Car2Go's brand of car sharing is unique in several important -- and very cool -- ways. It's pay by the minute, members can use a vehicle for one-way trips, and there are no designated parking spots -- simply park the Smart Car anywhere within the Car2Go "home area," which includes central Portland.
When you want a car, you can either find one via a smart phone app or computer, or walk up to one on the street that's available, swipe your member card, and off you go.
While it's not a do-it-all transportation solution, Car2Go offers a very important tool to Portlanders' get-around arsenal. Read more about my experience with Car2Go in my full-fledged review.
Photo of Car2Go Smart Car ŠJoshua Liberles.