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.  Here are metro Portland’s major employers.

Portland is often dubbed the “Silicon Forest”.   Because of the plethora of technology companies that have chosen to make it their home  and its proximity to high tech cities like San Francisco and Seattle.  Also, Portland notes tech industry stalwarts Intel (its top-ranking private employer) Google and Oracle among the many top companies with operations in the metro.  And welcomes newcomers eBay, Mozilla, Airbnb and

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In particular, tech companies offer employment opportunities for those relocating here.   Primarily for its high quality of life, West Coast presence and relatively low cost of living.  As a result, Forbes ranked Portland third in its list of 200 best U.S. metropolitan areas for business and careers.

The following is a list of the metro Portland’s major employers, courtesy of regional economic development group Greater Portland Inc.

Portland’s Major Employers

Ranked by Employment 2019

Company Name



1 Intel Hillsboro Computer & Electronics
2 NIKE Inc. Unincorporated WA County / Beaverton Athletic & Outdoor
3 US Bank Portland Financial
4 Precision Castparts Corp. Portland Metals
5 Wells Fargo Portland Financial
6 Daimler Trucks North America Portland Automotive
7 The Standard Portland Insurance/Benefits
8 adidas North America Portland Apparel / Shoes
9 Columbia Sportswear, Co Portland Outdoor Apparel
10 The Boeing Co Portland Aviation
11 Fisher Investments Camas Financial
12 Tektronix Beaverton Computer & Electronics
13 Vigor Portland Diversified Industrial Business
14 The Greenbrier Companies Lake Oswego Railcar Production
15 A-Dec. Inc Newberg Medical Products
16 Mentor, a Siemens Business Wilsonville Electronic hardware/software design
17 ON Semiconductor Gresham Semiconductors
18 Banfield Pet Hospital Vancouver Pet Hospital/care
19 Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. Beaverton Food
20 Qorvo Hillboro Wireless Services
21 Microchip Technology Inc. Gresham Computer & Electronics
22 New Relic Portland Computer & Electronics
23 Wieden + Kennedy Portland Advertising Agency
24 nLight, Inc. Vancouver Semiconductor Fiber Lasers
25 Zoominfo (Formerly DicoverOrg) Vancouver B2B Information Database
26 Salesforce Hillsboro CRM Management
27 Pendleton Woolen Mills Portland Apparel
28 AirBnB Portland Short/Long Term Rentals
29 Vacasa Portland International Vacation Rental Management
30 Evraz Oregon Steel Mills Inc. Portland Steel Pipe Manufacturing
31 FLIR Systems Inc. Wilsonville Thermal imaging infrared cameras.
32 LAIKA Hillsboro Film and Content Creation
33 Collins Wilsonville Computer & Electronics
34 Logical Position Lake Oswego Marketing and Advertising
35 Nautilus Inc. Vancouver Home Fitness Equipment
36 LaCrosse Footwear/Danner Boots Portland Apparel/Shoes
37 Acumed Hillsboro Inovative orthopaedic/Healthcare