Portland State University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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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.


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

what's your affiliation with 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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  • The Meadow

    Cute place to get gifts for the trip back home. Unique and interesting salt. Service was friendly and helpful.more
  • Frock Boutique

    If I could give this boutique 10 stars, I would. As I was sitting outside and enjoying some delicious chicken from the Alberta Market, I had the...more
  • Herbivore Clothing Company

    Cool clothing store, high quality, great clothing and accessories. Reading some reviews I was looking for hemp. Going from store to store, in the search...more

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  • International Rose Test Garden

    Ever since I could remember, roses were always my favorite flower. Not only are they beautiful to look at, they also smell heavenly!! Although the roses...more
  • Macleay Park

    It is a marvelous state of affairs that Macleay Park is bettered elsewhere in proximity. Beauty is constantly to be found where water runs, flora slides and...more
  • Mount Tabor Park

    Beautiful urban forest, right in the middle of Portland. The park sits on heights which give you a beautiful view of the river valley. Miles of trails...more
  • Escapism: Dr. Zylchov's Laboratory

    My boyfriend has been dying to try one of these escape rooms for a while, so I booked one for our anniversary. One aspect that sets Escapism apart from...more
  • The Grotto

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  • Tasty n Sons

    I've been here twice, and it still does not disappoint! This time, I was able to try more stuff since we were in a bigger group. Chicken Fried Chicken:...more
  • The American Local

    Man this place totally lived up to the hype. Got seated immediately (Wednesday night), and the vibe was super fun. Pretty loud restaurant but not to the...more
  • Olympia Provisions

    Having arrived in Portland for a little weekend getaway, Olympia Provisions was the perfect place for my friends and me to wrap up a day's aggressive eating...more
  • Basilisk

    Stellar stellar stellar service. My roommate and I had plans to check out this sweet spot for a late lunch, and on our way we got into a little car...more
  • Shut Up and Eat

    Do yourself a favor and go to Shut Up and Eat. Everything we had was absolutely delicious. We got a meatball sandwich and a Broad Street Bomber (aka...more

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