The state of Oregon has everything: beaches, mountains, great food, coastline, vibrant cities and waterfalls.
You name it, this part of America's got it!
Portland is the largest city in the state, so is the ideal place to start any Oregon trip.
The best way to explore Oregon is undoubtedly by renting a campervan and taking a road trip.
And in Portland there are SO many options when it comes to hiring a vehicle. This is super handy if you're not planning to convert a campervan yourself!
Naturally it can be overwhelming to know where to start!
So here’s our guide to finding the best campervan and RV rentals in Portland...
GoSee is the best place to start when it comes to finding your perfect campervan rental.
They provide a price comparison service of all the campervan and RV firms worldwide.
With such a vast number of firms to choose from, you can find the best campervan rental in Portland to suit your budget and your availability.
When it comes to planning your trip around Oregon, you’ll want to plan well in advance.
Road trips in these parts of America are very popular, so firms can sell out fast.
However you can quickly search your dates on GoSee, to easily find which firms actually have availability.
Saves you lots of time, stress and hassle!
And as if this wasn’t enough reasons to choose GoSee, they also offer other great services:
For more info, read our in-depth review of GoSee Travel (Motorhome Republic).
Outdoorsy is an RV marketplace where owners can rent out their RVs to passionate campers.
Over 17 million RVs are unused for 350 days of the year, so Outdoorsy gets them back out on the road.
Each vehicle has a good overview on the website, so you can see what amenities each campervan offers.
You are able to ‘meet the host’, learn a bit about them, and even message them before booking vehicles.
There are different options of trip insurance to choose from when you book through Outdoorsy. The website gives a good overview of what each insurance plan offers so you know what's best for you.
Some vehicles can be delivered to you, at an address of your choice.
Or some owners offer to set up the vehicle ready at a campsite or RV park.
For more information about this platform, check out our in-depth Outdoorsy review!
Outdoorsy offers everything from larger campers sleeping up to ten, down to small trailers with room for just one.
There’s something for every type of camper at Outdoorsy - whether it’s a big family trip, or just a solo adventure.
You can filter your search to only show vehicles with certain amenities, so you can find something that perfectly suits your requirements.
The nature of Outdoorsy means there’s always that personal touch that comes with the vehicles. And a real understanding about what every camper wants from RV life.
Escape Campervans offer you a totally unique campervan rental experience with their vibrant hand-painted, custom campervans.
The company was founded by a New Zealander back in 2003 and he brought his idea over to the USA in 2009.
Starting in LA, Escape Campervans have now expanded to 13 locations with over 600 vans.
What sets Escape apart from the rest has to be the artwork on the vans. This proved to be a talking point with other travellers, and is a great ice breaker when making friends on the road.
You can even get to know the artist who painted your van!
There are 2 vehicles which Escape Campervans have available to pick up in Portland: Mavericks and Big Sur.
Both of these vehicles can fit up to 5 people. They have queen sized beds which come with extra storage.
All the vehicles have a dual battery system which uses solar panels, and kitchen fit outs with a sink, fridge and stove.
The quotes include free extra drivers with up to 4 drivers allowed, as well as 24/7 roadside assistance.
Cruise America has over forty five years of rental experience.
All of the RVs are custom-manufactured to ensure they’re as safe, comfortable and reliable as possible.
Cruise America not only provides the vehicles, but they also help travellers map out their ideal road trip route.
Before starting on the trip, Cruise America gives all travellers an orientation of their vehicle, ensuring everyone is fully confident before embarking on their trip.
They have a free mobile app that helps travellers find destinations, campsites and troubleshooting issues.
The largest vehicle on offer from Cruise America can sleep up to 7 and the smallest, ‘compact’ vehicle sleeps up to 3.
There are other sized vehicles that sleep up to 4 and 5.
The ‘Adventure Travel Trailer’ sleeps up to 4 and gives campers the freedom to set up camp and then travel around in their own vehicle.
All the vehicles have air con, a microwave, a fridge, and a toilet.
The full specs of the vehicles are available on their website.
Go Camp’s rental options are carefully selected so only the best RVs with the nicest owners make the cut.
Equipped with cutlery, crockery and bedding, as well as some camping gear, all Go Camp’s vehicles are considered ‘road trip ready’. You can pick up the vehicle, grab some groceries, and you’re good to go!
If something you need isn’t included, there are optional extras you can add onto your booking.
Before you start the trip, Go Camp will send you a detailed list of what’s included with your vehicle so you can plan and pack accordingly.
There’s a team on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help with any queries and/or enquiries.
Go Camp also offer one way rentals, which means you can drive the vehicle to a destination and arrange for it to be picked up for an extra fee.
Because the vehicles from Go Camp are owned by individuals, no two vehicles are the same.
You can be safe in the knowledge that all the vehicles are reliable and of high quality, as they all have to meet strict safety and maintenance requirements before being listed.
There's so much to choose from at Go Camp!
There are a variety of different vehicle types including VWs, Eurovans, Mercedes sprinters, Ford transits, Nissans, rooftop tents and speciality conversion vans.
