car2go is launching this weekend its carsharing service in Portland, Oregon.

Beginning Saturday, Mar. 31, car2go will start the deployment of 250 smart fortwo cars. The car2go Portland office will be located in The Pearl District and the vehicles will be distributed throughout a 32-square mile area surrounding downtown.

Each person who registers to become a car2go member will receive a car2go membership card that will allow them to gain access to and drive in any of the available car2go vehicles, whenever they need it, for as long as they need it, and without having to commit to a mandatory return time or location. Member registration is currently available online at

To celebrate the launch of car2go in Portland, a public launch event will be held on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The event is free of charge and open to the public. All attendees will have the opportunity to learn how car2go works, test drive the car2go edition smart fortwo vehicle, enjoy free food and drinks, and have the opportunity to win free driving minutes and other prizes. All attendees will receive free registration and 30 free minutes of driving time.