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!!!
I had an awesome experience renting a car from Huajie! He made pickup/drop off super easy and convenient and also contact-less, for a very covid safe experience. I was new to turo and rental car process, and Huajie was there to answer all of my questions/hiccups I faced with a super fast response time. Also, the car was a blast to drive! If you are looking for someone to rent a car from, look no further than Huajie!!
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!
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!
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.
Lux Rental was an amazing choice. I was going to visit family for my few days off from work and wanted to drive something a little more stylish then my current car. I rented the Mercedes E-Class and it was definitely a great experience. The car was well taken care of and made for a great trip!
Probably the best rental I've gotten to date. The car was in pristine condition and the host is THE FASTEST RESPONDING host I've ever had. 110% my go to next time
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🤙🏾
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
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.
Alex’s communication throughout the trip was great! He made the pick up and drop off process extremely easy. (Went to short term parking so the walk was very short). The car was also really nice! Has safety bells and whistles on it I didn’t even know existed. Rent this car and cruise around OR!
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!
Roberts car was great! Had no problems during my 4 day rental! Would defiantly rent from him again!
The Type R is well worth the price! Super clean upon delivery, easy pick up and drop off. Looking for a fun car in Portland for a good price? This is it!
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!
Good communication. Great vehicle, convenient location for me. I travel to Portland regularly for business and will always rent from Lux.
Yiran was responsive and delivered the car to the airport on time. Pick up and drop off was a breeze! I would definitely recommend his service to anyone in the Portland area.
Highly recommended his cars are always kept clean and serviced. They have the best selection and everything is first class.
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!
Easy 5 stars - pickup & return was seamless, the car ran amazing, and Joey was very friendly & communicative throughout. Would definitely recommend if you're in the Portland area!
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.
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 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.
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!!!
The car was the best car I’ve driven in a long while. Repot was extremely helpful and communicative. Was a very exceptional experience and would most certainly rent from Rejoy again.
Rental went swimmingly! Car was easy to find, clean, and in good condition. Could not have been smoother.
Perfect little car for Portland! Makes getting around easy! Easy to handle & fun to drive.
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!!
I initially rented this car for a long weekend trip, but when my plans changed, had to reduce the reservation. William was very accommodating with the change. Throughout the whole experience, William was very communicative and helpful. Pickup and drop-off was simple. The car itself was clean and very fun to drive. I'm actually planning to purchase an Alltrack of my own at this point. I would certainly rent this car from William again!
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
My very first Turo experience and the entire process went smoothly. Thank you Loc and Eric for letting me borrow such a clean car! Would love to rent it again the next time I’m in the area!
Great, clean, comfortable car. Was super easy coordinating with Justin for pickup and drop-off. Couldn't beat the price for this kind or car. Made the trip extra enjoyable!
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
Really easy process, and Joey is super professional and experienced...highly recommended. Would definitely use him if we come to Portland again.
The car rode smooth and I love the interior. I would be renting another car soon from here
By far the best Turo member I’ve come across on the platform, his car was kept very clean. He also was wonderfully kind and understanding when I couldn’t get it dropped off on time, and showed up an hour late! Thanks Art!
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!
Vehicles are well maintained and the host is easy to work with. This my third rental with them
I am stunned and thrilled by both how easy Sara made this transaction, and how perfect the car was. Thanks for sharing your car, really made our trip ++good.
Chris was awesome! The car was awesome! Unfortunately someone backed into the car while I had it but Chris was super understanding and made the rest of the trip very easy! Would defintely recommend him and I will defintely be using him again next time in Oregon!
Thien was great - responsive, clean car and somewhat flexible as I looked to extend the trip by the day.
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
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.
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.
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.