In the northwest of the USA, the city of Portland in the state of Oregon offers a varied holiday. This metropolis of 650,000 inhabitants lies at the confluence of the Willamette River and the Columbia River in the middle of an attractive landscape. Tourists appreciate Portland's diverse cultural offerings, unique historical buildings and diverse nightlife, as well as its extensive parks. You can reach Portland directly from Germany via International Airport (PDX). The airport with the IATA code PDX is located 12 km northeast of the city centre and offers important features such as a car rental centre. The rental car booked before departure is already waiting for you, it will take you to the city within a few minutes via Interstate 205. Below is a small selection of highlights that can be reached by rental car. However, the available offers are much more extensive and must be selected according to individual needs.
The city centre offers a multitude of buildings from the last century. Among others, you should see the Schnitzer Concert Hall of 1928, the elegant Benson Hotel of 1912, the shopping mall Lloyd Center of 1960 and the comparatively modern Oregon Convention Center. The streets of the city center are wide, well signposted and not very busy. You will easily find a parking space for your rental car.
The supply of parks and green spaces in Portland is comparatively large. The 52-hectare Washington Park is very varied because it includes a zoo, a Japanese garden and a children's museum. You can hike extensively in the Forrest Park in the west of Portland on 112 km long trails. For music lovers, Tom McCall Waterfront Park offers a Blues Festival once a year.
In July the Oregon Brewery Festival takes place, the biggest event of its kind in the USA. In June, the Portland Rose Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city and the Mayors Ball is a crowd puller in spring. At every event the streets are a little fuller and a rental car parking is harder to find.
You should always book a rental car well in advance of a trip. You will find the most interesting car rental in terms of price on our transparent comparison portal. We offer you the current offers of every company to choose from, and you can also book practical accessories and first-class services with us. When you land at the international airport, the car rental company is already waiting for you with the reserved rental car and your holiday can begin after a few formalities. You can find out how to rent a car and take over the car safely below.
You save money when renting on our portal and should protect this advantage with an excellent insurance. The fully comprehensive policy without excess will pay for any damage without your participation. Therefore this contract means planning security for you.
Different than with the conventional motor vehicle liability insurance, a rental car insurance is only related to the respective contractual partner. Every possible second driver must therefore be included in the rental contract by the car rental company so that he enjoys the same protection as you.
You need them for car rental to pick up your rental car. On the card, the landlord blocks the deposit until it is returned to the airport. It must be a full credit card with sufficient funds available to cover your holiday expenses and the deposit.
If you want to see as much of the United States as possible, choose our low-cost one-way rates when renting. The booking process is identical except for the second airport for car rental return. However, they are much more flexible, drive cheaply and give the car to the same car rental company.
You need an international driver's license in the United States and must observe different speed limits in each state. Alcohol in road traffic should be avoided in any case, for example it is forbidden to carry opened bottles in the vehicle. Otherwise, special rules apply to stop signs and when overtaking on multi-lane roads.