July 25, 2014 | wweek.com-- Uber has Portland surrounded.
The San Francisco-based ride-sharing startup is now operating in Vancouver, Wash., Eugene and Salem, even as it lobbies to break into the Portland cab market.
Uber enlists drivers to use their own cars as de facto taxis, with customers summoning rides with the tap of a phone app. As WW reported last week, Portland remains the largest city on the West Coast where Uber isn't operating. Both Uber and its biggest competitor, Lyft, are lobbying City Council for a rule change.
They'll have to convince Commissioner Steve Novick, who this month began overseeing the