Published November 16, 2021
Arriving at PDX, you know the drill: Get off the plane and stretch your legs. Pick up your suitcases.
Hop on the shuttle to the offsite rental car offices. Rent a car and drive away.
Notice? We've just eliminated one of those steps.
On November 10, 2021, PDX unveiled its new rental car center, which brings all our agency partners under one roof and makes it faster and easier for you to continue your journey. And by reducing the number of shuttle vans circulating, we’re easing the congestion on NE Airport Way!
To get to the new center, follow the signs from the baggage claim area to the South Tunnel, where you’ll then head up the escalator into the bright, spacious new facility — without ever encountering a speck of bad weather.
You'll find the following car rental agencies here, two of which are completely new to the airport: Almo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, Thrifty and Zipcar.
On your route, look out for the new art pieces we commissioned for the walkway: Perez Westbrooks' colorful digital mural celebrating Northwest flora and Ben Butler's swirling wood sculpture made from reclaimed Douglas fir. A third piece, DeWitt Godfrey's metal sculpture, will join them next spring.
This new facility — which also adds 30 ADA parking spots, more than 30 electric vehicle charging stations, and 2,200 long-term parking spaces to the airport — isn't the first effort we've made to speed up your rental-car journey. In 2018, the airport debuted a quick-turnaround facility where agencies could quickly clean incoming vehicles and get them into the hands of departing passengers. And we have one more improvement in store: Next year, we’re converting the old rental-car center into a rideshare pickup-and-dropoff point, substantially reducing the number of cars outside the Departures and Arrival areas!
It’s not that we like to see you go. We just know you’re eager to get to your next destination.