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Become a food delivery driver in Portland, OR

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Searching for courier jobs in Portland?

Instead, try delivering with Uber, which offers more flexibility than traditional courier jobs. Here are some of the benefits to being your own boss with Uber Eats.

Your wheels

Grab your car, bike, or scooter to be a delivery driver—or get around on foot.

Your time

Deliver whenever you want—for an hour, on the weekend, or throughout the week.

Your earnings

Before you accept any order, you’ll see how much you’ll get paid to deliver it.

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Portland, OR

Part-time, flexible hours

An alternative to traditional delivery driving jobs in Portland.

If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Portland, give Uber a try instead. Get paid to drive or deliver when you want, on the platform with the largest network of active riders.

Delivering with Uber Eats in Portland offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to full-time delivery jobs, part-time delivery jobs, or other part-time gigs, temp jobs, or seasonal employment. Or maybe you’re already a rideshare driver and want to supplement your income by becoming a food delivery driver using the Uber Eats platform. Drivers using Uber come from all backgrounds and industries, setting their own schedule to make work fit into their lives, not the other way around.

Uber offers part-time delivery job alternatives in all major cities in the US, including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle—plus hundreds of other cities of all sizes across the country.

To be a delivery driver in Portland, you must meet certain requirements. No matter how you deliver, you’ll need to submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening. If you’re delivering by car, you must be at least 19 years old, have a 2-door or 4-door car, and have a valid driver’s license in your name. If delivering by scooter, you must be at least 19 years old, have a motorized scooter under 50cc, and have a valid driver’s license in your name (when signing up, be sure to choose Delivery by scooter under transportation method). If your deliveries will be completed by bicycle or on foot, you must be at least 18 years old and have a government-issued ID (when signing up, be sure to choose Delivery by bicycle—and in certain cities, Delivery by bicycle or foot—under transportation method).

Uber’s mission is to reimagine the way the world moves for the better. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: How do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.

Delivery drivers using Uber are independent contractors who work on their own schedule with flexible hours. Uber is available in more than 10,000 cities worldwide. Signing up is easy for most people. We welcome drivers from other parts of the driving industry, such as bus, truck, taxi, limo, catering, and commercial drivers. We also welcome rideshare drivers and drivers who have been active on other driving apps and services, such as Bridj, Curb, Lyft, Via, and Wingz. Driving with Uber is a good way to earn additional money. And you might also be eligible to deliver with Uber Eats. It’s easy to get started.

Frequently asked questions

  • Delivery driver jobs in Portland offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including TexMex, Middle Eastern, and Greek spots. Not all delivery opportunities offer such a wide range of choices for customers.

  • Some delivery jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber in Portland, you can set your own schedule. It all depends on whether you want a traditional full-time or part-time delivery job, or you want the freedom to work whenever you choose.

  • When you sign up to become a delivery driver, you’ll be prompted about which modes of transportation are an option for you in Portland. (Some choices might be car, scooter, bike, and/or walking.) You can sign up to deliver at the top or bottom of this page.

  • Tipping is part of how you get paid to deliver on Uber. Any tips you make from your customers in Portland belong to you and are added to your total earnings automatically. There are no service fees applied to your tips.

  • When you deliver with Uber in Portland, your earnings are transferred automatically, so there’s no need to worry about paperwork. If you’re loading earnings to your debit card, in most instances you’ll get your cash right away, but you can cash out through Instant Pay up to 5 times every day. If you're transferring earnings to a bank account, processing times can vary depending on your bank. Learn more at uber.com/drive/basics/earnings.

  • Your customers can choose from about 2,000 shops and restaurants on Uber Eats in Portland, from meals to everyday essentials, in categories such as TexMex, Middle Eastern, and Greek. Some of the most in-demand merchants in your area include DarSalam Hawthorne, Bake on the Run, and CVS (105 NW 13TH AVE).

  • Requirements for Uber vary depending on whether you’re driving a car or a scooter, or you’re biking or even walking. When you become a delivery driver, you’ll be prompted about which documents are required based on your mode of transportation. Delivery drivers in Portland must also pass a background screening.

  • Getting paid to deliver is perhaps the main reason you looked for a food delivery job in Portland and chose to use Uber Eats instead. So we make it as easy as we can for you to track your earnings. The app offers helpful, transparent tools, like a monetary amount at the top of your screen that shows your earnings.

  • As long as it’s OK with the other delivery driver jobs you have, Uber welcomes you to use our platform to be a delivery driver in Portland. Grab your car, bike, or scooter and be a delivery driver whenever you want—for an hour, a weekend, or throughout the week.

  • You're likely to get more delivery requests in locations with more Uber Eats restaurants, often in downtown areas. In general in Portland, 5pm-8pm has typically been the busiest time for deliveries.

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