Known as one of the greenest cities in America is Portland, Oregon. This bustling city is home to many tech start ups and continues to grow. That’s what makes it a great location for one of our car shipping affiliate locations.
Portland became a home for tech companies as early as the 1990s, starting with Intel, and continues to grow. Today there are over 1,200 tech companies throughout the metro, with Intel being the area’s largest employer. You’ll also find many online startup companies and host facilities for software companies. This has given the city the nickname of Silicon Forest since it resembles Silicon Valley but with surrounding forests. One of the longest standing industries for Portland is steel. The prominent company for the industry is Schnitzer Steel Industries. In 2003 they shipped a record-making 1.5 billion tons of scrap metal to Asia. With other companies also in the area, steel still thrives for the region. Another major up-and-coming industry is breweries. Portland is home to 58 breweries and microbreweries, the most for a single city in the world. It’s also become a business center for many athletic and footwear manufacturers such as Adidas, Dr. Martens, and Columbia.
The city’s park system has been named one of the best in America, ranking in the top 10. Within the downtown area you can find two areas of adjoining city blocks that are dedicated park spaces. The largest wilderness park in the US within city limits is Forest Park. It covers more than 5,000 acres just west of downtown. Portland is also one of four cities that have an extinct volcano within its boundaries. Since cycling is an important mode of transportation, you’ll find many bike-friendly areas. It’s one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world thanks to 8% of people commuting to work and bike-sharing system.
The Portland International Airport is the major airport for the area, located just northeast of downtown. There is also the only public access heliport, Portland Downtown Heliport. Amtrak has three routes to and from the city.
Portland University is located in downtown and has the second largest enrollment rate in the state. A public research university, it houses seven major academic units including engineering, urban and public affairs, and computer science. University of Portland is the city’s notable private university along with 13 other colleges and universities.
Portland has two major sports franchises, an NBA team and MLS team. The Portland Trail Blazers, or just Blazers, who play in the Moda Center located in Portland’s Rose Quarter. The Portland Timbers is the area’s MLS team. Founded in 2009, this team plays it’s matches at Providence Park. You can also find the Portland Thorns, a National Women’s Soccer League team.
Whether moving to the home of Silicon Forest or relocating elsewhere, you’ll know your car transport is being cared by professionals with the necessary equipment in a secure facility. They help with our door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal car shipments, whether on the pick-up or delivery end.
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For your convenience, the Portland facility serves the entire Portland metro.