Party Bus Rental Portland

Portland, Oregon

Home to over 600,000 people (2.4 million in the greater metropolitan area), Portland sits astride the Willamette River, just to the west of breathtaking Mount Hood. Famous for its natural beauty, microbreweries, and eco-friendly sensibilities, Portland is a laid-back town with a wealth of relaxed charm and a thriving music and arts scene.

Portland is a paradise for beer enthusiasts, with over seventy breweries and hundreds of wineries only a short bus ride away. The city’s many parks, historic architecture, and plenitude of wildlife and walking trails also make it a haven for nature lovers. Despite its careful urban planning, however, Portland has developed something of a problem with traffic congestion — making a charter bus rental in Portland a smart choice for getting around the city.

Here are just a few of the things you can see and do in Portland.

Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden, a part of Portland’s history since 1963, was built to invoke a sense of peace and tranquility. This beautiful nine-acre garden is divided into eight distinct garden spaces, including:

  • The Strolling Pond, which features a hundred-year-old pagoda lantern — a gift from Portland’s “sister city,” Sapporo.
  • The Natural Garden, containing beautiful waterfalls, ponds, and streams
  • The Sand and Stone Garden, which arranges stones in patterns reminiscent of ocean waves
  • The Tea Garden, which includes an authentic Japanese tea house for holding tea ceremony.

Oregon Zoo

Gather friends and family, book a charter bus rental in Portland, Oregon, and head to the zoo! Formerly known as the Washington Park Zoo, the Oregon Zoo first opened in 1888 when a private animal collector donated his collection to the city. Not only does the zoo feature extensive plant and animal exhibits, but it also hosts concert series in the summer and light shows during the holidays. Exhibits include the Africa Rainforest, Africa Savanna, Predators of the Serengeti, the Amazon Flooded Forest, and more. Visitors can see cheetahs, lions, red piranhas, giraffes, elephants, and dozens of other species.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Enthusiasts of science and technology will find a wealth of knowledge at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, which features no less than three auditoriums, a planetarium, a big-screen theatre, and dozens of exhibits focused on the sciences. Foremost among the exhibits is the USS Blueback, the submarine that appeared in the movie The Hunt for Red October. Other exhibits include a hands-on chemistry laboratory, a Van de Graaf generator, a laser and holography lab, and the “Turbine Hall,” which features a retired steam turbine. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is the perfect destination for a school bus rental in Portland.

Wine Tours and Tastings

Wine tours and Portland party bus rentals: they just go together! It’s no secret that Portland is a wine lover’s Eden. With literally hundreds of wineries and breweries within hours of the city, it would be a shame to miss out on the many guided wine tours available all over the Willamette Valley. Hiring a tour guide and $BUS lets you sample from vineyards and wineries surrounding Portland without having to worry about a designated driver. For environmentally conscious wine lovers, there’s EcoTours, which combines wine-tasting with nature-gazing and a focus on the environment.

Portland Aerial Tram

Traveling at 500 feet above the city, the Portland Aerial Tram carries commuters between OHSU and the South Waterfront on a daily basis. Technically part of Portland’s public transportation system, the Tram offers a spectacular aerial view of the city and surrounding mountains. Visitors can enjoy a smooth ride up the mountainside and then relax on the deck at the top of the mountain.

Hoyt Arboretum

The Hoyt Arboretum sprawls across 189 acres, featuring over two thousand species of trees, many of which are endangered or vulnerable. The land upon which the Arboretum rests was originally donated to Portland as a park, and has grown through further land donations since. With twelve miles of trails, a visitor center, and a classroom, the Hoyt Arboretum is the perfect spot to chill out after a day of seeing the sights at the nearby Oregon Zoo or International Rose Test Garden.

Ready for your bus rental in Portland?

There’s so much to do and see in Portland, it would be a shame to miss out by focusing on driving and traffic. Metropolitan Shuttle is here to help. With our help, you can rent a charter bus in Portland and see the sights the way they were meant to be seen — in safe, air-conditioned comfort. Interested in learning what we can do for you? Call us at 1-866-556-3545 or contact us today for a free quote.


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“The bus trip was perfect. I received many comments from the attendees about how convenient the service was for our trip. I believe during our future Yankees excursions we will use your service and keep you in mind for others. Thanks!!”

Columbia University Business School

“When the Department tasked your company to come up with drivers, vans & buses to support the G20 summit on such short notice, you not only met that challenge, but were resourceful in getting us photos and bio data needed to meet the security requirements. (We have a total of 44 drivers) with only 8 DOS drivers as well as all the vehicles needed – this is indeed an accomplishment!”

G20 Summit

“I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for the great service you gave the St. David Show Choir during our recent visit to California. The buses were always nice and prompt and the bus drivers were very courteous, We hope to use your company on future visits. Thank you again.”

St. David Arizona Show Choir

“Thank you for all of your help during the past few weeks. We couldn’t have made it through L.A. Screenings … without you!”

