If you want to see everything Portland has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own car enables you to go to the locations you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Oregon even more enjoyable with a National rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
Portland has over half a million people, which means this region is just big enough for a bit of adventure. You are sure to have a relaxing time here, thanks to Portland's small-town ambiance and outdoor activities. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to take in as much of Portland as you can during your vacation. You'll be able to explore of this city once you get the keys to your National rental car.
Originally founded by a couple dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything compact to luxury cars, allowing you to pick the best automobile for your trip.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Portland National car rental at a great price?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest price, whether you reserve your vehicle. But getting ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and read the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Portland?
Be sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Portland's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Portland require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to go over National's policy to determine what the total cost is for you.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Portland?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Portland. Economy or compact vehicles are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a SUV or a sedan will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little luxury on their Portland trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?
You are required to have insurance before you rent from National in the United States. Many major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Portland. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National requires a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the rental.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
We encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your National rental with a full tank. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Portland?
Portland has over half a million people, so there should be plenty to do. Unlimited miles allow you to see what else Oregon has to offer without being concerned about your limits. If you are looking to add a little fun to your Portland trip, you can also go to Oaks Amusement Park and enjoy an afternoon taking on the park's attractions.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Portland?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at another National. Be aware there may be an additional fee when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Portland, having the keys to your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of Oregon, you can go wherever you want to, without having to wait for the bus or hail a taxicab.
Before you head out of town, book your National Portland rental car and take off to all the must-see sights at your own pace. Reserve with CarRentals.com and speed along the streets in Portland, Oregon.