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Portland Operating Area

What's a Home Area? Think of it as our operating area, where our cars free-float around the city. You can only pick up and drop off vehicles within this area and designated spots outside of it, but everything in between is up to you.

It's simple enough:

  • You can grab a car from anywhere in the Home Area
  • You can leave the Home Area during your trip and travel up to 200 miles outside the Home Area
  • When you're done with your car2go, park anywhere in the Home Area (legally, of course)

The car2go app is the best way to see which cars are available and where they’re located in Portland.

Don't have the app yet? Check out a high-res version of the map here.

ON-STREET PARKING

Park for free in Portland

car2go offers you ultimate parking freedom. To end your rental, simply park your car2go on public, on-street parking within the Portland Home Area. The best part? It costs you nothing.

Parking rules: It's pretty simple: as long as you end your trip in public, on-street parking, you're good to leave the car and go. Just be sure to check our parking rules below.

Where to park

Tip: Save your change – we cover the cost of meters!

Unrestricted on-street metered spaces with a time limit of 1 hour or longer within the Home Area.

Residential permit zones with a time limit of 1 hour or longer within the Home Area.

Unrestricted on-street non-metered spaces with a time limit of 1 hour or longer (or no limit) within the Home Area.

Where to make a stopover

Stopover mode lets you run inside for an errand without giving up the car.

  • Outside the car2go Portland Home Area
  • Parking spaces that are owned by a private party; such as a school, business or residence
  • Parking garages, lots, or other facilities

Tip: If during a stopover you park somewhere that requires payment, the cost is on you.

Where to avoid

Steer clear of illegal parking spots or you may be held responsible for a parking ticket, vehicle relocation or worse - the dreaded tow.

Tip: When ending your car2go trip, a good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if you would leave your personal car there.

And remember– trips can only be ended/completed within the Home Area.

We’re not above the law, be sure to take a look at your city’s parking rules here.

Where not to park:

  • Rush hour zones
  • In front of fire hydrants
  • Areas with specified time restrictions
  • Loading Zones
  • Temporary No Parking Zones

  • Bus Zones
  • Disabled spaces (unless you have a valid permit displayed in the car)
  • "Car Sharing Only" parking spots
  • Spots designated for specific vehicles
  • Parking lots/garages

Any questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions: