ReachNow Car Sharing Service Arrives in Portland in September! | iPhone & Android App, + WIN TICKETS to Exclusive Member Launch Party

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Starts September 19, 2016
Lifetime Membership: $39  (FREE before September 19)
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For more information on ReachNow, download the app for iPhone from the App Store and for Android on Google Play, or visit

Following the successful launch and expansion of its free- floating car-sharing service in Seattle, ReachNow today announced that it will officially launch in Portland on September 19, 2016. Additionally, pre-registration for ReachNow is now available, and the first Portlanders to join will be eligible to start test driving the service during an exclusive two-week Preview Drive beginning on September 6, 2016. Lifetime membership for Portland members, which typically costs $39, is completely free now and throughout this pre- launch period.

ReachNow’s Portland fleet at launch will include the BMW 3 Series, MINI Clubman and two-door hardtop MINI. Additionally, by the end of the year, the fleet will expand to include BMW i3 electric vehicles and, in a first for ReachNow, the BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle.

“It’s an exciting time for us as we announce the launch date of our first expansion city,” said ReachNow CEO Steve Banfield. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer this exclusive Preview Drive opportunity to new members ahead of our full-scale launch in Portland. We’ve seen tremendous success since we launched in Seattle just over four months ago and are excited to bring our next-level mobility service to the City of Roses.”

As a free-floating car-sharing service, ReachNow offers its members the ability to reserve a car near them through the ReachNow smart phone app before picking up, driving and then dropping the car off anywhere within the “Home Area.” Members can park the car in any legal parking space on the street, including for free at meters and within residential permit zones. This enables members to take quick one-way trips without having to return the car to a specific space.

“As a pioneering city for transportation alternatives, Portland is proud to welcome ReachNow,” said Leah Treat, Director of Portland Bureau of Transportation. “On-demand car- sharing naturally complements our existing transit and bike infrastructure, ensuring Portlanders can get where they need to go, when they need to be there—without the additional expense and environmental impact of personal car ownership.”

ReachNow Home Area

ReachNow’s initial Home Area during the two-week Preview Drive includes the Convention Center, Central Eastside, Downtown and the Pearl District neighborhoods. When the service fully launches on September 19, the Home Area will expand in the north to Columbia Blvd., east to 72nd Avenue, south to Woodstock Blvd. and Sellwood Moreland, and west to Goose Hollow and Northwest District. As membership grows, more vehicles will be added to the fleet, and the Home Area will expand to serve more areas of the city.

ReachNow Rates

Free lifetime membership is available to all Portlanders for a limited time. Following the current the promotional period, lifetime memberships will cost $39. Additionally, ReachNow will offer members in Portland an introductory promotional price, with drive time charged at $0.41 per minute and parked time charged at $0.30 per minute. All prices are inclusive of insurance, fuel and parking at public meters on the street within the designated Home Area, plus taxes and fees.

For more information on ReachNow, download the app for iPhone from the App Store and for Android on Google Play, or visit


We are giving away a pair of tickets to ReachNow presents YACHT Launch Party on September 23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 23.


ReachNow presents YACHT Launch Party
September 23, 2016
More info:

The Leftbank Annex
101 North Weidler Street, Portland, OR 97227

ReachNow is so excited to be calling Portland it’s second city, we’re throwing a killer community concert to celebrate. Please join us on Friday, September 23rd for music, games, foodtrucks and fun.


RSVP below, space is limited. Show us the ReachNow App on your phone for entry.

Not a ReachNow member? Download the App and register now for free lifetime membership.

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10 Responses to ReachNow Car Sharing Service Arrives in Portland in September! | iPhone & Android App, + WIN TICKETS to Exclusive Member Launch Party

  1. Jason Jancosek September 16, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

    Will there be Yacht rock playing? If so, I’m game. That and I don’t own a car, so these ride share things are right up my alley.

  2. Shaylene Stewart September 16, 2016 at 11:01 pm #

    So much fun! That’s all I can say.

  3. Alex September 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

    I’m really glad to see Portland on the cutting edge of alternative urban transport!

  4. Nickie B September 19, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    I want an alternative to Car2Go, this sounds like a great option! Plus, YACHT! “Come on over, we’re having a party for you.”

  5. Luke H September 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    Because Uber Stinks!

  6. Joel Cedar September 20, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

    I would love to hear yacht! This sounds like a blast!

  7. Kristi K September 21, 2016 at 1:09 am #

    Sounds fun!

  8. Danielle September 21, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    I’d like to learn more about this.

  9. Cari September 21, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

    This sounds amazing!

  10. Diana September 22, 2016 at 11:11 pm #

    I would love love love to go to this!

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