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Portland, OR, United States
30 Oct — 6 Nov
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Portland, OR, United States
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Pick-up locationPortland
Hire locations45
Airport locations15

Portland car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Dollar
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (474 reviews)
2 locations in Portland
Dollar
Locations in Portland
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
7.9 Good3 Oct. 2021
I was charged $11/ per day for additional collision coverage option I chose with PriceLine, but the Dollar rental had no information on that and was asked if I need additional collision coverage. Looks like either Dollar want double bill me on this or PriceLine failed to coordinate this part with Dollar.
10.0 Excellent7 Aug. 2021
Car was amazing, pick up and drop off location was extremely easy to find. Staff was friendly.
3.9 Mediocre16 Jul. 2021
I would advise against this company. They're not concerned with customers' safety and tried to charge me $400 to drop off at airport because the location downtown IS NOT SAFE! First I was quoted $150 to change drop off, then she could give me discount of $100, then another employee tried to charge me $400! These people are dishonest, unethical and clearly not concerned with the safety of their patrons. I will never rent from this company again. Never.
8.0 Excellent15 Jun. 2021
Friendly staff
8.0 Excellent21 May 2021
Easy pick-up and drop-off.
2.0 Mediocre24 Jul. 2020
The man I spoke to was abrupt and rude.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 Excellent19 Jul. 2020
GPS. A rental should have a GPS
10.0 Excellent14 Jun. 2020
Staff was polite and friendly. Car was beautiful, clean, a great deal.not a thing.
2.0 Mediocre4 May 2020
N/AThe 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 Good21 Oct. 2019
The car I had was a gas guzzler
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From $62/dayRated no. 2
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (520 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Alamo
Locations in Portland
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 Aug. 2021
Wanted a Cadillac but they gave me a Beemer instead. It was a great Car. Smooth and comfortable...not to mention looked sporty and luxurious! I've rented from several other companies and Alamo always makes my rental experience incredible and amazing!
10.0 Excellent16 Aug. 2021
Everything was great. Easy check in and return. Car in great shape and clean.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul. 2021
Loved the help for my disability friend!!! Each location there were accommodations for her and staff was amazing. My only issue is that I was given a larger vehicle as an upgrade but without being asked. The upgrade was too big for my comfortability and I had to ask for my original selection which luckily they had available.
2.0 Mediocre30 Jun. 2021
Never rent with this company.Don't waste your time renting from Alamo. I reserved my car 5 months in advance. Two days before my pick up, they canceled my reservation without any communication what so ever, no call, no email, no text. I only found out my reservation was canceled because I called to see if I could pick up earlier. When I called, they first confirmed my reservation and then put me on hold. When the operator returned he then let me know my reservation was canceled, why I asked why, he said " I can't tell you why, there were no noteds put in". I then, asked why I wasn't notified that my reservation had been canceled, he stated he didn't know and couldn't tell me why. He then tried to find me a car at one of their companies and they were completely sold out. The cheapest rental he could find me was $1,300 dollars from a rental company I had never heard of. I spent hours looking for a rental two days before my trip and finally found one through Hertz 30 miles from the airport. Although I had to spend more money to shuttle to and from Hertz, I had a pleasant experience with them. Long, story short, if you are looking for a company that doesn't value their customers, rent from Alamo.
8.0 Excellent28 Jun. 2021
Clean and comfortable carDrop off was difficult to find. Long wait when dropping off. Car had tire sensor issue.
10.0 Excellent17 Jun. 2021
Having reservations helped the process. The van drivers were very friendly and helpful.
6.0 Good8 Jun. 2021
Drop off was easy. I had a full tank of gas, but they still charged me a 31.00 gas fee!!
10.0 Excellent15 Apr. 2021
Pickup and drop off were quick. They had an upgrade available for a fair amount more.
4.0 Okay5 Feb. 2021
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 Excellent6 Jan. 2021
Car super clean
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From $43/dayRated no. 3
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (761 reviews)
13 locations in Portland
Enterprise
Locations in Portland