Sony Pictures Television International

“Thank you for your kind assistance to the Office of Homeland Security. It was a pleasure working with you.”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“I am an attorney and the coordinator for a golf trip for our firm’s clients in Birmingham.  I was recently left in a bind with another transportation company at the last minute.  I called Metropolitan and reached Nevin.  He immediately took care of me and rectified the situation – he responded to everything quickly, got everything I needed arranged, and had a great personality while doing it.  I just wanted to drop a note since customer service can be such unrewarding work as I feel that people are quicker to point out the negatives rather than the positives in this business.  Nevin did a job well done.”

Hennessy & Roach, P.C.

“Thank you, thus far, for your shuttle services from Morehouse School of Medicine to Grady Memorial Hospital. We have received numerous of compliments of vehicles as well as time efficiency. I kindly request for shuttle driver, Isaac, to frequently transport us to our locations. He is a careful and professional driver with extensive knowledge of the downtown Atlanta area as well as familiar with our time schedule and route. Again, thank you for your services.”

Morehouse School of Medicine

“Everything went off without a hitch. Your limos and buses were perfect, and very accommodating given the flexibility we needed with the rain. By all means, I won’t hesitate to call you for anything we need or refer my friends for anything they may need in the future.”

Private event

“Things went superbly; words cannot describe how amazing things went. This was my first year to act as Social Chair and put large groups like this and then move them for a night of fun. But ya’ll helped so much with finding the extra buses I needed in such a small time, I didn’t think it could be done but ya’ll proved me wrong. Andy kept me updated and helped out more than was necessary and was right on top of everything. He helped me understand what would be needed and expected and I hope that everything on our side went well. The service was great; the bus drivers introduced themselves, gave me cell phone numbers, and were very friendly to everyone that rode. Then we were off and everything ran smoothly. I cannot stress how grateful I am and how amazing the buses were, everything went better than planned. Thank you so much for the service and you went above and beyond our standards, you have a great company and we will definitely use you in the future… maybe with a little more time to spare (haha). Thank you again and if there was anything that [you] were concerned about on our part, please let me know so I can make changes in the future.”

Oklahoma State University

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support in coordinating the bus transportation for our employee meetings… As I mentioned to you when I first contacted Metropolitan, the drivers were late the last two years but this year, thanks to you, your driver Eric was at the facility earlier than the designated time. Because of this, our employees arrived at our main plant in a timely manner and the meetings started very promptly.”

Palladon Iron Corporation

“I wanted to thank and compliment you, your company, and most of all, your driver. Your response to our request for a quote was fast and efficient. You showed both courteous and professional service. We had already had scheduled and paid for our trip with another bus service when they cancelled three days prior to our service date. You got us back “on track” within hours of that cancellations at a competitive price. Your driver was exceptional. He was dressed in a well pressed suit, courteous beyond belief, and a excellent and safe driver. You have won all our future business.”

Hinsdale Cub Scouts

“I really appreciate the fact that you understood my concern about the driver being on-time. I was really worried that 2008 would be a repeat of 2006 and 2007 but thanks to you, everything went smoothly. I can assure you that I’ll call Metropolitan again in 2009. Thank you again for your outstanding work on this request. I enjoy working with people who pay attention to details and who make it a point to provide good customer service. You scored very high on both counts! Have a great day.”

Trojan Battery

“It was awesome. Our driver was exceptional and our bus exceeded expectations. Thanks for all your assistance and we will use you again in the future.”

Glazier Foods

“Your professionalism is greatly appreciated. It’s always a pleasure to work with  Metropolitan Shuttle!”

Mercury Marketing Resources, Inc.

“Thank you for the good service provided by Yvan last Saturday in NY. On time, friendly, clean bus…we shall surely recommend your company to others as the occasion arises.”

Hon. Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Illinois & Indiana

I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with our event this past weekend. The drivers were prompt and courteous and I received more than 1 compliment about them from the graduates, especially Glenn, whom the riders found very amusing.

They were fantastic at communicating with me and making sure that we were all on the same page and I am looking forwarding to booking your company for my next event.

Red Lion-Concordia University

“We had a wonderful time this weekend and it couldn’t have happened without great transportation. I had no references and got your co. from a Google Search and we were very pleased. The driver was early, the bus was nice and clean and Danny our driver was very good and personable. Based on my experience I would use Metropolitan again and recommend to my friends.”

Spread the Word Ministries

“I didn’t want the week to end without getting I touch with you to let you know in writing how satisfied we were with everything from beginning to end… your professionalism, our changes and your willingness to accommodate them. The bus was beautiful.  Mr. Thomas, our driver was fantastic.  A total professional.  Everyone raved about how wonderful he was.  How well he managed the high volume of traffic in Manhattan on the day of our trip.  He got our group here from NY to PA happy, safe and in good time… We are planning our next event and are looking at the logistics involved of shuttling guests every hour on the hour for a 24-hour period from the NJ transit station to our next locale.  We are keeping Metropolitan Shuttle at the top of our list for all our future transportation needs.”

The Shuttah Group

The service provided was excellent. We did not have any complaints with Bus that was provided or the drivers. There was a very high level of professionalism being exemplified by the office team (Chanel) and the drivers. I would highly recommend Metropolitan Shuttle to other clients. The level of service deserves 5 stars. Thanks again!

MHI Inc.