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Pick-up location Portland
Rental locations 45
Airport locations 15

Portland car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (309 reviews)
13 locations in Portland
Enterprise
Locations in Portland
13645 Nw Science Park Dr
+1 503 616 9043
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1623 W Burnside St
+1 503 220 8200
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
1924 Ne Columbia Blvd
+1 503 473 0310
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
20132 Se Stark St
+1 503 465 1020
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2740 Ne Sandy Blvd
+1 503 963 1795
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
423 Ne 102nd Ave
+1 503 257 7700
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
445 Sw Pine St
+1 503 275 5359
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
4841 Sw Macadam Ave
+1 503 205 0965
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5932 Se 82nd Ave
+1 503 774 7744
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
611 E Burnside St
+1 503 230 1212
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6903 N Lombard St
+1 503 289 4533
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7105 Ne Airport Way
+1 844 366 0498
Monday00:00 - 01:30
04:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:30
04:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:30
04:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:30
04:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:30
04:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:30
04:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:30
04:30 - 23:59
8360 Sw Barbur Blvd
+1 503 977 7700
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.0
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
29 Aug 2018
Pros: Flexible, always have solutions, great staff, and clean/new cars. When the customer assistant felt I was stuck with unplanned high expenses, she reduced my bill and I loved that. Next time, for sure, Enterprise will be my first option.
3.6 Mediocre
18 Jul 2016
Really rude employee
Cons: I left my sunglasses and hat in the rental car. I called the Enterprise on 611 Burnside St. and spoke to Kelly. She was incredibly rude and unhelpful over the phone. She spoke to me like I was an idiot for leaving belongings behind and it seemed like it was a huge inconvenience for her to be dealing with my problem. Even the most simple of questions were met with snide responses. I am still working on finding my own solution for having my items shipped to me. This is customer service 101 and she completely failed. This part of the experience was so bad that I will have to consider whether I will be using Enterprise again in the future.
9.2 Excellent
10 Sep 2016
Good value in a car rental, and the whole transact
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff. The guy at the desk even went outside to wash the car I was renting -- while wearing a coat and tie! That's dedication!
Cons: Facility is a bit small; they needed to move cars around in their small lot to extract the one I rented.
10.0 Excellent
30 Oct 2016
Easy Peasy
Pros: Great customer service and nice car. Exactly what I was hoping for
10.0 Excellent
31 Oct 2016
Pros: super! I lake it
4.0 Okay
6 Dec 2016
lousy rip-off
Pros: nothing
Cons: enterprise took my on-line rental for palm springs, issued me a reservation number and called me the day prior to the rental just to confirm i was picking the car up in palm springs. but, when i arrived, they had lost the reservation and charged me double to rent on the spot
4.0 Okay
24 Mar 2017
We dont pick u up
Cons: i had trouble getting a car after agent lied about we just rented yours out excuse. 2 days later i get 2 calls for my credit card . i believe your female agent on burnside is a scam artist, i brought the car back a day early expecting a $24 credit but none was offered .i almost missed my flight w slow service
10.0 Excellent
24 Mar 2017
Best experience
Pros: This was by far the absolute, very best experience i have ever had with a rental company. The guys at the front were superb and even called to check in on experience next day. They were so great and so appreciative of our business. Very very ethical. I wish i had their names to write this review slecifically about them. They even drove us to the train station to catch a route to airport after drop off. Excellent. Portland was amazing as was but this experienced renewed my hope in humanity and how businesses conduct themselves!
Cons: Nothing to say.
10.0 Excellent
4 Apr 2017
Pros: Great customer service
10.0 Excellent
15 Sep 2018
Pros: Price was fair, employees were personable , and rental location was convenient
Rated no. 2
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (200 reviews)
2 locations in Portland
Dollar
Locations in Portland
132 Nw Broadway
+1 503 228 3540
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
