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Portland's Largest Employers

Portland Oregon Intel Offices

Intel Corporation

Founded in 1968 by Gordon E Moore and Robert Noyce after they left Fairchild Semiconductor. Intel was an early developer of SRAM and DRAM memory chips. The creation of the PC propelled INTEL into that market and became their primary business. INTEL helped promote the growth of the PC industry.

Portland Nike Top Employer

Nike, Inc.

Located in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike is the world's leading supplier of athletic shoes, apparel and sports equipment with revenues exceeding $16 billion. Nike, Inc. is the only Fortune 500 Company headquartered in the State of Oregon. The company takes its name from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.

Portland Oregon Tram at OHSU

Oregon Health and Science University

This medical center, fondly known as "The "Hill" is located on Marquam Hill in Portland. The University Hospital is a Level I trauma center and Doernbecher Children's Hospital specializes in pediatric medicine and care of children with long-term illnesses.

A third hospital, The Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located next to the OHSU campus and is under the auspices of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. OHSU also sports an aerial tram to make "The "Hill" more accessible to new buildings and services near highway I-5 below.

Providence Health & Services

Founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1843 in Quebec, Providence has grown to include Oregon's largest hospital, Providence St. Vincent and Providence Portland Medical Center as well as outpatient facilities and many programs offering various services.

Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center

Founded in 1912 by the Lutheran Church, Legacy Emanuel is a hospital and health center medical facility. The facility is home to the Oregon Burn Center, a Children's Hospital, the Life Flight Network (MEDVAC) and is a Level I trauma center.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser has been ranked #5 of Oregon's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Kaiser includes one hospital, 26 outpatient clinics, 15 dental offices and administrative offices.

U.S. Bancorp

United States National Bank of Portland was founded in Portland in 1891. In 1964 the name was changed to United States National Bank of Oregon. In 1997 the bank was acquired by First Bank System and the corporation is now headquartered in Minneapolis. First Bank System changed to the present U.S. Bancorp and the retail division is U.S. Bank and includes the U.S. Bancorp Tower in downtown Portland and many branches in the metro area.

Fred Meyer Stores

This grocery chain was founded in Portland in 1922 by Fred G. Meyer. The company was a pioneer of the retail super center which combines a grocery store and a department store. Currently, Fred Meyer operates 128 stores in the Pacific Northwest and employs 50-300 employees per store. Locally, Fred Meyer is known as "Freddies".

Safeway, Inc.

Safeway was founded by Marion B. Skaggs in American Falls, Idaho when Skaggs purchased his father's grocery store. The chain blossomed and Skaggs and his five brothers grew the stores to number 191 by 1920. Today, Safeway is a Fortune 500 company. Over 120 Safeway stores operate in the Portland metro area.

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