Auto Transport Tips to Portland
The city of Portland is the largest in the state of Oregon and the largest between Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California. It has a total population of over 582,000 residents, making it the 28th largest city in the U.S.; it also has a metropolitan population of over 2.9 million residents, ranking it 19th among the various metro areas in the U.S. Portland grew initially thanks to the Oregon Trail, the end of which sits near the location of Portland. Since its incorporation in the mid-19th century Portland has grown rapidly thanks in large part to the Port of Portland, a major port near the mouth of the Columbia River which drains into the Pacific Ocean, allowing Portland access to many international markets including Japan and China. This has led to many major corporations calling the city home, and despite its reliance on retail nowadays manufacturing is still a major part of the city’s economy. Read more about the city of Portland at its official website.
Unfortunately for customers shipping to Portland, it sits in the Pacific Northwest, which is fairly unpopular for auto transporters due to the lack of major interstates that service the various areas of the Northwest. Portland, as one of the largest cities in the region, is more easily accessible than many other areas, but it still only has two interstates that run through it, I-5 and I-84. I-5 is more frequently used by auto shippers mainly because it connects most all the largest cities along the west coast including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego. Therefore prices out of the southwest are likely to be cheaper than other areas of a similar distance, particularly the northern states like Montana, North Dakota, or Minnesota. I-84 is not a popular route despite its east-west orientation mainly because it doesn’t connect to any other major interstates and runs through the states of Oregon (particularly the semi-arid eastern regions), Idaho, Wyoming and Utah, ultimately terminating in Salt Lake City. With no connections to other interstates between Portland and Salt Lake City, and the lack of major cities along the route, you’ll likely see much higher prices shipping into Portland from the east as opposed to from the south. Read more about shipping to or from Portland here.
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