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Portland, OR
May 13 — May 20
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Portland car rental information

Pick-up locationPortland
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Pickup truck, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations43
Airport locations14
Popular agenciesAlamo, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Portland

$39/dayEconomy
$41/dayCompact
$38/dayIntermediate
$38/dayStandard
$38/dayFull-size
$55/dayFull-size SUV
$40/dayPickup truck
$38/daySupplier choice
$39/dayIntermediate SUV
$47/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Portland car rental reviews and directory

From $53/dayRated #1
Dollar
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (464 reviews)
2 locations in Portland
Dollar
Locations in Portland
132 Nw Broadway+1 503 228 3540
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7000 Ne Airport Way+1 503 249 4792
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  • 8.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 24 2020
Pros: The man I spoke to was abrupt and rude.Cons: I wasn't allowed to rent a car because my spouse's name was on the card instead of mine. Even though my spouse entered the store with proof that I was on the account.
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2020
Cons: GPS. A rental should have a GPS
10.0 ExcellentJun 14 2020
Pros: Staff was polite and friendly. Car was beautiful, clean, a great deal.Cons: not a thing.
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2020
Pros: N/ACons: The car rental place - Dollar Rental - was closed. They modified their operating hours (I guess because of coronavirus?) so when I got there, it was already closed, even though I was on time to my reservation. I was stuck in the rain looking for another car rental place that was open. I had to take a Lyft there and rent a more expensive car. I spent $65 instead of $21. Please work better with your providers to update operating hours so that people can avoid this negative experience.
7.2 GoodOct 21 2019
Cons: The car I had was a gas guzzler
10.0 ExcellentOct 9 2019
Pros: Staff were kind, helpful, and not pushy. The process was much easier than expected (it was my first time getting a rental car for travel). We opted for the "Manager's Special" option because it was the cheapest, and the vehicle they selected for us was great! Thank you!Cons: Nothing really comes to mind.
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2019
Cons: It was the best car rental experience. The Toyota Corolla performed like a dream, the pick up and drop off were excellent, the employees at Portland downtown were a pleasure, the price was great and it was unlimited mileage. Remember to fill the tank
7.6 GoodAug 6 2019
Pros: Average experience.Cons: Staff friendliness. They could accept international credit/debit cards but the system recognize them as debit only. After business hours drop-off could be easier.
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2019
Pros: Both pick up and drop off were fast and efficient!Cons: Doing a great job
10.0 ExcellentJun 14 2019
Pros: Everything was perfect! I will be renting from them Again
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From $42/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (694 reviews)
13 locations in Portland
Enterprise
Locations in Portland
13645 Nw Science Park Dr+1 503 616 9043
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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1623 W Burnside St+1 503 220 8200
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1924 Ne Columbia Blvd+1 503 473 0310
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2740 Ne Sandy Blvd+1 503 963 1795
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310 Sw Lincoln St+1 503 692 8400
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423 Ne 102nd Ave+1 503 257 7700
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445 Sw Pine St+1 503 275 5359
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4841 Sw Macadam Ave+1 503 624 7900
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5932 Se 82nd Ave+1 503 774 7744
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611 E Burnside St+1 503 230 1212
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6903 N Lombard St+1 503 289 4533
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7105 Ne Airport Way+1 844 366 0498
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8360 Sw Barbur Blvd+1 503 977 7700
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  • 8.8
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Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 28 2021
