Bridge City Motors in Portland, OR

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Ready to bring home your next dream car?
Bridge City Motors specializes in locating and buying hard-to-find vehicles for discerning clientele. From rare, high-end foreign cars to modern American classics, if you've ever dreamed about owning it, we'll find a way to make it yours.


Established in 2014.

With over 20 years' experience, owner Brian Odell will personally oversee the location, negotiation, and delivery of your vehicle. You simply sit back and prepare to enjoy it. Contact Bridge City Motors today.

Bridge City Motors

Dealer Info:

Phone(s):(503) 444-0568
Address:1321 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR, 97209
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Reviews on Bridge City Motors

Carlie M. | 2015-04-03

I know Brian personally and when he found out I was looking for a new car, he reached out to me and offered to help. I decided to use his services and I am so glad I did. I was extremely picky. He found me the exact car I wanted for a lot less than going through a dealership. It was a needle in a haystack but we were patient and he found it. I would recommend him to anyone on the hunt for a new car.

Evan G. | 2015-03-17

One word that best describes my experience and how Bridge City Motors operates is Transparency.

What Brian and Bridge City Motors offers is not just a place to go look at cars that they have in their inventory, but a trusted car buying advisor, akin to a car concierge. What impressed me most about the process is how transparent everything was from start to finish; from the get go, this was very apparent.

Brian walked me through the entire process: narrowing down the vehicle, searching and bidding the vehicle, pricing/fee, and delivery. Unlike a typical dealership, where the sales agent would steer you towards a car that may not suit you and sell you on how much can you afford to pay per month, Brian and I collaborated and researched every relevant option, until we figured out what would work best for my family and our lifestyle, a 14' Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Brian then walked me through the process of how Bridge City Motors is able to search through all major car listing sites, both public and dealer-specific, and how they do extensive market research to gauge the fair market value for the vehicle. Brian diligently searched and updated me frequently on what he saw out there and advised whether it made sense to bid on any upcoming Jeeps.

There were a couple Jeeps that looked promising, so I told him to participate in bidding for them. We initially talked about a maximum price that I would like to pay for the Jeep, so we discussed where we should set the max bid at. As I mentioned previously, at the onset, Brian explained the pricing and fees associated with doing business; he broke down what their fee was, in this case a flat fee, and the other fees that go along with buying a car: title, auction fee, license, DEQ, etc. Having given Brian the max bid on the car, I knew that if we won the bid, I would know exactly what I am paying to get the car, no hidden fees or mark ups. I also know that I am getting the price that any other dealer would auction for, basically all the perks of bidding at the dealer level with expertise, but not having to pay the fees of being a dealer.

Since the first vehicle we were interested in was in Portland, we went out to the auction yard to inspect the vehicle before the bidding began. All checked out and I told Brian to go forward with the bidding. We ended up winning the bid on that vehicle. I had wanted to get an exterior and interior detail done on the car before we took delivery, so Brian was able to get that taken care of while we were waiting on all the paperwork to be completed, DMV, title etc.

Less than a week later, upon delivery, Brian broke down the pricing once again, line item by line item he walked me through the price of the vehicle to all the fees that he mentioned previously. Everything was copacetic, so we paid Brian, took delivery, and have since been very happy with our purchase.

This is the kind of experience one should always expect and demand when buying a vehicle, which is why I've referred many friends and family members to Brian and Bridge City Motors, even if they aren't ready to buy, because the education in their approach helps you think differently about how to buy a car.

You're doing yourself and your wallet a disservice, if you don't give Brian at Bridge City a shot to win your business.

Caitlin J. | 2015-02-16

Let me start by saying... I will never purchase a car the conventional way again!

My Story starts with internet searches, and slimy car salesmen. I scoured the internet on my own, had a terrible experience at the dealerships, and had almost given up on purchasing a car altogether. Luckily for me, a friend suggested I give Bridge City Motors a try. I had never heard of a brokered deal before, and but was willing to give it a go.  Bridge City Motors was amazing to work with!  They did all the research for me, giving me all the options I could hope for. There was no pressure to purchase, and I could feel that they were truly looking out for me, ensuring I got the best deal possible. When I was ready to take the plunge, purchasing was the easiest part. The car was waiting for me to test drive, the manager of the dealership told the salesman the price was already negotiated and all he needed to do was explain the specs of the car to me. It was great! I test drove the car, signed the paperwork, and drove home in my beautiful new car. There was absolutely no funny business, and it was how buying a car should be!  With this being my first big purchase on my own, I had my parents accompany me. They have bought many cars in their lifetime (insert old people joke) and couldn't believe they hadn't tried this route before!

Not only will I forever use Bridge City Motors when purchasing a vehicle, I will refer everyone I know to do so as well! Please save yourself from the slimy car salesmen, and deal with Brian from Bridge City Motors!

#BridgeCityMotors #HowCarBuyingShouldBe

Ed M. | 2014-12-03

I had been going through the process of searching for a newer used vehicle the old fashioned way via dealerships, craigslist, auto-trader etc., needless to say, I was becoming frustrated with the experience. I decided to call my old friend Brian, who I recalled as being an enthusiast and professional in regards to the car industry.  Little did I know that he provides a service for people just like me, people who don't want to deal with the process and want the best deal in town!  
Long story short, Brian identified my needs and wants in regards to make and model of vehicle and searched through his inventory and scoured sources of the internet for inventory that only a professional would know or would have access to.  He found the A6 Audi Avant I was exactly looking for at a price that was well under what I anticipated.  It was such an easy process and much faster than I expected. He is now handling the sale of my older car so I don't have to deal with the headache or get ripped off on a dealer trade.  The package he presented was concise and clear, I would HIGHLY recommend utilizing his service as it has saved me time, money and hassle!

Thanks Brian!