We are back and it feels like home!

Portland: We are back and it feels like home.

That’s right: Starting Friday, April 24th at 2 PM, safe, reliable rides will once again be available to Rose City residents.

Portland is the only place in the country where community members have come together to craft recommendations to regulate and welcome ridesharing. It was because of this astounding community support that we’re finally able to give Portlanders a ride when they need it and support the small businesses of hundreds of partner drivers.

Uber is transforming the way people move around cities, and we’re excited that Portlanders can now use ridesharing to connect to the vibrant people and quirky neighborhoods that makes this place so unique. Whether it’s running a quick errand downtown or saving yourself parking on Division during the evening rush hour, we’re proud to be part of the fabric of the Portland community and to bring more choices to riders like you.

Thank you to the community-led Task force and to Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick and Commissioner Saltzman for voting to make this a reality. Thank you to our partner-drivers for standing by our side. Thank you Portland for welcoming us back with open arms. We couldn’t have done it without all of you.

WHAT IS uberX?

Our low-cost, ridesharing option provides you with an on-demand transportation option at affordable rates. uberX driver partners have mid-range or hybrid vehicles in a variety of colors and styles, with seating for up to four passengers. To maintain the Uber standard you expect, all driver partners must undergo Uber’s rigorous screening process. In order to be an uberX partner, drivers must pass:

  • A stringent background check
  • A driver history check
  • Ongoing quality controls
  • Vehicle safety inspections by a certified mechanic

As always, your safety comes first. All Uber rides are insured through a policy recently developed by some of the leading auto insurance companies and Transportation Network Companies. Each ride leaves an electric trace behind, and you will always have the option to rate every driver and contribute to the quality with your feedback.

Sample Fares

Downtown Portland to the Moda Center $8 – $9
Downtown Portland to Alberta Street $15 – $17
Downtown Portland to Sauvie Island $38 – $42
Alberta Street to Hawthorne Blvd $17 – $19
Lloyd Center to Timbers Stadium $8 – $10

You can always get an estimate of your fare on our website and in the app.

Note: Fares include a $1.35 booking fee.  The booking fee is a separate flat fee added to every trip that helps support safety initiatives for riders and drivers as well as other operational costs. 

From Hawthorne to the Pearl, over to St. John’s, Mt. Tabor and NW 21st, we couldn’t be happier to bring uberX home to Portland. Thanks for being a part of making it happen — and we’ll see you on the road.


Uber On!

– Team Uber Portland

Last updated March 11, 2016

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