Pros: The pickup staff did their best in a bad situation (limited cars). The return staff was very helpful and friendly.Cons: The terminal counter was closed and there weren't enough clerks in the garage area, to which we were redirected. They ran out of mid-sized cars and they initially wanted to put me in a tiny, Yugo-looking, thing. I pushed hard and got a Jeep; great. Upon returning it, the clerk noted some dings on the roof. I assured her, that I'd not placed anything up there nor parked under a tree or awning. I also noted the pickup clerk had not checked the roof, so there was no way to know when the supposed damage (I couldn't see any dings) occurred. They nonetheless sent me a damage report and it was only after pushing back that they waived it "because you're such a valued customer." Yeah, right. All in all, a pretty frustrating experience.
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Pros: Staff was extremely helpful and gave good tips about the car.Cons: Signage for check-in could be better. Signs coming from the airport terminal lead you to one place and then there are signs there redirecting to garage for check-in. The temp signs in use could be place better.
10.0 ExcellentMar 31 2021
Pros: Staff was great! Car was great.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 22 2021
Pros: They staff got me a great vehicle for the intense winter road conditions in Oregon. We couldn’t have gotten to our destination had it not been for the 4 wheel drive in our Toyota 4 Runner.Cons: A tiny bit of instruction. But there was an ice storm going on and it was late. The guys were super nice.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2021
Pros: Staff were helpful, car was clean.Cons: Price promised through priceline was not 100% honored as I had the car out for an entire month+. They had me sign a contract for way more than what I booked through Kayak and then "forgot" to honor the original price in the end. With reminding, they manually changed most of it, but it was still more than the original daily rate.
8.0 ExcellentJan 11 2021
Pros: New vehicle.Cons: Didn't have the class of car I reserved and tried to substitute a mini-van. If you don't have a small SUV offer an upgrade.
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2020
Pros: Fast & friendlyCons: Can’t think of a thing that could have made an improvement.
8.0 ExcellentNov 30 2020
Pros: Yes all good.Cons: The van could of been cleaned throughly before pick up especially during the covid pandemic.
10.0 ExcellentNov 19 2020
Cons: Not have such a large payment required because of dropping off the car in a different place than it was rented from.
6.8 GoodOct 27 2020
Pros: Nice staff. Drop off very easy.Cons: Car could have been better for the price.
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From $58/dayRated #3
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (503 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Alamo
Locations in Portland
9115 Ne Airport Way+1 844 366 0497
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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  • 8.7
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2021
Pros: Pickup and drop off were quick. They had an upgrade available for a fair amount more.
4.0 OkayFeb 5 2021
Cons: Charged me 100 dollars for one day barely drove the vehicle and they still charged extra for less than one tick of gas being gone when it was barely at 7/8 on the full side.
10.0 ExcellentJan 6 2021
Pros: Car super clean
9.6 ExcellentNov 23 2020
Cons: counter person could smile
10.0 ExcellentSep 20 2020
Pros: Drop off very easy.Cons: Not much.
2.0 MediocreAug 27 2020
Cons: I didn’t use Alamo on my most recent trip. I used Thrifty and was overcharged. So, if you were to ask me about Thirty they would get this review.
4.8 OkayAug 9 2020
Pros: The staff were working exceptionally hard and we’re very pleasant and as helpful as they could possibly be.Cons: It took an hour and a half to get my car as the location was significantly understaffed. The employees were running around like crazy doing the jobs of 3 people.
9.6 ExcellentJul 31 2020
Pros: The reservation address was an off-site location near the Portland airport. I took an uber to get there only to discover the whole location was closed. Fortunately an employee was kind enough to drive me over to the airport. The car was waiting and ready to go. Easy check-in at the Albuquerque rental return location. The SUV was very comfy. I don't like driving, but it was fun to drive. Didn't drive like a brick. Felt more like a sports car.
9.6 ExcellentJul 29 2020
Cons: There was a spider in the driver's side visor. It was dealt with, but talk about a scare.
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2020
Pros: The rental was super easy; agent at Portland airport was pleasant and helpful; after-hours drop off was a breeze. Couldn't beat the value.Cons: Nothing
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From $47/dayRated #4
Avis
8.1 Excellent (184 reviews)
5 locations in Portland
Avis
Locations in Portland
1000 Northeast Multnomah Street+1 971 230 6080
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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330 Southwest Washington Street+1 503 227 0220
