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Location information for Portland OR

Introduction

The American city of Portland has many faces. The oldest part of the city is the entertainment area where you'll also find Chinatown, although the Chinese district isn't as enjoyable as for example the one in San Francisco. The city's business district is located Downtown, which is dominated by modern buildings but it also has a beautiful park along the river (Tom McCall Waterfront Park). Here you'll also find most museums. And finally there's Pearl District, which used to be an industrial area, but it's now a trendy district with many art galleries, bars, cafés and restaurants.

Population

The city has approximately 580,000 inhabitants, but almost 2.2 million people live in the entire metropolitan area of Portland and surroundings.

Location

Portland is located in the state of Oregon, in the northwest of the United States. The city lies on the Willamette River, just south of where it discharges into the Columbia River, over 120 kilometers from the coast. East of Portland lies the 3426 meters high Mount Hood which is easily visible from the city.

Economy

Portland's largest employer is computer components manufacturer Intel, known for its logo on many PC's: Intel Inside. Many other technology companies are also based here, which led to Portland's nickname 'Silicon Forest', a reference to the green surroundings and the well-known 'Silicon Valley'. Some sportswear manufacturers also have their American headquarters in Portland (for example Adidas and Nike). From the old days, steel industry plays an important role in local economy and agricultural produce from the hinterland, mainly wheat, are exported via the port.

Airports

The city's airport, Portland International Airport, is situated 15 kilometers northeast of the center. It's easily reachable by rental car. From the center you cross the Morrison Bridge and drive to the airport via the I-84 E (Banfield Expressway) and the I-205 N. Pay attention at the junction of those two freeways, as you can easily go the wrong way.

Public Transport

Portland has excellent public transport, consisting of an extensive network of buses, streetcars, a light-rail system and a cableway. The majority of the buses, streetcars and light-rail lines run via the city center. The streetcars and light-rail lines in the center (Downtown) are free. There's also a cableway, called the Portland Aerial Tram, between the university grounds and the South Waterfront.

Traffic and Parking

Even the inhabitants of Portland complain about the traffic situation in the city center. Streets are closed off on a regular basis or unclear restrictions are imposed. Finding a free parking place for your rental car is also difficult and expensive (according to American standards). A rental car is, however, an ideal means of transportation to discover the rest of Oregon.

Hotels

Portland has a good choice of accommodations, ranging from basic guesthouses to luxurious hotels. Many of the more expensive hotels are geared towards business travelers. The Benson is an attractive, historical hotel Downtown.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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