Hey classad98! Did the same. I signed up and my results seemed to differ from the info I was hearing on this thread, but I was contacted within a day by the mentor via text and am meeting him today. No worries you're bound to hear from him right away despite the app indicating something to the effect of LYFT not in Portland yet.I applied. After the background check authorization it says" not in Portland Maine yet but a mentor will contact." I'll wait and see.
Just made the 50 minimum rides by deadline 8/20 for the #200 bonus with Lyft. People are tipping well with Lyft. They like it better than Uber.I signed up for Lyft but I am on a wait list....I guess that means Portland will be saturated already with drivers......the only benefit i can see is that Lyft allows for tips on the app