August 25th, 2014

Portland continues its quest to become the regional office capital of the world

Portland continues its quest to become the regional office capital of the world

Now, we all know the big names who have regional offices here. Well, the big name: Intel, whose campuses in Hillsboro contain the largest group of Intel employees, anywhere. And there’s HP and IBM and Synopsys. But a growing number of startup companies are setting up regional offices here, as well. And it shows no signs of slowing.

You already knew it was happening. Just glancing at the Silicon Florist Job Board or the Portland Startups Switchboard sort of gives it away. And today, we learned that ebay was expanding its Portland presence.

So who all in the tech and startup scene has a regional office here? Well, let’s see. Off the top of my head…

Again, that’s just a smattering off the top of my head. Sparked by the ebay news. I’m sure I’m missing others. Feel free to chime in, if only to make me feel stupid about the ones I’ve forgotten, spaced, or had no idea existed. If you make me feel like enough of an idiot, I’ll actually update the post.

I know that metropolitan areas are judged by the number of companies headquartered there. But maybe, just maybe, having a bunch of regional offices isn’t half bad. And maybe I’ll get to use “de facto” again, soon.

(Image courtesy Shawn Stillwell. Used under Creative Commons.)

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11 Responses to “Portland continues its quest to become the regional office capital of the world”

  1. benja says:

    FWIW, I’ve heard AirBnB is already over 200+ here, and growing!

  2. Tracy Thomas says:

    Cough cough, Jive…

  3. James Carrasquer says:

    Synopsys, the company that leases space to Salesforce.

  4. Rick Turoczy says:

    - Benja, I believe it. They’re growing like crazy.
    - Thanks, Tracy! I still always think of Jive as HQ’d here. My bad. Added.
    - James, I added Synopsys to the intro!

  5. Chris Keane says:

    OpenSky, with headquarters in NYC and an office in Nashville, also has 4 fine people (including myself) working out of Nedspace.

  6. Erik Berglund says:

    I’m excited to use this info to answer an age-old question. I forsee it going like this:

    • Stranger: “So where are you from?”

    •Yours truly: “Why, kind sir, I hail from the regional office capitol of the world.”

    •Stranger: “That’s both Impressive and worldly. And a good day to you, sir.”

    •Yours truly: “Pip, pip.”

    Stranger: “Cheerio.”


  7. Rick Turoczy says:

    Erik, I want to live in your world.

  8. Ken Wetherell says:

    Autodesk and Cadence Design Systems off the top of my head.

  9. Chris Cowell-Shah says:

    Oracle has had a not-insignificant presence in the PacWest building for years.

  10. David says:

    There is also WorkWired. A new startup out to replace QuickBooks and then some.

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