7000 Ne Airport Way
+1 503 249 4792
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.0
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
25 Apr 2016
A great deal, a great place, a great owner
Pros: I was very impressed with this rental. Very clean, modern, and tastefully laid out. I'm coming back for sure; such a great place!
10.0 Excellent
22 Sep 2016
Easy simple & well priced
Pros: The folks there were super friendly and helpful
Cons: the wait but it wasn't long
8.0 Excellent
27 Apr 2017
Pick Up Confusion...
Pros: I like the Dollar was right there at the Airport, and no need to take a shuttle.
Cons: When I originally entered PDX for the airport as my search, and I chose the price deal offered by Dollar Rent A Car, it gave me a location in another part of town. I just thought it was an off Airport Site and expected to take a shuttle. The agent had to cancel that reservation, and then offer me a car at a much higher rate. I probably won't use this service again as a result.
10.0 Excellent
11 May 2018
Pros: Subaru!!
10.0 Excellent
10 Aug 2018
Best value
Pros: Cast for quality of car.
Cons: Less wait time needed.
7.2 Good
3 Nov 2015
Go to the airport dollar rental if you can
Pros: Cheap
Cons: Asked for economy and got an suv...I would have gone to the airport if u had known only the suv would be available, Car Was dirty, Had Items From Previous Driver inside
9.6 Excellent
17 Nov 2015
almost excellent
Pros: Entire process, with personnel on the ground in Portland and in Seattle, was smooth, professional, easy
Cons: Car was very clean, let me say quickly, BUT there were 2 empty beverage cans and a plastic glass that the previous renter had left in the console (between driver and passenger seat). Not awful, but who wants that.
9.6 Excellent
30 Nov 2015
Top notch service
Pros: We made reservations in advance and there was a hitch because the rental center that had the two autos we reserved was the downtown location rather than the airport. The desk agent was very helpful in moving the reservations to the airport (fortunate for us they had two vans ready) and gave us the same deal we arranged at the downtown location. We had two families with kids and were very happy we did not have to travel to downtown with all the luggage, car seats and strollers to pick up the autos. Thanks Dollar.
Cons: We only use a half a tank of fuel in one of the vans, so we would prefer to get some sort of a credit against the full tank purchase option. Perhaps a proportional credit could be added to the credit card once the van was refueled for the next customer.
9.2 Excellent
12 Dec 2015
Pros: Great price and easy drop off.
Cons: Always trying to upsell.
10.0 Excellent
12 Dec 2015
Pros: Very quick service getting car and returning car. No problems at all.
Rated no. 3
Alamo
8.0 Good (189 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Alamo
Locations in Portland
9115 Ne Airport Way
+1 844 366 0497
Monday00:00 - 01:30
04:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:30
04:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:30
04:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:30
04:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:30
04:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:30
04:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:30
04:00 - 23:59
  • 7.8
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
8 Nov 2015
Pros: It was quick and easy both the check in and check out.
Cons: Location is off site. But shuttle was pretty fast.
10.0 Excellent
15 Jun 2016
Great customer service
Pros: The original car we rented broke down on us on our way to our son's wedding rehearsal. The roadside assistance guy was so helpful and a replacement was set up immediately! They were so apologetic about the problem and gave us an upgrade when replacing the car. From the airport shuttle to the car to the rental team and roadside assistance, they were amazing!
9.2 Excellent
24 Oct 2016
Pros: Pick up and drop off personnel were courteous and professional. Car was spotlessly clean! Will definitely book with Alamo again.
Cons: Wanted a more compact car but it wasn't available which was my fault as I didn't book enough in advance.
10.0 Excellent
10 Feb 2017
Great Customer Service!
Pros: From the shuttle driver from the airport, to the agent at the desk when I was picking up the car, to the woman at the drop-off... everyone was exceptional! Special shout out to the woman at the drop-off. When I told her I mistakenly signed up for the pre-pay as option, and I only used 1/8 of the tank of gas, she said she'd refund that amount and charge only for the gallons I used. Phew. Thanks!
10.0 Excellent
21 Jun 2017
Pros: Your people were excellent. So helpful, pleasant.
3.6 Mediocre
11 Jul 2017
Cons: Alamo tried three times to screw me over. Once when they claimed my insurance wouldn't be accepted, once when they tried to sell me a more expensive car even though they knew they would have to upgrade me for free anyway since they didn't have a small vehicle, and a third time when they charged me some tax that was never part of the original deal. Never again!
