Car Transport to Metro Portland, Oregon
The Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known colloquially as Greater Portland, is a metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Oregon anchored, naturally, by the city of Portland, the largest in the state. It is currently home to over 2.38 million residents and spans seven counties in two states. Car transport to metro Portland is made much easier by its size, as well as the fact that it spans two states; not only that, but Portland is a natural transportation terminus for a lot of people, as it is the largest city between Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California. The Portland metro area is the 23rd largest in the U.S.
Major cities in the Portland metro area include Portland, Hillsboro, Gresham, Tigard, Beaverton, Vancouver, and Camas, among others, and the first five listed are considered major cities within the area. Auto transporters often run routes through the Portland metro area, as it’s the biggest stop between Seattle and San Francisco. Auto shippers like running routes into and out of major cities and their surrounding metro areas due to the fact that there are a lot of potential customers in a small area. In the Portland metro area, that’s 2.38 million potential customers; of course, only a fraction of a fraction of those people are actively looking to ship at any given time, but that doesn’t matter so much as there are bound to be enough loads to make their money while keeping prices more affordable for customers.
Portland proper is accessible via I-5 and I-84, two major interstates and the only primary interstate highways in Oregon. I-5 is probably the more popular of the two, as it runs south from the Canadian border with Washington State, through the largest areas of Washington like Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, and through Portland and a number of its major cities as well before heading south into California and servicing cities like Sacramento and Los Angeles. This means that car carriers in the west have an easy time getting up and down the coast, but it can be hard to find east-west services to or from Portland as the only east-west connection is I-84, which terminates at Salt Lake City and runs through some of the most sparsely populated areas of the Pacific Northwest.
All that being said, though, Portland is still a viable area to ship a vehicle to or from, so if you’re interested in car transport to metro Portland, take a minute and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It only takes a minute or two, and once you submit the form you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. If you’d rather speak to a live person, you can also contact one of our helpful auto shipping agents any time by calling us at 800-930-7417. They can answer questions, help get a quote, explain more about the industry and help you better understand what to expect when you ship your next vehicle. So call or go online and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you.