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct. 2021
The enterprise location that was offered to me was not even open by the time I landed on my flight. 2 pm. I tried calling right before 2 and after, no one answered. There were no directions or information regarding previously scheduled rentals. Luckily, the Enterprise team at Portland Airport helped me get a last-minute car. Not impressed at all with this service. Thank goodness I didn't have to pay.
10.0 Excellent28 Sep. 2021
The staff were so friendly and on top of it, and the pick-up/drop-off processes were very streamlined and efficient. Staff also did a good job of making sure I understood all the details of the rental and was happy and comfortable with my options.
10.0 Excellent28 Sep. 2021
Quicker pickup when I tried to call on the phone.
10.0 Excellent25 Sep. 2021
Car pickup and return right there at airport - no shuttle needed. Service was quick and very friendly on both pickup and return. Great value for the price! Couldn't do better.
10.0 Excellent23 Sep. 2021
We reserved a mini van and when I went to pick it up, the only one available was dirty and didn’t have a full tank of gas. Thankfully another mini van came onto the lot before we left which was much cleaner and had a full tank of gas. We got that one which made the deal much better.
1.9 Horrible21 Sep. 2021
Reserved a Large SUV 2 months in advance; called to confirm reservation 2 days before pick-up and was told we were all set. Received phone call from Enterprise at 8:29 am day of pick-up (3 1/2 hours before pick-up to return call); attempted to call but only got voicemail all morning. Arrived at location to pick-up the SUV at scheduled pick-up time (12 pm) and was told they had no vehicle or no alternative vehicle. I waited 30 minutes at location while they called and attempted to find other options -- could not come up with any options. I left at 12:35 pm; called Avis/Budget in the car (nearby location) and they had 1 large SUV and matched the price from Enterprise. Problem solved. Have rented from Enterprise dozens of time for business and personal use and this was only time they failed to deliver. Was disappointing.
3.9 Mediocre13 Sep. 2021
Biggest issue was customer service. Received conflicting information, did not explain change in charges if modifications made, continued to add charges that should have been waived.
3.9 Mediocre6 Sep. 2021
Our flight was delayed so we got there one and a half hour after our scheduled pickup time. We waited 20 minutes for them to "clean and sanitize" only to get in it and it was gross. Seats had powder on thim, smelled like cigarettes, food on radio controls, tobacco leaves near the shifter, and overall dirty. We will never rent from this location ever again.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug. 2021
personal care. the team said "yes" to our every request. the car was clean and nice. couldn't ask for more.
10.0 Excellent29 Aug. 2021
Rented a mid size sedan. Only options at pick up were minivan and large pick up truck. Both large vehicles to park in a congested city. But the guy working that night was incredibly nice and we made it work…
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Rated no. 4
Avis
7.9 Good (226 reviews)
5 locations in Portland
Avis
Locations in Portland
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay15 Oct. 2021
Good car, clean, ran well. Disappointed that representative wouldn't allow my 24-year-old driver to be a second driver.
1.9 Horrible5 Oct. 2021
I was unable to pick up my car. There was a line I’ve over 100 people waiting for Avis pick up and I didn’t have time to wait. It was the only rental agency with this kind of line. As a result I will not be using Kayak or Avis ever again.
1.9 Horrible2 Oct. 2021
The first rental car they gave me died in the middle of traffic. The experience of a tow truck arriving, driving an hour back to the rental location despite closer locations nearby, and getting a new rental car was horrible. The new rental car also had malfunctions. I am in the process of getting a refund. Their customer service needs much improvement, and they aren't returning my phone calls despite giving my name and number for a call back.
10.0 Excellent21 Sep. 2021
Quick, convenient in and out
10.0 Excellent30 Aug. 2021
A short drive from the airport but worth the money and a great experience!
1.9 Horrible26 Aug. 2021