10.0 Excellent
26 Oct 2017
Pros: The fact they had a bigger, roomier vehicle for my family. I like that. Thanks.
9.6 Excellent
12 Jan 2019
Portland airport office is easy and efficient
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff, they made everything easy and enjoyable
Cons: No criticism
10.0 Excellent
12 Jul 2019
Pros: For small price, got an upgrade to an excellent SUV with several very nice features. Staff was friendly and helpful.
8.8 Excellent
13 Nov 2019
Pros: Great car, I had many options available, staff was friendly and helpful.
Cons: The pick up location was a bit of a hike from the airport. It wasn't totally clear where to go from the signage, as the only signs for rental cars seemed to indicate the "main area". The shuttle was, however, prompt and immediate.
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
7.4 Good (144 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Thrifty
Locations in Portland
10800 Northeast Holman Street
+1 877 283 0898
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
3 Oct 2016
Pros: Good service changed vehicle for a different model with no hassle The system works well
Cons: Nothing
6.4 Good
2 Apr 2017
Pros: Like any other car rental.
Cons: Car Rental said $18/day.. rented for 6 days n paid $501.. -____-
8.8 Excellent
31 May 2017
Pleased for the most part
Pros: The car was spotless when I picked it up. It was a very new model, comfortable and with all the latest ammenities- usb port, etc
Cons: It was not clear where I was to go when I arrived at the airport as the business is not on sight and there was no shuttle there waiting.
8.0 Excellent
7 Jun 2017
Pros: Price and car were as promised
Cons: When I checked in, the agent was a little weird about showing my receipt for gas and couldn't explain why I needed to. Just a strange experience.
2.0 Mediocre
6 Jul 2017
Cons: I don't envision car rental companies staying in business much longer given the rates they charge, the cost of insurance that they encourage you to purchase, and the risk and headache a customer takes on driving a car that's not theirs. The person at the car drop off spent a long time examining a minuscule windshield chip that was already there when I picked up the vehicle! I didn't think to mention it to the Seattle Thrifty team because it was so minuscule. I will probably never rent a car ever again from Thrifty given how easily they'll blame the customer for things as minor as minuscule windshield chips. It was easily MUCH cheaper to just take Lyft around Portland, including to the far flung hiking spots, than to rent a car. NEVER AGAIN.
10.0 Excellent
29 Sep 2017
Portland Car Rental
Pros: The car was in excellent condition and served our needs well
7.6 Good
11 Jul 2018
Quick easy return
Pros: We were in and out.
Cons: No review of the bill to go over charges we were not aware of or had not agreed to. Some hidden fees made the total cost more expensive upon drop off (about $65 more). We were not told of some of the fees at SeaTac. With those fees, taxes, and being charged a full day rental for extra driver for being 1 hour late to drop off, total bill was $140 more than the original quote.
8.0 Excellent
16 Jun 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly. Drop off was a bit confusing. No signage outside to indicate staying with vehicle until an attendant was available to help with check-in.
Cons: Stood where we were told under the awning for shuttle to airport. Watched shuttle bus drop off passengers then watched him pull away. He pulled around the back of the parking lot then left the premises. The same driver and shuttle returned about 10 minutes later and pulled up to load us??
9.6 Excellent
5 Dec 2019
Pros: Car was super clean, staff was polite and quick.
Cons: Better signage around the parking lots to find the office and (at Sea-Tac) an enclosed waiting area for drop-offs/pick ups. Cold as heck!
3.6 Mediocre
25 Oct 2015
The car engine wouldn't start
Pros: The only good thing about this experience was one of Thrifty's managers, Yasmina. She was very helpful (at all hours of the night) in getting us a car that actually worked.
Cons: The car malfunctioned and coordinating with Thrifty to get it replaced was a pain in the butt. I had to miss part of a wedding because of a miscommunication on Thrifty's end.
Rated no. 5
Hertz
5.9 Okay (135 reviews)
5 locations in Portland
Hertz
Locations in Portland
12136 Se Stark Street
+1 503 772 4750
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
1441 N.e. 2nd Avenue
+1 503 282 2644
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday
Sunday
330 S.w. Pine Street
+1 503 249 5727
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
7000 N.e. Airport Way
+1 503 528 7900
Monday00:00 - 02:00
