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3,560 Jobs in Portland, Or

Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is one of the West Coast’s best kept secrets. With 2.4 million people living in its metro area, Portland is one of the largest cities on the West Coast. It is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in North America. The city clocks in a consistent growth in population year-on-year, with 400,000 expected to be added by 2040. Between 2017 and 2018, the median household income grew from $66,000 to $73,000. The city’s $164 billion GDP makes it the 23rd largest metro area and the 10th wealthiest city in America.

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Portland’s largest industries are in high tech, manufacturing, apparel, healthcare and wholesale trade.

Portland is becoming known as a center for innovation in software. Companies like Jive Software, Puppet Labs, and Jama Software are all homegrown success stories. Other leading software companies include Act-On Software, Airship, Cloudability, Instrument, Opal, and Opensesame. These companies all operate in sectors as diverse as fintech, education, and cybersecurity.

Portland is unusual of modern American cities in that its workforce still has a large manufacturing base. Manufacturing makes up 11% of Portland’s workforce, with over 100,00 jobs. Areas of specialization include electronics and specialty metal fabrication.

It makes sense that Portland would be a leader in outdoor and athletic apparel given its beautiful natural surroundings. Outdoor apparel companies headquartered in Portland include Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Adidas North America, Wildfang, and Leatherman. Similar brands like Nau Lucy Dakine and Under Armour also have presences in Portland.

Even though most Portlanders are healthy, healthcare is a growing industry in the city. Four out of the top ten employers in the city are healthcare providers. The sector offers 113,000 jobs offered and a valuation of nearly $2 billion.

Portland is one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the world. Plastic bags are banned in grocery stores and there are many green taxes that invest in energy efficiency initiatives. There is a very strong culture of recycling and composting, and littering is heavily discouraged.

The people of Portland are known for being very laid back and easy going. Work life is notoriously casual (suits and ties are a rare sight).

Nature lovers are spoiled for choice in Portland. The city is close to some stunning nature, including Columbia Gorge, Bend, the Oregon Coast, Crater Lake, and Mt Rainier National Park.
Like many West Coast cities, Portland has a vibrant coffee, culinary, and craft beer scene that will satisfy any aficionado.

And perhaps most tempting of all, Oregon does not have a sales tax. This will take massive amounts off of any purchase, from a bags of chips to a laptop.

Portland is sometimes known as ‘Silicon Forest’ for its high concentration of tech companies. Join the offices of big names like Intel, Google, Oracle, eBay, Mozilla, Airbnb, and Salesforce. Dive into the world of outdoor apparel at Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, and Pendleton Woolen Mills. Start your career in healthcare at Moda Health, Cambia Health Solutions, Medical Management International, and Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. Or break into finance at US Bank, Wells Fargo, and Fisher Investments.