Best Driving Schools in Portland

Why These Driving Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Portland Driving Schools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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1st Learn to Drive

Located in Portland, 1st Learn to Drive offers driving and traffic safety education for both teens and adults. The teen program is open to anyone with a learner's permit, and teens who pass this course are able to waive their written driver's license test. Students older than age 18 can opt for 3, 4, or 6-hour class packages or pay per class. Other packages include the four-part comprehensive adult driver education series. Students who have completed a class can arrange to use one of the business's vehicles for their DMV road test. This business offers affordable pricing, including a $75 course scholarship for low-income students. They have three convenient area locations, and convenient online class registration is available. They also have a lowest price guarantee, which means they will match the price of any other area driving class.

Portland, OR 97202


Pacific Driver Education

Pacific Driver Education in Portland offers great prices on driver education programs certified by the state Department of Motor Vehicles and Transportation Safety Division. They teach low-risk driving skills and habits statistically proven to prevent car accidents. Teen driving classes include 30 hours of classroom instruction, six weekly two-hour driving lessons, and at least five hours of practice with a parent or guardian. Upon successful completion, the student receives a certificate to waive the Oregon state driver's test. Discounted pricing is available for students who have an Oregon learner's permit, have not yet turned 18, and complete all components of the course within 90 days. Adults can purchase individual driving lessons, lesson packages, or the intro to driving class: eight hours of classroom training, four 90-minute private driving lessons, and a DMV drive test exam. Commercial fleet training is also available.

Gresham, OR 97030


Wake's Driving School

Founded in the early 1990s, Wake's Driving School is the longest running driver education program in Clark County, Wash. Their classes use innovative technology to teach the Washington State Risk Prevention Curriculum provided by the Washington State Department of Licensing. This school has an open door policy that allows parents to sit in on lessons for new teen drivers. Classes are available for students ages 15 and older. This is also an approved testing site to earn a Washington State driver's license, offering administration of both written and road tests.

Battle Ground, WA 98604


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