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5720 Southeast 82nd Avenue+1 503 771 2426
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5856 Northeast Columbia Boulevard+1 503 249 6342
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7102 Northeast Airport Way+1 503 249 4950
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  • 8.3
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Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 11 2021
Pros: Clean carCons: Have an employee at the place of rental pick up.
10.0 ExcellentMar 22 2021
Pros: Easy pick up and drop-off, great car!Cons: More desk staff at pick up - it took longer than I'd hoped.
10.0 ExcellentMar 20 2021
Cons: It would be nice to have standard cab pickup trucks
8.0 ExcellentMar 16 2021
Pros: Good value for the price and a nice driving Subaru.Cons: Car was fairly dirty on the outside. Also, there was a super long wait for someone to check us out when we returned the car to the airport. We must have arrived during a shift change. Glad we got there several hours early!
10.0 ExcellentMar 6 2021
Pros: Yes very nice people
8.4 ExcellentOct 12 2020
Cons: No car manual included.
10.0 ExcellentSep 14 2020
Pros: Very friendly and hekpful
6.8 GoodAug 30 2020
Cons: Pick up, didn’t originally offer the car we reserved
9.2 ExcellentJul 8 2020
Pros: Went to the counter on the first floor and there was no one there nor was there a sign to go to the second floor. An employee from another company walked by telling me to go upstairsCons: A sign stating the first floor counter was closed snd to go upstairs.
6.0 GoodJul 4 2020
Pros: Friendly yes but they tried to over charge me saying that I was going to return the car 5 hours after I picked it up so they were going to charge me a late fee even tho the car was returned before the 24 hours. Eventually they did refund the late fee.
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From $47/dayRated #5
Thrifty
Most popular
8 Excellent (332 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Thrifty
Locations in Portland
10800 Northeast Holman Street+1 877 283 0898
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Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 9 2021
Cons: Arrived at LAX and the thrifty building had moved a mile away from its original location. No big deal just would have been helpful to know that in advance before driving to an abandoned building. Other than that the experience was easy and painless
6.0 GoodApr 6 2021
Pros: Staff were very helpful, particularly the shuttle van drivers.Cons: Location
6.0 GoodMar 16 2021
Pros: Your shuttle bus drivers are very talkative and friendly. We did have to wait about 15/20 mins for the shuttle to take us to the airport, but it’s a close drive and we had plenty of time.Cons: Our vehicle. We did not like the land rover and had to pay quite a bit extra for the upgrade. It has an auto start and stop. Very jerky ride. Very small windows. Not your fault. Except for the over priced part. Overall decent experience and I would easily recommend thrifty.
4.0 OkayMar 13 2021
Pros: YesCons: The raping I got on the price! Was charged for 4 days instead of 3!!!
8.0 ExcellentFeb 21 2021
Pros: The pick up was not the most friendly experience, when you do not want to buy the insurance the guys sure makes you feel unwelcome as a customer, ......the return was very nice and friendlyCons: Maybe having more options of cars as I had reserved a large vehicle and since they had none available I was placed in a Corolla which it was a downgrade class vehicle.
4.0 OkayFeb 5 2021
Pros: The car was great, dropping it off was easy.Cons: Being upfront about insurance needs and extra costs. They sprang an $18/day supplemental fee on me at the counter that I wasn’t expecting.
6.0 GoodJan 3 2021
Pros: The shuttle to and from the airport was quick.Cons: I think the name says it all, you get what you pay for. Mediocre car, mediocre service, dingy location. I would pay the extra money next time to stick with a reputable brand and not feel like I’m in a Clark Griswald Family Vacation movie.
6.0 GoodDec 27 2020
Pros: Smooth rideCons: Cleaner and easier pick up/drop off
5.2 OkayAug 27 2020
Cons: I was overcharged! Not sure who is at fault but I will not be using that 3rd party service again.
2.0 MediocreAug 10 2020
Cons: We didn't appreciate wgeb you rent a car online you're not told that this company is away from the airport. That makes a big difference. We canceled our rental.
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From $51/dayRated #6
Budget
7.8 Good (196 reviews)
6 locations in Portland
Budget
Locations in Portland
1000 Ne Multnomah Street+1 971 230 6082
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10947 Northeast Holman Street+1 503 249 6331
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310 Southwest Lincoln+1 503 222 5421
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330 S.W. Washington Street+1 503 241 5003
