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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Portland?
If your trip to Portland is all organized but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Explore the best of what this place has to offer by adding Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Children’s Museum of Maine to your must-see list. If you have an extra day up your sleeve, drop by Portland Museum of Art and Victoria Mansion as well.Plan a stop at State Theatre. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on most travelers’ to-do lists. Thompson’s Point and Portland Stage are also a stone’s throw away and worth taking the time to see.
What are the best road trip destinations near Portland?
We know you can’t wait to take your new ride for a spin. How about taking a day trip out to Freeport? Just 16 miles away, roll down the windows and let the wind rustle your hair on the way there. Soak up the sights starting with LL Bean Flagship Store, Desert of Maine and Winslow Memorial Park. Located 20 miles away, Kennebunkport is another popular choice. If you swing by, be sure to check out Goose Rocks Beach, Mother’s Beach and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.
Where are the best beaches near Portland?
Portland boasts some beautiful stretches of coastline, and there’s no better way to explore them than from behind the wheel of your own rental car. See what interesting treasures you can find strewn beside the water at one of these famous beaches:

  • Willard Beach (2 miles away).
  • Sand Beach (2 miles away).
  • Crescent Beach State Park (7 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Portland?
Portland knows how to entertain. You could vacation for a good while here and still not see it all. To experience as much as possible in this buzzing metropolis, you’ll need a rental car. Bear in mind that city driving often comes with tight streets and even tighter parking spaces. Don’t worry though, because a compact or an economy car can make this a lot easier to navigate. If you’re in the mood to head out of the city and take in some of the rocky coastlines that Portland is famous for, you’ll want a car with more power and room to move. A full-size or mid-size SUV will suit your needs.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Portland?
For some people, owning a luxury vehicle may be a little out of reach. But renting your dream ride is certainly within your grasp! Imagine the thrill of tearing down the open road in a swanky sports car, even if it’s only for a little while. Or maybe you’re just after a trusty set of wheels to bring you from point A to point B. Flashy or thrifty? Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit your style in Portland.
Is it difficult to park in Portland?
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in Portland, although it can be challenging to get a spot in the busier areas. Staying at a hotel that has parking included is a wise idea.
Does Portland have peak-hour traffic?
As the population of Portland is around 66,900, you shouldn’t have too much trouble with traffic. That said, city center streets generally get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Are there speed limits in Portland?
While driving through the streets of Portland, keep in mind that the speed limits usually range from 20mph to 70mph. Residential areas are 20mph unless marked otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Cumberland County?
Generally, your car rental company will bill the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Or they may forward your contact details to local authorities, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Portland?
If you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, it’s legal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Portland. But ensure you keep concentrating on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Portland?
When behind the wheel in Portland, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a few beers over lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Portland?
Yes you can. However, before you turn you are required to stop the car completely and only move on if the lane is clear.
Are seat belts compulsory in Cumberland County?
Seat belts are required in Cumberland County. That being said, the rules may vary for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.

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City pick-up location Portland
Lowest price $26
Popular car types: SUV, Full size, Economy & Standard

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