In late March 2012, a new car-sharing company made its mark in Portland. Car2Go offers a new twist on conventional car-sharing models and brings a unique fleet of cars to the streets of Portland. A subsidiary of the truck-maker Daimler North America, Car2Go leases its Smart Cars to customers by the minute, and unlike its competitors, Car2Go allows users to simply drop the car in any legal parking space within a 34-square-mile area of the city.
Popular in San Diego, Austin, and Washington D.C., Car2Go is excited to make its presence felt in the competitive car-sharing market of Portland. ZipCar and Getaround, competitors of Car2Go, offer slightly different models and may be more suited for your needs for a particular trip. Regardless, check them out when you get a chance!