Uber Now Live in Portland

Update 2:  More on the City making threats to Uber.  This time from the Oregonian.  My favorite quote in the article, from Steve Novick our always level headed city commissioner “‘They think they can just come in here and flagrantly violate the law?’ he asked rhetorically. ‘This is really amazing. Apparently, they believe they’re gods.'”  Congrats people, if you order an Uber you will get a ride from god!

Update:  Looks like Portland and Uber did not work it.  Per this article from the Portland Mercury.  Uber decided to give Portland city council the middle finger and just do it.  Looks like Portland is threatening action.  #developing.  

About a month ago I wrote about Uber going live in the Suburbs but the Portland cab cartel was trying to keep Uber out of Portland.  Looks like Uber has prevailed and is now live in Portland.

What is Uber?  Uber is a ridesharing company that allows you to use your smartphone to order a ride, track the cars progress to you in real time, texts you when the car arrives, and all payment is handled through the app.

I’m very curious to give Uber a try and see how the rates compare to the traditional taxi companies.  I’ll post more this weekend about Uber and how the app works.  In the mean time, here is an easy way to earn $40 to $60 in free rides:

If you use my referral link to sign up for Uber you will receive a free ride worth $20.  When you sign up you will also get a referral link/code.  If you refer a friend they will get $20 and when they take their first ride you get $20.  If you have a significant other this is effectively $60 for the two of you.

The one caveat to these credits is that they work for one ride at a time, and they operate more like vouchers.  It’s really one free ride worth up to $20.  So if your ride is $17, that uses up your entire $20 free ride.  If your ride is $40, then you owe the difference.

Note:  When you use my referral link I also get a referral credit.  Thank you in advance.  

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