This has to be one of my worst experiences with a rental car. I reserved a car at PDX to be picked up off airport for $618. I was informed at Avis at airport that there was no shuttle and I would need to take UBER. The charge to pick up at PDX was over $ 1000. When I objected ( the very nice lady) said she would see what she could do. She got it down to about $ 728 from $618 to allow for airport tax and I picked up the car at PDX. The next day I got an alert from my card bank that $1,270.53 was charged at AVIS. I attempted to call AVIS customer service and got so frustrated getting through that I gave up. I then called USBANK and they said we would get a provisional credit for $1270.53 for this dispute while they researched our case. When we returned the car to PDX yesterday August 25 the charges had come ALL THE WAY DOWN TO $664.40. That was a satisfactory outcome after 5 DIFFERENT CHARGES were associated with this rental. I was beginning to think that this was bordering on consumer fraud and was going to contact the FTC , which I am not going to do since charges were almost reduced to original quote. The dispute will be canceled. I will steer clear of AVIS in the future and mention this to my friends
7.9 Good25 Aug. 2021
Location was good. Staff was friendly although a bit challenged. At pickup, no one was in the rental office until one and a half hours after supposed to open. We had to wait that whole time and then wait another half hour for the others who were waiting ahead of us for the office to open. Car was old and not very clean but ran fine and was moderately comfortable. Did not get a midsize car, as ordered and charged for. Only two of us and could barely fit our luggage. Would think twice before renting here again.
5.9 Okay9 Aug. 2021
The car was great, but there were close to $600 in hidden fees applied when I got to the counter. I’m not happy about that at all.
1.9 Horrible6 Aug. 2021
The car was find and served it's purpose. However there was a little sand and minor pet hair in the car upon accepting the vehicle. These conditions did not matter to me until I returned the vehicle and the Avis employees threated to charge hundreds of dollars extra and accused me of causing the sand and pet hair. I do not own a pet and any small amount of sand and dust accumulation should be expected in daily life. They suggested I take the car to the get cleaned but there was absolutely no need for that. I could have vacuumed up the tiny amount of sand and silt in 5 minutes using their equipment however that was not offered. Regardless I had an Uber waiting for me and a doctor appointment to be punctual for. I rented the car because I was hit by a drunk driver and my car was in the shop. The doctor appointment resulted in an MRI revealing a torn meniscus and torn patella tendon so I was in no shape to be vacuuming out a car anyway for fear of causing further damage. I am sure they cleaned up the car in no time and rented it out right away so please waive any additional fees. I have no issues paying for the rental as originally agreed but the extra fee they threatened was inappropriate. As I national sales manager I often rent cars for me and my colleagues so I hope we can maintain a good business relationship with Avis. Thank you for your time and consideration. Please reach out with any questions. Craig Hedstrom 503-317-6211
10.0 Excellent1 Aug. 2021
Needed another person to check in at the airport - the line was long!
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From $37/dayRated no. 5
Thrifty
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.8 Good (377 reviews)
2 locations in Portland
Thrifty
Locations in Portland
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible14 Oct. 2021
long time blue chip member and was extorted for$120 liability ins fee
10.0 Excellent12 Oct. 2021
It was a perfect rental car experience. The counter staff was extremely polite and helpful, the vehicle was clean and fully gassed and priced right! I will be renting through KAYAK again.
10.0 Excellent11 Oct. 2021
car smelt like smoke inside the hole trip
7.9 Good7 Oct. 2021
It took a while for the shuttle to pick us up from the airport due to short staffing. We also didn’t realize how far the rental place was from the airport.
5.9 Okay3 Oct. 2021
When I arrived at airport the shuttle bus took us to location, it was perfect! It was late at night. But they had 2 people there to help everyone. Driver of bus .. fabulous! I was impressed. The car itself was great! No problem. This location advertises it is open 24 hours. This is why I chose it due to my flights have been scheduled later in evenings. I called 2 days before return date and said I would like to pay an extra day and have my son drive me to airport and return car next day to the thrifty in Salem oregon. Guy on phone said yes. No problem. I also called that thrifty in Salem to confirm if true and he said yes. Now one day before my drop off date I called your number on my receipt and this time a guy says no! You can’t do this. Has to go back to same location you got it. I said I was calling to make airport location knew I was extending a day. He said no.. must be returned that day and can’t go to Salem location. My son by the way was added as a driver. I paid extra for that. This guy was rude. I explained previous 2 people said I can return it to Salem. He said no. Salem is hertz not thrifty.. even though that is listed as thrifty.And hung up,on me. So being it a contract, it took it back to the off site location where I picked it up. I arrived 5:55.. lot was closed. They said they were