Portland Oregon was ranked the 24th most livable city of the world for 2017; the only other west coast city, other than Vancouver BC, to make the top 25.

In 2015 and 2016 Portland ranked 24th out of 100.

In 2015 Portland, Oregon was the ONLY U.S. city in the top 25.

DID YOU KNOW

Most of the land in Asia is lease-hold which means you can't own property for any length of time.

 

You lease it on a ninety year lease, or a sixty year lease, or a fifty year lease. It's not full ownership as it is here the United States, so that really makes our market very attractive to Asian buyers.

  • Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses.

  • If you love shopping, then you have all the best reasons to move to Oregon – it is one of a handful of U.S. states with no sales tax.

  • Top ranked schools and universities.

  • Easy access to many outdoor activities with day trip excursions to Oregon's pristine coastline and it's magnificent beaches as well as the mountains.

 

  • The state of Oregon is also home to over 500 world-class vineyards in the Willamette Valley just 45 minutes from Portland - the leading wine region that is recognized as one of the best Pinot noir producing regions in the entire world.

Portland, Ore., Leads The Best Places

For Business And Careers 2017

KURT BADENHAUSEN

Forbes.com - October 24th 2017 

  • The influx of educated young adults has been a boon to the $157 billion economy, with household incomes up 4% annually since 2011 and unemployment falling below 4% from a peak of 11.3% in 2009. Portland now has the ninth-highest concentration of highly educated millennials based on data from Experian.

  • A strong economic outlook and the area's talent surge has pushed Portland to the top spot in FORBES’ 19th annual ranking of the Best Places for Business and Careers. It rated fifth in 2016.

  • The Portland Silicon Forest includes 25 major high-tech companies including Intel, Tektronics and IBM as well as world headquarters for Nike and US headquarters for adidas.

Surrounded by the Cascade Mountains, Portland offers relative affordability compared to other west coast cities.

 

Property prices in cities like Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Shanghai are 3 - 5 times more than those in and around Portland

REASONS

TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE IN PORTLAND

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