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5720 Se 82nd Ave+1 503 775 2131
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5856 Ne Columbia Boulevard+1 503 288 2985
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8.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Cons: They were out of compact cars and "upgraded" me to a mid-size. It was for a long trip and gas milage killed my budget. Ah well.
8.8 ExcellentNov 1 2020
Cons: Drop off different than pick up gets expensive.
7.2 GoodOct 23 2020
Cons: Rental price was competitive. Interior could have been cleaned better. We saw dog paw prints and hair.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2020
Pros: Friendliness of the staff.Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2020
Pros: Good value. Clean. Shuttle was quick. No complaints.Cons: Had to wait about 10 minutes for shuttle due to COVID restrictions (only could allow certain number of people on each shuttle), which we understood.
7.2 GoodAug 30 2020
Pros: nice customer service and good vehicle selection
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2020
Pros: I received a better car than what I was expecting.Cons: The drop off process could be smoother. Not much instructions, but it was fine.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2020
Pros: Friendly staff. I got a free car upgrade to and I really enjoyed the car. I was able to evaluate some new tech saftey features and the car was really comfortable. Also it was a hybrid so I didn’t have to pay as much gas!Cons: Everything was great.
4.8 OkayFeb 11 2020
Pros: The people were friendly and willing to attempt to help.Cons: My issues were a variety of things. When I was assigned a car I paid for, and everything greened great, we discovered that the cars keys had been lost after my bags were already loaded up. The next car that I was given was a Jeep Wrangler hardtop, that whistled loudly over 20mph, returned it the next day for a third car, a Nissan Pickup. Which was fine. When I checked out, the rate had gone up significantly and was told that they didn’t k ow what had happed and had to look into it. All well and good but I had a flight to catch and had to trust the staff would get it fixed for me. Eventually it did, but the process of this whole rental was not great even though the people were.
9.6 ExcellentDec 31 2019
Cons: There was no owners manual in the car, for information on operation of the different modes of four wheel drive. There was not a snow brush or even an ice scraper. We got the four wheel drive vehicle specifically to go to the Mt. Hood/Government Camp area.
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Rated #7
Payless
7 Good (131 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Payless
Locations in Portland
5856 Ne Columbia Blvd+1 503 288 8050
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  • 7.5
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2019
Cons: A shorter fee for extending days.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 5 2019
Pros: Staff were very nice and helpful. Once we made it to the rental facility pick up was very easy. Dropping off the car on the way out was also very easy. The car itself was nice and clean.Cons: Airport shuttle only comes every 30 minutes. We just missed it so were waiting a full 30 minutes before it came to take us to the rental facility.
10.0 ExcellentNov 21 2018
Pros: Your counter staff was excellent on both pickup and return.
3.2 MediocreOct 23 2018
Shuttle never showedCons: At th me curb, the PDX airport employee told me that Payless’ shuttle shows up “about every 30 minutes”, and this was at 2pm. I tried to call Payless, multiple times, and found it impossible to talk to any person at all. I just wanted to let them know I was waiting. So I simply walked away from the reservation. Renting from Payless was a bad idea.
3.6 MediocreSep 13 2018
Horrible experienceCons: We decided to upgrade to a larger vehicle at check-in and were quoted one price. Then at drop off, the price had over tripled. The communication was horrible, and we ended up spending way more than originally planned. Make sure you ask for everything in writing
2.0 MediocreJul 19 2018
Kayak website is not correct, will book directly with car rental in fuPros: Payless representatives was good, I am giving low rating due to website being incorrect and customer service not helpful.Cons: When selecting car, requested pickup at airport terminal, paid more, but car rental was not at airport but had to take shuttle to off site lot.
6.4 GoodJul 18 2018
Closed when our flight got therePros: The car was clean and comfortableCons: Didn’t realize the office was almost 3 miles from the airport. We waited on a shuttle for 45 minutes and then found out the office was closed. The nice person at the Avis desk was finally able to help us
4.0 OkayJul 16 2018