closed and NOT open 24 hours. Even though websites state it is it. I said what do I do with the car? Lady says take it to airport to rental drop off.. go up ramp to Avis and they will take it. Now, I’m from PA, I have no cell phone, and no directions. I go to Avis and they said no it goes lower level to hertz..I had to go and exit out of lot and turn around out of airport and come back in to go to lower level per their direction. Guy at hertz was nice. Thank god I arrived extra early for my flight I had time to do all this last minute change. By the way, if I was told to drop it at hertz, then why not at the Salem location with me paying an extra day. I also feel I got overcharged.. still going thru that in detail. Otherwise, at the beginning the best.. but dropped the ball at drop off time. Are you open 24 hours or what, and everyone needs to be in the loop with drop off options at other locations. Thank you..
10.0 Excellent1 Oct. 2021
Value and ease
10.0 Excellent30 Sep. 2021
I rented a similar car in Texas 2 years ago for $600. This car was $1400 for for a day less. It makes me want to look at car sharing apps.
3.9 Mediocre26 Sep. 2021
long wait after taking the shuttle to the offsite pickup, got a car without a way to connect to my phone for navigation, long wait for the shuttle after dropping my car off
1.9 Horrible11 Sep. 2021
The cars transmission did not work properly and the car operated very poorly.
10.0 Excellent9 Sep. 2021
Everything about our rental experience was easy and pleasant.
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From $69/dayRated no. 6
Budget
7.7 Good (220 reviews)
6 locations in Portland
Budget
Locations in Portland
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay21 Oct. 2021
Zero sense of urgency on the check-in desk. Ridiculously SLOW——-and couldn’t care less.
1.9 Horrible25 Sep. 2021
Atrocious customer service. The man working at the rental location when we went to drop off was so rude and had no consideration for our time. After another customer and I paged him several times on the phone left at the desk, I walked to the back and found him vacuuming out a car. When I tried to get his attention, he glanced up at me, waved his hand dismissively, and then proceeded to vacuum for another 5 or so minutes while I continued to try to get his attention. Eventually I walked over closer and practically yelled into the car to get him to stop the vacuum, which he still did not - he yelled back that he would be inside in a little bit and that I should have paged him. I let him know we were trying to make it to the airport in time… he still did not turn off the vacuum. Eventually I went inside again to see if there was a key drop - there was not. He finally huffed back into the office, obviously inconvenienced by the two customers who now had been waiting 10-15 minutes, and he didn’t speak to either of us, just took the other man’s keys and ran out to inspect the car. No acknowledgement or words to either of us. I set my keys on the counter and left in an Uber. Truly unbelievably rude
10.0 Excellent19 Sep. 2021
Very good easy fast check in and check out
1.9 Horrible13 Aug. 2021
I got to Portland and Budget told me that my reserved car had been cancelled. I had to pay $350 more to get a car totalling $949 for 4 days. They had me stuck. The car was filthy.
10.0 Excellent9 Aug. 2021
prices are crazy right now for rental cars
10.0 Excellent27 Jul. 2021
Was cheaper to rent directly here than to go from the airport - it was a really quick and efficient process and I'd definitely do it this way again.
3.9 Mediocre17 Jul. 2021
The only reason this even gets a mediocre review is because the staff was nice and competent. I booked online, and when I marked that I'm 24, the price went up significantly. I knew there was a young driver fee, so I expected this. But when I picked up the vehicle, I was hit with an actual young driver fee of about $400 for a six day trip because I was underage. The return was easy, but my receipt said something completely different than what my credit card was charged. Then it dropped off my statement while still counting against my line of credit, so I can't pay it and also still have no idea how much I was actually charged. I'm very confused and glad I'll never have to rent again as an underage driver because this was terrible.
10.0 Excellent1 Jul. 2021
Staff went out of their way to assist me in a time I could find no cars available in the Vancouver/Portland area
4.0 Okay25 Jun. 2021
Too crowded
1.9 Horrible24 Jun. 2021
Inappropriate information by the budget agent. Unnecessarily charging customers for fuel, and extra hours if you are late from the return time. I made booking through Costco but they charged me extra 300 USD on top of my Costco booking. 1. I was 3 hours late to return the car. I did inquire at the time of pick up, budget agent said it is fine as you are returning the car same day. Wrong info 2. I dropped the car with full fuel and showed that to agent at drop off. In final bill, I found budget charged me 30 USD fueling charges, that’s wierd
