Stunning Pacific Northwest nature is a major part of everyday life in Greater Portland. Brimming with pristine rivers, lakes and waterfalls, as well as old growth forests, 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces and awe-inspiring mountain peaks, you're never too far away from the serenity of nature. 

mt hood hikerGreater Portland is ideally located for quick access to both the ocean and mountains. The Pacific Coast is a mere 90-minute drive west and the Cascade mountains are just 60 minutes to the east. This location makes it easy for residents to enjoy everything the region has to offer, including biking, hiking, trail running, fishing, hunting, boating, golfing, snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, surfing, and more.

Both the immaculate environment of rugged natural spaces and culture of outdoor enthusiasts makes Greater Portland a nature-lover’s paradise.


Athletic & Outdoor Companies Call Greater Portland Home

Nike, adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Leatherman Tool Group, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Nautilus, Danner Boots/LaCrosse Footwear, Leupold + Stevens, Keen, and Benchmade all call Greater Portland home. Our incredible recreation options enable apparel and outdoor companies to test products in their backyard and benefit from hiring talent who share in their commitment to performance.