always able to get a hold of someone to help me. 👍
Very clean car. Very friendly owner and hospitable. Highly recommend him for your trip!
Great little car that is clean, well maintained and runs great. Robyn even offered to let me pick it up early at no additional charge. I would definitely rent this car again if the need arises!!
Tina was great! Like always (: very professional Clean cars, she really goes the extra mile in providing a friendly, comfortable service that is both professional and most affordable in the Pdx basin.
This is my 2nd time renting from Huajie, and I will rent from him again the next time I'm in town. He makes it very convenient to pick up and drop off the car. The car is spotless and well maintained. Huajie is highly communicative and easy to work with.
I needed a car just for a day and Yirans Honda Civic was perfect! The back up camera helped me get through the day with ease and knowing he responds quickly to questions put worry far away from my mind! It was clean, drove extremely smooth and I would 10000% rent from him again! Thank you so much Yiran!
It's a great car it was an easy and really convenient the only thing was the car wasn't really that clean but overall I would absolutely rent and recommend this host. I will be renting again in the future. Thank you
Nice car, still pretty new feeling. The generous milage allowance makes this one of the best deals in Portland.
Super fun car to drive. Car was very clean and pick up and drop off were easy as could be. Will definitely rent again. They only bad part was how sad I was to give it back
Amazing little car of the big city! One tank of gas took care of us for most of our trip 😁 Robert made pick up and drop off as easy as possible, will definitely be booking again!
Great car! Excellent on gas ! Brian is very responsive and was a wonderful host. Will definitely rent from him again when I’m in the area! Thanks Brian !
Joey is great to work with. The car was awesome. Would definitely rent with him again.
Amazing experience! An incredibly fun car, paired with great customer service. A+ trip, I highly recommend!
Loved this little car! First time in PDX and driving out of state. This car made it easy. Ryan was awesome! Car was clean. Def will rent again
Great car, runs and drives nicely. Great gas mileage, and I was impressed by how spacious it is. Jessica was nice and good with communicating. I would definitely rent from her again! Thank you, Jessica! 😊
Everything went well and Jay was accommodating and helpful... Very easy rental experience.... Thank you Jay!
Great clean car and great service, amazing team, thank you, I will definitely book cars from you again.
Top notch vehicle. I enjoyed every minute of my rental. For a 2018 Model 3, it is in better than mint condition. I'm buying a Model 3 myself in short order, and this rental was an excellent opportunity to test all of my newly installed support equipment. If I need a rental in the future, I know exactly where to look.
Pickup was easy. Car was a great drive. The aux cord didn’t seem to work, but other than that it was a easy going trip.
Very nice fun sports car. Thien was very helpful and answered any questions I had. If I come back I would love to rent it again.
Fun, dog friendly, perfect car for any occasion! Smooth and easy pick up and drop off! Would definitely rent from Jay again! Thank you
This car was easy and fun to drive - clean, compact but roomy, also a smooth drive and handling. Alderin is a friendly and flexible host, I will definitely rent from him again in the future.
Absolutely no problems. Daren was super responsive and helpful. Car as advertised, had a wonderful trip.
Everything went as planned, knowing, that these days, plans hardly play out as set. Padmanaban was very nice, and helpful. His car was as described, and reliable. We had no issues with the car or with the owner and would definitely rent from him again.
Bryan was an incredible host with automated pickup and drop off. He ensured I had a worry free trip with all-around cleaning and maintenance. The Prius runs like a charm and has features that are all gems. Also, you can’t lose with 50 MPG gas mileage. I’d definitely recommend anyone to rent through Brian and I’ll be renting soon from Turo again!
Instructions to get the car were very clear. Robert was nice & very informative when any questions were asked on my part. Car was clean, and very nice ride. Was fairly cheap to fill up too. Overall, a great experience! Thank you.
Tai and his staff are super pro. Definitely the most luxurious fleet in portland. If you want to ride in style, look no where else!
Clean, comfortable, and reliable. Joey was friendly and quick to respond. I highly recommend this rental.
Sara was super easy to work with, friendly, and very available when I had a couple questions. The car was spotless when I went to pick it up and there were very reasonably priced options for returning without fully charging or cleaning. I would definitely rent from her again!
The best to rent from professional and top notch service......I highly recommend
Marcus was a great host. Car was fun to drive and the autopilot was awesome to try. We took the car up to Stevens Pass for a week and had no issues navigating in some snow. We had to delay the pickup time and dropoff time and Marcus was very flexible with us. I highly recommend renting from Marcus.
Our trip was fantastic! Car was clean and in very good shape inside and out. I was surprised at how good it was on gas, and loved how it drove. It was a smooth ride, and a convenient price. Jessica & Jerome were very accommodating and flexible, messages and communications were prompt and clear.
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.