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Rated no. 7
Payless
7 Good (131 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Payless
Locations in Portland
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 6.9
  • 6.4
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Feb. 2019
A shorter fee for extending days.
8.0 Excellent5 Feb. 2019
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.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 Excellent21 Nov. 2018
Your counter staff was excellent on both pickup and return.
3.2 Mediocre23 Oct. 2018
Shuttle never showedAt 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 Mediocre13 Sep. 2018
Horrible experienceWe 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 Mediocre19 Jul. 2018
Kayak website is not correct, will book directly with car rental in fuPayless representatives was good, I am giving low rating due to website being incorrect and customer service not helpful.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 Good18 Jul. 2018
Closed when our flight got thereThe car was clean and comfortableDidn’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 Okay16 Jul. 2018
Could have been better about dropoff information accuracyDuring 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).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 Good26 Jun. 2018
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.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 Excellent17 Jun. 2018
Quick service and good valueCar had no windshield wash fluid and was not that clean
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From $68/dayRated no. 8
Hertz
6.6 Good (302 reviews)
5 locations in Portland
Hertz
Locations in Portland
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre22 Oct. 2021
Because the car I reserved and paid for was done with a credit card that had been “security compromised” and reissued, they would not release the car to me. I had to book a “walk-up” reservation, and pay a second time. I would like my initial payment refunded, and the second payment as well, for the anxiety this situation created. I’ve been a Gold member for over 20 years, and Kayak’s system does not jive well with Hertz. I am upset!
8.0 Excellent18 Oct. 2021
I did not like that I was unable to pick up the car in the airport. Instead had to pay 30 dollars to be taken to downtown Portland to pick the car there. Not being from Portland I was unaware that the car would not be there. It was an extra expense because there are not shuttles and more time I wasted trying to locate my rental. On Sunday when I returned the vehicle the Hertz location was closed and I was walking all over the place trying to figure out how I was going to return the keys. I wish the lady that helped me would have mentioned that they would be closed on Sunday and where to go to return the keys.
1.9 Horrible17 Oct. 2021
The morning after we picked up the car, the warning light for low tire pressure came on. We had to stop and pay to fill the tire up with air. I was nervous about the tire the entire time, since we were doing a lot of driving in the country. But it was a slow leak, losing about 1 PSI a day. When I picked up the car, it was 10 PSI short. So that means no one did a safety inspection to ensure the tires were properly inflated before renting it to us, which really pisses me off. In addition, this car was listed as accessible to the airport which it is not. It was a long train ride and walking for several blocks to pick it up. All unexpected and the whole experience was stressful and regrettable.
10.0 Excellent16 Oct. 2021
The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. I forgot my license there and they call very shortly after to let me know. The car was spotless and drove well.
7.9 Good3 Oct. 2021
Exceeded comfort expectations for this type of vehicle, internal cleanliness needs improvement.
7.9 Good3 Oct. 2021
Car was in great conditions. Customer service was great, and dropp off was really easy.
1.9 Horrible2 Oct. 2021
It was awful. My flight was delayed and they rented my car to someone else prior to my arrival even though I had prepaid. Very disappointing.
1.9 Horrible22 Sep. 2021
I booked a car to be picked up at PDX airport- apparently your system changed it to a different location in downtown Portland! The counter person at Hertz in airport said they didn't have any cars for us. I was dropping my daughter off at College 2 hours away. I believe your system messed up. How can I pick up a car in downtown Portland at Noon when the Hertz rental location closes at Noon?????? The gal at the Hertz counter at Airport knew this. The line was long so it was 12:05 when we discovered this. Turns out the Downtown location is also closed on Sundays. This was Saturday at Noon. We had to rent a very expensive car for 1 day at Dollar rentals- get up early the next morning and drive all the way back to return it and then rent from Hertz again at airport at a no discount price. This cost us so much more money and what was worse is that it was aggravating. No one to help us because I used Kayak!
