One of the greenest cities in America – Portland – is lively, modern and full of traffic megapolis.
Immediately upon arrival, it is recommended to rent a car in Portland. It should be borne in mind that a tourist who does not have a car cannot drive through the valley of Willamette – the famous land of vineyards, where they make the best wine in the West of the USA. Moreover, “Wine tours” in this area are very popular with tourists.
In Portland, there are several car rental locations. They are located both in the city center and on the outskirts. It is necessary to have an international driving license. When registering a lease, you must carefully read the terms of the contract.
Generally, the best variant is to rent a car online on the corresponding websites, or to do it on the spot – at the airport. There are many large rental services as well as small and rather new ones. Nevertheless, basic car rental companies in Portland airport are the following – Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. The average price per week for renting cars of economic class from different companies: Alamo – 351$, Budget – 385$, Dollar – 365$, Enterprise – 369$, Hertz – 390$, and National – 394$.
Now let’s have a closer look at every rental company in details:
Car rental from Alamo includes security and local taxes. As for fuel conditions, then getting and returning is with a full tank, and unlimited mileage is also offered, as well as insurance for hijacking and accidents.
In the rental price of Hertz Company, the following things are added: airport tax, local taxes and vehicle registration fee.
Budget in the rental price assumes airport charges, local taxes and rental navigator.
Dollar offers security and local taxes, premium location charges and also GPS.
In terms of car rental from National, the price accommodates airport and security charges, local taxes and premium charges.
It should be noted that Cash and debit cards are not accepted. Services of car rental in Portland accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Diners Club credit cards.
All companies except Enterprise offer a machine with a full tank, however, Enterprise provides a choice. While hiring a car, you agree with one of the following fuel options: fuel payment upon taking the car, return of the car with the same amount of fuel as it was received or pay for the fuel when returning the car.
Depending on the agreed fuel policy, you need to leave a deposit for fuel. The price for the car includes security and local taxes, and a Premium Location Fee.
If you order online in advance, you can get to some bonus action. For example, Alamo offers to rent a Mitsubishi Mirage for 398$ with GPS. Also, the same car can be taken by buying a premium package for 399$, the price of which includes an additional driver over 25 and a free fuel tank. Another example – Chevrolet Spark is offered for $413 by Dollar already with GPS!
If you are going to travel abroad, you must inform the rental company in advance.
Advice! Be sure to find a cult donut Vudu-donat, the most famous on the whole coast and in the whole of America. Here, donuts are baked with monstrous additives (for example, bacon) and the most breathtaking forms, here you can officially marry, and here the US president himself orders the donuts.
In addition, you can ride on all types of city trains: fast light-rail MAX, streetcar tram, Westside WES or on an air cable tram.