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Thrifty Car Rentals in Portland: All you need to know

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 Thrifty. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can drive wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next getaway to Australia more enjoyable with a Thrifty car rental.

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With everything to do in and around Portland, you'll want to explore more than the block your hotel is on while on your stay. Whether you are wishing to try the bistro that has gotten fantastic reviews across town or check out some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own vehicle to see as much as you can while on your trip. Wherever you drive to in Portland, if you wish to get the most out of your visit, having access to your auto is a must.

We work with several of the finest dealers, like Thrifty, because they are known for their success in supplying guests with the best vehicles on the road. We can help you and your visit get off to a great start.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get the best rates on a Portland Thrifty car rental?

We try to get you the lowest price, no matter when you book. However, booking well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.

What should I have with me when I pick up my car rental in Portland?

You'll need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What's Portland's minimum age to rent a car?

Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Portland is 21. Take time to go over Thrifty's policy, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles especially.

What kind of Thrifty rental car should I get for my trip to Portland?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Portland. Compact or economy vehicles are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a mid-size car or SUV will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Portland getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.

Does Australia require car insurance?

In Australia you do need to have insurance before you rent. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Thrifty car rental?

Thrifty does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip to Portland. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the model and make of the rental.

Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Thrifty?

At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You should receive your vehicle with a full tank. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back to Thrifty. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Portland certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Portland.

Does Portland Thrifty offer one-way car rentals?

Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental at another Thrifty. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you opt for one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Portland, having access to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of Australia, you can go wherever you want to, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or signal for a cab.

Before you head out of town, book your Thrifty Portland rental car and visit all the items on your itinerary. Reserve through CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Portland, Australia.