3.9 Mediocre18 Sep. 2021
They were closed when we returned the car at 10am on a Friday. I just had to leave it. Kind of frustrating. Another couple caught a cab there to pick up a car and had to leave again because they were closed...this was during normal business hours.
1.9 Horrible15 Sep. 2021
The pickup location was closed when I arrived so I could not pick up my car. I had to rent from another location at more than triple the cost and pay a cancellation penalty. It was a disaster and significant financial outlay that I didn’t expect. Since you outsourced to Priceline and they rented through Hertz all three were unhelpful at resolving the issue. I am very disappointed with Kayak and the other two companies
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From $117/dayRated no. 9
National
8.1 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Portland
National
Locations in Portland
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Oct. 2021
Great car. Was upgraded, free of charge because the car I reserved was not available. Very nice. Staff was friendly and efficient. Definitely would use this location again.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul. 2021
Easy pickup and the service desk guy was friendly and informative about the area where we were going. They were able to get the car early as our airline had changed our arrival time at the last minute.We came an hour early from our pickup time and had to wait a 15 minutes or so to get the minivan as it was upstairs. The driver was not the friendliest.
2.0 Mediocre30 Aug. 2016
They did not have the car available for rent...I feel like they scammed us
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Airport Van
1 location in Portland
Airport Van
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Avr
1 location in Portland
Avr
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Bandago
1 location in Portland
Bandago
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Portland
Eagle Rent A Car
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Easirent
1 location in Portland
Easirent
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Flight Car
1 location in Portland
Flight Car
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Sixt
1 location in Portland
Sixt
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Sunnycars
1 location in Portland
Sunnycars
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Portland
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Portland
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3033 travellers who hired a car in Portland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car hire locations in or near Portland

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$66/day

Good deal

$56/day

When to book a car hire in Portland

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Car hire excess insurance in Portland

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Portland car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Portland.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Portland car rental.

Top tips for hiring 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 hire 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 hire 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 hire 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 a car hire in Portland for $56 or less
  • Book your car hire in Portland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Portland are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Portland

  • Some car hire 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, Budget and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Portland costs $66 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Portland are Dollar (8.8, 1610 reviews), Enterprise (8.6, 1424 reviews), and Alamo (8.6, 558 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Portland is $4.86 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $58 and $78, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Portland.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Portland airport include Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise and National.

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

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

  • A Economy car hire in Portland costs $63 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Portland costs $83 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Portland costs $41 per day, on average.

  • In Portland, cars are most frequently hired at Thrifty 10800 Northeast Holman Street (7 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Portland costs $460 per week ($66 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Portland costs $1,973 per month ($66 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.