05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 02:00
05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 02:00
05:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 02:00
05:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 02:00
05:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 02:00
05:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 02:00
05:30 - 23:59
8439 Ne Columbia Blvd
+1 360 993 2181
Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
13 Oct 2016
Cons: Made reservation, no cars for anyone waiting, sent me 4 blocks to the Dollar was told they would price match they didn't want to and also were over booked
8.0 Excellent
10 Mar 2017
The reservation had to be changed because Frontier
Pros: The lady who helped me when I phoned and explained that the prepaid reservation was for off the airport. The agent who assisted me when I arrived and got his supervisor to explain things to me. i like how efficiently Hertz returned my prepaid charges.
Cons: It was not explained to me that there is a huge airport tax when you rent at the Portland Airport. I was unprepared for that.
9.2 Excellent
24 Jul 2017
Pros: Car was very comfortable and great on gas mileage.
Cons: Car was clean inside, but had not been cleaned at all on the outside.
5.6 Okay
10 Sep 2016
Won't use hertz again
Pros: Car was clean and efficient
Cons: We requested pick up at the airport. Luckily before we went to get the car we saw a different address. The car pick up was a 25 min drive from the airport. We were late picking up and had called about being late. They still gave our reservation away and we had to wait for a car in the rental class- they didn't even offer to upgrade to another car they did have ready right away. They wouldn't entertain the idea of waiving the fee to drop off at the airport for when we left since we thought that was were the pick up and drop off were. There were hidden taxes and fees too. Just in general I felt like they were trying to hide the real cost of things. Won't be using them again- I haven't found that things are so hidden with other rental companies.
2.0 Mediocre
19 Sep 2016
Inaccurate estimate
Pros: Allowed me to go in early to check in paper work.
Cons: Did not know about the estimated city tax fee $33.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Sep 2016
NEVER AGAIN!!!
Pros: When I found an Enterprise Rental Car right down the street from Hertz
Cons: I had a 1 o'clock appointment to pick up my rental car from the downtown Portland Hertz location, and showed up at the rental office at 2:01 PM after a $27 Uber ride from the airport. The door was locked and the entire staff was visible inside the business. I knocked on the window and was met by the manager (Flip) at the door. He asked if he could help me, and I informed him that I had a reservation. Flip imformed me they closed at 2PM (one minute prior to my arrival) and that they had given away all their vehicles. With a very unconcerned attitude, Flip told me there was nothing he could do. I informed Flip I had just flown in from Phoenix, Arizona and was in need of my rental car to drive to Eugene Oregon. He again said there was nothing he could do. I asked him what the purpose was in having a reservation was if they were going to be out of cars when customers arrived? Flip had no answer and suggested I walk down the street to his competitor. So, I found myself in a city I had never been to, dragging my suitcase down the street with no mode of transportation! This "manager" named Flip of the downtown Portland Hertz branch was extremely unprofessional and a sad excuse for a human being, much less a representative of a major corporation. I will never as long as I live use another Hertz Rental Car! If you want a pleasant rental experience with professional representatives, go Enterprise 100 percent of the time.
2.0 Mediocre
9 Oct 2016
No reservations
Pros: Nothing
Cons: When we got there, Hertz turned us away because they were out of cars. A real let down and waste of time.
2.0 Mediocre
10 Oct 2016
Bad experience
Pros: Nothing
Cons: They didn't have a car available. We had to carry our heavy luggage 5 blocks. Poor service.
2.0 Mediocre
11 Oct 2016
Cons: Did not rent. Office was closed at 2pm
2.0 Mediocre
19 Oct 2016
Got cheated
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Were told can drop the car at the airport. Then, charge additional 44 dollars + extra fees and taxes. We were really taken?
Rated no. 6
Avis
7.9 Good (84 reviews)
6 locations in Portland
Avis
Locations in Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street
+1 971 230 6080
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
310 Southwest Lincoln Street
+1 503 241 2810
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
330 Southwest Washington Street
+1 503 227 0220
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
5720 Southeast 82nd Avenue
+1 503 771 2426
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
