It’s easy to be green in Portland. Recognized on a national and worldwide scale as the “Greenest City”, Portland is noted for its efficient land‐use planning and public transportation networks including an investment in light rail – making it one of the most pedestrian and transit‐friendly cities in the United States.
Portlanders work hard but keep it fun – and it’s common to bring your dog to work. This high‐tech city has a highly creative vibe – where many residents either commute by bike or take public transportation – helping Portland get recognized as one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the world.
Roses aren’t the only thing blooming in here. Known as Silicon Forest, Portland is home to major high tech employers including Intel, Tektronix, McAfee, Mentor Graphics and WaferTech as well as big brands like Adidas, Nike, Columbia, Under Armour, Merrell, Keen, Daimler Trucks, Louisiana‐Pacific, U.S. Bancorp, Freightliner, Leatherman and more.