Could have been better about dropoff information accuracyPros: During pickup, one employee was very helpful and pleasant. Rate was correct and although car had close to 40000 miles on it, car ran well(but had stains inside and torn flooring).Cons: Told that since offsite at Portland airport and last Sunday shuttle was at 6:40 pm, I could return it after that at Budget or Avis. Since it was about 6:40 when I was near return, I went straight to Budget (also offsite). I had to wait in line of people picking up cars for about 15-20 minutes (was advised Budget couldn’t check car in like all othe rental companies at point of return), then waited about another 10-15 minutes for employee to confirm that Budget wouldn’t check in car and I’d have to go to Avis, drove to Avis (onsite) and had to go to office there and finally got it checked in. Made for a tighter run to catch plane than expected. Disappointing lack of coordination and helpfulness by Payless and Budget
6.8 GoodJun 26 2018
Pros: The car was fine and the service was good on site. Everyone was very helpful. The cost of the car was by far the most inexpensive.Cons: When trying to find out if they cover a car in Canada, I could not get an answer, in fact, the staff was rude and uncooperative. When I asked for a supervisor, they would not refer me to one. When I contacted corporate, they would not resolve the issue either. We did not know if the car would be covered until we reached the site. We had to make other plans for driving in Canada before we made our trip, because there was no certainty if we would be able to drive there. When we reached the site, they said quite nicely, "certainly you can drive in Canada.." Why could they not tell us this before we made our trip?
8.0 ExcellentJun 17 2018
Pros: Quick service and good valueCons: Car had no windshield wash fluid and was not that clean
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From $40/dayRated #8
Hertz
Cheapest deal
6.7 Good (249 reviews)
5 locations in Portland
Hertz
Locations in Portland
12136 Se Stark Street+1 503 772 4750
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1441 N.e. 2nd Avenue+1 503 282 2644
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330 S.w. Pine Street+1 503 249 5727
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7000 N.e. Airport Way+1 503 528 7900
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8439 Ne Columbia Blvd+1 360 993 2181
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  • 6.9
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Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 29 2021
Pros: ended up using dollar rent a car, because kayak screwed up.Cons: kayak rented the car from a downtown location, it was supposed to be an airport pickup, and the downtown location was closed at the time of arrival. Kayak has no idea what they are doing. I will never use them again.
10.0 ExcellentApr 20 2021
Pros: The lady was amazing that checked us in to pick up our vehicle.Cons: Amazing experience overall.
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Pros: Jo and Eric did a fantastic job with cleaning the car. They also were extremely kind and customer service oriented which I feel is extremely lacking in the car rental industry.
8.0 ExcellentApr 10 2021
Cons: drop off is a little unclear , and the building is hard to find.
2.0 MediocreApr 3 2021
Pros: It was hard to change dates and which cause me to cancel the rent a couple weeks before rent date. I still charged 50 dollars by Hertz. I probably will never rent a car thru Kayak again.Cons: You need to have control for car renting and not go thru Priceline.
6.0 GoodMar 27 2021
Cons: Offer Contactless pick up. Pick up took too long and was too "upsell-y"
2.0 MediocreFeb 28 2021
Cons: The rental was booked for a pickup time when the location was closed! I didn’t get my rental even after calling hertz several times receiving at least 5 options until the last agent told me I was just out money and a car.
2.0 MediocreFeb 13 2021
Pros: costumer service over the phones is really badCons: costumer service over the phones is really bad
2.0 MediocreJan 19 2021
Pros: Office closed at the time my reservation was for, leaving me stranded during covidCons: Update your operating hours in your reservation system
8.0 ExcellentDec 10 2020
Pros: Excellent service -Cons: The parking structure the car was in felt like was littered with needles and human waste. Elevator was busted. Would have preferred to have had car driven down and returned from the office by something like valet.
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From $90/dayRated #9
National
7.9 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Portland
National
Locations in Portland
7105 Ne Airport Way+1 844 366 0499
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2.0 MediocreAug 30 2016
Cons: They did not have the car available for rent...I feel like they scammed us
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2772 travelers who rented a car in Portland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Portland