5856 Northeast Columbia Boulevard
+1 503 249 6342
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
7102 Northeast Airport Way
+1 503 249 4950
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
19 Jul 2016
What a way to travel
Pros: It was clean and smelled nice when we picked it up. It was comfortable and had many hi-tech features like a USB port and Bluetooth It was fuel efficient, we got 18.5 MPG Lots of storage space in the back for our luggage. (We had 5 passengers)
Cons: By the end of the 7 day trip I was wishing that I could electronically adjust my seat, but I think that was more about being in the van for 7 days and less about the van.:)
8.4 Excellent
19 Aug 2016
Brand New Nissan Rogue
Pros: The car was brand new and super clean. I thoroughly enjoyed driving the car. It was comfortable and had reasonable acceleration.
Cons: Upon exiting the airport garage, the attendant was very rude. The manager on duty happened to come by. He was very friendly and receptive. He apologized and explained that he's regretting the decision to hire contractors for this position. He said he appreciated my input and would use it as an example at his next meeting with the bosses. He may be lying through his teeth, but he was very nice and easy to work with.
5.2 Okay
22 Aug 2016
Dirty car
Pros: Pickup and drop off was fast
Cons: My car clearly had a smoker using it previously and felt like it was cancer ridden. I also found a bunch of pretzels underneath the drivers seat. It was disgusting.
6.0 Good
23 Aug 2016
Cons: Was not able to use my AVIS preferred number in order to speed through the rental process. Please make it clear at the outset that there is cost to the discounted prices in terms of poorer service quality such as inability to associate the AVIS preferred identifier with your reservation.
8.4 Excellent
28 Aug 2016
Pros: The car was clean and the return was very easy.
Cons: There was some pressure to buy insurance on the rental car.
10.0 Excellent
18 Oct 2016
Customer service was very good
Pros: fast and informative car was ready and exact location was specified.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
22 Nov 2016
Pros: Mitsubishi Lancer is a great car for one on the road. In town dropoff is less hassle and much cheaper than airport. One way rental was cheaper than I expected.
7.6 Good
27 Nov 2016
Pros: Agent when I picked up the car did a great job making up for where Avis let me down
Cons: Car I reserved was not available
10.0 Excellent
2 Jun 2017
Pros: Ease of service
Cons: No mention of upgrade options
5.6 Okay
5 Jul 2017
Missing information on AVIS web site for Portland Airport
Cons: There is no info on the AVIS web site telling you the rental cars at the Portland Airport, PDX, are located at the airport. Most airports, such as San Diego, where we came from, have the rental cars located offsite. We waiting for a shuttle van to come by, but no AVIS. We tried the phone number and just got the "press 1,2,3,etc message. Finally some airport employee told us to go to the AVIS counter and the cars were located in the upper parking structure.
Rated no. 7
Budget
7.1 Good (91 reviews)
6 locations in Portland
Budget
Locations in Portland
1000 Ne Multnomah Street
+1 971 230 6082
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
10947 Northeast Holman Street
+1 503 249 6331
Monday00:00 - 01:00
04:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
04:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
04:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
04:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
04:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
04:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
04:00 - 23:59
310 Southwest Lincoln
+1 503 222 5421
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
330 S.W. Washington Street
+1 503 241 5003
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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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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  • 6.9
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  • 6.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
6 Jul 2016
Pros: Easy pick-up and drop-off
Cons: The extra pricing, doubled the car rental fee.
6.0 Good
1 Oct 2016
Long wait for a car
Pros: Got a great deal for an SUV.
Cons: When booking said it was at the airport but had to take a shuttle to get the car then waited in line for about an hour. Kept trying to up sell us on a different cars because only had a few ready. Chose an SUV for a bit more money but was a good deal. Car was not very clean even though it looked like they just ran it through the wash.
5.6 Okay
2 Nov 2015
Pros: Small drop off location, easy to deal with.
Cons: When I made the reservation, there was no mention of extra mileage charges, which were revealed to me upon the return of the car. I am unimpressed with the way Budget advertised they're deals online without revealing all charges up front.
