Portland State University


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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  • Faculty & Staff
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Portland State University

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

Portland State University

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Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

I'd like to join Zipcar for personal driving. Eligible faculty or staff join free and get discounted weekday driving!

(Student employees, graduate research assistants, and fellowships should apply above as PSU students.)

I live near Portland State University and would like use Zipcar.

what's included

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Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

where can i go

There's a lot to do around Portland State University. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Presents of Mind

    The best selection of Portland tshirts. They have friendly staff and a cool variety of gifts. I can always find something there. Huge selection of cards for...more
  • Village Merchants

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  • Craft Factory

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  • Macleay Park

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  • Mount Tabor Park

    Best place in town to blow off some steam with a run, watching the sun set, having a picnic or a 10" other lovely things. The trails seem almost endless and...more

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  • Olympia Provisions

    We had a great time at Olympia Provisions the other night. We arrived on time for our 7:30 reservation however our table wasn't ready yet so we enjoyed...more
  • Pine State Biscuits

    Dear baby Jesus, Your best creation has been discovered by my tastebuds. This place is absolutely worth the wait. I had the Reggie w/egg. The flavors are...more
  • Shut Up and Eat

    LOVE the name of this tasty spot - almost as much as I love the food. Having been here on a few occasions, I have not sampled near enough of the menu as I...more
  • Tasty n Alder

    I'm always down for a sweet romantic walk, on a warm summery night. Nothing like wandering in to a packed house and being able to score a seat at the...more
  • Drunken Noodle

    Love Drunken Noodle. It's our go to Thai Restaurant. I've only had a few items on the menu since they are so delicious I just keep ordering them. I highly...more

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