Companies Founded in Portland

List of notable businesses founded in Portland, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Portland. The famous Portland companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Portland company's names to find out even more about them.

Companies on this list include Oregon Scientific and U.S. Bancorp.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Portland?" and "What are the biggest Portland companies?"

If you're a Portland native then this list of the biggest Portland companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Portland.
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  • Amato's
    Fast food
    Amato's Sandwich Shops, Inc., is a chain of Italian restaurants that serves sandwiches, pizza and pasta throughout northern New England, United States. Founded in 1902 by Giovanni Amato, Amato's owns ...more
  • Banfield Pet Hospital

    Banfield Pet Hospital

    Banfield Pet Hospital is a privately owned company based in Portland, Oregon, United States, that operates veterinary clinics. A subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, Banfield owns clinics in the United ...more
  • Elemental


  • Exterro
    Law, Software
    Exterro, Inc. is an Oregon company that develops electronic discovery software for corporate legal and IT teams. It has satellite offices located across the US and in India. The Exterro E-Discovery ...more
  • Fred Meyer
    Supermarket, Retail
    Fred Meyer, Inc., is a chain of superstores founded in 1922 in Portland, Oregon, by Fred G. Meyer. The company was one of the pioneers of one-stop shopping, eventually combining a complete grocery ...more
  • Gerber Legendary Blades is a maker of consumer knives and multitools headquartered in Tigard, Oregon, United States, within the Portland metropolitan area. Currently Gerber is a sub-division of ...more