3.6 Mediocre
19 Nov 2015
Cons: The pick up was a joke. Wrong car, mix up on car, took over a half hour or more to check in.
8.0 Excellent
25 Dec 2015
Kayak insurance is not Budget insurance
Pros: We got the car we wanted, worked out well overall.
Cons: Budget rep explained that our online insurance purchase was third party... Should have save the money and purchased at pickup Budget rep explained we would be driving through a storm and offered a choice of two different SUVs at an additional charge because of 4wd. Upon further inspection every available SUV on the lot was FWD. We don't appreciate the dishonesty.
3.6 Mediocre
14 Feb 2016
Cons: Portland to San Diego, I was quoted a price of $347 for two days, sounded fair. I had to pay $550. If you are requesting a different drop off location then that fee should be listed.
4.0 Okay
19 Feb 2016
Smoky Car
Pros: They took $15 dollars off of my $45 dollar rental.
Cons: Car WREAKED of smoke. Had to pick up a client and they immediately smelled it. Unacceptable odor for a rental car company and I didn't have time to swap out cars.
8.4 Excellent
23 Feb 2016
Cons: Drop off location was not updatedonline
10.0 Excellent
18 Apr 2016
Cons: Eveyone was great Rental itself ran great!
4.8 Okay
22 Jul 2016
Okay, not Good
Pros: Drop off lot easy to find.
Cons: Pick up slow. Drop of people disinterested in helping getting us out of there. Chevy Equinox, which we had for a month, has poor visibility and turning ratio, making it clumsy (if not risky) to drive.
Rated no. 8
Payless
6.4 Good (78 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Payless
Locations in Portland
5856 Ne Columbia Blvd
+1 503 288 8050
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 6.1
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Recent reviews
7.2 Good
7 Mar 2016
Added an extra airport tax
Cons: The total I paid was about 10 dollars more than what was shown on my reservation. They told me it was extra airport tax. I wish it was shown when I made the reservation so that I could compare the various offers correctly.
6.0 Good
7 Apr 2016
Feedback
Pros: Entertaining customer service
Cons: Pick up far away from airport and service was slow. Turned out to be double the cost of the quote.
3.2 Mediocre
5 May 2016
Hidden charge
Pros: There are hidden charge on Payless car rental.
8.0 Excellent
24 Dec 2016
Best value for money
Pros: Clean car, best rates, nice service, no surprises
9.6 Excellent
4 Jan 2017
Great Value, Odd Location
Pros: Quality vehicles, sharing fleet with Budget and Avis. Why pay more?
Cons: The rather limited hours (7a-7p).are a bit of a drag. And it's 5 miles from the airport so expect a 10-15 min shuttle from the airport. It's a great deal if you live nearby!
6.0 Good
20 Nov 2017
Basic
Pros: Friendly staff and very good on price. Quick check in process.
Cons: Most rentals at pdx are on site but this is a 15 minute shuttle ride. Also the first car assigned had warning lights on so we had to change cars.
10.0 Excellent
21 Feb 2018
Pros: Great little car, good service, easy.
Cons: Away from the airport requiring a shuttle.
6.4 Good
18 Jul 2018
Closed when our flight got there
Pros: The car was clean and comfortable
Cons: 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
2.0 Mediocre
19 Jul 2018
Kayak website is not correct, will book directly with car rental in fu
Pros: 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.
4.0 Okay
9 Oct 2015
Cons: I don't like how the insurance sold on the website is different than the one offered by the rental company, so the customer is pressured into buying multiple policies to ensure proper coverage. I ended up spending hundreds more than my reservation claimed.
Rated no. 9
Ace
8.9 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Ace
Locations in Portland
11100 NE Holman St
+1 503 946 3789
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
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Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent
7 Apr 2016
Pros: Free upgrade was excellent for our family.
Cons: Extra fees for mileage in California. This was not stated in the original terms of agreement.
9.2 Excellent
11 Nov 2015
Pros: the staff was great friendly polite. things moved efficiently it was quick in and out and the car i got was a decent car.
Cons: when i thought i booked a car with unlimited miles and then they say but you didn't read the fine print i knew I was in trouble. my 16 per day rental became 96. the bait and switch kind of policy i didn't like but it is what it is. unlimited is unlimited unless it is not unlimited.
7.2 Good
24 Nov 2015
Cons: Heater temperature control. Not uniform
10.0 Excellent
29 Nov 2015
What I Expected
Pros: Service was informative and courteous and the vehicle in good shape. It operated smoothly and accommodated all the visitors comfortably. Being able to pay for gas at a good rate in advance was a nice surprise, so I didn't have to mess with it.
