Greater Portland is not only the region’s cultural hub, but it also occupies center stage in the
state’s positive economic health as a hotbed for a number of industries – including technology,
athletic and outdoor apparel, healthcare, and manufacturing.
For example, Portland is often dubbed the “Silicon Forest” because of the plethora of technology companies that have chosen to make their home here and its proximity to high tech cities
San Francisco and Seattle. Portland counts tech industry stalwarts Intel (its top-ranking private
employer), Google, and Oracle among the many top companies with operations in the metro
area, along with newcomers such as eBay, Mozilla, Airbnb, and Salesforce.com.
P O R T L A N D R E L O G U I D E . C O M 35 Photo courtesy of Portland State University
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