So there’s something for every traveller!
Vagabond Vans offer smaller vehicles equipped with all the necessities for a road trip.
The smaller size of these vehicles means they're perfect for the travellers who only want the bare necessities.
Or for those who aren’t confident manoeuvring larger vehicles.
The cheapest vehicle is the 2 seater Toyota Previa. They offer another 2 seater vehicle, the Toyota Sienna.
The larger 4 seater vehicle is the Ford E-150.
All vehicles include a full sized foam mattress, a 5 gallon water container, camp stove, crockery and cutlery for 2 people, pots and pans, and curtains. You'll also benefit from a table and camping chairs.
Additional add on's such as bedding, roof rack and airport pick up can be purchased at an extra cost.
RVezy is the largest and most affordable RV rental marketplace in North America.
Campers can send booking requests to RV owners for specific trip dates. The owners will then accept if they have availability for those dates (kind of like Airbnb!)
Once the owners have accepted you can ask any questions in order to check that the RV rental is right for you.
If it all sounds good, you can go ahead and confirm the booking. If not simply decline the request and carry on looking!
It’s a good idea to send multiple booking requests to different RV owners so you’ve got a better chance of finding the best RV for your trip.
There’s something for every kind of traveller on this RV marketplace.
There are larger vehicles like class C motorhomes and truck campers, which are ideal for families and bigger groups.
Or if you’re travelling solo, or in a couple you can take advantage of some of the smaller trailers.
These make it easy to pitch up at camp, before exploring nearby areas in your own car, without the added weight or size of an RV.
Vehicles have a range of different campervan accessories and you can filter your search depending on your requirements.
Some RV owners will give the option of delivering the vehicle to you, whilst some vehicles are stationary at a campsite, just waiting for you to turn up.
Road Trip Oregon offers 11 different types of vehicles.
All of their vehicles have been carefully vetted by their on site mechanic to ensure they’re road trip ready.
Their detailed campervan packing list details all the items that are included in their rentals, so you know exactly what to expect.
Road Trip Oregon’s vehicles include a Ford transit, Eurovan camper and sprinter vans.
So, if you're looking for sprinter van rentals in Portland then this company is a fantastic option!
Their largest vehicles can comfortably sleep 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 kids.
Their smallest vehicle is a Land Rover with a pop up roof tent, which can sleep up to 2 adults.
Big Paw Tours have over 20 years experience of RV rental so you’re in good hands!
And they don’t stop there…
Big Paw Tours help with trip planning and offer personalised itineraries.
They also have some ready made trip itineraries to give you some road trip inspiration.
All of their rentals include a bike rack, camping equipment, cooking utensils, and bedding.
There are four different vehicles on offer: The Groovin Grizzly, Polar Express, Kodiak Karavan and Jeep Wrangler.
Their largest Class C RVs are perfect for family trips.
Whilst their small vehicle - the Jeep Wrangler - offers a minimalist experience for two.
Lil Campers brand themselves as an ‘Airbnb on wheels’.
Both trailers are equipped with a wide variety of kitchenware, a slide out table, USB ports, a Bluetooth speaker and an awning.
Blow up kayaks and paddle boards can be rented for an extra fee.
Sprout and Lovage are Lil Camper's adorable trailers.
Each of the trailers have a queen size mattress, which sleeps two.
Lovage comes with a full size roof top tent which can sleep an extra three.
The trailers include power cords for on-site charging, solar panels and a spare tyre.
AIYRE Pacific drop off locations are conveniently located within minutes of international airports.
AIYRE Pacific are members of Sustainable Travel International.
They buy carbon offers for every mile driven, making rental from them carbon neutral.
All of the vehicles are a new fleet of 2018 and 2019 Dodge Caravans.
They’re fully equipped with AC, cruise control and GPS.
With no logos, artwork or external markings these cars are ideal for ‘stealth camping’.
All vehicles come with a full bed, memory foam mattress, fresh linen, folding chairs and table, camping shower, kitchen utensils and a canopy.
As a general ‘rule of thumb’, expect to pay around $100 - $200 per day to rent an RV in Portland. Prices will vary depending on the time of year you visit. You also need to factor in the cost of fuel.
For most RV rentals in Portland you’ll need to be at least 25 years old. This applies to the majority of vehicle rentals throughout Oregon!
Some companies will allow under 25s to rent vehicles but there will often be a premium charge. You will also likely need a clear driving licence.
Oregon has its own parking laws, just like other American states. These laws must be abided by when driving an RV.
You can’t just park an RV on the street or in unauthorised parking areas. Parking on highways and in most public places is prohibited.
For this reason, you'll find plenty of designated RV and motorhome parking areas!
There are so many great options for campervan and RV rental in Portland. There’s something on this list for every adventurer!
I’d love to hear which one you’re going for!
Or have you already done a road trip in Oregon?
Which company did you rent from?
Drop us a comment below!
There are so many fantastic places to visit in Oregon but if you've got the time, why not explore the neighboring states of California, Idaho, Nevada, or Washington.
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