Cons: I should have asked for the height of the vehicle since I needed to park downtown. The height should be listed as part of the vehicle details.
8.8 Excellent
7 Dec 2015
Pros: Nice clean car. Drove very nice
Cons: No early airport drop off available
6.4 Good
21 Dec 2015
Cons: Tire tread was worn pretty thin - felt like it wasn't safe to drive into the snow...Staff offered no solution other than paying more for a smaller vehicle or canceling the reservation. Their systems are about 10 years out of date - it took about an hour of paperwork and checking out the car before I was able to leave.
10.0 Excellent
23 Dec 2015
Insurance ??
Pros: Great Ford Expedition we took it up Mt. Hood and stayed at Timberline Lodge one of the nights! Great room in vehicle and loaded options!
Cons: Ace rental said we didn't have any insurance and paid $150 extra directly through Ace to be covered in case anything happened to the rental. We paid for extra insurance via Kayak and Ace didn't recognize it. Inquiring with Kayak about that.
10.0 Excellent
29 Dec 2015
Well worth it.
Pros: Very kind and service oriented. Van rentals were reasonably priced and great for people with larger families. Cost a lot less than all the major competitors.
Cons: The drive to their location was a little further out but considering the cost difference and they picked you up after you called them and dropped you off it was just fine.
10.0 Excellent
7 Feb 2016
Great experience!
Pros: We got exactly what we were expecting and the staff was friendly and knowledgable.
10.0 Excellent
8 Apr 2016
Perfect
Pros: I see a few people wrote that they could not find the rental location at the airport. That is because it is not right on site at the airport and the directions clearly tell you to call for a pickup. I had absolutely no problems. The staff was very friendly, the van was clean and in good running condition and I was told how to drop the van off during their off hours. I would definitely rent here again.
Rated no. 10
National
national
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Portland
National
Locations in Portland
7105 Ne Airport Way
+1 844 366 0499
Monday00:00 - 01:30
04:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
30 Aug 2016
Cons: They did not have the car available for rent...I feel like they scammed us
Airport Van
airportvanre
1 location in Portland
Airport Van
Locations in Portland
11100 Ne Holman Street
+1 503 946 3789
Avr
avr
1 location in Portland
Avr
Locations in Portland
Portland Airport
Bandago
bandago
1 location in Portland
Bandago
Locations in Portland
4835 NE 107th
+1 415 401 7659
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
1 location in Portland
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Portland
16671 Sw Mcloughlin Blvd
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Portland
Easirent
Locations in Portland
Portland-Hillsboro Airport
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Flight Car
flightcarad
1 location in Portland
Flight Car
Locations in Portland
Portland airport
1-844-435-8227
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Portland
Sunnycars
Locations in Portland
9115 NE Airport Way
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
zeeba
1 location in Portland
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Portland
12025 NE Sumner
+1 800 940 9332
1242 travellers who rented a car in Portland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Portland

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Most popular car type Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Portland

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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 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.
  • Book your rental car in Portland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Portland

What is the most popular rental car in Portland?

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

What is the best rental car company in Portland?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Portland are Alamo (8.7, 6961 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13770 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2428 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Portland?

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

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Portland?

A Intermediate car rental in Portland costs $43 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Portland?

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.

What's the speed limit in Portland?

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.

How are gas prices in Portland?

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.

Where are the best places to park in Portland?

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.

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