Portland's Largest Employers
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 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.
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 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.