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$61/day

Good deal

$47/day

When to book a rental car in Portland

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Portland

  • Portland, Oregon is the ideal location to take advantage of the wondrous landscapes and climate that the northwestern United States has to offer. Renting a car will give you the unrivaled opportunity to explore Mount Hood National Forest, Columbia River and Gorge, Forest Park, and Blue Lake Regional Park. These regions are virtually inaccessible via public transport, and having a car will mean that you can drive directly to a gateway of fishing, hiking, bike riding, and scenic opportunities.
  • Picking up your rental car at Portland International Airport is a quick and simple process. Proceed to the baggage claim area and walk directly across the road to the first level of the parking garage. Here, you will find many major car rental companies to choose from, such as Enterprise, Dollar, Payless, and Alamo. The distance from Portland International Airport to downtown is 9 miles; the quickest route is to take the Banfield Expressway (I-84), which will get you there in approximately 30 minutes.
  • Portland’s beautiful weather encourages plenty of cyclists to get out on the roads and that means it’s important to be careful when driving your rental car. Be mindful of green bike boxes at intersections across the city, as these provide a safe space for cyclists to stop. It is illegal to turn right on a red light if there is a green bike box at the intersection. When driving in the downtown district, keep in mind that there are a lot of one-way streets, so it is best to use a navigational tool and to pre-plan your driving route.
  • Due to the surrounding wilderness and national parks, Portland is prone to wildfires, such as the Eagle Creek Fire of 2017. Be sure to check the local weather conditions and that all roads and highways on your route are open and safe to access. Especially in the warm and dry summer months, regularly pay attention to weather warnings, as conditions can change quickly.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Portland for $47 or less
  • Book your rental car in Portland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Portland are around 12% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Portland are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Portland

  • Some car rental companies in Portland which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Enterprise and Hertz

  • On average a rental car in Portland costs $61 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($39/day), Thrifty ($39/day) and Enterprise ($40/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Alamo 9115 Ne Airport Way 97220 (7 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Portland are Dollar (8.8, 1569 reviews), Enterprise (8.6, 1355 reviews), and Alamo (8.6, 541 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Portland is $3.21 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $51, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Portland.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Portland airport include Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Airport Van and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Portland airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Avis, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Portland costs $54 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Portland costs $62 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Portland costs $56 per day, on average.

  • In Portland, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 1000 Ne Multnomah Street (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Portland costs $428 per week ($61 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Portland costs $1,833 per month ($61 per day).

  • An intermediate car will provide you will ample storage space and comfort, while being small enough to navigate any tight parking spaces in the downtown district. A car such as a Toyota Corolla or Hyundai Elantra will suit Portland driving perfectly.

  • The Portland City Council enforces a speed limit of 20mph in residential areas, business districts, and school zones. Be careful to check the listed speed limit on interstates and rural highways surrounding Portland, as these can vary between 65 mph and 70 mph. If signage is not present and you are unsure, take a cautious approach and adhere to a 65-mph limit.

  • Northwest America is among the most expensive parts of the country to fill up your tank. Expect to pay approximately $3.27 per gallon in Portland, which is considerably higher than the US average of $2.60. To keep driving expenses to a minimum, pre-plan your route and try to take the most direct option.

  • Parking near downtown Portland is made easy by a number of public parking garages owned by the city. These are called SmartPark garages and they display the number of vacant spots on the exterior of the garage, saving you the time and stress of searching for a space.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).