Portland just got a little WordPressier: WordPress shop 10up opens Portland office

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Portland loves its WordPress. And so it comes as little surprise that WordPress types love Portland back. The latest example of that love? WordPress wizards 10up have announced they’re opening a Portland office.

We’re proud to formally announce the opening of our first office in Portland, Oregon this month. Portland has an incredible online media community, second only to mega-metropolises like New York City and San Francisco, without the high cost of living. As a distributed company, we find the best strategy, creative, WordPress engineering, and systems talent from across the United States. As it turns out, 5 of our 25 full-time employees live in the Portland metro area, with two more living just a three hour drive (or train ride!) away in greater Seattle.

A physical presence in Portland offers all of 10up a greater sense of home. The office will act as a central hub for face-to-face meet-ups and events, including open houses and 10up sponsored hack days. We plan to use our office to strengthen our relationship with the local web design and development and WordPress community, and hope that a physical office will attract some new talent.

With quotes like that, the love between Portland and 10up is sure to grow.

If you want to welcome them or get a little more detail on the company, visit 10up.

(Hat tip Aaron Hockley)