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

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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.

  • Ampersand

    Great selection of photo books - I found something here I've been looking for for a long time. Wonderful art. The vintage photos and prints are rather...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

    Cute, positive, vegan, and cruelty free items! I love coming back because the atmosphere is so wonderful.more
  • Altar

    We NEED an Altar sister location in Seattle pronto! I wanted to buy one of everything! Such a great shop for all of your spooky, witchy, metaphysical...more
  • Radish Underground

    Today I went to Radish Underground as I appreciated the great reviews for cool local jewelry and needed to purchase a nice gift for one of my sibling's...more

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Peninsula Park

    Super cute and surprisingly large park filled with thousands of gorgeous roses enclosed by a closely manicured hedge. The park is very close to Portland...more
  • The Grotto

    A short 20 minute drive out of Downtown Portland, this sanctuary was very serene and beautiful. On the lower level, you'll find 2 visitor centers, the...more
  • Ladd's Circle & Squares

    A five-set piece of circular gardens as this, Ladd's Circle, is most assuredly a beautiful sight. These hold the tender appearances of several flowers, with...more

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  • Screen Door

    Heard it through the grapevines that dinner is better than brunch, so we arrived and waited in line for 15min for a table. Got it our server was very sweet...more
  • Tasty n Sons

    Tasty n Sons and Screen Door both came highly recommended, but only one delivered. Can you guess which one? Our first dish, the Chocolate Potato Doughnut,...more
  • Basilisk

    Man, this place is good. Simple menu, but everything is done well. Would much rather have it this way than 30 above average dishes. Hot sauce is bomb (and,...more
  • Vagabond

    We checked out this new(er) place up near our hood this morning for brunch. I have to say that I agree with all of the reviews. This place did not...more
  • Olympia Provisions

    My quest to find the best Eggs Benedict is over! And the answer is Olympic Provisions! The service was outstanding. It's always an awesome experience when...more

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