Living in Portland

A vibrant city — the sixth biggest on the West Coast — Portland boasts an outstanding variety of neighborhoods, lovely surroundings, and a welcoming population.

Portland's International Rose Test Garden located in Washington Park
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Build Your Career in Portland

Portland is a talent magnet. Routinely listed among cities that are livable, smart, and sustainable, it naturally attracts residents interested in education and collaboration. Partnerships between industry leaders and higher education institutions foster a workforce highly concentrated in STEM fields - nearly 50% holding degrees in science and engineering fields.

Portland's cost of living and social amenities are equal to or better compared to those of other large West Coast cities. Continued growth in the region’s talented workforce suggests that they understand that their wages will go further here.

The area offers anesthesiologists the possibility of working in a variety of service areas including acute pain, critical care, N-ICU, trauma, obstetrics, cardiac care, and ambulatory surgery centers. Overall, the health care sector is a big generator of jobs. Four of the top ten employers in the region are healthcare providers.

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City of Neighborhoods

Community-minded Portland is home to dozens of charming neighborhoods with unique personalities. Residents value the mild climate, abundant green spaces, and the high bikeablility and walkablility scores that makes it easy to savor the best of urban life.

The lovely surroundings and welcoming population beckon families and people of all ages to join in a wide variety of wholesome activities, including playing in the parks, enjoying neighborhood fairs and festivals, strolling the local farmer’s markets, and so much more.

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Perfect for Explorers

Those interested in new experiences and adventure will love living in Portland. In town, there is always something to discover - performing arts, professional sports, microbreweries, quirky shops, extensive bike trails, multiple museums, food cart pods, botanical gardens, and on and on.

A short drive is all it takes to enjoy outdoor treks and breathtaking views. Go skiing on nearby Mt. Hood, hiking in the Gorge, or swimming in the Pacific Ocean. And, if you are keen to go further afoot, the Portland International Airport makes it easy to travel the four corners of the world.

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