A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ROAMERICA
ROAMERICA offers self-contained and fully equipped Sportsmobile campervans, designed for Pacific Northwest conditions. Each vehicle is maintained to the best possible standards and includes all the necessary camp, cook & sleep gear. ROAMERICA is conveniently located 15 minutes east of the Portland International Airport (PDX). We will gladly provide transportation to and from the PDX airport at no extra charge. In 2015, we saw saw a need in Oregon for self-contained van rentals. These are not your everyday campervans; they are Sportsmobiles. ROAMERICA was started by two people who love to travel and who love adventure. The PNW is an absolutely incredible place to explore – beaches, volcanoes, deserts, rainforest, rivers, fishing, mountain biking, dirt biking, skiing, surfing, hiking, amazing food & wine. . . and COFFEE! The list just keeps going, and ROAMERICA is here to help you experience it all.
WHO IS ROAMERICA?
ROAMERICA is the lovechild of two adventurous souls who met on the Oregon Coast in February 2010. In the beginning, it was all about traveling to find surf and deep snow without the crowds. They originally explored the Pacific Northwest in a 1998 Toyota truck with a canopy. It was great vehicle for accessing all sorts of amazing places but when it turned cold and wet, it became quite uncomfortable. They had always dreamt of having a vehicle that could keep them dry throughout the Northwest winters and allow them to access snowy mountains and desolate sandy beaches. Having a heater to warm up after cold surf sounded really nice, too. An RV was painful to drive, too big and could really only fit on a highway or in a Walmart parking lot, both places they desperately wanted to avoid. So when they stumbled upon a Sportsmobile campervan and realized it was the perfect solution, the dream behind ROAMERICA was born. In 2015, they started turning their dream into a reality, bringing campervan rentals to Portland, Oregon. Taylor and Gretchen want more people to be able to access the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
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In the land of the backwoods; Is where you will find me! A long time Columbia Gorge local and firm believer that this place froth’s with magic, no matter where you find yourself. However, getting time to rest can be difficult with everything the Gorge has to offer, but with outdoor projects like WindWoodRivers camp host, ProGrade_Adventure guide, Photography, and all the water-dirt-snow activities keeps me completely grateful for where I live and 100% recharged to conquer whatever is in the way. You couldn’t find me anywhere else and I’m stoked on that!
Founder of Kure Juice bar in Portland, Nick is no stranger to hard work and the customer service experience. Nick has close to 20 years’ experience in building and construction. When not at the shop, you can find Nick on the trails, mountain or working on his Aero Continental rig. We appreciate his attention to detail and love of the outdoors!
Gretchen was born and raised in Oregon. A true Oregonian! She started Roamerica with her boyfriend, Taylor back in 2015 and have been plugging away at the business and raising their two daughters since. She loves playing outside and sitting around a campfire at the beach.
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Definitely a 5 out of 5! The van performed impeccably and the service was spot on. I would... read moreKate F.4/09/2019
ROAMERICA provided a seamless rental experience for my friend and I during an offseason weekend trek to the Oregon coast.... read moreChristopher N.12/12/2018
ROAMERICA is absolutely terrific. From the moment we contacted Gretchen to the final goodbye, everything was perfect. They went out... read moreMatt C.7/13/2018
Alex and I flew in from the East Coast. The process was seamless. Gretchen and Taylor were... read moreAimee H.9/13/2018
I rented a van from ROAMERICA on Memorial Day weekend for a trip to The Wallowas. The campervan came fully... read moreDani C.6/17/2017
Awesome customer service! Great people! The van came very well stocked if someone were to fly in and... read moreBrian W.7/13/2016
ROAM is awesome! The vans have everything you could want and are so easy to set up. I can't wait... read moreMaya B.7/13/2017
ROAMERICA is great! The vans are amazing and very well stocked with everything you need to have a awesome adventure!... read morePomaikai C.4/13/2019
Love it there is so much room for 4 peopleRuby L.4/13/2019
we spent a week traveling Washington. Our van had everything we needed. we stayed at remote campsites and stayed... read moreSaundraTim N.8/20/2018
Perfect way to explore the PNW. Taylor and Gretchen were amazing to work with. The vehicle performed... read moreAmanda H.8/18/2018
One of the best travel experiences available. I can't say enough great things about them. They pickup and drop off... read moreBo T.7/13/2018
I've used ROAM for two of my adventures. They are awesome. Gretchen and Taylor always make sure we are well... read moreSilas S.7/13/2017
Great staff, great fleet of vans, and an incredible experience. We look forward to our next trip!Evan W.5/13/2019
Taylor is awesome, the vehicles are awesome, Oregon is awesome. Im by no means the outdoors type, but ROAMERICA made... read moreRandall A.6/03/2019
The folks and the camper vans at Roamerica are THE BEST! We flew in from Philly to rent a van... read moreJennifer H.7/13/2018
Second time using ROAMERICA and I can't speak highly enough about how great of an experience booking with this company... read moreLara T.4/13/2019
Had an awesome van and incredible experience exploring the PNW! Thanks again to the great staff at ROAMERICA.Evan W.4/15/2019